Some Like It… Iced! 😍

  With National Iced Tea Month in full swing, you might be wondering what kind of iced tea to make. Do you want to try something different from your normal iced tea? Then why not try a new tea to ice! Here are the types of tea that you can make into a refreshing glass …

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It’s National Iced Tea Month!

Here we go again! We’re back in the summer months and that means warmer weather and colder tea. Roughly 80 percent of Americans take their tea iced and sweetened. Surprisingly, the British still take their tea hot! This is possibly due to tradition and the weather difference. American summer is much more hot and humid …

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Can You Get a Premium Silver Needle Tea from India?

Some of us tend to think of Silver Needle as the sole purveyance of the Fujian Province in China (see an earlier article comparing versions). But is that just tea snobbery or tea ignorance or maybe even a bad tea experience? In my case it could be all three. Sigh! Fortunately, I am always eager …

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Tea and the Olympics: Gymnastics

Gymnastics is one of the most popular sports of the Summer Olympics. It is also one of the oldest, having been featured in the first modern Olympics in 1896, held in Athens. However in these games, and for many years after, only men competed; the first games in which women’s artistic gymnastics was featured was …

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Review of English Tea Store Darjeeling White Tips

Basically there are two types of white tea leaves available to the consumer: the kind with long, thin silvery (sometimes downy) leaves, and the kind with leaves of varied sizes and colours, sort of like what you might find on a forest floor. The catalogue photo for this tea depicts the former, while these Darjeeling …

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Review — Tangiers Lemon Flavored White Tea

Name: Tangiers Lemon Flavored White Tea Brand: English Tea Store Type: White Tea, flavored Form: Loose leaf Review: I’ve long said that white peony tea and lemon are a natural pairing: While I love the fruitiness of unflavored white peony, a little kick of lemon is sometimes a welcome addition, adding a bit of tang …

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Review — Golden Moon White Tea

Name: White Tea Brand: Golden Moon Type: White tea Form: Loose leaf Review: One simple tea, one simple review. White tea can be a controversial subject. Some people love it, some find it uninteresting. Traditional white tea, also known as silver needle, is made entirely from the fuzzy buds of the tea plant. While it …

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Review — Stash Fusion Red, White and Blueberry “Tea”

Name: Fusion Red, White & Blueberry Tea Brand: Stash Tea Type: White tea, rooibos blend, flavored Form: Paper tea bags, individually wrapped Review: One of my cardinal rules is to never eat or drink something just because it is supposed to be “healthy”. This rule is even more rigorously applied to tea, as I’ve encountered …

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Review — Stash Raspberry and White Decaf

Name: Raspberry & White Decaf Brand: Stash Tea Type: White tea, decaffeinated, flavored Form: Paper tea bags, individually wrapped in foil Review: Subtlety can be a good thing. Many flavored white teas are a joke. The “manufacturers” simply blend a cheap, flavorless white tea with a whole lot of artificial flavorings. The result is something …

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Tea Adventure — Exotic Flowering Tea

Trying a tea for the first time is a true adventure. There’s an excitement in the air that’s hard to describe, accompanied by a dozen questions running through your mind. How do you properly brew it? Is it good quality? Will you like it? It costs how much? They’re kidding, right? And so on. Thus …

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