The Appeal of Consistent Tea

Consistency for many is a very good thing while for others it is a bit of a bore. The same is true of consistent tea. For some it is ho-hum and for others it is the “must have” cuppa three, four, or even five times a day. So, what is a consistent tea and what …

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Ad Hoc Tea Blending

A bit of this, a bit of that, and you find yourself engaging in the time-honored tradition of ad hoc tea blending. Some concoctions will be better than others, of course, and some will be so good that you might build yourself a whole new career as a tea blender, as several people have. [Note: …

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Darjeeling Blends

Those darling Darjeeling teas show up in a variety of tea blends, adding their unique flavors and creating a new taste sensation in your teacup. What determines how Darjeeling teas affect the tea blend’s taste depends on which flush is used. Generally, the flush descriptions (according to the Darjeeling Tea Association) are: Spring Flush — …

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Some Tea Blends I Hope to Never See

Tea blends can be a very wonderful thing, especially when done by an experienced tea blender. Sometimes, though, the desire to come up with something new for the ever expanding tea market can lead to what I’d only describe as “Tea Blend Mania.” So, why do people blend teas? Several reasons, actually. For one thing, …

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The Advantages of Blended Teas

Tea blends — they’re everywhere these days. Go online and you’ll see dozens of small tea “boutiques” selling their latest tea blends. Some are fairly normal sounding, such as a special citrus and green tea blend, while others are exotic, like a tea blend with a root beer float taste. There are hundreds of different …

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Great Assam Breakfast Blends

Assam is truly a “stealth tea,” one that is often not in the forefront but definitely tasted as part of a blend, sort of like a bass violin that you hear almost subliminally. Many breakfast blends start with Assam, then build up from that malty taste to give you a rich symphony of flavor with …

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