My Name Is Earl (Grey)

We’ll never know exactly when humans began drinking tea, but it's likely that not long after, they began flavoring it with herbs, fruits, flowers and spices. Today, flavored teas make up a large section of the tea market and one of the most popular of these is a blend called Earl Grey. Charles Grey was …

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Using the Right Water for Tea

Everyone knows that good tea leaves are essential to making good tea. But what some folks forget is that the tea in our cup is mostly water, making the quality of the water as important as the quality of the leaves! Here are some water-related tips to help you get, and use, the very best …

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Tea Blends vs. Single Estate Teas: Part Two

In Part One, I likened the flavor and drinking experience of blended teas to a symphony--many elements working in harmony for an immersing experience. If drinking a blended tea is like listening to a symphony, then drinking a great single estate tea is like listening to a virtuosic soloist. With single estate teas, you get …

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