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September 9, 2013

  • Tea Room Charm Is Not Dead

    All the fuss about trying to attract men to tea rooms and to tea in general has caused some to think that the charm of the tea room is gone. As if men, in order to feel at home in a tea room, need it to be like a woodworkers shop or the “man caves”… Continue reading

  • Tea and the Tea Trade, circa 1850

    An American merchant who spent much of his life living in China, Gideon Nye wrote a number of books on various aspects of Chinese studies, many of which are available in your favorite free digital archive. For purposes of this article, the most noteworthy of these tomes was the 1850 volume (the third edition) he… Continue reading

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