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August 11, 2011

  • Reading Tea Leaves — Darjeeling Teas

    Fifth in this round of that practical approach to reading tea leaves. Before steeping, these leaves tell of the process they endured once plucked from the tea bush (Camellia Sinensis). After steeping, they reveal their true nature more fully. Flush is important in Darjeelings, unless you are having a blend. There is quite a difference… Continue reading

  • Tea Meets Vodka

    If you like your tea to have a little bit of a kick, you’re in luck. There are many varieties of alcoholic beverages these days that are flavored with tea. One of the more popular of these categories lately seems to be vodka. Perhaps it’s because vodka is a clear, relatively flavorless liquid that distillers… Continue reading

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