Category: Tea Education

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You Decide: Tea and Cancer

There’s been many opposing studies out there about tea and cancer right now. Many are claiming that tea can “prevent” cancer. Some actually say that tea can promote cancer. As…

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New Design

World of Tea has been up and running for just about two years now so I thought a redesign was well overdue. Along with this update, I’ve opened the blog…

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2010 First Flush Hawaiian Oolong

The long delicate, hand-processed leaves of Mauna Kea’s 2010 First Flush Oolong are something to behold. Taka is getting better and better at replicating China’s Oolong process of olde. The…

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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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Christmas Tree Tea

You’re right, its not really tea. There’s no tea included. I found this curious product at the Ferry Building’s Saturday Farmers Market in San Francisco a few weeks ago. What…

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DIY: Moroccan Mint Tea

The everyday tea served in Morocco consists of gunpowder green tea, fresh mint, and copious amounts of sugar. The mint growing in my yard in Chicago: Giving the mint a…

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An Authentic Milk Oolong

Nai Xiang, literally “milk fragrance” is a Taiwanese high-mountain oolong made with the Jin Xuan cultivar of camellia sinensis. It is known not only for it’s milk-like mouth-feel, but also for…

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Mellow Monk's Genmaicha

I’ve always had a fascination with genmaicha which is– green tea mixed with roasted rice. The rice imparts a nutty, toasty flavor. I had a great experience with genmaicha in…

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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…

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Chicago Tea Writers Confab

Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting with Steve Knoerr [http://39steeps.blogspot.com/] and Lainie Petersen [http://www.lainiesips.com/]. We spent most of the day drinking our favorite teas and talking about…