Stitch and Sip

By Stephanie Hanson Lately, there seems to be a big return to handmade and textile arts. I am in full support of this movement, and as everything in my life has to be about tea, I started thinking about ways to blend the two hobbies. I'm a firm believer that any occasion can be turned …

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The Skinny on Tea and Skin

By William I. Lengeman III If you weren’t paying attention in school when the topic turned to human anatomy, you may not realize that the skin is your body's largest organ. With this in mind, it only makes sense that you should do everything you can to take good care of it, and according to …

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Iced Tea vs. Hot Tea

By William I. Lengeman III There’s plenty of compelling evidence these days to support the notion that drinking tea can confer health benefits upon the consumer. But what about iced and bottled teas and tea-based beverages? How do they stack up in terms of health benefits against a plain old cup of hot tea? A …

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The Importance of Water

I'm sure this won't be the first time you've seen a discussion about the importance of using the right water for tea. In fact, there have been similar posts on this very blog, but it's an issue important enough to bear repeating. Tea is, of course, largely water by volume, so it makes sense that …

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Tuesdays Are for Tea

By A.C. Cargill Tuesdays Are for Tea…and so is the rest of the week, but Tuesdays are a bit more special. Why Tuesday? Because this day occupies a unique position in the work week. Tuesday isn’t a depressing Monday when you head back to work from the pleasures of a weekend spent at the beach, …

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Yellow Tea

by William I. Lengeman III Yellow tea? Really? One could safely say, for all intents and purposes, that there are five major categories of tea that are manufactured from the Camellia sinensis plant. Black and green tea are probably the best-known of these and the most popular. But oolong, white and puerh varieties have all …

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How to Brew the Perfect Cup of Tea

The perfect cup of tea – it’s an elusive creature and one that may not even exist. But if you're willing to settle for a nearly perfect cup of tea, you’d do well to keep these guidelines in mind. Water Quality The ancient Chinese scholar Lu Yu said water from mountain streams is best for …

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A Review of Stash Fusion Green & White Tea

Name: Fusion Green & White Tea Brand: Stash Type: Green and white tea blend Form: Paper bag tea Review: There is a good chance that you have seen Stash teas, even if you don't recognize the name. Stash packages its teas in beautiful, brightly colored boxes which stand out on store shelves and behind the …

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