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Young Mountain Tea Tales: Our Blog

How To Make Sun Tea

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

First Flush Vs. Second Flush Tea

First Flush Vs. Second Flush Tea
Have you ever looked at different teas and wondered what a first flush tea is? And for that matter, what is second flush tea? Read our blog to discover the differences and similarities between these two iconic Darjeeling tea types. Continue reading

Grow Your Own Tea Plant

Grow Your Own Tea Plant

Growing your own tea plant doesn’t have to be daunting. Get tips for how to make your first foray into planting Camellia sinensis a success with suggested resources for sourcing saplings.

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Why Empowering Farmers Matters

Why Empowering Farmers Matters
India has unbelievable untapped potential in its villages. However, without change, that potential will all leave for the city, and the tea industry may collapse. Find out how and why we’re changing that. Continue reading

A Guide To White Tea

A Guide To White Tea
White tea is not oxidized (meaning broken, bent, or rolled) in any way. And our farm partners take great care when transporting the freshly picked green leaf from field to factory. Learn more about why this tea type is our Founder, Raj's favorite. Continue reading

How We Source Our Tea

How We Source Our Tea
Sourcing direct sometimes feels like searching for a “Silver Needle” in the haystack. Read more to uncover our 5 steps to picking the perfect partner so you can steep the perfect cuppa. Continue reading

Chai: India's National Drink

Chai: India's National Drink

Inspired by a chai break in the tea gardens of Kumaon, we wanted to dig into the ubiquitous beverage’s origins. Discover how this aromatic concoction of spices, sweetened Assam black tea, and milk got so popular on India's roadsides.

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Top 11 Books About Tea

Top 11 Books About Tea
Fill your cup and your bookshelf with our must-read list for tea lovers. Explore topics including tea's history, cultural significance and traditions, tasting tips, and more from a range of expert authors. Continue reading