Matcha – Is It The Next Big Tea Trend?
Matcha, Japanese powdered green tea; looks set to be the newest trend attracting attention from the tea-drinking world. This fine ground tea, made famous by the Japanese tea ceremony and images of Geisha performing the ceremony, is taking a whole new twist in its uses. Whether it’s being served in fashionable ice cream parlours, served in thick smoothies, baked in bread or cakes, added to espresso coffee for an extra caffeine hit (if you really need it!), used in making noodl
The End Of An Era For Sydney Tea Drinkers
Saturday 21st February 2015 will see the doors closing on one of Sydney’s iconic tea rooms and café. The Sydney Tea Centre is moving to new premises, and many of us will see this day as a very sad one. Not having The Tea Centre at its home in the Glasshouse on the corner Pitt Street Mall & King Street, just won’t feel the same. My involvement with this shop started back in late 1997, after a midweek beer in Manly with Tea Centre owner Joakim Torstensson. The result of that ev
Building The Future Of Tea
A short while back, I was asked to present a seminar to students at the University of New South Wales, Australia which was introduced by Dr Robert Driscoll and the Department of Engineering; but was open to all students of UNSW. I was asked to present the tea industry and what opportunities it could offer to future graduating students. I talked to them about the usual topics; what tea is, where it comes from and how it’s produced. I also introduced them to global sales figu