5 Teas and Herbals with a “Social” Quality

Some teas seem to have a real “social” quality, suited to a more social tea time, whether it’s Afternoon Tea or High Tea, or a big tea time gala. They are generally teas best steeped in smaller quantities and able to undergo multiple steepings. A number of options are out there awaiting your selection for …

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My Experience with Some 2012 First Flush Darjeelings

First flush Darjeeling teas are like Beaujolais Nouveau wines: Everyone waits for them with great anticipation. They’re not necessarily the best teas of the year – I prefer second flushes or autumnals myself – but they do serve as an indicator of how good these later flushes will be. After hearing stories earlier this year …

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