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OP Favorite: the Cacao-Coffee Blend

Posted by Danna Mathias, Oliver Pluff & Co. on 18th Jul 2017

We all love a little chocolate in our coffee every once in a while, but the added sugar? Not so much. Luckily, the Oliver Pluff warehouse is never in short supply of our favorite Cacao Shell Tea, whic … read more
The Origins of the Tea Brick

The Origins of the Tea Brick

Posted by Ashley Isom, Oliver Pluff & Co. on 23rd Mar 2017

Black Tea Brick, China. Photography by Kyle Brown. All Rights Reserved. Estimated to be formed around 350 A.D., tea bricks have become a part of Chinese and European culture throughout the ages. … read more

Cocoa and Cacao Shell Tea

Posted by Natalie Carey – Tea Historian, Oliver Pluff & Co. on 15th Mar 2017

19th Century Drinking Chocolate Ceramics, London. Special thanks to: GEORGE C. BIRLANT & CO. (Antiques), Charleston, 843-722-3842, www.birlant.com. Photography: Kyle Brown. All Rights R … read more

The Origins of Earl Grey Tea

Posted by Natalie Carey – Tea Historian, Oliver Pluff & Co. on 13th Mar 2017

Bergamot Orange watercolor illustration (Citrus Bergamia), by L. Osbeck The origin of “who first put leaf to water” is completely unknown to culinary historians. Before the mid-nineteenth century, bo … read more

Bohea over ice

Posted by Kyle Brown, Oliver Pluff & Co. on 10th Mar 2017

I started a tea business in 2009 with a business plan of becoming the “Ben and Jerry’s of iced tea”. After sampling over 300 broken orange pekoes from India and Sri Lanka, we selected single estate te … read more