Archive | October, 2011

Tea Basics 104: Stages of Tea Production

All true teas (white, green, oolong, black, and pu’erh) come from the same plant, Camellia sinensis. The amount that the leaves are allowed to oxidize after they have been plucked is what distinguishes the varieties of tea from one another. The following are the basic steps of Orthodox tea production. Future posts will delve more […]

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QTrade Teas & Herbs Expands to Larger Facility

We are pleased to announce that QTrade Teas & Herbs is expanding to a new facility in Cerritos California in order to better serve our clients. The new building will allow QTrade to double its inventory capacity to 3.5 million lbs for specialty and organic teas, as well as herbs and spices. The move will […]

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Chamomile Tea: The Latin American Herbal Craze

Chamomile (also spelled camomile) is one of the better-known herbs in the Western world.  Even consumers who do not drink tea regularly are often aware of the folk remedies and potential health benefits of chamomile. Tisanes made with chamomile (called “chamomile tea,” or “manzanilla tea”) have been served throughout the West for centuries. The ancient […]

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QTrade Celebrates Fair Trade

In celebration of Fair Trade month, we thought we’d take a moment to talk about what Fair Trade means to us as a company and the tea industry as a whole. QTrade has carried Fair Trade certified products from the very beginning, and it is our goal to support and increase national awareness of the […]

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How to Brew Loose Leaf Tea -The Teaze Infuser Experience

Loose leaf tea has been exploding in popularity over recent years. Along with this growth has come an increasing demand for a product that can brew high quality tea with speed and simplicity. We believe that this product  has arrived. An Inconvenient Truth The reality of the North American tea industry is that customers prefer […]

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