Tagged: tea

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Declare Your Love for Local

Many people come to us for our direct imports, but our selection of local products is just as strong.

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Health and Tea

Tea is full of polyphenols and flavonoids, compounds with high levels of antioxidant activity that fight off free radicals , a source of many health problems. Epidemiological studies support this thinking as research suggests that drinking a cup or more of black tea daily can reduce risk of heart attack by up to 44 percent Continue Reading »

Education

A Short History of Tea

The history of tea is intertwined with the history, philosophy, medicine, economics, religion and literature of many Asian countries. The stories that trace its origin are a mixture of myth and history that makes the exact beginnings difficult to ascertain. While there is evidence that tea cultivation began in the first century B.C., it was Continue Reading »

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Thoughtful Appreciation: A Visit to Darjeeling, India, Part 3

Tea enthusiasts Tim and Mary of Formaggio Kitchen recently traveled to Darjeeling, India, to visit tea plantations. This account, the second of three parts, was written by Tim. After the factory tour, we met up with Mr. Banerjee in his office. The walls were covered with a variety of letters of praise and appreciation from Continue Reading »

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Thoughtful Appreciation: A Visit to Darjeeling, India, Part 2

Tea enthusiasts Tim and Mary of Formaggio Kitchen recently traveled to Darjeeling, India, to visit tea plantations. This account, the second of three parts, was written by Tim. Friday morning we were up early and had a simple breakfast that included a delicious aloo paratha, fried bread with spiced potato filling. After eating, we traveled Continue Reading »

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Traveling in India: Darjeeling Tea, Flatbreads and Spices

Staff members here at Formaggio Kitchen regularly travel the world to seek out the unique products that we carry. While our trips have tended to focus on Europe, my colleague Tim and I recently had the opportunity to travel to India (a first for both of us!). We were able to make the trip thanks Continue Reading »

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Beat the Heat with Iced Chai

The hot and sunny days of midsummer are finally here! And after drinking hot chai all winter, I can’t get enough of it brewed on ice.

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True Matcha Tea: Sencha vs. Tencha

True Japanes matcha – or, “tencha” as it is called more specifically – is made from the delicate shade-grown tea leaves used to make Gyokuro tea. The tea trees are covered in cloth to protect the leaves from light during the several week period before harvest.

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Gong Xi Fa Cai! 8 Formaggio Kitchen Foods for Chinese New Year

When you think “Chinese food,” Formaggio Kitchen might not be the first place that comes to mind, but that’s a shame. While it’s true that cheese is still only just starting to make inroads into East Asian cuisines, here at the Cambridge shop we have more than enough products for a Chinese New Year feast.