Getting Fresh with Tea, Part I

It’s time to get fresh with tea. Freshness is very important in some teas and can affect taste and beneficial properties. In fact, some teas (the “short-termers”) should be enjoyed within a few weeks of harvesting and processing. When they get old and stale, these teas not only don’t have a lively flavor but lose …

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To Decaf or Not to Decaf?

As someone who studies tea, writes about it, receives free samples of it in the mail and pretty much feels that it's an all around good thing, it's no surprise that I drink a lot of the stuff. But my tea consumption pales next to what it would be if I weren't sensitive to caffeine. …

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