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OnLine Suppliers of Organic Teas Worldwide

Title: OnLine Suppliers of Organic Teas Worldwide
Category: Sea > Products & Services > Provisioning & Yacht Provisioners Worldwide
Hello and welcome to Tea Cargo – the home of: “Tea for Health & Happiness”. Here you can buy authentic organic Chinese teas like our Oolong Tea, Puerh Tea or Organic Green Tea. Find new and unusual teas and see the health benefits they offer. You will also find lots of valuable information explaining how our teas can help you and your family become much fitter, health

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Core to our offering is our own brand authentic organic Chinese teas grown in the traditional way to help you to a healthier and happier life.

In addition we purvey other good organic teas which bring their own unique experience.

Good wholesome natural tea has endless health benefits, which is why on this website we provide something very beneficial to everyone: An information service that lists most common ailments and how tea can act as a remedy. All based on research from the world’s leading medical and academic authorities.

Chinese people have known for centuries that teas from the Camellia sinensis plant boost energy while many academic studies have confirmed that drinking this tea has many health benefits.

Our Chinese tea range comprises genuine Puerh, Oolong and Green teas. They all come from the Camellia sinensis plant and if taken in place of ordinary mass produced teas (and particularly without milk and sugar) they will help with weight and digestive issues.

Being rich in antioxidants these teas limit cell damage and help control the build-up of fatty tissues. They have a subtle and rewarding taste that regular drinkers come to adore.



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Organic Puerh

Tea Cargo Organic Puerh Bags and Tea Cakes



Drunk by celebrities and everyone to aid digestion, feel good, look slim.

Our Puerh tea comes from the Yunnan province in South West China. Many people drink Puerh tea for its excellent slimming properties but the real key to this special tea is how it can aid digestion. Puerh tea is rich in Lactobacillus bacteria and Polyphenols. Lactobacillus bacteria is particularly effective at breaking down fatty foods and Polyphenols work by eliminating free radicals, which are known to cause a number of health and digestion problems.

Puerh tea has a long and distinguished history and is named after the market town in Yunnan Province where this tea has been traded for centuries. This is the area where all Tea Cargo natural organic teas come from. Made from the larger leafed variety of the Camellia sinensis tree this tea captures all the flavours of the rich loamy soil and the moist and misty mountains on which the trees grow as randomly as nature intended.

Puerh leaves are aged in special moist conditions and allowed to mature. The leaves are steamed and compressed into cakes (as in the case of our genuine Puerh tea cakes) or left as leaves (as used in tea bags from Tea Cargo)

This is the key to Puerh tea because, just like a good wine, the tea cakes mature with age. Some become very valuable in time.

The ‘fermentation’ of the tea contributes to its unique earthy taste and the leaves change from green to red and then to a dark brown. As the tea ages the taste becomes sweeter and smoother which is why Tea Cargo Puerh tea is allowed to mature for at least two years.

Tea Cargo Organic tea bags capture the essence of this product and are the modern way to enjoy this traditional beverage. None of the goodness is lost in the process that converts the larger leaves into the ideal size to go into our tea bags. So dedicated are we to not spoiling the occasion and being alive to sustainability issues that we use only natural materials and we do not use metal staples. For information on the special way to prepare our Puerh Organic Tea Cakes visit web site.



Organic Oolong

Tea Cargo Organic Oolong



Oolong Known for its slimming properties.

Oolong is known the world over for its aid to keeping slim and looking good. In fact slimming is just one benefit you will enjoy from drinking this healthy tea. Like all genuine China teas it has an acquired taste all of its own with neither the rosy, sweet aroma of black tea, nor the stridently grassy vegetal notes that typify green tea. It is commonly brewed to be strong.

Oolong tea comes from the same Camellia Sinensis tree as Puerh tea but results from a very different process. Oolong tea is semi-fermented by allowing it to dry firstly outdoors and then indoors on bamboo baskets. This allows some of the moisture to evaporate and speeds up the maturing process. The leaves are turned every two hours, shaken and finally dried before being converted to the smaller pieces that go into our tea bags.



