Tea Rituals

Tea with its antioxidants and immune boosting properties is not only nutritionally regenerative, but its external properties are restorative as well. One of the only Far Eastern traditions to find a real home in Western civilization, tea rituals are shared world wide. Tea, and the rituals surrounding it, bridges the gap between many different peoples …

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Tea Organization

by Stephanie Hanson I have an embarrassing confession to make. Last night, I cataloged my loose leaf teas. Just the loose leaf teas, not including any of the many singleton tea bags floating around in my three tea chests or the boxes of teabags in the tea cabinet. I came up with a number. I …

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Tea Book Club

by Stephanie Hanson One of my favorite places in Reston, Virginia, is a place called Lake Anne Plaza. It's a lakeside shopping center modeled after an Italian village where chain stores are banned. On Saturdays during the spring, summer, and fall, a farmer's market and art bazaar pop up. But my two favorite places were …

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