Tea for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is approaching once again. Whether or not you like to celebrate this religious-turned-secular holiday, it tends to make rather a splash in the media and as such you probably will hear something about the numerous celebrations taking place. But a holiday is a holiday (even if it’s not an official U.S. holiday), …

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Tailoring Your Tea to Your Water

Different regions have different types of water. This may be an obvious thing to point out, but since water is essential to drinking tea, this simple statement has implications for tea lovers everywhere. As our editor pointed out in a recent article, your water could be the reason that your tea didn’t taste quite like …

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Lyons Tea

When it comes to annual tea consumption the Irish are right near the top of the heap. They are ranked third on the list of the world's top tea drinkers, downing a rather impressive amount of tea that averages more than seven pounds a year per person. Lyons Tea is one of the companies that's …

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Tea Pioneers: Horniman’s Tea

Tea companies come and tea companies go, though it's worth noting that there are several such firms that measure their age in centuries rather than merely in years. If you'd been drinking tea in the nineteenth century, chances are you'd have been aware of Horniman's Tea. Though they only got started in the early nineteenth …

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Irish Tea Debate — Lyons vs Barry’s

Ireland and tea go together like … uh, well … Ireland and tea! The Irish people drink the most tea per capita of any country in the world, with 3 million tea drinkers averaging 4 to 6 cups of tea per day each. Most of that tea is the Lyons brand (founded in 1902 by …

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Irish Tea Brands

Say what you want about the Irish, but don't say they're not a nation of fanatical tea drinkers. As of 2009, the Irish were tied for second place (with Mauritania, of all places) for annual per capita consumption of tea. The Mauritanians and the Irish each drank an average of a little more than seven …

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