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How To Make Sun Tea

How To Make Sun Tea
Get our founder Raj's family recipe for sun tea. It uses the power of the sun's rays to infuse more complex flavors than you'll get with iced tea alone (WITH VIDEO). Continue reading

How COVID-19 Impacts Growers

How COVID-19 Impacts Growers
Find out how COVID-19 has affected India and Nepal, the lives of our tea farmer partners, and the first spring harvests for our organic loose-leaf teas. Continue reading

6 Tips to Brew Tea at Home

6 Tips to Brew Tea at Home
For those times when you want tea house quality steeps in the comfort of your own home, we’ve compiled our top tips for making the most of your at-home tea brewing experience (WITH INFOGRAPHICS). Continue reading

2 Tea Blends for Your Health

2 Tea Blends for Your Health
Get our founder Raj's family recipes for wellness-centric tea blends that infuse our most popular Himalayan single-origin teas with health-boosting herbs that taste great too (WITH VIDEOS). Continue reading

What About Black Tea?

What About Black Tea?
As many tea drinkers in the west, tea-bags were my entry into the world of Camellia Sinensis.  I began my tea drinking routine by vigorously bouncing the tea bag up and down in my mug of hot microwaved water, splish splashing the tea over whatever surface it sat.  Once the color was dark enough to my liking, I would slowly pour in the cream and watch it billow up and cloud the dark liquor like a volcano erupting. Once the dramatic plumes blended into that milky tea color - I would deliver heaping spoonfuls of sugar... Continue reading

Interview with Portland Tea Festival Founder Jenn Brenner - PDX Tea Fest

Interview with Portland Tea Festival Founder Jenn Brenner - PDX Tea Fest
How do tea festivals emerge?  Who are the visionaries behind these great tea assemblies that bring together entrepreneurs, educators, folk artists, and bother veteran and aspiring tea drinkers alike?  We reached out to Portland Tea Fest founder and organizer Jenn Brenner to learn a little more about the origins of one of the country’s newest festivals. Between cups of tea and preparing for this year’s event - she took the time to answer our questions.  Here is what she had to say: Continue reading

Meet Tinjure Tea Coop– Nepal’s First Cooperatively Run Factory

Meet Tinjure Tea Coop– Nepal’s First Cooperatively Run Factory
Just across the border from India’s acclaimed Darjeeling, Ilam is Nepal’s best-known tea producing area. On a clear day, one can see Mt Everest standing hundreds of miles away nestled among the other Himalayan high peaks. Since Nepal was never colonized, all of the tea production in this region has been self-organized, and as a result, Nepal has a higher number of cooperatively run factories than across the border in India. Continue reading

Himalayan Memories - My Trip to Taste Fresh Picked Nepali Tea

Himalayan Memories - My Trip to Taste Fresh Picked Nepali Tea
Every year members of Young Mountain Tea join guests as we travel meet our partners abroad and learn about all aspects of tea production in the field. Below are impressions from Lucas, Young Mountain Tea's Finance Director, as he describes his experience waking up in the Nepalese Himalayas, and visiting our partners at Tinjure. Continue reading