Organic Green Tea

Tea Cargo Organic Green Tea


Green Tea  An everyday drink that will help mind, body and soul.

Green tea has been part of the Chinese diet for centuries helping to maintain a healthy body and to provide energy. Green tea is rich in polyphenols which can assist a weight loss program since it induces thermogenesis (lower body temperature) and stimulates fat oxidation.

Whereas Puerh tea is fermented and Oolong tea is part fermented, Green tea is prepared as soon as it is harvested. Often the leaves are left to ‘wither’ for a short time, then the leaves are subjected to a drying process.



Tea Information


“The British consume more than a billion cups of tea every day. It is a pity that not more of these are free from sugar (about 30% of total) and particularly milk (98%).”


Good wholesome natural tea has endless health benefits, which is why on this website we provide something very beneficial to everyone: An information service that lists most common ailments and how tea can act as a remedy. All based on research from the world’s leading medical and academic authorities.

Chinese people have known for centuries that teas from the Camellia sinensis plant boost energy while many academic studies have confirmed that drinking tea speeds up the oxidation of fat and increases the body’s metabolic rate.

New drinkers of these authentic Chinese teas become aware of an alertness of mind. This is attributed to many things but certainly theamine increases alpha brain-wave activity, something very beneficial for anyone working or studying hard.

There are subtle differences in each of our teas created by the way each type of tea is carefully nurtured and prepared.



Brewing Tea


Preparing Your Tea


Brewing tea is a personal thing to produce just the right balance of strength and flavour. In China the preparation of tea can be a painstaking ceremony fully respectful of the importance of good healthy tea drinking. In the UK, modern life does not always afford us such luxury of time.

However, here we give you the benefit of our knowledge of good tea brewing practice to help you create the perfect ‘cuppa’:

  • The water used can affect the taste and purity of the tea as most tap water contains chemicals and residues which are usually harmless in themselves. If the taste is affected by the water in your area you could experiment with filtered water ideally with a pH of 7.
  • Using a teapot will help you enjoy your tea drinking experience even more.


Green Tea and Oolong Tea
  • Heat the water and just before boiling use a little to swill out and heat the teapot.
  • Put the bags into the warmed pot and again, just before the water boils, pour it onto the teabags. DO NOT USE BOILING WATER.
  • You should use 190-200ml (6.5 – 7.00 fl. oz) of water per bag (roughly a cupful).
  • Allow 3-5 minutes for the flavour to infuse, depending on personal taste.
  • You can pour on more off-boiled water for further cups but do not leave standing for too long as the tea can become bitter in taste.
  • Before pouring dispense with the tea bags unless you intend to pour on more water for further tea. Once you have finished adding water remove the tea bag.
  • You can keep your tea, without the tea bags, warming gently on a low heat such as a candle.
  • Apply the same guidelines when preparing your tea in a cup or mug.
  • A little honey can be added.


Puerh Tea (bags)
  • Puerh teas in general can be infused more than once and will retain their goodness and taste.
  • For tea bags heat the water to boiling and use a little to swill out and heat the teapot.
  • Put the tea bag(s) (roughly a cupful per required cup) and here is the difference because you pour on half a cupful of your off-boiled water, allow the bags to infuse for just 15 seconds, gently swill once and then pour the water away!
  • Now add the boiling water and allow to infuse for 2-4 minutes depending on taste.


Puerh Tea Cakes
  • Using these Puerh tea cakes is a very different tea experience. Here you enter the spirit of Chinese tea drinking with a ceremony befitting the tradition and history of this ancient beverage.
  • Each cake is compacted dried mature tea which has been ‘fermented’ for more than a year. It is the way the tea cake is made that influences its usage.
  • This authentic tea can be likened to a good wine because it matures and improves as it gets older. It has an earthy taste in the way that some wines adopt an aroma of oak reflecting the way they are fermented.
  • Each tea cake is a drinking opportunity. The amount of cake you break off at any time is dependent on how many people will be taking tea and also on how many cups will be drunk. This is because the Puerh tea cake can be infused many times.
  • Take time out and breathe in deeply.
  • Heat the tea pot.
  • Pour on half a cupful of boiling water, allow the leaves to infuse for just 15 seconds, gently swill once and then pour the water away!
  • The difference with Puerh tea cakes is that you pour on boiling water, allow to infuse for less than 30 seconds and drink the tea. Then you repeat the process for a further helping and so on.
  • Experiment to find the right amount of tea cake, the time allowed to infuse and the number of repeat infusions to suit your own personal requirements.




