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There is something about it!

As a child I always had a sweet tooth.

Chocolates have been a really incredible treat for me.

I have always loved chocolate sticks, candy, Bohemian traditional sweets like : "pink snow Indians", Pedro chewing gums and many other sweet treats. Some of them are not made anymore or they are not as delicious as before.

I´m keen on sweets in general, but Smarties have always been my favourite.

What is more, I have tasted the whole range of sweet and salty delicacies, a number of excellent meals, home-made and foreign delicious wines and many sorts of tea..

To sum up, I have always been passionate about sweets and good food..

I can say about myself then I´m the gourmet and foodie.

The older I´m, the more I care about the origine and the quality of ingredients and the copanies I buy from.

I´m very picky and want to offer high quality products. I like being well informed about the quality of products. I have always enjoyed meeting and gathering people..and sharing the pleasure of chocolate, tea, coffee, cacao and spices. This "sweet webste" is the result of my activities!

 

My motto..

I appreciate creativity and good job..

I appreciate tradition and small family business..

I appreciate nature and products made with respect to nature..

I appreciate people who think about their way of life and their behaviour..

I appreciate people who when looking back can see rich life full of good work..

 

I have choosen four companies that from my point of view fit this conditions..Kamila..Sonnentor..Zemanka..Chocobaron..

 

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All about tea..

Grow your own! All tea comes from the same evergreen plant, whitch grows in warm, moist climates. Harvested leaves are called the "pluck". The two youngest leaves and the bud beetwen them are called Orange Pekoe leaves, the "fine pluck" or the "flush". A coarse pluck means leaves lower than the third, and is usually consumed domestically.

Cut it out!

Tea is grown from cuttings taken from proven plants. Three varieties of the tea plant China, Assam and Indo-China. Hybrids and sub-varieties are also grown. The "Jat" of a tea refers to its variety or sub-variety. Tea seeds are sold under the name of the estate, as opposed to a botanical name.

Handmade..

Tea is harvested completely by hand. Tea "Pluckers" are paid by the kilogram, so the best Pluckers make the most money. tea is identified by estate, date, time of day, area of the estate and often of Plucker's name. Even when the plants are the same, the quality can vary widely with time of year and area od the tea estate.

Dried up..

Air drying or "withering" reduced the moisture of the leaves by about 70%. The withered leaves are then "rolled" to expose the juices to he air. Green tea is now dried or "fired" to half further oxidation. The oxidizing process, used for Oolong tea or Black tea, is sometimes called "fermenting".

Air it out..

Tea leaves are sorted by size into four basic categories : Whole Leaf, Broken Leaf, Fannings and Dust..After oxidation, the tea is further dried. once a pan frying operation, this step is now carefully controled time and temperature process. The leaves are reduced to about 4% of their original moisture.

Gradded and tested..

The tea is sorted by machine and then by hand to grade the leaf pieces. Fannings and dust can be used in tea bags or "instant tea". The tea is then tasted. Tea tasters may taste more than a thousand teas a day. To highlight both the good and bad qualities, tea is brewed much stronger than normal. the aroma, feel and appearance of the tea are all important, so tasters use pure white cups.

Ship it..

Traditionally, tea was shipped in wooden chests. Many tea estates have switched in plastic and foil-lined bags to protect the tea from moisture and light. Variations in the drying, rolling, and oxidation produce the different kinds of tea.

 

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How to make the perfect cup of Chai tea? To enjoy this tea at its best, always warm the teapot first with boiling water. Use one tea bag per person and one for the teapot. Pour boiling water and leave to stand for 2-3 minutes to allow the full flavour to brew. Serve with or without milk..

 

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"Sonnentor"..Old knowledge and new ideas form the fertile soil for our diverse range of natural delights. Since 1988, delicious products have been growing under our laughing sun logo. Each and every one reflects our respect for manual work and our appreciation of people and nature..

The producers a the suppliers, my lovely Czech suppliers..their vision and goals..select only the best cocoa beans and roast them under the watchful eye of teir experts..they carefully blend the beans and "conch" or work..the chocolate to give it a balanced flavour and that famous melt-in-the-mouth texture..wow..I love the taste of chocolate!