Tea Tasting Palate Cleansers

With the growing popularity of tea tastings, the question often arises what should be used to clean the palate between each tea. I went on a mission to answer this question, and I wanted to share it with you. With a significant amount of wine tasting under my belt, I felt I had some idea …

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Virtual Tea Tastings

Awhile ago, an article was posted here by one of our writers about a virtual tea tasting. Intrigued, I thought I’d give it a try. The experience was illuminating and brought to mind some of the pros and cons of such occasions. Yes, there are definitely some do’s and don’ts when holding virtual tea tastings. …

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5 Top Rules of Tea Tasting

Tea tastings are all the rage at tea shops and tea rooms. You’ve booked your space and paid out the fee, so you want to get the most out of your tea tasting experience. The rules are simple yet amazingly overlooked by some to the chagrin of their fellow attendees. For your sake and for …

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Tea Showdown — Devonshire Tea vs. PG Tips

My tea adventures have ranged far and wide over the past year. While my focus has been on loose leaf teas (strongly preferred), a few bagged teas have crossed my path. PG Tips has been a favorite for years and has a long history dating back to the 1930s (although the company was started in …

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Tea Taste Terms Circus

The lexicon of tea terms keeps growing, sort of like when the Ringling Brothers Circus joined with Barnum & Bailey. The vital question, though, is if these terms have any real meaning. There are lots of claims about how teas taste and a host of terms that have “cropped up” (pun intended) to describe those …

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Proper Tea Tasting Techniques

By Stephanie Harkins Tea tasting, much like wine tasting, cheese tasting or any other sampling of a food or beverage, includes utilizing all five of your senses and focusing on how the experience feels to you personally. By using your sense of smell, sight, taste and touch, you can not only evaluate teas accurately, but …

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