• Tue
  • Sep 23, 2014
  • Updated: 6:41pm


Sri Lanka's luxury tea makers rise to the occasion

A hot cup of Ceylon tea considered soothing and relaxing, but Sri Lanka is now marketing its most profitable export as a luxury boost for the libido.

Monday, 13 May, 2013, 4:32am

Yaan, city of tea and pandas and historic gateway to Tibet and beyond

The quake-hit city of Yaan, nestled among mountains on the fringes of the Sichuan Basis, has a long association with the tea trade and even produced the world's most expensive variety of the commodity last year.

22 Apr 2013 - 11:13am

Indian tea estate owner, wife in Assam burned to death by angry workers

Hundreds of tea estate workers armed with bows and poison-tipped arrows surrounded the plantation owner's home in India's northeastern state of Assam and set it on fire over a labour dispute, killing him and his wife, police said yesterday.

28 Dec 2012 - 4:57am

Take 5: Earl Grey teabags

Combining black tea and essence from the rind of the bergamot orange, it is named after the second Earl Grey, a 19th-century British prime minister. Janice Leung bags some of the best. (Teabags were infused for two minutes.)

Darvilles of Windsor Earl Grey

6 Dec 2012 - 10:57am

Tasty fair

The Trade and Development Council's Tea Fair and Food Expo will be held this month at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai. A 'cake' of 112-year-old puer tea to be shown at the fair is estimated to be worth at least six figures, according to Sun Sing Tea retail manager Kelvin Yeung Ka-kay (main picture).

15 Aug 2012 - 10:50pm

Health bites

Make time by giving time

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Wealth of choice for all

Wedding gifts, rather than lucky money, are becoming a popular option among Hong Kong couples who see them as a chance to fill the gaps in their home or serve as a reminder of their big day.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

This week we test: blemish cream

These medicated troubleshooters deserve a place in any teen's arsenal against mild breakouts

Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Spot Treatment Gel (HK$130/15ml)

Zits dry up and reduce within a day, leaving no marks. It does a good job of soothing redness and irritation too. Real value for money!

Clinelle Blemish Clear (HK$99/15ml)

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


Manchester, Tennessee

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Yet another good reason for drinking green tea

Millions of people drink green tea daily. There are many reasons for doing so: aside from being a cultural habit, it aids digestion, helps students stay awake during boring university lectures, and fights heart disease and maybe cancer.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am