The Land of Tea in Literature — “The First Excellence” by Donna Carrick

China is known by some as the land of tea, that is, the place where tea drinking began. For thousands of years, China had a stranglehold on the tea market that was finally broken by a tricky Scotsman. It is a land with a long history, lots of traditions, and relatively recently an upheaval and …

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These Are a Few of My Favorite Flavored Teas

I like tea as well as the next person and in many cases probably quite a bit more. But I've never had much use for some of the most popular varieties of flavored tea. Earl Grey, arguably the most popular of all flavored teas, has always reminded me somewhat of liquid perfume. Lapsang Souchong, the …

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