International Tea for International Sports

This summer has been a busy one for sports fans. While I do not usually consider myself a “sports fan,” there are a few international sporting events that I enjoy watching, namely international football (soccer to those of you in the States) and tennis. So, the almost simultaneous occurrence of Euro 2012 and the Wimbledon …

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Choosing Your Path to Tea — Asian, European, or…

Pursuing the enjoyment and knowledge of tea is a real journey, and there are several paths you can follow. There is the European path, the Asian path, the Middle Eastern path, the American path,… Have you ever been on a journey and come to a fork in the road? Actually, in the Wizard of Oz, …

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Tea Traditions — Europe

Generally speaking, we tea lovers in the U.S. have Europeans to thank. Specifically, the Dutch. Holland was thriving, with great artists like Rembrandt, a rich culture and traditions, and strong ties to areas of the world such as the Far East that supplied much sought after goods like tea. That tea was the catalyst for …

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