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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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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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Red Rose breaks out of the grandma market

I can’t find any information on how long Red Rose Sunset Spice tea has been around, but I just saw it for the the first time this week in the Somerville (Mass.) Shaw’s Supermarket and picked it up. For a … Continue reading

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How to make sun tea when it’s raining

As far as I can tell, we can thank 60’s Cowboys quarterback Don Meredith for the persistence of the idea that the sun performs some magical transmutation in the creation of sun tea. At least we could thank him, if … Continue reading

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Steeping music: What do you listen to while you drink tea?

The post by the guy calling himself Silas Richie starts: “If you like Drinking Tea and you like Music, I have the perfect thing for you.” So I says to Myself: Hey, I like Drinking Tea, and I like Music, … 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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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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