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Stay Safe, Stay Well & Enjoy Life Stay Safe, Stay Well & Enjoy Life

Stay Safe, Stay Well & Enjoy Life

In extraordinary times we are living, they are hard, and no one knows precisely what this will look like afterwards,...

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Tea Journeys - Temi Tea Estate, Sikkim, India. Tea Journeys - Temi Tea Estate, Sikkim, India.

Tea Journeys - Temi Tea Estate, Sikkim, India.

In mid-2019, we embarked on another tea sourcing mission. This time we would make our way through India, Sri Lanka,...

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Olive Leaf Tea Trials Olive Leaf Tea Trials

Olive Leaf Tea Trials

This is simply a trial as part of our ongoing efforts looking for new tastes, creating new blends or simply...

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It's colouring in time It's colouring in time

It's colouring in time

During this lockdown, us parents have to find a way to keep our kids and ourselves busy, and what better...

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Tea Exploration Tea Exploration

Tea Exploration

We started N&S to have a place to sell teas that we're currently excited to be drinking. Sampling hundreds of...

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Tea drinking modulates brain efficiency Tea drinking modulates brain efficiency

Tea drinking modulates brain efficiency

Tea drinking has a positive contribution to brain structure and a protective effect on age-related decline in brain organization. The...

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Sourcing Organic Japanese Sencha Sourcing Organic Japanese Sencha

Sourcing Organic Japanese Sencha

In the natural environment of Shintomi-Cho, Miyazaki Prefecture grows our Organic Japanese Sencha. Ken, a third-generation tea farmer, born in...

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What is Black Tea What is Black Tea

What is Black Tea

Black tea is the most familiar type of tea on the market and the most consumed in the Western World....

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What are Single-Estate teas? What are Single-Estate teas?

What are Single-Estate teas?

Single-estate teas are a fantastic way to explore and celebrate the diversity and complexity of a specific estate's growing and...

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When Coffee was King When Coffee was King

When Coffee was King

In a nutshell… (read this for a quick overview) Unlike India, Sri Lanka’s history with tea is indissolubly linked to...

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The Basics - What is the tea plant? The Basics - What is the tea plant?

The Basics - What is the tea plant?

The tea plant is an evergreen shrub (cultivated, below 2m) or small tree (wild grown, up to 6m tall). The...

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Escape to Maruia Hot Springs Escape to Maruia Hot Springs

Escape to Maruia Hot Springs

In Māori, “Maruia,” appropriately translates to shelter, haven or comfortable place. Now the scene is set, let us put this...

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