History of Tea


History tells us that in 2737 BC the second Emperor of China, Shen Nung, discovered tea when leaves from a nearby tree blew into his vessel of hot water.

Myth or not there is no doubting that tea has been drunk in China through the millennia and written records of this go back to 350 AD. Originally called ‘Erh Ya’, the consumption of tea rose for centuries and it was seen as medicinal. Early teas were often infused with ingredients like ginger to boost their medicinal benefits.

By 400 AD tea was called ‘Kuang Ya’ in the Chinese dictionary. Over the next 100 years tea spreads to other countries lead by Turkey and Japan. By this time tea is recognised for its taste as well as its health benefits.

By the seventh century tea plantations are common and the term ‘Cha’ is used – which, of course, later became an expression used for a ‘cuppa’ particularly in Cockney London. Around this time the first tea cakes (like our Puerh tea cakes begin to make an appearance).

By the Sung Dynasty from 960 AD onwards teahouses had become part of Chinese culture and is seen as elitist. However, the arrival of the Mongolian Yuan Dynasty from1206 tea loses its high society status and becomes the drink of the people.

By the 14th century the teas we know today were in existence — green, black, and oolong were all easily found in China. By the 16th century the preparation of tea ‘steeping’ had become a ceremony called Cha-no-yu based on the influence of Japanese tradition – lead by Zen Priest Murata Shuko.

As far back as the late 16th century Europeans were acknowledging the apparent life-lengthening properties of tea and ‘Chaa’ is mentioned in English by a travelling Dutchman.

By 1610 the Dutch East India Company is shipping tea to Europe with the Dutch and Germans amongst the first to tipple.

But it took till 1650 for the first tea to be sold in Britain when Garway's Coffee House launched it as a health drink. Royalty took to tea when Charles II married the tea drinking Catherine Braganza of Portugal. Tea becomes so chic that alcohol consumption declines.

Tea is becoming big business and so the English East India Company convinces the government to ban Dutch imports of tea. Generally speaking it was black tea until about 1680 when milk is popularly added.

By around 1700 tea drinking is thriving in the UK and Thomas Twining serves tea in his Coffee House.

In 1773 Colonists disguised as native Americans board East India Company ships and unload hundreds of chests of tea into the harbour as a protest against British tax levies on tea. The ‘Boston Tea Party’ was the first of many such actions and, some say, contributed to the dissatisfaction that lead to the American War of Independence.

Tea smuggling was rife in the late 1770s as the British Government levy import taxes on the 11 million pounds of tea brought into the UK. By the turn of the century tea drinking multiplies by a factor of five.

Into the 19th Century and Tea starts to come from India very much pioneered by the British and the East India Company.

English Quaker John Horniman introduces the first retail tea in sealed, lead-lined packages in 1826. 1833 and the British Prime Minister Charles Grey passes an act to take away tea monopolies and gets a tea named after him.

By 1840 Ceylon is producing tea and soon after tea wholesaler Henry Charles Harrod uses his ‘tea gains’ to buy a grocery store that, as history records, becomes one of the world’s most famous department stores. Even in the later parts of the 19th century most tea sold in Britain still comes from China and the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 shortens the journey between the source and the UK.

In 1876 Thomas Lipton opens his first shop in Glasgow and within 15 years owns tea estates in Ceylon.

Into the 20th century and Englishman Richard Blechynden creates iced tea during a heat wave at the St Louis World Fair. In 1908 New York tea importer Thomas Sullivan inadvertently invents tea bags when he sends tea to clients in small silk bags, and they mistakenly steep the bags whole.



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