Historical (Sorta) Decisions Made Over a Pot of Tea

If you’re expecting anything serious…or historically accurate…or even decisive, best to move along. This is strictly tongue-in-cheek. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. The “Green Light” Given for Starting Construction on Knossos Palace (2000 BC) Okay, so they didn’t have tea in Crete yet…or did they? How do you make such a decision without tea? …

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It’s a Tea Leaf’s Life…

by Guest Blogger Sarah Rosalind Roberts Everyday millions of us drink cups of tea, but how many of you have ever wondered about the journey the tea leaf takes to make it to your mug? This is the story from the tea leaf's point of view. Hello - I am Camellia sinensis. It's early spring …

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

Anime (pronounced Aa-nih-MAY) is a stylized form of animation closely related to manga. English dictionaries define the term as referring to a special Japanese style of motion-picture animation. Many Westerners view anime strictly as an animation product from Japan, but as long as the animation is stylized, it can be from other countries, too. The …

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What Your Tea Says About You

So what does your tea say about you? A recent article in the British press goes so far as to suggest that "your blend of choice may reveal more about you than you'd expect." Well, maybe it does and maybe it doesn't. Let's take a closer look. The esteemed writer of the piece starts by …

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Is “Wild” Tea Superior to Cultivated Tea?

In the tea world fads come and go. And tea trends are everywhere. Green tea diet pills. Pu-erh miracle elixirs (as shown in this article on our blog). Teas of all kinds being called “artisan” (a key buzzword recently). Now it seems to be “wild” tea. What is it and is it superior to cultivated …

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A Few of My (Least) Favorite Tea Mishaps

When we're making tea sometimes things can go wrong. Fortunately, the stakes that come with these mishaps are not so high as if we were on an Alaskan fishing boat or a bomb disposal team. But they can be kind of a pain even so. So, without any further ado, here are some of my …

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3 Good and 3 Bad Reasons for Celebrity Tea Endorsements

From Hugh Jackman to the Beatles to “the Oprah,” famous faces are popping up related to tea. All this to get you to go ga-ga (or should I say “go Lady Gaga”?) over their tea and rush out to buy some (and inspire various tea accessories like these Beatles-themed ones). Good or bad, it seems …

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Recipe for Tea Eggs Benedict

Striking fear in the hearts of many this is a dish that is often left for restaurants to prepare. There is no need to fear this dish has been unfairly accused. This simple recipe with its easy tips will make what seems to be a daunting dish quite manageable. 4 cups water 1 tbsp Dragonwell …

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Scottish Breakfast Tea, Meet a Nutty Mix!

Tea time has gone nuts around here. The usual tea time treats such as scones with clotted cream and raspberry preserves have been replaced, at least temporarily, with nuts! Maybe it’s that whiff of Spring in the air. Maybe it’s those cute little stuffed bunnies next to the pink and white mug. Or maybe that …

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Myths and Legends of the Boston Tea Party

It's been a while since I've been a student, so I don't know what the curricula is like these days. But there was a time when anyone who had passed from the hallowed halls of elementary school had a fairly thorough grounding in that famous incident in American history - the Boston Tea Party. You …

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