Some Like It… Iced! 😍

  With National Iced Tea Month in full swing, you might be wondering what kind of iced tea to make. Do you want to try something different from your normal iced tea? Then why not try a new tea to ice! Here are the types of tea that you can make into a refreshing glass …

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The Ultimate Celebration of All Things British!

http://www.nationalteaday.co.uk/ April 21st, 2017 National Tea Day is celebrated in April in the UK. While tea is the most popular beverage in the UK, this is its official day. This day is entirely different from National Hot Tea Day in the US, which is celebrated each January. This day celebrates all aspects of tea, including …

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Great Tasting Tea Delivered Every Month!

Subscriptions! They’ve been around for many years but just recently, subscriptions have been taking on new forms and increasing in popularity. From movies to even dinner kits, you can get just about anything through a subscription. So when you hear about subscribing to tea, is it truly a surprise? The answer is yes! Introducing English …

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Recipe – Orange & Chocolate Chip Cake

Is it OK to say I do not like chocolate cake?  I do make chocolate cakes and I do eat some chocolates, like Maltesers but I have never been a fan of rich chocolate cakes so I make this orange flavour cake and put chocolate chips in and it is good. You can of course …

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What Young Pu-erh Tea Is All About

A few years ago I received a sample of a tea called “Young Pu-erh.” It started me on an exploration of this rather unique style of tea. It’s not a black tea nor an oolong. And it’s certainly not a green or white tea. So, what is Young Pu-erh all about? To know that, you …

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Is Puerh Tea a Health-Giving Elixir?

Once upon a time there was tea. It was black - for the most part. It was a time, here in the West, when tea and black tea were nearly synonymous. But in the last decade or so it's green tea that's grabbed the overwhelming share of attention. With the popularity of green tea there's …

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A Pu-erh to Start Out With

There are black teas (what many in the world call “red tea”), green teas, white teas, rarer yellow teas, purple teas, hundreds of oolong teas … and then there’s pu-erh. Strange. Mysterious. Off-putting. But, as with anything new to you, starting out is easy – just take that first step. Here is a pu-erh (or …

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A Mild Rant About $1 Million Dollar Tea

I can't recall who introduced me to the idea that there are people who allegedly have "more money than sense." But it was a phrase that came to mind, some months back, when I wrote an article that examined (and questioned) the notion of paying $1,000 for a cup of tea. I should note that …

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Pu-erh Tea Cakes Are Not Created Equal

Just as there is a wide difference between bagged teas, the variety of pu-erh (puer, pu’er) tea cakes on the market is fairly astounding. Considering that some pu-erhs are considered collectibles, fakery has also come about. Knowing what to look for and how to make your selection is more important than ever. Type of Tea …

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Golden Pu-erh Is Truly Golden

Pu-erh is one of those teas that can take multiple infusions and is often infused in smaller amounts. A lot of pu-erh is sold in large cakes where you have to break off a chunk to steep it. Some is sold in mini cakes (“tuochas”), which are sized about right for a small pot of …

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