January is National Hot Tea Month

January is National Hot Tea Month.  Many of us will start 2011 with a stash of new teas to experience, as well as all our old favorites.  Thus far my new tea tasting in 2011 has included a new brand of chai (Indian Spiced Tea) and a fragrant pomegranate oolong.  I like to try new tea brands and …

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Tea Sweetener Roundup

Sweeteners and tea have been in a loving partnership for centuries. In the Southern U.S. “sweet tea” (iced tea with lots of sugar added) reigns supreme. Drinkers of hot tea also find a spoonful or two can relieve that astringency some teas are prone to. So, besides sugar, what are your options? More than you …

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Tea, Taste and Fondue

Green tea has been praised for a multitude of potential health benefits, perhaps more so than any type of tea. In fact, all of the fuss over green tea's alleged health benefits may have helped in large part to play a role in the resurgence in tea’s overall popularity in recent years. But did you …

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