Archive | September, 2011

Tea Basics 201: Professional Tea Tasting

The difference between tasting tea professionally and brewing tea at home comes down to one thing: volume. When you make a perfect cup of tea at home you are doing so for your own pleasure and enjoyment. When you are tasting tea professionally you are checking for quality and flavor on a much larger scale. […]

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Pyramid Bags: The Evolution of Convenient Tea

We are pleased to bring you information this week on the pyramid tea bag, a product that is literally revolutionizing the way people drink specialty tea. Pyramid tea bags, (also called “sachet,” “nylon,” “silk,” or “Fuso” bags) have been steadily growing in popularity since they were first introduced to the North American market. The story […]

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Ever Wonder How Jasmine Pearl Tea is Made?

This video shows how Jasmine Pearl Tea is made. Hand rolled by workers in China. | (949) 766-0070 | 16205 Distribution Way, Cerritos CA 90703 USA|

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Pucker Up: North America Embraces Hibiscus Tea

Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa) has become increasingly popular across the US and Canada in recent years. Big name brands are now carrying hibiscus products in an effort to cater to increasingly health-conscious and exotically-minded consumers. Yet this surge interest is only beginning to catch up with the global enthusiasm for hibiscus that has been developing for […]

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Tea Basics 103: How to Make a Cup of Tea

“How do you make a perfect cup of tea?” Though we have worked with tea for decades we still find this question difficult to answer. Every culture on earth has a different way of preparing tea.  Some prefer lots of sugar or milk, while others find the idea adding anything to tea repugnant. Some like […]

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QTrade Becomes a Fair Trade University Sponsor

Fair Trade USA is holding a conference September 9-10th to support their grassroots efforts for Fair Trade Towns and Fair Trade Universities. QTrade Teas & Herbs has donated Organic and Fair Trade Tea to the event attendees. It is our hope that more cities and university campuses will jump on board the Fair Trade movement […]

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