Introducing Gopaldhara Enigma Honey Muscatel

Jen Biro

Description The Gopaldhara Enigma Honey Muscatel is treasure of a tea. One of the most flavorful teas to come out of the Gopaldhara Estate, this tea brews into a rich orange color having a strong aroma and muscatel flavor. It has the prominent honey-like sweetness that AV2 teas are famous for. An exquisite cup that has a delightfully sweet and light finish. Origin & History The East India Company was the first one to introduce tea in India. Chinese varieties of tea were first introduced by them in India, in an attempt to break the Chinese monopoly on tea. It was originally only consumed by...

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Introducing Moonlight White Oolong Tea

Jen Biro

Description  Grown on the pristine foothills of the Himalayas, the leaves and white tips are lightly oxidized to preserve its fresh flavors. This AV2 cultivar tea also has the advantage of enjoying superb growing conditions at the highest estate in Darjeeling. Making it one of the highest quality white teas on the market. Complex flavors of almond, layered with melon sweetness and citrus highlights, embedded in a light bodied liquor. Origin & History The official origin of oolong teas is lost to history, but there are several origin myths, if you will, that make convincing arguments. Two origins hold that...

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Brand New VMCT Coffee/ Tea and Wine Tumblers!

Jen Biro

The double-wall vacuum-insulated walls give you a worry-free mind knowing your beverages are kept icy cold or piping hot for hours.  Made of lightweight 18/8 food-grade stainless steel that is non-leaching and will not retain taste or odor. The double-wall technology prevents condensation on the outside for those hot sunny days while keeping the heat within the inner wall so you don't have to worry about burning your hand on your favorite hot beverage. Ideal to use as your everyday coffee cup or enjoy a cold one on a hot summer day. The 16oz tumbler is designed to fit comfortably...

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New Reserve Coffee El Salvador Cerro Las Ranas

Jen Biro

Cerro Las Ranas (the Hill of Frogs) coffee is named after the farm’s lagoon that is populated by thousands of frogs, located in Apaneca within the department of Ahuachapan, El Salvador. The coffee is produced by JASAL, a family owned operation where Jose Antonio Salaverria and his sons take great pride in their meticulous attention to detail, from year-round farm management to quality control in the cupping lab, and everything in between. In the pulped natural process (also called a honey process), JASAL pulps perfectly ripened cherries and then dries the coffee beans, still covered in mucilage, on clay patios while...

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Varieties of Japanese Tea

Jen Biro

The world holds myriad variations of Japanese green tea. In this article we'll take a glimpse into several types of green teas and what makes each them uniquely their own. All of these teas can be found on our site.  Shade Grown Tea This type of green tea is carefully grown in the shade for twenty to thirty days before harvesting. This creates Theanine, an amino acid, which gives the tea a sweet and mellow taste. When brewed, this tea has a pure grassy green color. Teas that fall within this category are Matcha and Gyokuro. Matcha After harvesting, tea leaves for Matcha...

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How one WWII female fighter pilot made African history and built a coffee farm that would go on for generations.

Jen Biro

How it all started...The METAD coffee groups origin story begins with Muluemebet Emiru, the first female pilot in Africa during WWII. After WWII the Ethiopian Emperor awarded her with farmlands lush with wild coffee trees, in the Harrar and Sidamo regions of Ethiopia. She transformed the Harrar farmland into a private coffee estate, thus forging her family's deep connection to the land and the beginning of coffee cultivation that would go on for generations to come. METAD is managed by Aman Adinew who returned to Ethiopia after many years working abroad at the executive level for multiple fortune 500 companies...

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