All Things in Moderation…Even Tea?

There is an idiom “Moderation in all things” which is usually taken to mean roughly “do not do anything too much or too little” — it’s one I turn a bit sideways to “All things in moderation.” And that includes tea…or does it? The trick here, of course, is how you define “moderation.” That definition …

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Bragger’s Tea

One of the stranger types of tea I've written about was poo poo puerh, a curious variety also known as grain moth tea, chong cha or worm tea, among other things. Not to be indelicate about it, but it's a tea that's made by feeding grain moths with puerh tea, then harvesting the excrement and …

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Tea: Camellia Sinensis, or Just Anything That Will Infuse?

In tea-related discussion forums and groups, we keep encountering the discussion of whether the definition of the word “tea” should be limited to the varieties of the Camellia Sinensis plant or whether it is ok to call anything tea that will infuse in (hot?) water, as is quite common use in the English language. Never, …

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