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The English Breakfast Tea scam, exposed

I like to think of myself as a tea snob. Maybe not a snob, but at least someone who can justify the time and expense I spend on buying, making and drinking tea. But I have recently learned a valuable … Continue reading

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More about Mormons: Why they are so fascinating and weird

For months now, in times when I have let this blog lag, I have puzzled over why a certain post from last year (which has nothing to do with tea) has consistently gotten more hits than any other post. There … Continue reading

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Happy Hannukah, Israel: Pay 300 percent more for tea

A modern day tea party may be brewing in Israel following a report that the country’s largest tea company, which has an 80 percent monopoly in that country, has been hiking costs to its fellow countrymen. The Wissotzky Tea company, … Continue reading

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Make, like, tea (and leaves) this holiday season

I guess Christmas season is the time when everyone who likes the idea of loose tea, but considers it too much of a pain to make, gives other people tea as a gift. That may explain the prominence this holiday … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Why is sweet tea so big in the south?

My research into the phenomenon of “sweet tea” — a trend now so widespread that brands from McDonald’s to Snapple to Southern Comfort have started marketing their own versions — has uncovered the following primary differences between what I’d like … 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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