How to Make Your Chai Tea Latte Taste Even Better Than Starbucks

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In this blog, we will learn how to make your very own chai tea latte at home and we promise, it tastes just as good, if not better!

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Best teas in the Darjeeling region

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Darjeeling tea is made from Camellia sinensis var. sinensis, which is grown and processed in the West Bengal districts of Darjeeling and Kalimpong. Darjeeling tea has been a certified geographical identifier for products grown on specific estates in Darjeeling and Kalimpong since 2004. Although some estates have increased their product offerings to include leaves suited for brewing green, white, and oolong teas, the tea leaves are processed as black tea. We will look at all the different types of tea in this region.

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Darjeeling tea VS Assam tea - Lets Compare!

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Darjeeling tea and Assam tea are both famous in their own right, not just in India but outside India as well. They are teas that come from the two main tea-growing regions in India and are known for their taste and versatility and all-around flavor. Do you wonder if one is better than the other and are confused about which one you should grab for a morning cuppa? Well, we say, 2 cups of tea are better than one! HOWEVER, there are some key differences between the two that are important to note. 

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Complete Tea Brewing Guide

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Here is a comprehensive guide which tells you what are the overarching guidelines and the best way for you to brew all the different types of tea. We will tell you all about the best water temperature, steeping time and fun additions that you can add to have a delightful tea experience. The teas that are included in this guide are


  • Darjeeling Black Tea (1st and 2nd flush)
  • Green Tea
  • Oolong Tea
  • English Breakfast 
  • Masala Chai
  • Assam Tea

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Kouridashi Iced Tea - Japanese ice brew method

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During the hot and sultry summer months, do you have a longing for a refreshing glass of iced tea? Don't have to look any further! You'll find the perfect recipe waiting for you at Freshcarton! We're kicking off this summer with a newly popular cold brew iced tea from Japan. This method of preparing iced tea has garnered internet fame after an instagram reel went viral and we highly recommend that you try it! It is called Kouridashi or cold steeped iced tea.

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Boba Tea - A delicious cultural phenomenon

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When a tea base is blended with milk or fruit flavoring and then poured over black pearls, it makes the famous boba tea. According to the New York Times, the gluten-free pearls (boba) are produced of tapioca starch, which is then blended in an industrial mixer "with brown sugar syrup, water, potassium sorbate, and guar gum, to make a moist, caramel-colored powder." The end result is a chewy black bubble with little flavor. It is also known as pearl milk tea, bubble milk tea, or bubble tea.

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SustainibiliTEA - Our green tea bag journey

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Tea companies have a lot to understand and research when it comes to where they are sourcing their teas from and very importantly, is their packaging eco friendly. While taking this journey of providing the best Indian tea to the American people, we also undertook the journey to understand sustainability and how we could incorporate that into our products and the Freshcarton brand. 

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Tea Tourism - A trip to Darjeeling

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Take a trip to Darjeeling! Tea tourism began in the Darjeeling hills at the turn of the century and has now become commonplace in the North-East region of the country. Over the first few years of the last decade, the government put a strong focus on tea tourism.

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What is the Tea Auction process in India?

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Tea auctions are a way for producers to sell their teas to a wide variety of customers in a reasonable manner, allowing for a fair price discovery. In India, public tea auctions have always been an important medium for primary tea marketing. Only loose tea in bulk packets is sold at public tea auctions. In this blog we will see how the process of tea auction takes place in India.

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Pairing food with green tea

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The pairing of tea with food is often likened to wine because of it many flavors, notes, astringency and tartness. From sweet to savory, all kinds of flavors work in perfect harmony with the varying notes of green tea and this list will tell you which foods to eat when you sit down with a cup of tea next time!

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