Tetsubin – Asian Teapots

On any given day, but especially the cold ones, you’ll find me fiddling with my tetsubin and making a pot of fragrant, steaming tea. The pot is green and has beautiful, raised patterns on it, and generally keeps my tea warmer than a regular ceramic teapot. Tetsubin (tehts-oo-bin) is the name commonly given to cast-iron …

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Review — Snow Dragon White Tea

The Subject: Snow Dragon White Tea from The English Tea Store. Water temperature: 180° F Steeping time: 3 minutes Tea type: White Scents, flavorings, etc.: No added flavorings and/or scents Aroma, dry: Planty, fresh Aroma in the cup, plain: Smoky, planty Taste, plain: Mild, smoky, no bitterness, slight aftertaste, smooth Aroma in the cup, enhanced: …

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Green Tea Helps Prevent Heart Disease

By Chris Robideaux Evidence shows that the regular consumption of green tea results in reduced risk of heart disease. One Japanese study in particular found that those who drank five cups of the highly popular beverage per day cut their heart disease risk by 26%. Interestingly, the effects of green tea were found to be …

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