Rethinking Water Temperature

When someone tells me that they don’t like green tea, the first question I ask is “Do you use boiling water to make it?” In most cases, the person gives me a blank look as I explain that many teas, particularly green and white varieties, taste much better when steeped at cooler temperatures. The fact …

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Spicing Up Your Autumn Tea Time

Yes, the calendar has rolled around once again, and that means it’s Autumn Teatime! Time to spice it up! Living the “tea life” (where tea isn’t just a beverage but a way of life) means that I am always looking for new ways to indulge and new pairings of food with teas. Autumn being my …

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Review — Sylvakandy Estate Orange Pekoe

Many people have unknowingly come across Orange Pekoe tea, as the term Orange Pekoe refers more to leaf-size than it does to a specific tea. The words are often spotted on tea bag tags in restaurants, where they are often used as a more generic term for tea. In this way, the name Orange Pekoe …

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