Author: Rachel Safko

Rachel Safko

Rachel Safko is a tea specialist and journalist, who writes about everything from ancient Chinese Yixing teapots to French couture. Some of her most recent features include a cover story about the Swedish art of the coffee break for Edible Manhattan and tea and food pairing for Fresh Cup Magazine. She lives in New York, where she hosts tea tastings with local chefs, restaurants and other culinary experts. Read more at or follow her on Twitter @rachelsafko for small things you can do to make life more luxurious.

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Say Tea (and Cheese)

Watermelon, ice cream, corn on the cob. Check. Cold beer. Fresh-squeezed lemonade. Check. Then there’s hot tea. Probably not the first thing that comes to mind for hot summer days….