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Young Mountain Tea Tales: Our Blog

2021 Loose-Leaf Tea Gift Guide

2021 Loose-Leaf Tea Gift Guide
We’ve scoured the globe in search of the best gifts for tea lovers of all types--from newbies to aficionados. Discover 8 gift sets, including our top selling black tea bundles, loose-leaf tea samplers, and more. Continue reading

London Fog Tea Recipe

London Fog Tea Recipe
Cozy up with a delectable cup of London Fog tea, made with our new Kumaon Earl Grey loose-leaf blend, dairy or non-dairy milk, and a variety of optional sweeteners. Continue reading

Our First Tea Blends Are Here

Our First Tea Blends Are Here
Learn why we teamed up with Portland-based Jasmine Pearl Tea Company to design a line of loose-leaf tea blends, including our renditions of Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Masala Chai, and more. Continue reading

Masala Chai Popsicle Recipe

Masala Chai Popsicle Recipe
Beat the summer heat by making delectable Masala Chai popsicles (including a vegan option) with premium Assam tea, coconut milk, and a variety of spices including saffron and cardamom! Continue reading

What Is Regenerative Agriculture?

What Is Regenerative Agriculture?
Is regenerative ag the most important environmental movement the world has ever seen? And how can the principles that drive this emerging movement change the tea we drink? I did my own research to arrive at a few answers. Continue reading

The Past & Future of Nepali Teas

The Past & Future of Nepali Teas
Learn about the family behind several of our Nepali specialty loose-leaf teas and what inspired them to create the mountain nation’s first certified organic and cooperatively run tea garden. Continue reading

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