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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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Black Loose Leaf Tea From Kandy

Black Loose Leaf Tea From Kandy

We are constantly trying new Teas from Sri Lanka in search of fantastic flavours that we can share with you guys.  Our February box featured a lovely black loose leaf tea from the Kandy district. We are happy to announce that this Tea is now available in our store!  You can get a lovely black loose leaf tea of grade OP1 direct to your door.  Check it out in the...

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