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Category Archives: Tea Preparation

How to Avoid Soy Milk Separation in Tea

How to Avoid Soy Milk Separation in Tea

  Hi Marcus! I’m an avid tea drinker (all day long) and prefer a black tea with milk and sugar most of the time. My problem is this…I don’t care for dairy products and usually use soy milk, although not recommended. This works fine with Pu-erh, which is my go to tea,…

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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 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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How The Wrong Teacup Can Ruin Your Tea

There is a scene from a famous movie about California wine country that has always stuck with me. One of the characters is a wine nut, he lives and breathes the stuff. And throughout the movie he talks about this amazing wine he has been saving for a very special…

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Do the Japanese Make the World’s Greatest Teapot?

Do the Japanese Make the World’s Greatest Teapot?

  Whenever I buy anything for myself I tend to get a bit obsessive. I search reviews, check ratings and try and learn as much about the product as possible. So, when I was looking for a kitchen table, my research led me to Amish made furniture. The one thing…

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Is Too Much Information a Bad Thing?

Is Too Much Information a Bad Thing?

  In the past I have talked about overindulgence when it comes to Thanksgiving. Too much food, too much drink and, if possible, too much football. But, on a different note, I want to talk about something else we can have too much of…information. Now don’t get me wrong, having…

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Milk: Before or After Your Tea?

Milk:  Before or After Your Tea?

  Imagine it’s World War II, you are a British secret agent working undercover in Nazi Germany. You have spent the past 5 years learning every social custom, fashion style and you have perfected a regional German accent. It is impossible for you to get caught…until you make tea. Believe…

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How to make perfect tea in your dorm room

How to make perfect tea in your dorm room

  When you have a nice big kitchen, making tea is quite easy. You can choose a pot, boil some water in a kettle and pick a favorite cup from your cupboard. But, what do you do when space and resources are tight? Well, I can’t think of a more…

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