“The Way of Tea” by Aaron Fisher

In the course of several years spent writing about tea at this site, at my own site, and various others, I've read and reviewed quite a few tea books and have encountered a lot of other titles in passing. On the whole they seem to fall into a few main categories. There are the broad …

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Educate or Cater To — The Role of a Tea Shop

“To educate, or not to educate? That is the question!” Ah, if Shakespeare were alive today! He would tell tea shop owners a thing or two. Selling anything is tough. Selling something like tea can be even tougher, especially to a customer base raised on instant tea, weak tea in a string-and-tag bag, and the …

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Spruce Up Old Tea with Essential Oils

I decided to take the opportunity to revisit my tea cupboard and whilst there were some teas that had kept well despite years of storage (one of which I had written about in a previous post), there were other teas that were not as fortunate. Having enjoyed a sample of Dragonwell green tea I went …

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