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Celebrating Fair Trade Month

By On October 4, 2011

October is Fair Trade month. You hear and see the words “fair trade” all over the place—in supermarkets, retail stores, coffee shops–but do you really know what it is? Fair Trade is… Read More

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Future Plans for Fair Trade Teas

By On October 26, 2010

Since we were certified as a Fair Trade company by TransFair USA four years ago, we’ve had a significant increase in the volume of Fair Trade tea we sell each year. As… Read More

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More Ways to Celebrate Fair Trade

By On October 7, 2010

Fair Trade is an issue that’s close to our hearts. However, our stance on Fair Trade goes beyond tea. Fair Trade products include coffee, cocoa, sugar, honey, flowers, gold, handicrafts and more.… Read More

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Celebrate Fair Trade Month With Tea

By On October 7, 2010

As you may have heard, October is Fair Trade month. Here at Art of Tea, we are committed to sourcing Fair Trade teas whenever possible, and proud to offer a range of Fair… Read More

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Tulsi Tea – A Healthy Holy Alternative?

By On September 17, 2010

Holy basil one of India’s most sacred herbs and recognized as the “elixir of life”, is also referred to as Tulsi (which means “incomparable”). This special brew is impressive in its capacity… Read More

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Organic Tea Farmer Interview: Part I

By On August 5, 2010

Kinezuka Toshiaki is an organic tea farmer in Shizuoka, Japan. In the 1970s, he founded a collective of organic tea farmers, and over the years he became a vocal advocate for the environmental benefits… Read More

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Japanese Green Tea 101 – Part II

By On July 26, 2010

Two weeks ago on the Art of Tea blog, we shared some of the key components that set Japanese green teas apart from each other. This week, we’re continuing the story of what makes Japanese green… Read More

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Japanese Green Teas 101 – Part I

By On July 14, 2010

Japan is renowned for its high-quality green teas. At first glance, it may seem that Japanese teas are fairly uniform because most (but not all) of them are green teas. However, there… Read More

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Monkey Picked Tea Revealed

By On June 5, 2010

I hope I don’t offend anyone here with this post. According to my resources deep in the Wuyi Mountains there are plenty of wild tea trees but  no Monkeys that pick tea… Read More

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Private Access to Wuyi Mountain Reserve

By On June 2, 2010

This checkpoint is to prevent tourists, foreigners and uninvited guests away from the protective reserve. The habitat hosts a variety of  rare herbs and botanicals, rock teas, about 1000 residents and a… Read More