Tea Bags vs Loose Tea — A Brief Comparison

The average tea consumer tends to purchase their tea at the supermarket, in convenient bagged form. However you'll notice that many tea enthusiasts show disdain for tea bags, preferring to purchase their tea in loose leaf form. There are many reasons for that disdain, but let's take a look at how much tea bags really …

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Lapsang Souchong: History and Recipes

One might argue the point, but China is probably better known for its green teas and puerh than for black tea – which the Chinese sometimes refer to as red tea. Some of the best-known Chinese black teas include Yunnnan, Keemun and an unforgettably distinctive variety known as Lapsang Souchong. “Real” Lapsang Souchong originates in …

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The History of Tea

From the Arab nations around the world to Zimbabwe, tea seeps through world culture. In North African countries, for example, tea is always shared before business is conducted, thus it is known as “the oil of commerce.” In Japan, the drinking of tea is an element in religious rites, and in WWII Great Britain, Winston …

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My Approach to Dying Clothes with Tea

Using tea to dye fabrics and clothing is an easy, enjoyable way to give them a muted or antiqued look. In fact, tea dying can produce some very interesting visual results! Tea dying does not give consistent results however, and each article you dye will be different from the next. Because you use teabags to …

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