The Luxury of a Silver Tea Service

Nowadays, with tea so common, it is hard to imagine what a luxury it must once have been. Imported from the furthest corners of the world and braving perilous sea voyages to reach us, there was a time in British history when just drinking tea itself would have marked you out as being quite well-to-do. …

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Pu-erh Roundup

Arguably one of the most misunderstood and yet expensive teas around, pu-erh (also spelled “puer,” “pu-er,” etc.) is well worth a try. First of all, you can get multiple infusions out of most pu-erhs, even flavored ones. That makes them a good value. Or you can choose to do one strong infusion (lots of flexibility …

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