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Ceylon Cinnamon vs Regular Cinnamon

Ceylon Cinnamon vs Regular Cinnamon

Something about Tea and Spices pair so nicely.  Don't get me wrong, a nice simple, plain cup of tea is fantastic but sometimes it's nice to spice things up, no pun intended. At Alakaban we offer spices, directly from Sri Lanka.  One majorly sought after spice we have is Ceylon Cinnamon.  It is one of the healthiest spices in the world and has been used in traditional medicine for many...

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A SRILANKAN TWIST TO BUBBLE TEA 

A SRILANKAN TWIST TO BUBBLE TEA 

Many of us know and enjoy drinking bubble tea. The milky cool drink with tapioca starch spheres settled at the bottom provides the perfect haven for a tiring hot summer's day.    In Sri Lanka however, this bubble tea is not truly known. Being asked for bubble tea is not very common in Srilankan households nevertheless there DOES exist such a thing as bubble tea. It is a hilarious rendition...

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The Canadian Spirit of Alakaban Tea

The Canadian Spirit of Alakaban Tea

 Canada is a country full of beautiful landscapes and a glorious mixture of different cultures. With so many different people intermingling together in one place, you are only left to experience that gentle niceties and politeness that is most welcoming. In Canada, especially Vancouver where the weather is milder and constantly blessed with rains and greenery, it is a sight of pleasure to witness its inhabitants trying their best to maintain good health and...

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Tea Leaf Grading

Tea Leaf Grading

When we started Alakaban we knew about Tea but we weren't entirely caught up on the wide variety of grades.  We got put through a mini boot camp of tea grades when we were contacting estate owners.  This guide is something that helped us and hopefully will help you to in understanding the complexity of Tea. Tea Variety There is a huge variety of Tea out there today.  It may...

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Orange Pekoe Tea Sri Lanka -Revealing the Pekoe

Orange Pekoe Tea Sri Lanka -Revealing the Pekoe

The words Pekoe and Orange Pekoe are some of the most popular terms used to describe high grades of teas originating from a handful of countries. Of the few countries specializing in its production, Sri Lanka is considered to be its top producers. With the continuing increase in popularity it is only right if we gave you all the juicy details of the Pekoe. How does one pronounce Pekoe? Is it...

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