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Inside Story of Tea Bags

Inside Story of Tea Bags

  Tea bags was invented in 8th Century by Tang Dynasty in China. Back then, they wrapped the tea with a paper and stitched all sides, to preserve of the tea aromas. It was not popular until Thomas Sullivan, an American tea importer, uses silk pouches to wrap his tea samples instead of using tea tins to cut cost. Some of his customers thought that the silk pouches were meant for an infuser rather than just packaging. This accidental invention increased Thomas Sullivan’s tea sales significantly, and resulted the spreading usage of tea bags.     Sourced: A selection of...

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What to do with your leftover tea?

What to do with your leftover tea?

Tea is known for its high antioxidants used to protect against cell damages from the production of free radicals or unstable molecules in our body. Because of this benefit, more and more people are drinking tea. Nonetheless, did you know that antioxidants can also be good for our outer body parts? Green tea is high in Polyphenols, a specific type of antioxidant. Polyphenols can help our body to achieve a younger, and healthier-looking skin. You can use Matcha Iri Genmaicha by TEMA Tea to make your own natural body scrub. Matcha Iri Genmaicha contains white rice which works as an...

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Another TEMA Tea Blending Workshop

Another TEMA Tea Blending Workshop

After gaining such a positive success from our previous workshop in Bogor, we decided to throw another Tea Blending Workshop Class again. This time, the workshop is located in Jakarta. The enthusiasm for this workshop was beyond our expectation, the slot for the seats were sold just a day after we announce the event. We gathered 13 participants to join us at ONNI House and learn how to properly blend ingredients to get a delicious cup of tea on their own while exchanging knowledge to one another. For those who are wondering, here is the summarized version of our Tea...

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Our Journey Towards Sustainable Packaging

Our Journey Towards Sustainable Packaging

I remember in high school, our science teacher would always give us projects using the ‘PHEOC’ steps: Problem, Hypothesis, Experiment, Observation, and Conclusion. Never in my wildest imagination, I would ever use this again in my adult life. Now, before we dissect the Problem, I would like to give you a glimpse on how and why is this important for us. TEMA has been around for a year as of this month (yay!). Since the beginning, we aim to be a brand that is sustainable, environmentally-friendly and produce locally. Being an UKM (Usaha Kecil Menengah) and a new player in...

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