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Re-Steeping Tea: Discovering the Many Flavors of Pu-erh (PART 1)

By On March 19, 2012

I sat down with Art of Tea owner and founder, Steve Schwartz for a lesson in re-steeping tea. One of the many benefits of loose leaf tea is the beauty of re-steeping… Read More

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A Blooming Highlight on Halo

By On January 13, 2012

Have you ever tried a blooming tea? Being an avid tea drinker, I surprisingly never knew of their existence until I started working at Art of Tea. Blooming or flowering teas are… Read More

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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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Iced Teas for Hot Weather

By On July 8, 2010

The Art of Tea team and I recently wrapped up from a weekend at The World Tea Expo in Las Vegas. Steve taught a three-hour class on tea blending and two of… Read More

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To Decaf or Not To Decaf

By On January 18, 2010

Thanks to new data from several studies, the idea that tea leaves could be decaffeinated simply by rinsing prior to brewing is now both outdated and inaccurate. At Art of Tea we… Read More

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A Cup a Day-All Day Long

By On January 25, 2008

Tyler, one of our fellow tea enthusiasts here at Art Of Tea, recently wrote about our Ti Kwan Yin as an “all day tea”. As a writer I spend alot of time… Read More

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Asian Style Tea Cup with Infuser & Lid

By On December 23, 2007

The Folks at Art of Tea are pretty picky as to what makes the cut each year for their teas and teaware. Each quarter a review of products new and old is… Read More

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Ti Kwan Yin – Green

By On October 2, 2007

The English translation of Ti Kwan Yin is “Iron Goddess of Mercy”. I think the translation of our TKY – Green should be “all day tea”. That’s what I like to call… Read More

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Fabulous Finum to the Rescue (or How to Easily Brew a Cup of Black Tea)

By On September 25, 2007

One of the BIG perks of writing for this blog is getting to sample not only the tea (thus far my desert-island pick is Earl Grey Crème) but also the equipment used… Read More

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The Trouble with Tea Bags

By On September 16, 2007

It is ubiquitous: that tea-filled gauze bag attached to a string with an identifying tag at the end. The tea bag is perhaps one of the great injustices thrust upon tea drinkers… Read More