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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 Long Does Tea Stay Fresh?

How Long Does Tea Stay Fresh?

  There is nothing worse than going to get your favorite tea, taking the time to brew it, taking a sip then… being utterly disappointed. You know you love that particular tea, but for some reason it isn’t quite as good as you remembered it to be. Why did this…

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Is Loose Tea Expensive?

Is Loose Tea Expensive?

  There is a sneaky little misconception that people have when it comes to tea. A lot of people that are new to loose tea feel like it is expensive. While “expensive” is a very subjective term, I believe that most people need to be informed about the cost of…

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The Best Way to Make Gallons of Iced Tea

The Best Way to Make Gallons of Iced Tea

  Question: I drink at least a half gallon of tea a day and I almost always have cold iced tea. What is the best method for making large amounts of tea to be used for later? My method thus far has to been to boil water in a pot…

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Why We Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Why We Celebrate Valentine’s Day

  Valentine’s Day has been getting a bad rap recently. It is a day a lot of people believe is fabricated by society to increase sales for certain industries (such as flowers, chocolate and restaurants.) While there may be some truth to that, the legend of Valentine’s Day is actually…

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The 5 Main Tea Growing Countries

The 5 Main Tea Growing Countries

    “What do you do?” is probably the most common question I hear from people in the Washington DC area. When I explain that I own a tea company almost everyone asks me where my tea comes from. When I explain that all teas come from 5 main countries,…

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Why Most Americans Drink Coffee Not Tea

Why Most Americans Drink Coffee Not Tea

  No matter where you go in the US, you see coffee. It’s in every restaurant, grocery store, gas station, airport, office building, meeting and almost every American home. But, have you ever wondered why you see coffee everywhere and not tea? The answer is actually quite interesting. Coffee popularity…

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Kick Up Your Eggnog With Chai

Kick Up Your Eggnog With Chai

  I have an issue with most premade, bottled drinks. Since they are made quickly and in a factory, they always need to take short cuts to try and match the flavor of the real stuff. This usually involves using chemicals or other ingredients that have scientific names that no…

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English Breakfast Tea: New York’s Finest

English Breakfast Tea: New York’s Finest

  We all know that taking slices of potatoes and deep frying them is absolutely delicious. It is so delicious that Thomas Jefferson used to eat them all the time when he was in the White House and called them “potatoes served in the French manner.” From that point on…

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Can Oolong Tea Help You Lose Weight?

Can Oolong Tea Help You Lose Weight?

  It seems as though every time I turn on the TV there is a weight loss commercial. Take this pill and you will lose stomach fat… Use this machine and watch the pounds melt off… Eat this ratio of food and drop 30 pounds… While these are annoying, there…

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Why You Should Always Use Cold Water in Your Kettle

Why You Should Always Use Cold Water in Your Kettle

  If you ever read any recipe or instructions that deal with boiling water, they always recommend that you use cold water to begin with. When I was younger I had always wondered about this. Since I am going to boil the water, wouldn’t it make more sense to get…

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