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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.

How to Make Refrigerator Iced Tea

  Two week ago the temperature hit 107° F here in DC. I don’t know about where you live, but around here that is hot…insanely hot! It is so hot that a lot of people don’t even want to turn on the lights, especially those that do not have central…

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Why the Chinese Rinse Their Tea

Why the Chinese Rinse Their Tea

  Every time I am with the Chinese side of my family we always drink tea. My Uncle Vincent is the self-proclaimed tea master of the family and the one thing that he always insists on is rinsing the tea before serving it. If anyone makes the mistake of just…

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“Jasminey Arnold Palmer” for the 4th of July

“Jasminey Arnold Palmer” for the 4th of July

  Barbecuing on the 4th of July is one of my favorite things to do. The days are long, the weather is nice and you really have nothing else to do while waiting to see some fireworks. The only downside to the all day BBQ is the fact that people…

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Iced Tea Popsicles – As Delicious as They Sound

Iced Tea Popsicles – As Delicious as They Sound

  I don’t know about you, but over here in the Washington DC area we are going through a bit of a heat wave! When I was younger one of the best things about the summer was enjoying an ice cold popsicle on sweltering days like these. Oddly enough, my…

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How to Make Hot Brewed Iced Tea

How to Make Hot Brewed Iced Tea

  There are a lot of ways to make iced tea. I’ll be talking about all of them in the next few months here, but what I want to focus on today is the “proper” way to make iced tea. The reason why I say it is “proper” is because…

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One of the Oldest Iced Tea Recipes in the World

One of the Oldest Iced Tea Recipes in the World

  June 10th is officially “Iced Tea Day” in the US. I thought it would be fun to celebrate this occasion with one of the oldest iced tea recipes ever published. The recipe was published in 1839 in “The Kentucky Housewife” cookbook. There is a warning that comes with this…

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Super-Easy-Fast Iced Tea

Super-Easy-Fast Iced Tea

  Just the other day, I did a tea tasting with the infectiously enthusiastic ladies of Whoopsies! Gourmet Whoopie Pies in Middleburg, VA. They were preparing for their grand opening (which is this Saturday) and it happened to be unseasonably hot outside and the air-conditioning had not been installed yet….

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White Tea: The Basics

White Tea: The Basics

  Now that we have discussed Green Tea and Black Tea, let’s move on to the subtlest of all the teas – White Tea. White Tea is perfect for those who love delicate flavors that offer a complex tasting experience. People who have been drinking tea for years and can…

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Recipe: Chai Infused Texas Chili

Recipe: Chai Infused Texas Chili

  Chili was one of the first things I ever cooked. My Dad and I would go to the store and buy our favorite Chili mix at the time. We would spend the next few hours standing over the bubbling cauldron adding spices until it came out with the perfect…

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Treat Mom This Sunday With An Amazing Chai Buttermilk Pancake Recipe!

Treat Mom This Sunday With An Amazing Chai Buttermilk Pancake Recipe!

  We often get lost in the commercial side of Mother’s Day, but sometimes less in more! We research nice restaurants, make reservations and spend the afternoon dining on fine food. But, lost in this shuffle is the personal interaction that make holidays so special. So, if you are not…

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