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Unlikely Iced Tea: Darjeeling vs. Ancient Forest

By On June 16, 2014

Darjeeling, “the champagne of teas”, is notoriously easy to start a love affair with. It could be that this delicate rarity captures exactly what is appealing and pleasurable about tea. Like champagne, Darjeeling… Read More

Health & Lifestyle

MediTEAtion

By On April 15, 2014

So many of us get caught up in our busy lives, we forget to sit back and enjoy the moment. The practice of of meditation is something we all can benefitfrom, even a… Read More

Brewing Tea

Homemade Chai Masala

By On November 4, 2013

In our neck of the woods, it’s finally beginning to cool off after our extended summer and come into the perfect weather to curl up with a cup of tea. A time-honored… Read More

History and Culture of Tea

Yerba Mate and Guayusa

By On August 5, 2013

Yerba Mate (mah-tay) and Guayusa (why-you-suh) are widely becoming popular tea alternatives because of their bold caffeine content and pronounced antioxidant properties similar to tea. The cousins derive from caffeinated holly trees… Read More

Gifts, Holidays & Events

Tea in Weddings

By On June 27, 2013

For ages across the globe, brides and grooms have been infusing tea into their wedding festivities. Whether it’s giving away wedding tea favors, serving tea to guests or incorporating a tea ceremony,… Read More

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Teaware 101: How to Choose the Right Teapot

By On February 15, 2013

When it comes to choosing the right teapot to steep your tea in, it may boil down to your preference, but there are certainly pros and cons to each type of pot.… Read More

Cooking with Tea

Chinese Tea Eggs

By On October 24, 2012

We wanted to try a new recipe involving tea and happened to stumble across Chinese Tea Eggs online! What a find! They are simply hard boiled eggs, soaked in a mixture of… Read More

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A Matcha Highlight Part Two: Creating Ceremonial Matcha

By On July 13, 2012

Nestled along riverbeds and amidst luscious forests, lies a region called Yame, where we source our Ceremonial Matcha. This city in Fukuoka is known as one of the leading tea producers in… Read More

History and Culture of Tea

A Matcha Highlight Part One: Harvesting Grade A Matcha

By On June 1, 2012

Contrary to the popular belief that matcha derives from Japan, it originally emerged during the Song Dynasty in China. Matcha is made from a shade grown green tea, also known as Gyokuro that… Read More

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Re-Steeping Tea: Discovering the Many Flavors of Pu-erh (Part 2)

By On March 29, 2012

Art of Tea owner and founder, Steve Schwartz and I continued our tea journey to discover the wonders of re-steeping pu-erh. Naturally, this is not my favorite choice for tea because of… Read More