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Category Archives: The History of Tea

5 No-No’s When Drinking English Tea

5 No-No’s When Drinking English Tea

Have you ever gotten that look? You know, the look by a group of people that says you are doing something wrong, but they are not going to tell you what it is? Man, I hate that look. Well, when it comes to tea, I can help prevent this from…

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Why The Chinese Tap 2 Fingers with Every Pour of Tea

Why The Chinese Tap 2 Fingers with Every Pour of Tea

  When I went to my cousin’s wedding in Vancouver, I discovered there are a lot of Chinese customs that I was clueless to, which is pretty embarrassing considering I am half Chinese! One of the most interesting ones dealt with tea. Every time someone had their cup filled with…

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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…

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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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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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Brief History of the Discovery of Tea

Brief History of the Discovery of Tea

Imagine you are an Emperor of a gigantic country thousands of years ago. Back then, it was good to be an Emperor. Trust me. You could do pretty much anything you wanted, tell people whatever was on your mind and everyone would have to worship you.  So, in all of…

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Why we Celebrate Brunch on Mother Day

Why we Celebrate Brunch on Mother Day

My family has a tradition of always celebrating Mother’s Day with a beautiful Sunday Brunch. When we were younger, we would cook French Toast, Eggs, Potatoes, Bacon and Sausage for my Mom and now that we are all grown up, we tend to dress up and take her somewhere fancy….

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Vanilla: A Flavor so Delicious You Don’t Realize it is Expensive

Have you ever seen those bottles of saffron threads at the grocery store? It looks like there are about 5 or 6 threads in there and it costs almost triple of every spice on the rack. Saffron is the world’s most expensive spice and, because of this, most people never…

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