Tea and the Cherry Blossom Festival

There are cherry trees in our nation’s capital city. I was lucky enough years ago to have been there when cherry blossoms were in bloom. Now, I toast them from afar with a nice cuppa tea! About the D.C. Cherry Blossom Festival The cherry trees growing in Washington, D.C., date back to 1912. They were …

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Tea’s Not Just for Drinking!

by Guest Blogger Sarah Rosalind Roberts You may have several cups a day, but have you considered that you could be doing more with your tea? The leaves in your mug aren't just for drinking and there are countless different ways you could be using them. I'm always keen to promote getting the most use …

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Tea Themes on Our Blog

Over the years, our blog has addressed lots of tea themes. From what tea is and how to prepare it, to different tea customs, history and teawares. We have looked at every twist and turn and nuance of tea and yet the articles keep coming. Why? Because that is tea – ever present and changing …

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$5 Cup of Tea – Meet $6 Cup of Tea

What's the largest sum of money you'd pay for a cup of tea? My answer is not very much, though I can't really narrow it down to a precise dollar (or cents) figure. I've discoursed on tea economics here many times now and I won't go into it too deeply except to say that the …

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6 Things That Are Unique About American Tea Drinking

For all of you tea drinkers coming to the U.S. and expecting what you are used to at home, I present this list as a sort of public service. We Americans are a breed apart…a distinctly odd breed in some ways. And wonderfully unique in other ways. Tea drinking is one of them. I selected …

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The Tea Anarchist’s Handbook

I spend all of my day drinking tea. I taste for professional reasons. I blend and taste and I taste the blends of others in our company. I taste competitor teas. I don’t ever taste tea bags, except every so often when someone invents a “new kind that actually tastes good”, which it invariably doesn't. …

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Some Relatives of the Tea Plant to Grow in the U.S.

The rush to grow tea in the U.S. is on, with brave agronomical pioneers in several states boldly going where… you know the rest. But wait, there are already several relatives of the tea plant (Camellia Sinensis) blooming from coast to coast. Well, almost. Camellias, azaleas, and rhododendrons are the generally known names. You can’t …

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Who Drinks Coffee, Who Drinks Tea?

Of all the nations on Earth, which one drinks the most tea? That would have to be the Irish, of course. Or would it? Well, if the truth be told, the nation that consumes the most tea of them all is...China. Which is fitting enough, I guess. The Chinese are said to put away about …

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5 Signs That You’re “Going Victorian” at Tea Time

The natural thing to do in these times when nostalgia is all around us is to “go Victorian” at tea time. You don’t have to live in a house built during the Victorian era (1837-1901) for that to happen. It’s just a little thing here, a little thing there – all signs that you’re “going …

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Recipe for Tea Scalloped Potatoes

When considering comfort foods one delights in visions of mac-n-cheese, mashed potatoes, soup, pasta and so much more. In most of these visions you will be hard pressed not to find some kind of cheese or potato in the recipe. There is just something about the rich full flavor of cheese and the hearty warmth …

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