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Category Archives: Types of Tea

Why Gyokuro’s Are So Prized in Japan

photo: www.flickr.com/photos/stevendepolo/2130756375/ Chestnuts roasting on an open fire Jack Frost nipping at your nose Yuletide carols being sung by a choir And folks dressed up like Eskimos… The Christmas Song as sung by Nat King Cole. In my opinion, you can’t get any better than that during the holiday season….

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How to Make Your Own Chai for Thanksgiving

photo: www.flickr.com/photos/kk/14437166/ Thanksgiving is always one of my favorite times of year. One of the things I enjoy the most is experimenting with new recipes. While Thanksgiving is a traditional holiday, I like to try creating one new dish every year and it doesn’t have to be something exotic either….

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Finding a Black Tea that is “Just Right”

photo:www.flickr.com/photos/34053291@N05/4737020396/ Do you remember the tale of Goldilocks? How she broke into the unsuspecting Bears’ house, drank all their porridge and then took liberty with their beds? Well, Goldilocks wasn’t the only one looking for a fit that was “just right.” In the 1800’s in China, there was a poor…

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Why Some Oolongs Taste Like Green Tea (And Some Taste Like Black Tea)

photo: www.flickr.com/photos/liz/497009071/ Do you know anyone who constantly overcooks their steak? They stand over the grill with an indecisive face, consistently poking at the food asking “Do you think it’s done yet?” I, personally, am talking about my friend Ryan. It doesn’t matter ifI tell him I like my steak…

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Why Most People Order a “Tea Tea” at a Coffee House

photo: www.flickr.com/photos/minato/29765085/ When I was just out of college, I embarked on a post-universty ritual with a group of my friends – we went backpacking through Europe. One thing that sticks out in my mind was how my friend used to order soup while in France.   Every time we…

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Sencha – The Tea the Japanese Want to Keep to Themselves

photo: www.flickr.com/photos/jorgezapico/4174708128/ As Halloween approaches, I can’t help but think about how much fun it was to go trick-or-treating. When I was in my prime Halloween years, my favorite costume was a Ninja and my weapon of choice was a pillowcase. The pillowcase was great because it held a huge…

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What is Bai Hao (Our Imperial Formosa Oolong)?

photo: www.flickr.com/photos/chadao/4225622784/ When I was younger (and much fitter) I used to run track and field. As most people know, when you run a lot your legs get very sore. My legs were so sore that I asked my coach what I could do to stop it. His answer wasn’t…

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Pu-erh (and How It Can Make You Feel Better)

photo:www.flickr.com/photos/shop_boy/355698343/ Every time I am lucky enough to visit Hong Kong, one of my favorite things to do is eat dim sum while overlooking Victoria Harbour. If you have never had dim sum, you should definitely try it some time. You generally sit in a large restaurant while people whiz…

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Are You a Fannitarian?

www.flickr.com/photos/veganwarrior/87811978/ There is a new controversy going on in the Vegan world and treehugger.com has created a new name for people, Cheatatarians. A Cheatatarian is a vegetarian who sometimes eats some type of meat when no one is watching. The theory behind it is that the majority of people become…

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How to Store Your Tea

You have seen it. We all have seen it. It sits there in its little orange box, always getting in the way. But for some reason everyone has to have it. The thing I am referring to is the little box of baking soda in your refrigerator.

Have you ever wondered why it is there?

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