Noble Fleming — Master of Tea

Too many folks in the tea world play fast and loose with the term “tea master.” It seems the title is being adopted by anyone who feels they’ve studied or worked with tea for sufficient time – however arbitrarily long that may be, from years to weeks. To my mind, there are very few people …

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Mastering Tea

As we’ve already noted in these pages, there are any number of ways to advance your education about all things tea, including books, magazines, films, online resources and more. If you’re interested in getting more serious about the pursuit of tea, courses offered by the American Tea Masters Association (ATMA) and the Specialty Tea Institute …

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Lu Yu and The Classic of Tea

As premium tea has experienced something of a resurgence in popularity in recent years, there has also been a corresponding increase in books on related topics. None of which is anything new, really. One of the first writers to expound upon the various fine points of tea and tea culture wielded his pen about 1,200 …

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