Black and green teas
Indian Black Tea
International Coffee Partners expands - welcome Franck as new member
For more than 10 years International Coffee Partners – a non-profit organisation founded by five European family-owned coffee roasters - has been a driver for sustainable change in the coffee sector. Now Franck, Croatia´s biggest family-owned coffee roaster joins the initiative. On Oct. 1st and 2nd, Franck hosted the ICP Steering Committee for the first time.
Tales from the cup
Frequently asked questions about tea
Čaj je jedan od najrasprostranjenijih napitaka na svijetu. Rasprostranjen, a istodobno još uvijek misteriozan, čaj pobuđuje tisuće pitanja.Written by Iva Tkalec
What is Camellia sinensis
Camellia sinensis is the plant that gives all real teas.Written by Iva Tkalec
Guide through the types of tea
The thousands of different real teas in a thousand forms, colours and flavours, can be divided into six main types.Written by Iva Tkalec
Did you know?
This is described as fermented tea, with chemical processes occurring during the processing of leaves. The production process varies from country to country, but all are based on three steps: 1. wilting process – leaves are dried to reduce moisture content and to become softer 2. rolling – during rolling, friction occurs which causes the leaf membranes to break, releasing the juices from the leaves. The juices contain essential oils and enzymes. 3. oksidacija or fermentation – the enzymes come into contact with the air, which starts the process of oxidation (fermentation), which gives the tea its colour and flavour. The longer the oxidation process, the darker the tea. This step requires constant monitoring and great experience, in order to get the tea with the desired characteristics. 4. drying or roasting – serves to halt the fermentation process by reducing the moisture content in the leaves and deactivating the enzymes.