A deep look into the teacup
Drinking tea is like going on a journey. A cup of tea contains a whole story – from the cultivation and picking of the tea leaves at their origin to their preparation and refinement with subtle spices, precious aromas, fine fruits and colourful blossoms. What are the most important tea growing areas? Where is the world’s highest tea garden? Who determines the taste profiles of the tea and how can you recognise manufacturer quality? Flip through our exciting chapters on tea, which go way beyond our product range. Read more on our international page.
Tea is a sensitive natural product. Even during a single season there can be fluctuations in quality: a few more hours in the sun is all it takes for the tea picked in the afternoon to taste different to the tea picked in the morning. The fine nose and expert eye of our tea experts really can tell the difference. The individual varieties used for all of our teas are purchased when quality has reached its peak and only after scrupulous tastings. They are then carefully mixed by hand and sealed to protect the tea’s aroma.
Did you know that according to legend, tea was discovered by chance in China around 5,000 years ago? Do you also know what distinguishes black tea from green tea and why, technically speaking, herbal tea isn’t actually tea at all? How about the meaning of the SFTGFOP1 leaf designation? And what’s the best way to prepare tea? You’ll find the answers in our “Tea facts” section.
It is said that early Chinese tea masters could tell whether a cup of tea had been made using water close to the river bank, from the middle of the river or from a well. Much, too, is demanded from our tea master. Each day, he tastes around 300 cups of tea to ensure that the quality and taste profile of Dallmayr’s 115 tea varieties are always top quality.