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Author Archives: Marcus Stout

Owner of Golden Moon Tea. Amateur chef, wannabe world traveler and an obsessive compulsive tea drinker. Half Chinese, Half Irish which gives me a unique perspective on tea, culture and turning red when drinking alcohol.

A Special Chai for Thanksgiving

A Special Chai for Thanksgiving

  Oh boy, the big day is coming up. Football, food, family… did I say food? Thanksgiving is wonderful to just hang out, that is until after dessert when we are all so full we feel like we want to burst. Luckily, there is a cure for the post Thanksgiving…

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How People in Hong Kong Drink Tea

How People in Hong Kong Drink Tea

  Hong Kong has a lot going for it. It is one of the commercial capitals of the Orient, the architecture is amazing and the food is out of this world. But, the one thing that Hong Kong lacks is a way to get a quick cup of good tea….

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Hong Kong Milk Tea Revisited

Hong Kong Milk Tea Revisited

  Marcus’ Note: Hello from Hong Kong! I am currently on the first leg of my Asia Tea Trip and thought this would be a great article to resurrect! I will be sending new Tea Time Newsletters in the next few weeks and have a lot of great stuff planned…

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The 10 New Commandments of Breakfast Tea

The 10 New Commandments of Breakfast Tea

  I love Breakfast Tea. I like waking up, deciding which brisk tea to drink, boiling the water and smelling the tea as it brews. There is just something about the ritual that makes mornings (and my groggy self) much nicer. Because of my love for Breakfast Tea, I have…

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What is Whole Leaf Tea?

What is Whole Leaf Tea?

  There are a lot of topics we cover here on Tea Time. We talk about the different types of tea, tea cocktails, tea cooking recipes and different ways to make tea. Some of you have subscribed to Tea Time since we started over 2 years ago, but, for others…

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Customer Question: Is a Green Oolong the Same as Green Tea?

Customer Question: Is a Green Oolong the Same as Green Tea?

  “Hi Marcus, In looking around your site a bit more (now that I’m venturing into green teas), I see you describe oolong leaves as “green” — does this mean that oolong is a green tea? - Theresa, Maryland” That is great question, Theresa and the answer is “sort of.” Let’s…

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The Wrong Way to Make “Strong Tea”

The Wrong Way to Make “Strong Tea”

  My mother is famous for making “strong tea” as she calls it. Her version of strong tea involves using a little bit of tea and steeping it for an insane amount of time, about 10 – 15 minutes. While I love my mother to death, I can’t stand her…

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New Study: Green Tea Helps with Memory Loss

New Study: Green Tea Helps with Memory Loss

  As we get older we all start to get a bit more forgetful. Heck, I am in my early 30’s and I know I forget more things than I did in my early 20’s! We have all accepted this as a part of aging, but should we? There is…

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Why These Three Teas are Perfect for Fall

Why These Three Teas are Perfect for Fall

  A lot of people get a bit sad when summer turn into fall. I have the opposite reaction. As obvious as it sounds, it is about the change. I love the crisp air, the colors of October and slightly slower pace. And, with a new season comes new food,…

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How to Pair Food with the Perfect Tea

How to Pair Food with the Perfect Tea

  It seems that almost any restaurant you walk into these days has a wine-pairing guide. The reason why restaurants do this is because they know that a good beverage can enhance the entire dining experience significantly. Think of oysters and Champagne or a robust Cabernet with a fine steak….

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