A journey to India's tea growing neighbors - Nepal and Sri Lanka

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While India is one of the top tea producers in the world, with well-known teas in the likes of Darjeeling, Assam and Nilgiri tea, its neighbors are also no less! Let us take a journey to Nepal and Sri Lanka to see how their tea plantations are and what their teas taste like. 

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TOP 5 REASONS TO DRINK BLACK TEA - BENEFITS OF DRINKING BLACK TEA

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Black tea has numerous health benefits. Read on to find out why black tea is great for your health and makes for a wonderful addition to your daily routine!

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Where does our tea come from?

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We source our tea from India which has historically been known for the Taj Mahal, spicy food, yoga, cricket, Bollywood and yes, the Tea Gardens, especially the ones in Darjeeling and Assam. India is one of the largest tea producers in the world, second only to China. Our roots are in India, thus we thought it is only fair to bring the magic of Indian tea to the American people. 

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Most popular teas in the United States

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Tea is one of the most popular beverages in the United States. The tea culture of America has been long sustained and has led to the development of various tea traditions. It has given rise to various tea trends of the past decade that have shaped the palate of the American tea drinker across all ages. Tea continues to be a fan favorite in the US and is consumed in many ways.

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TOP 3 TEAS THAT HELP YOU REDUCE STRESS

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Stressed out and anxious during the pandemic? Fear not! Below is a list of the 3 best teas for anxiety, stress and to help soothe your nerves. Relax with a cup of Freshcarton’s healthy tea during these tough times.

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How to Brew the Perfect Iced Tea

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Cold brew tea in 6 easy steps!

Use our Darjeeling black tea for the best results!

  1. Place tea leaves or teabags in a large pitcher
  2. Pour cold, filtered water
  3. Set aside in the refrigerator for 3 hours
  4. Prepare a sweetener
  5. Strain the tea
  6. Top it off with garnishes and serve!

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What is Assam Tea?

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Located in North East India, Assam is the largest tea growing region in India, spanning both side of the Brahmaputra river. The region receives high amount of rainfall and experiences high temperature creating a hot and humid environment that is responsible for the malty nature of the Assam Teas.

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What are the different flushes of Darjeeling Tea?

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People often tend to get confused about the various tea flushes. This blog is your complete guide to tea flushes so you can recognize the difference and tell them apart!

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Do you know Black Tea was discovered by accident?

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Black tea, an extremely popular beverage was discovered completely by accident in China. The story is one of coincidence and curiosity.

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How long can tea be kept properly?

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The short answer is “it depends”. Depending on the type of teas and the storage condition, the shelf life of tea can be from a few months to 2-3 years. The more fermented and intact the dried leaves are, the longer they will last. Black tea leaves are more fermented than green or white, and oolong is somewhere in between. Measures of intactness vary from whole leaf, to broken leaf, to fannings and dust. Those rich in top notes (floral or other aromatic varieties) deteriorate more rapidly than the more opulent teas where base notes predominate (woody). The right storage conditions are also essential to preserve the freshness. Tea leaves acts as a sponge, absorbing moisture and odors easily from the atmosphere. Additionally, tea is susceptible to light and high temperatures. Hence, airtight opaque containers stored in dark temperature-controlled places are preferable. As a rule of thumb, tea should not be stored at home for more than a year. Keep it in a clean, away from the direct sunlight and atmospheric odors and after opening the sealed packet try to consume it within a month.

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