The secret ingredient of calm—just add tea

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A traditional Japanese tea ceremony can take more than four hours, but most people have just 15 minutes for a tea break. Here's how to bring some ceremony into the everyday. The Japanese tea ceremony has many names. Chado ('the way of tea')…

What is genmaicha? Experience the flavours of this Japanese green tea

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Two Rivers Green Tea produces green tea in the Japanese tradition but you may not know much about genmaicha blend. What is genmaicha? Genmaicha, Japanese for 'brown rice tea' is a combination of green tea and roasted brown rice. Sometimes…

Cool and refreshing: how to make iced green tea without additives

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 When the weather's hot, iced green tea is a healthy, refreshing drink that helps you cool down—and you don't need sugar, sweeteners or even a kettle to make it. Here are three brewing techniques you can use to make iced green tea. Hot…

Harvest time at Two Rivers Green Tea

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Harvest is the busiest time of year for any tea plantation and it's no different for Two Rivers Green Tea. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on before the tea hits your cup. Two Rivers produces Japanese style green tea from our…

How to match cheese with green tea

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Green tea is not the first beverage you might consider to accompany your cheese platter but your cuppa can really make for a surprisingly nice dairy pairing. Wine and cheese is a staple offering at a dinner party, either as an appetiser to…

Mythbusting: Green tea and the effect of caffeine

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Tea has a stimulating effect often attributed to the caffeine it contains, but there is a lot of misinformation about how much caffeine is in tea. There’s an old legend that makes an early link between tea and wakefulness. It features a Buddhist…

3 ways tea can boost hydration

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Does tea make you thirsty? Or is it a good way to stay hydrated? Two Rivers finds out the truth. It wasn’t so long ago that any article about hydration would recommend you cut down on tea and coffee. The accepted wisdom was that the caffeine…

Our First Competition

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We are keen to know if you have a dedicated teapot for brewing Two Rivers Green Tea. Enter our competition and win 4 packs of your favourite tea. Click here to enter.