Tea Infusers

As a tea lover, I can’t go a day without at least one cup of tea. I brew my tea either using teabags, self-made teabags with loose leaf tea, or loose leaf in a strainer. Lately in my efforts to go green, I have begun to use the strainer as much as I possibly can. …

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January was National Hot Tea Month

The start of the new year, January being National Hot Tea Month, and new writers all facilitated bringing you new teas to try this month. I intended to write this article many weeks ago and title it, "January is National Hot Tea Month." If my life is like yours in any degree, you are well …

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Gaiwan Snobbery?

Some people think that those of us who find a gaiwan awkward to use are feeble-minded and lacking in knowledge of “the leaf” (tea leaves from the Camellia Sinensis plant). Is this snobbery or just a sign of clinging to traditional methods? It could be both, depending on the person saying it. Recently, I commented …

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Are Loose Teas Straining Your Love for Tea?

Steeping and then straining your loose leaf tea can be an inconvenience sometimes, but the resulting tea “liquor” is worth it. The leaves get full contact with the water and lots of room to expand, releasing their ingredients into it. But in our ever-faster-paced world, where each moment counts, are steeping loose teas and having …

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Loose Tea on the Go

Are you a tea lover who wishes they could take their lovely tea stash along with them when they leave the house? There are many ways to be able to take your loose tea with you for convenient brewing outside of the home. There are three ways that make traveling with loose tea easy and …

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