Checking in on New Year’s Tea Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions are not for everyone- a little like the British delicacy of marmite, they seem to be something that you either love or hate. But, if you are in the habit of making them, it is usually around this time that you might stop and take account of how your New Year’s resolutions …

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More New Year’s Tea Resolutions

Another year has rolled by and with it many events have occurred. Some goals got accomplished and others did not. How did your year go? And what resolutions do you have lined up for this New Year that is upon us? Mine are all about tea, naturally! Let’s skip past the obvious such as “trying …

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Resolving to Drink Better Tea

The new year is almost upon us and, as always, the first of January is the signal for those who engage in such practices to roll out a bright shiny new list of New Year's resolutions. January 6 is, of course, the day by which 96.4% of those resolutions have fallen by the wayside, but …

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Resolving to Enjoy Tea in the New Year

Tis the season for resolutions, so it seems only natural to resolve to enjoy tea in the New Year. That means doing more than just grab a cuppa and go in the morning. It means resolving to take some time apart from your busy schedule to do something special tea-wise. Try a New Tea Rather …

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How I Spent 2012 (Tea Edition)

There's a popular notion that over the course of seven years the cells of the human body regenerate and you've essentially become a new person, at least in the physical sense. Whether it's true or not is not for me to say, but it's a concept that occurred to me as I reflected on my …

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The Year in Tea – A Retrospective

The year in tea closed with a bang, of sorts. If you pay even a little bit of attention to the tea industry you probably already know that. Even if you know nothing about tea you might have heard about the wheeling and dealing between some of the big players in tea retailing and those …

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Starting Off the New Year with a New Tea!

The last chorus of “Auld Lang Syne” has drifted off into the night air, the last balloon inscribed with “Happy New Year” has popped, the confetti has been swept up, and Dick Clark has been put back in cold storage for next year’s dropping of the big ball in Times Square. Time to close the …

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Lining Up Those Tea Resolutions

The time is near to line up those tea resolutions. Like the commonly made resolutions of losing weight, studying harder, being nicer to people, etc., tea resolutions are goals we set for the New Year in the hope of getting more enjoyment from the tea we drink. There seems to be some deep human need …

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Tea and the Tibetan New Year

The calendar is full of all kinds of special dates, and this tea drinker is starting to pay a bit more attention to them (more reasons to steep a special tea in their honor). In February, it was the Chinese New Year (I missed the Taiwanese New Year). Now in March on the 5th, it’s …

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