The Confusion of “Purple Tea”

The whole thing about “purple tea” seems to be marketing jargon, almost like calling some lightly oxidized teas “yellow teas” instead of “oolongs” or even “pouchongs.” But is it really just hype to gain the interest of tea drinkers who seem to constantly crave something new on the tea horizon? Or is this tea different …

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Thoughts on the Term “Matcha”

I don't claim to be an expert on tea. I've learned a few things in the years I've been writing about it, but just enough to make me realize how much more there is to learn. From the time I learned of matcha, I was under the impression that it was a powdered green tea …

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Tea Doughnuts

The warm embrace of your tea creates visions of cakes, scones and pastries dancing through your mind. Whether you’re a Queen or simply your average tea lover, I am sure on a few occasions you have indulged in this wonderful marriage of food and drink. Putting tea in your food will help to enunciate the …

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