Profiles in Tea: James Norwood Pratt

Is there anyone in America – and beyond – who has not been influenced by James Norwood Pratt, “the guru of tea?” Or inspired by this knowledgeable and engaging writer, speaker, educator, businessman, and dedicated student of tea? English Tea Store blog published a wonderful article about Mr. Pratt some months ago. He recently, and …

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Tea Veterans — James Norwood Pratt

Time to visit with another person who has been in the “tea trenches” for many years. Another dedicatee to the Camellia Sinensis plant (the tea bush) and to processing it for a variety of tastes. Someone who contributes daily to the enjoyment of tea by people the world over. Another unsung hero, a veteran in …

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Tea in the Atlantic

A word of explanation is in order. Contrary to what the title might suggest this article is not about drinking tea in the Atlantic Ocean or even on a boat on said ocean. The Atlantic referred to is, along with Harpers and the New Yorker, one of the nation's preeminent weekly newsmagazines dealing with culture, …

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Tea Books Revisited

By William I. Lengeman III A revised edition of a classic book about tea, a pair of guidebooks to the finest American and British tea rooms, a guide to all – or at least most - of the tea in China and a study of the Japanese philosophy of tea. If any of this piques …

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The Samovar

By William I. Lengeman III If you're in the market for a gadget to help you prepare tea there's no shortage of choices these days. The most basic form of tea preparation consists simply of hot water, tea bags and a cup or mug. At the other end of the scale are assorted and sundry …

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