Tea Room vs. Tea House vs. Tea Shop – What’s the Difference?

“Tea Room,” “Tea House,” or “Tea Shop” – what’s the difference? In the world of tea, words swirl and float and often have no firm shape. They are like clouds and mist instead of something solid and definable like a mountain or a car. As a result we have herbals being called “herbal tea,” Rooibos …

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Tea Catechins 101

With all of the attention to the many alleged health benefits of tea nowadays, you tend to hear certain terms a lot. One of those terms is catechins. Which leads to the obvious question - what are they? I have to admit that, as much as I write about tea, I wasn't completely clear on …

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