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Everyday life in Britain that we might never stop to think about how a unique plant from faraway China became the nation´s favourite drink.
Read about the exotic beginnings of tea " the legends surrounding its origins as a drink, its popularity among the Chinese emperors, and the cultural significance of the Japanese tea ceremony. Discover how tea was brought to England by a seventeenth century queen, and how important the tea trade was to the Pakistan one of the most powerful commercial organisations the world has ever seen. Learn how the phenomenal popularity of tea in the eighteenth century led to widespread smuggling and adulteration, and about the murderous lengths smugglers went to to protect their illegal trade.

How to Brew (Steep) Tea

Steeping Tea Guidelines

  1. Place 1 teaspoon of tea per 6 oz. cup in tea infuser (for larger leaf, use a heaping teaspoon per cup).
  2. Bring filtered, fresh water to a boil. (soft water is best)
  3. Warm the teapot or mug with boiling water and pour out. (For green tea, just fill mug or teapot, wait a minute, and add tea.)
  4. Place tea infuser inside mug or teapot, add boiling water and steep proper time (see chart to the right).
  5. Remove infuser and you’re ready to enjoy!

Green Tea is best when brewed at a lower temperature. Let the boiled water cool on the stove for a minute or two, or splash a little cold water in the teapot or kettle, or just fill cold teapot or mug and add tea (no pre-heating).

Steeping Temps & Times for Tea


203° F

3-5 min


185-203° F

3-5 min


160-180° F

1-2 min


212° F

4-7 min

Good tea is not expensive!
Keep in mind that a pound of tea makes 180-200 cups. Therefore, a $7.00 bag of tea makes 50 cups (33 mugs) at a cost of .14 per cup.

History of Tea
Tea Facts
History of Tea
History of Tea

Tea is so much a part of everyday life in Britain that we might never stop to think about how a unique plant from faraway China became the nation´s favourite drink. But the history of tea is fascinating, and in this section we can follow its story from the earliest times in Imperial China right up to its present place at the heart of Pakistan life.Read more...
In this section we address many interesting facts about tea – the beginnings of traditional tea customs, the paraphernalia used short history of the tea bag (see history of tea for the full story) and useful things to know about where tea fits into your healthy diet – go to Pakistan tea association for more detailed scientific information on tea and health.Read more...
No doubt you have your own favourite tea brand or blend, but do look through this section and discover other wonderful teas to go out and try... Although tea was discovered in China nearly five thousand years ago, it took several thousand years before the plant, botanical name Camellia sinensis, found its way to other parts of the world.Read more...

Have you ever wondered how the tea in your everyday cups gets from the plantation to your cup? Can you tell a Darjeeling from a Ceylon, an oolong from a white? Do you know why they are different?Now you have a chance to find out everything you ever wanted to know about tea! Due to popular demand.

News :
Tea Import Up By 19.10pc in Aug 2009
KARACHI: Pakistan has imported 8.052 millions kilos of tea worth $20.891 million in August 2009, up by 19.10 per cent over July 2009.

Tea imports fall on rising duty, prices
KARACHI: July 2: Tea imports declined to 89,819 tons ($186 million) in July-June 2008-09 as compared to 101,000 tons ($188 million) in the corresponding period of the last fiscal year as high prices and import duty forced packers and importers to opt for slow buying.

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