Bone China

It’s a basic understanding, of course, that the vessel one chooses for tea drinking won’t necessarily affect the flavor, but it can certainly affect the experience. Style, color and, perhaps, size of the vessel are a matter of preference. But let’s get specific and pick one choice: bone china. What's the difference between bone china …

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Types of Green Tea: Gyokuro

By William I. Lengeman III For serious connoisseurs and students of green tea there are primarily two countries of origin worthy of mention. Though a few other countries produce quality green tea in modest amounts, their output pales next to that of the kings of green - China and Japan. Green tea fans would do …

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Tea Accoutrements

by Stephanie Hanson One of the great pleasures of afternoon tea is surveying a beautifully set tea table. From the beginning, the vessels used in the preparation of tea have played nearly as major a role as the leaf itself. Think of the formal order of the Japanese tea ceremony, for example. The basic preparation …

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