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Jun 08, 2017
In the process of building a tea map of local tea shops and other businesses of interest for loose-leaf tea enthusiasts, RateTea has added all locations of Wegmans supermarkets, highlighting their unique bulk loose-leaf tea section.

Sep 05, 2013
Darjeeling first flush is a unique type of black tea produced in northeast India, shortly after the first spring rains. Darjeeling first flush, although classified as a black tea, exhibits many of the characteristics of green tea.

Sep 05, 2013
Bancha is a lower grade of Japanese green tea than sencha. Sencha is more widely available in the U.S., but often ranges much lower in quality than typical examples of bancha. Alex Zorach of RateTea explains why bancha can offer superior value.

Sep 04, 2013
Some tea is produced in all regions of Taiwan, but only a few counties produce single-origin tea available in the US and other Western countries. RateTea lists county-level detail and provides maps of these tea producing counties in Taiwan.

Sep 04, 2013
Tea can be classified into broad types, including black, green, white, oolong, and others. In most parts of the word, black tea is the de facto standard, and most references to "tea" refer to black tea rather than other types of tea.

Aug 12, 2013
Tea has negligible calories, but the common additions of sugar and/or cream or milk can add significant calories to tea.

Aug 09, 2013
Pure, unsweetened black tea has a negligible, but non-zero amount of calories. The calories come primarily from small traces of carbohydrates. RateTea reports on this as well as the calorie content of sweetened teas.

Jul 18, 2013
It is a myth that white tea is lower in caffeine than other teas. White tea can actually be high in caffeine. RateTea explains which white teas are higher and lower in caffeine, and explores how tea companies have perpetuated myths or misinformation.

Jul 17, 2013
Darjeeling white tea, white tea produced in India's Darjeeling district, is often a style of its own, distinct from familiar styles of Chinese white teas, like silver needle. RateTea provides listings of these teas and the companies that sell them.

Jul 11, 2013
Many tea companies have been moving to nylon tea bags, especially for pyramid sachets containing whole-leaf or large-leaf tea or herbs. These nylon tea bags can have numerous negative impacts on sustainability, as RateTea reports.

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