The Civilizing Effect of Tea

Tea stimulates. Tea relaxes. Above all, tea civilizes. From the earliest days, when this beverage was reserved for royalty to modern times when “high tea” has morphed from being an evening meal for the working class to a fancy pinky-pointing expensive affair at the local tearoom, we all experience the civilizing effect of tea. Drinking …

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Celebrity Tea Bags, Tea Bag Art & Fragrances

The tea gadgeteers never rest, or so it would seem, and the tea gadgets and gimmicks just keep on coming. Here are a few of the most recent innovations and strange uses for tea and tea paraphernalia that have come down the pike lately. If you really, really like the smell of tea and the …

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A Passion for Tea

I had something of an epiphany in a restaurant the other day. We were served by an example of the kind of sommelier so over the top that they're completely immune to parody. His explanation of one particular glass of wine easily doubled my knowledge of the entire subject. Wine isn't really my thing but …

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