3 Reasons to Standardize the Spellings of Tea Names

In a recent article, Bill Lengeman, that intrepid tea guy and reporter of all things tea, wrote about the “poetry” of tea names. Awhile ago, I wrote about the “circus” of tea names out there in this article. Let’s face it, consistency is not a byword in the world of tea!  Romanizing tea names can …

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Would You Drink a Tea with a Name Like This?

Tea vendors sometimes think that coming up with rather esoteric names for their teas, especially their blended and/or flavored teas, helps make those products be memorable in customers minds. But do they go too far? Would you drink a tea with a truly “out there” name? Hubby, who has quite the sense of humor, and …

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How Do You Spell Tea?

According to Wikipedia, a style guide "is a set of standards for the writing and design of documents, either for general use or for a specific publication, organization or field." While there are many such guides in circulation nowadays, some of the best known are probably The Chicago Manual of Style and The Associated Press …

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What’s in a Name?

by Stephanie Hanson A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, according to Juliet. But would Rose Congou? I thought we would take a look at the origins of some of the names for our favorite beverage. The Chinese have two words for tea: t’e (pronounced tay), from Fukien Province, and cha, used …

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