Category: Tea Culture

Tea Culture / by Tony Gebely -

Tea Masters Cup: An Exposé

Tea preparation in Russia and several countries in Eastern Europe is sophisticated. Tea there is treated as more of a craft much like third-wave coffee is being treated in the United States. It’s amazing to…

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Online Tea Communities

Just wanted to share a bunch of tea communities with you that I’ve been following over the years: Badger and Blade Forums http://badgerandblade.com/vb/forumdisplay.php?f=90 Leafbox Tea Forums: http://leafboxtea.com/forum Tea Subreddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/tea/…

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Best Tea of the Year: Hype

So many times i see awards being given out for “best ceylon tea of 2010” etc.  This practice is hard for me to swallow. The following thoughts instantly come to…

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Pu-erh Ice Cream Float

Alright, I know I’m not into ridiculous flavored teas — the kind where the taste of the tea is lost. But I am a fan of using teas in recipes…

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Tea 4:20 Edition: Smoking Tea

  Update: there has been some information circulating the internet about this growing trend of smoking tea from tea-bags. This can be very harmful to your health. Smoking tea does…

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How to be a smart pu-erh purchaser…

(via: Puerh Tea Community Blog) Linda Louie, Owner of the Bana Tea Company [http://www.banateacompany.com] wrote this great post: “Not only are occasional Pu’erh drinkers fooled, professionals can be fooled also….

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Tea and Gender

There have been no polls or studies in the United States that I’ve seen that reveal the demographics of tea drinkers in the country. But evidence is suggesting that the…