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Differences between Orthodox and CTC teas

If you are not deep in the world of tea you may have never heard that there are such ways of tea production as CTC and Orthodox. But what we definitely have heard from many of Renegade tea drinkers, who were not that much into tea previously, is that the teas they received from Georgia, have a much sweeter and fresher taste than any of the teas they had tasted before. By the end of this article, you might have a better understanding of why it is so.  First of all, let’s break it down real quick- what is CTC and what is Orthodox tea Orthodox (or handmade) tea making is the traditional style of tea processing, hence the name....

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How to find the best organic green tea in the world?

The world of tea makes your head spin with their flashy promises that they have the best organic green tea, the best rare artisan oolong, the best black tea which makes you healthier and happier. So, how is one suppose to know what is the best tea out there? We believe that there is no one best tea. It doesn’t really matter what someone says is the best or the most exquisite, it is about what you like and enjoy. And this is always personal. No one can tell you what you like or don’t. So, even if we really hope you like our teas, it is up to you to decide.  So, we’re not saying that ours is the...

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Best teas for beginners

When you are just at the beginning of your tea-journey (kind of like us) and don’t really fall into the category of great tea experts who can evaluate tea by the looks of it, it can be quite difficult to choose the right tea from the seemingly neverending selection… To make the choice a bit easier for you, we chose one tea from each of the categories from Renegade e-shop that in our opinion are the best to get you started and would be easy to brew. There is no fear of those teas going bitter, even if you happen to forget your tea to steep for a bit too long! Let’s get started with green teas. Some people associate...

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How to make tea from Camellia Sinensis at home?

Some of you have asked, and we would have loved to read this kind of article a year ago when we started with our first tea making tests in our home kitchen. So here it is- how to turn your tea bush, Camellia Sinensis, into a cup of delicious tea in your home kitchen.  Before we start, keep in mind, that these are very general guidelines and after you have made your first tests feel free to change temperatures and timings according to your own needs. All tea makers have their own tips and tricks, and testing is the only way towards success here :)  Plucking or harvesting tea is the first step when you have your tea bush. The...

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3 easy ways to brew loose leaf tea

Drinking high-quality loose leaf tea is great in theory - better for the environment, no additional chemicals in your tea from the packaging and so on... That’s why many of us buy loose leaf tea, but in reality, tea bags seem to be a whole lot more comfortable if you stare at your tea-shelf after waking up in the morning or coming home after a long day of work. Brewing loose-leaf style tea often feels a bit of a chore in the first sight… With a bit of practice, I have managed to get used to the process though and packages with loose leaf do not come to my shelves to die a lonesome death anymore. So hereby I’d like...

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