Darjeeling: Champagne of Teas

We here at Octavia Tea will be toasting the new royal couple with our Darjeeling Reserve. Known as “the champagne of teas,” Darjeeling is a world-famous tea growing region that produces teas with a unique & sought-after flavor. Our Darjeeling Reserve is from the Okayti tea garden – the same garden where Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite tea is from! So you may not get an invite to Buckingham Palace for the royal wedding, but you can at least sip the tea. . . . → Read More: Darjeeling: Champagne of Teas

Employee Selections: Smell the Roses

Rose Oolong always caught my eye but I was always replaying in my head “What if it just tastes dirty?!”. Boy was I wrong! After steeping my tea, the pleasant scent of rose pulls me in. Once the first sip, reaches my tongue, I’m instantly taken to a rose garden in spring. Smooth, balanced flavors make this a delightful cup. According to a press release by Whole Food’s team of global buyers, floral flavors are a trend for 2018. I recommend giving this a try! . . . → Read More: Employee Selections: Smell the Roses

The History of Chai: Brewing the Chai Latte

A Brief History of Chai

The word chai is the ancient Persian word for tea. Two thousand years ago, the Persian empire consisted of the lands that we refer to as the Middle East: Turkey, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Syria, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, as well as parts of Afghanistan, Pakistan and China. . . . → Read More: The History of Chai: Brewing the Chai Latte

The Octavia Tea Guide: Natural Remedies for Stress and Depression

With the election chaos and the holidays knocking on our doorsteps, many of us need to find a heathy way to deal with stress – here are a few of our favorite teas to help you relax and unwind … . . . → Read More: The Octavia Tea Guide: Natural Remedies for Stress and Depression

Tea for the Chakras

For thousands of years tea has been a staple to many natural and spiritual health practices. Followers of both Buddhism and Hinduism, as well their many variants, have utilized the properties of plants to help heal and energize the metaphysical epicenters of the human body, known as Chakras.

ORIGIN OF TEA: . . . → Read More: Tea for the Chakras

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