Rolled vs. Open Tea Leaves: Does a Tightly Rolled Form Affect the Infusion Time?

A good question, isn’t it? It came to me often, when I started diving into tea a few years ago. I was drinking myself through all the green, Oolong and black teas from my country of choice, north Thailand, and initially was surprised to find that they would produce at least all their finer teas …

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Oolong Blasphemy

Ever ones to experiment with our teas, hubby and I came up with a different way to approach multiple steepings of oolongs. It’s a bit unorthodox. Some might even call it oolong blasphemy. Multiple steepings are usually short and quick. We find that the teas are often too hot to drink immediately after steeping and …

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How Do I Love Tea? Let Me Count the Ways…..

The love affair that many people have with drinking tea is one that has grown slowly over time. What starts off as a casual acquaintance blossoms into an amorous fascination. There have been many lists created with reasons as to why you ought to drink more tea, but love has so little to do with …

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The Big Steep

Often I am asked about the best way to steep tea. And what’s best depends on what type of tea you are drinking, what kind of equipment you own (or are willing to buy) and what fits most into your lifestyle. TEA BAGS: The easiest and most popular tea delivery method. Pros: Produces a clean …

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