Teas of the World: South Korean Teas

Teas are grown in an ever-increasing number of countries in the world, primarily India and China. But a number of Asian countries are getting into the act, including South Korea. The first thing to know is that Koreans call just about anything steeped/infused in hot water by the term “tea.” Something to keep in mind …

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In Search of the First Tea Bag Patent

There is a commonly accepted tale for the origin of the tea bag, one that I've written about at this site and elsewhere. I've also seen it mentioned countless other times in many other places. I'll kick off this article by giving a very brief version of the story. Sometime around 1904 or 1907 or …

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