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Category Archives: Types of Tea

Darjeeling Tea: What Exactly is a Flush?

Darjeeling Tea: What Exactly is a Flush?

  My British Cousin once told me that I looked like I was getting a bit heavy and looked like I put on about “half a stone.” That’s not too bad I thought to myself. Little did I know that half a stone equals 7 lbs! It is amusing how…

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Green Teas – Savory vs. Sweet

Green Teas – Savory vs. Sweet

There are some people that say they hate Green Tea – a friend of mine, Sean, used to tell me this all the time. Every time I would offer him a cup of Green Tea, he would just wave his hand and tell me not to bother because the tea…

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Tea Blends – Mixing the Best Of Many Worlds

Tea Blends – Mixing the Best Of Many Worlds

As I have mentioned before, my parents come from different cultures. My Mother is Chinese and was born in Hong Kong. My Father is Irish and was born in Upstate New York. So, when you combine the two, that leaves me – a mixture of Chinese and Irish ethnicities. Now…

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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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What to Look For in Great Tea

What to Look For in Great Tea

  Think of the best restaurant you have ever been to. Think of the happy people enjoying themselves, the smells of the kitchen that started to make your mouth water and the wonderful crusty bread that crackled when you broke it. Then when the food came it was probably so…

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Green Tea Guide (For People That Don’t Like the Taste)

Green Tea Guide (For People That Don’t Like the Taste)

  Question: What additional ingredients would you advise to add to green tea for a person who does not appreciate the taste of pure green tea? – Kerry from Charlestown, WV I get this question a lot when I talk to people. There are many people that want to start drinking…

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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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Black Tea: The Basics

Black Tea: The Basics

  OK. So last week I kind of got in trouble with my wife. I guess she didn’t find the as much humor in the “Who’s on First” whiskey analogy as I did, even though she was a good sport about it. So, to keep in her good graces, I…

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Green Tea: Do You Really Know What It Is?

Green Tea: Do You Really Know What It Is?

  When I was preparing last week’s Tea Time, I was experimenting with different types of whiskey to use in the recipe. After Tea Time went out,  my wife and I had the following discussion: Ashley: Why is the title “A Whiskey and Tea Cocktail?” I thought you used Bourbon?…

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