Monthly Archives: May 2011

Denver, CO tops list as U.S. city most interested in loose tea

I just discovered Google Trends. Maybe everyone else already heard about this as a neat new fast way to track the spread of the flu, but it’s new to me. For those who are more out of it than me, … Continue reading

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Teavana, the ‘Starbucks of tea,’ set to go public

With 146 stores now in 38 states across the country, the brown-and-orange-themed mall storefront of Teavana will likely be exploding in the next couple of years after the company filed to go public last month. The stores are mostly in … Continue reading

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The secret to sun tea that doesn’t end up skunked

Everywhere I go, people are always asking me: “Don, how can I ensure that my sun tea doesn’t get skunked?” I know exactly what you mean. That bitter smell, a little moldy almost, when you open up a jar with … Continue reading

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Fascination with Mormons spreads to fashion world

I’ve been obsessed with Mormons ever since I read “Under the Banner of Heaven” by Jon Krakauer last year, and recently I’ve been relieved to find I’m not the only one. Besides the TV shows like “Big Love,” a fictional … Continue reading

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500 grams in 53 days

It’s been less than two months since I got a shipment of two half-kilo bags of jasmine green tea. Yesterday I kicked one of the two bags. That’s about 10 grams a day, which doesn’t sound like an exorbitant amount, … Continue reading

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Japan to world: Our gyokuro is not radioactive

Almost two months after the earthquake in Japan caused nuclear reactors in Fukushima to leak radioactive particles, tea importers who sell Japanese tea are trying to figure out how to tell everyone that, they say, no tea has been contamintaed. … Continue reading

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