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Young Mountain Tea Tales: Our Blog

How Green Tea Is Made

How Green Tea Is Made
More than 1,500 styles of green tea exist, from matcha to jasmine pearl. Discover how tea makers get green tea's verdant aromas and umami flavors via specific cultivation, harvesting, and processing techniques. Continue reading

Is Tea High In Caffeine?

Is Tea High In Caffeine?
The short answer is, “It depends.” And the specific factors may surprise you! We separate the fact from fiction in this myth-busting blog about what really influences how much caffeine is in your cup. Continue reading

How We Met Nepali Tea Farmers

How We Met Nepali Tea Farmers
Wonder how we find new teas? Sometimes it's by accident! Raj shares how his chance encounter in a high-altitude Himalayan town led to a new source for our Nepali loose-leaf, the Tinjure Cooperative. Continue reading

Our New Low-Impact Packaging

Our New Low-Impact Packaging

The goal of our sustainable packaging redesign is to reduce our environmental impact by using a material made with post-consumer waste. We're also excited to take the quality, look, and feel of our brand to new heights.

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The Evolution of Darjeeling Tea

The Evolution of Darjeeling Tea
Darjeeling’s terroir makes its teas the most renowned in the world. But the region has a darker side too, and leaders say it’s either on the verge of collapse or the beginning of a complete reinvention. Continue reading

Gift Guide for Tea Drinkers

Gift Guide for Tea Drinkers
We’ve scoured the globe in search of the best gifts for tea lovers of all types—from newbies to aficionados. Discover 8 new gift sets, including tea-inspired artwork and professional-level cupping sets. Continue reading

Assam Tea’s Twisted History

Assam Tea’s Twisted History
Assam is India’s oldest tea region and the world's most prolific. Its dark colonial past upended the global tea trade, at one time catapulting India into the spot of top tea producer globally. Continue reading

The New Face of Nilgiri Teas

The New Face of Nilgiri Teas

Meet Muskan Khanna, a young woman revolutionizing southern Indian teas. She's leading one of the country's first all-women team of tea makers at the Tea Studio, a new high-end tea factory nestled on the lush terraced hillsides in the heart of the Nilgiri mountains.

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Cultivating Kumaon

Cultivating Kumaon

Learn how our connection with tea growers in a remote part of northern India is helping to ensure that the region’s turbulent history of colonialism and politics results in a happy, even triumphant, ending.

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