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7 Reasons to Drink Tea During a Recession

By On January 14, 2009

It’s official. We’re in a recession. It would be an understatement to say that things are pretty stressful right now. Instead of heading directly to your neighborhood bar or investing in a… Read More

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Steam Rises with Tea-ching

By On May 20, 2007

About the Author of this Post: Melissa Fielding has undergone extensive Tea Sommelier training with and is the now residential Tea Sommelier for an award winning and Conde Nast recognized Spa in… Read More

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AOT Does Dallas

By On April 18, 2007

Today while I was working, an imposing man of about six foot three bombarded me with questions about our tea. He wanted to know about everything. Which tea was the healthiest, what… Read More

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Interview – Yamashiro Serves up AOT

By On January 23, 2007

Yamashiro is an institution in Los Angeles. Sitting atop a hill in Hollywood, the restaurant serves up CalAsian inspired food, in a Japanese setting. The structure was originally built in 1911 to… Read More