What Your Tea Says About You II

In part one of this series, I took a look at a recent article in the British press. The writer tried to draw connections between certain types of people and the tea they drank. It was a fairly Brit-centric way of looking at things but as it turns out judging a person by the tea …

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What Your Tea Says About You

So what does your tea say about you? A recent article in the British press goes so far as to suggest that "your blend of choice may reveal more about you than you'd expect." Well, maybe it does and maybe it doesn't. Let's take a closer look. The esteemed writer of the piece starts by …

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Why I’ve Become Impatient with (Some) Tea

The last time I checked there were only 24 hours in an average day. As you may know. While I might have been willing to spend a few more of those hours on so-so tea at some time in the distant past, I'm not often in the mood for it much anymore. For my own …

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The Tea-o-metre: A Gauge for Your Day

How many cups of tea have you had today? And what type of teas were they? The answers to these questions could provide you with all the information you need to gauge the type of day that it’s been for you based on your tea drinking—your own personal tea-o-metre. You may notice that you’ve had …

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Piping Hot Tea versus Slightly Cooled — the Debate Rages On

Many tea drinkers insist that tea should be served and enjoyed piping hot while others have adopted the practice of letting the tea cool slightly so that the flavors can be better perceived on the tongue. Which is better? The debate in the world of tea drinkers rages on (in a friendly way). One favorite …

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My Falling Out with Darjeeling Tea

Things change. Which is a bit of an obvious statement, I know. So to be a little more specific, I'll say that tastes in tea change. Although to be fair, I can only speak for myself. I've only been drinking tea in a serious way (whatever that means) for a little more than seven years. …

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The Sweetie Knows the Sweetie Nose

Marriage is a wonderful thing made even more wonderful when interests can be shared — especially when one of those interests is tea! My sweetie hubby has certainly embraced the tea life and is as eager as I am to try a new tea. My nose is more sensitive than his, and his is more …

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10 Super Things to Toast with Tea in November

Hello again, fellow tea lovers, time to explore special dates in November that are worthy of a toast of the teacup. Of course, there some well-known ones: Veterans’ Day on the 11th and Thanksgiving on the 22nd. We need to pay some attention to the lesser known occasions. I present some for your to explore …

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Tea Kettle Philosophy — Begin and End

Making tea seems like a never-ending task around here, with a fresh pot being steeped as we’re finishing off the last one — sort of like “chain tea drinking”! That, of course, means the kettle gets a regular workout, and that means lots of time to philosophize. The mind naturally wanders as those minutes go …

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The “Tea Life” — A Work in Progress

A little over three years ago, I embarked on what became known as the “tea life” where tea was to be more than just another beverage in my arsenal of thirst slakers. It was to become a way of life. The “tea life” may not be what you think it is. I don’t wear clothing …

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