Tea Shop as Pharmacy?

With all of the claims for health benefits from tea flying around online and just about everywhere else, tea shop owners are being besieged by people demanding the latest tea fad. When the shop personnel say “I’m sorry we don’t carry that tea,” the customer treats them as some horrible ogres who are personally responsible …

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Some Like It Hot

During a vacation several years ago, I found myself fussing with an in-room electric kettle that insisted on turning off long before the water came to a boil. My traveling companion was cross, noting that he liked to drink his tea as close to "boiling hot" as possible. In the months that followed, I began …

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