The Original Tea Partiers

It's a funny thing about tea. Specifically the fact that a drink that we tend to associate with prim and proper little ladies sitting down to ever so civilized afternoon teas or perhaps with equally refined scenes of Asian serenity, as in the Japanese tea ceremony, should also have been associated, over a period of …

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Tea and Spirits Revisited

If you're a teetotaler you might as well stop reading now. This article is not for you. But if you're open to flavoring your tea with something a little stronger or, for that matter, flavoring your strong stuff with a little tea, then read on. For more on the notion of mixing alcohol with tea, …

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Even More Tea Gadgets

The tea gadgets just keep on coming. It seems that there are more and more gizmos hitting the market every day and, as always, they are something of a mixed bag. Some of them can be quite useful while others are just plain odd, to say the least. For one of our previous articles about …

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The Economics of Tea

If you believe, like so many of us do, that even the best teas are meant to be consumed and enjoyed, then you might find it a bit odd that there are people who view tea more as an investment strategy. It's an offbeat notion that garners a smattering of press attention every now and …

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“Culinary Tea” by Cynthia Gold and Lise Stern

For some tea drinkers – present company included - a cup of tea is just fine and nothing more is needed. We drink our tea, sometimes in copious and staggering amounts, but that is all. Other tea lovers might want to take things a step further and do such things as incorporating tea into their …

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Sensing Tea

What role do the five senses have on our perception of a cup of tea? Well, that depends. When it comes to several of the senses it shouldn't be too hard to figure out. It should go without saying (but we'll say it anyway) that taste is the most important of these senses. The caffeine …

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Tea and Brain Cancer

Is there a link between tea and cancer prevention? It's a question that's been the subject of a considerable amount of study in recent years and one that we've reported on in these pages a number of times. Look to the following links for some background on tea's possible effects on ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, …

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Weight Loss and Tea — A Practical Approach

Indulge in holiday goodies like fruitcake, mince and pumpkin pies, and Swiss cake rolls, then, wash it all down with tea, and you’ll keep from putting on those holiday pounds. Yeah, right! I have to chuckle at all of the fantastical claims being made about tea these days. Many of these are just statements on …

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Tea Memory — Christmas Tour in London

Taking a tour of London over the Christmas holiday had such a romantic ring to it that I couldn’t resist signing up for a tour group a few years ago when I was still living in Germany. Visions of wonderful sights and maybe even a bit of Dickensian Christmas cheer floated through the ether of …

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