Stove Top vs. Electric Kettles

Are you in hot water? By that, I mean, “How do you heat your water for making tea?" Tea experts have told us that boiling water is the best way to get the richest, most flavourful tea, and that piping hot water is the way to rapidly infuse the tea leaves with moisture so as …

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More on Assam

An Assam tea is an Assam tea is an Assam tea — right? Well, not quite. Just as with Darjeelings, Chinese greens and blacks, and others, how an Assam tea tastes, dry and steeped, can be affected by a number of factors. Growers and processors try new things, too. A recent innovation (around 1978) was …

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Tea Poetry Contest!

Have you heard about the tea poetry contest that A.C.'s having over on her blog, Tea Time with A.C. Cargill?? If you haven't, here's the skinny: Let your tea poet shine and win tea. Even a few lines will do. Gotta rhyme For teatime? Send it on to me. Don’t be late. If it rates, …

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