Flowering Teas: Drinkable Art

Want to try something special? How about a flowering tea? A flowering tea is made of tea buds and various flowers, hand sewn together and folded into a bulb. When infused in hot water, the bulb unfolds, creating a marvelous bouquet. Children love flowering teas (also called "blooming teas" and "performance teas") and adults are …

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What’s in a Name?

by Stephanie Hanson A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, according to Juliet. But would Rose Congou? I thought we would take a look at the origins of some of the names for our favorite beverage. The Chinese have two words for tea: t’e (pronounced tay), from Fukien Province, and cha, used …

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