Travelling the tearoute
 
Tea shows a thousand and one faces. It may have creases like the leather boot of a Tartar horseman, curl like the dewlap of a mighty bullock, unfold like a mist rising out of a ravine, gleam...
 
Botanical particulars The tea plant is a member of the camellia family. All varieties of tea – black, green, white, etc. – come from one of two varieties of the same plant: th...
 
When tea is harvested   Tea is harvested over a period of about eight months, from March to the end of September. The quality of the tea differs considerably depending on whether...
 
All teas come from the same plant – there is not a different tea plant for green tea and another one for black tea. It is the way the leaf is processed that determines the final produc...
 
In the summer, when the lotus began to bloom, Yun would enclose some tealeaves in a small gauze bag, which she placed inside a lotus blossom in the evening before it closed. In the morning, ...
 
Herbs at the Tea Route The Tea Route lists an ever-increasing variety of herbs and herbal teas.  Just as we carefully search for rare single origin teas, so we also look for small s...
 
Since summer is such a long and important season in Greece, The Tea Route has taken care to give iced tea the place it deserves and help make it an easy and natural part of your everyday lif...
 
Tea can be prepared and savoured in many different ways: Discover two of the oldest tea ceremonies, the Chinese Gong Fu Cha and the Japanese Cha No Yu.  Prepare your daily tea they w...