Trying New Teawares — Glass Teapots

Trying new teawares can enliven your tea experience. For example, you can add a visual element to your tea steeping with a glass teapot. These delicate vessels are perfect for the unusual and entertaining experience of watching a flowering tea unfold. They are also great for steeping some of your finer teas where the color …

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Atypical Herbal “Teas”

We know that tea has a long and storied history and is traced back to China from dates close to 3000 BC. And around here, we tend to talk about “tea” as the product of steeping the leaves of Camellia sinensis, which include the main varieties we’re familiar with, namely, black, green, white, and oolong. …

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The Mysterious World of Aged Pu-erh

Pu-erh tea is a mystery to most of us tea drinkers here in the Western hemisphere. The world of those who drink pu-erh tea seems shrouded in myth and wild tales. When I first heard of it, I asked “Pu-what?” Fortunately, this mystery is the real myth; information on this tea abounds. First of all, …

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Tea and Food Pairings

When the subject of food pairings is touched upon, most people's thoughts are probably going to turn immediately to wine. Which is no surprise, given the amount of focus on this topic and the great number of resources available. But with the increase in popularity of high-end tea and the increasing number of so-called tea …

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