Tag Archives: green tea

What to do if you find maggots in your tea

Say you’re suddenly craving that loose green tea you’ve had sitting around for several months. You go to open the can — not exactly airtight, but pretty close — and the first thing you notice is a web. The second … 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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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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What does a cold spring have to do with the price of tea in China?

Turns out, a whole lot. Apparently the cold spring has delayed the usual picking time for Longjing, an exotic Chinese tea, but made the leaves better. Both of those facts have conspired to raise the price of that type of … Continue reading

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Sencha: It’s like grass, but a little better

Drinking loose Sencha tea, an unflavored Japanese-style green. Bought it from Heavenly Tea. I figured it’s an appropriate way to support the country after the devastating earthquake for someone with no money to donate. According to very quick research, Japanese … Continue reading

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Supermarket green tea ratings say supermarket green teas suck

I don’t usually get plain green tea, whether loose or supermarket brands. I’ve had a few which were really good (Big Green Hojicha Green Tea by Republic of Tea was one, kind of nutty, a little like a Glenmaicha, but … Continue reading

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