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Tea for Chi

By On December 27, 2011

Winter officially arrives December 21, with the Winter Solstice — which means, that as of last week, we have already welcomed it. For thousands of years, winter has been viewed as the… Read More

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Tea–An Antidote to “Too-Muchness”

By On December 5, 2011

The month of December seems overstuffed and overwhelming, perhaps because it really was intended to be the tenth, and last, month in a 10-month cycle. Anthropologists and other scholars agree that 10,… Read More

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Tea, Uninterrupted

By On November 18, 2011

Sharing of food and drink has always fascinated me primarily as social ritual. Travelling as a stranger in desolate places, I have taken special note of how refreshments and nourishment are offered… Read More

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Neem–BITTER IS BETTER

By On October 28, 2011

The Neem tree is an evergreen native to India and other parts of Southeast Asia. For centuries in these countries, Neem has been called “the village pharmacy”, because its leaves, bark, seeds… Read More

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Flower Power

By On October 22, 2011

Many tea blends in today’s marketplace identify themselves as “Lotus” teas, when in fact they are green and white teas of the Camellia sinensis variety. Art of Tea’s “Lotus Flower” is the… Read More

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Rooibos–The Exciting New Trend In Fair Trade “Teas”

By On October 13, 2011

I love the fact that the tea that’s generating so much excitement these days –Rooibos– isn’t technically a “tea” at all… in the sense that it is not made from the leaf… Read More

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A DIFFERENT KIND OF “Iron Maiden”

By On October 8, 2011

There’s something about a good oxymoron. This one— Ti Kuan Yin, “Iron Goddess of Mercy”—uniquely captures the complexities of what some tea-drinkers consider to be the world’s best-known and best-loved Oolong. In… Read More

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Introducing Tea Girl, Miss Vicki

By On September 21, 2011

Muse of the Brew, Student of the Leaf I’m not an elitist, a purist, an expert, a tea-snob, or a know-it-all. I am a beginner, and a tea-adventurer. Tea often speaks of… Read More