Tea Traditions — Europe

Generally speaking, we tea lovers in the U.S. have Europeans to thank. Specifically, the Dutch. Holland was thriving, with great artists like Rembrandt, a rich culture and traditions, and strong ties to areas of the world such as the Far East that supplied much sought after goods like tea. That tea was the catalyst for …

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Evolution of the Tea Bag

Tea bags have been around since the early 1900s. Back then they were hand sewn from silk muslin.  Thomas Sullivan, a New York coffee and tea merchant, is credited with being the first person to market his tea in bags. It wasn't long before machines were invented to manufacture the tea bags.  Many other innovations followed and tea …

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Thankful for Tea

It’s hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is almost here. I love all holidays, but Thanksgiving’s particularly high on my list, and it’s not just because of  the pumpkin pie. I love the way families come together to share a meal, and unlike all the meals we scrape together during the rest of the year, this …

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