A Not-So-Serious Guide to Shopping for Teapots

We all know that spout shape is important, that short, squat teapots can be better steepers that those taller, thinner ones, and that different materials (glass, metal, bone china, terracotta, zisha clay, etc.) affect how the teapot steeps. But it’s time to take a look at some not-so-serious reasons to buy that teapot for your …

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Historical Takes on Iced Tea

As I write this, we're approaching the midpoint of summer, and if that's not a prime time for iced tea drinking, I'm not sure what is. It's hard to say with any certainty who might have been the first to come up with iced tea. But we here in America are enthusiastic fans of it …

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