Instant Tea

The question is, “Are you really in that big of a hurry that you cannot boil water for a cup of tea?” Developed in the 1930s instant tea did not find a commercial application until the 1950s. Soluble teas are certainly convenient, and there is heated debate about whether that is worth sacrificing the flavor …

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Observations of a Tea Drinker: The Cardinal’s Nest

Springtime brings out the birdwatcher in me and combines well with my life as a tea aficionado. There’s nothing like grabbing a steaming cupful and staring out the kitchen window or patio doors to see these feathered fliers flitting among the ever-increasing palette of blooms in our garden or thorny roses on the trellis against …

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More About Sun Tea

This is a follow-up to the article that I wrote on the dangers of sun tea, The Dark Side of Sun Tea, this past June. While I still hold that it's wise to avoid making tea by this method, there is less clear evidence about the topic than I had previously been led to believe. …

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