Tea Fakery

Fakery abounds in the tea world, as with many other products. Why not? Expensive teas, commanding prices in the hundreds or even thousands of dollars, are as tempting to counterfeiters as are the works of Gucci and other designers. They say that knowledge is power, though, so with a bit of knowledge, you can tell …

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On the Merits of Good Tea

So try this: go to Google and type "how to prepare the perfect cup of tea" (without the quotes). Or better yet, I'll save you the trouble — I did so, and Google was happy to supply me with a little more than two million results. Which tells me that there's a lot of interest …

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