Glass Teapots – More Than Just a Visual Gadget

People starting to dive into the higher orders of tea preparation or studying the Chinese tea ceremony (Gong Fu Cha) will often respond with some curiosity to the obviously omnipresent, while seemingly redundant procedure of letting the tea liquor pass through a glass vessel on its way from the actual teapot to the final drinking …

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All I Want For Christmas

As an accident prone young feller, I was without my two front teeth for a while. But I've got that covered now, so I'll turn my attentions to a few tea-related items I might like to see under the Christmas tree. First, a few things that won't be on my list. Like those fancy high-falutin' …

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Tea Adventure — Exotic Flowering Tea

Trying a tea for the first time is a true adventure. There’s an excitement in the air that’s hard to describe, accompanied by a dozen questions running through your mind. How do you properly brew it? Is it good quality? Will you like it? It costs how much? They’re kidding, right? And so on. Thus …

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Flowering Teas: Drinkable Art

Want to try something special? How about a flowering tea? A flowering tea is made of tea buds and various flowers, hand sewn together and folded into a bulb. When infused in hot water, the bulb unfolds, creating a marvelous bouquet. Children love flowering teas (also called "blooming teas" and "performance teas") and adults are …

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