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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Tea and the Chinese New Year

According to the Chinese Calendar, February 3rd of 2011 is the beginning of the new year (year 4708 or 4709, depending on whom you’re consulting). Each year also has an animal associated with it (there are 12 in all, with the list recycling every 12 years). This is the year of the Rabbit (in Chinese: …

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Tea Resolutions and Other New Year’s Stuff

Tea drinkers, the time has come to set some resolutions for your tea drinking in the New Year. Great tea adventures lie ahead, and these resolutions will help you be a part of them. Start your list with a few of these: Learn at least one new piece of information about tea per month. Try …

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Toasting in the New Year with the “Champagne of Teas”

Darjeeling tea, also known as “the Champagne of Teas,” is a great non-alcoholic way to say, “Welcome, New Year!” Sure, hoisting a glass full of bubbly champagne is traditional for such a toast. But some of us need another choice for various reasons. There are those of us can’t take even small amounts of alcohol, …

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New Teas for the New Year

Pull out the good china, the nice linens, and invite a friend over because the English Tea Store has something you’ve never had before – teas so unique they simply must be shared! No time like the present for trying things, what with it being a New Year and the start of a new decade. …

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New Year! Old Tea?

The passing from one year to the next brings with it a sense of hope and excitement that things can and will be different. The notion of newness inspires many people to make changes in their lives and in their environments. In order for changes to be made, often there must be a clearing-out process …

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New Year’s Tea Time Resolutions

By A.C. Cargill Another year is approaching its end, along with some great tea adventures. And what a year it was! New tea blends have titillated tea drinkers’ tastebuds. New tea blogs, with postings from really serious tea professionals as well as tea enjoyers, have opened up tea horizons to the whole world. New teapots, …

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Holiday Tea Time — New Year’s Eve

By A.C. Cargill The last day of 2009 is approaching — time to throw an end-of-year tea time bash! While champagne bottle corks will be popping across the nation and the world, hubby and I will be enjoying the “champagne of teas”: Darjeeling. One deep inhalation of the steam rising from the teapot’s spout can …

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