Brewing Loose Leaf Tea

The way the tea leaves open up, unfurl, and move with the eddys and currents in your brewing vessel is known as the dance of the leaves. This is something you cannot truly appreciate when brewing with a tea bag, but the next time you are making a nice loose leaf green or white, watch …

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Adding Milk to Tea

Editor's note: The information in this article should be taken as being presented for entertainment purposes only, since much of it has since been shown to be unproven scientifically. Many people add milk to their tea, especially when drinking black teas. However milk, or even milk alternatives such as soy milk, have been said to …

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Tea Time Again: Multiple Infusions

The details may vary, but the basics of making tea consist of heating water, pouring it over a tea bag or loose leaves and steeping for a specified amount of time. When it’s time for another cup of tea, most people repeat the process with another tea bag or more loose-leaf tea. But some varieties …

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Top 500 Internet Retailer Award

Online Stores, Inc. Ranked Among America's Top 500 Internet Retailers New Stanton, PA May 12, 2009 – Online Stores, Inc. announced today that they have again been included amongst America's top 500 internet retailers in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide. 2009 will be Online Stores, Inc.'s third year on the prestigious list; the company …

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Some Thoughts on the History of English Tea

In China, the custom of drinking tea leaves has been around for thousands of years, at least since the Tang Dynasty (June 18, 618 – June 4, 907) if not earlier. However, tea only migrated into England much later in the 1660s when King Charles II married Catherine of Braganza, a Portuguese princess who enjoyed …

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Delicious Ti Kuan Yin Recipe

I recently made up a batch of iced Tie Kuan Yin oolong. I chose a greener Tie Kuan Yin, as its lack of roasting has the lighter more delicate flavors often enjoyed during the warmer months of the year. Now the necessary items for this are a kettle and a brewing device. I chose a …

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Some Thoughts on the History of Iced Tea

Iced tea (known in other parts of the world as "ice tea") is a cold beverage of tea served over ice. Although iced tea is drunk worldwide, it is perhaps best known and loved in the United States, and is especially a staple of southern America's diet, especially in the hot summer months. The following …

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A Recipe for Tea Eggs

A tea egg is a common snack found in China and Taiwan. It is prepared from hard boiled eggs and tea leaves, and is commonly sold by street vendors in Chinese communities around the world. Tea eggs are a beautiful way to use tea to create an edible art form. The tea leaves a deep …

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