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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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New Fair Trade Silver Needle Is Here!

By On December 7, 2011

Art of Tea’s new Silver Needle just arrived, and it’s proving to be the best Silver Needle AOT founder, Steve Schwartz has ever tasted, he says. This 2011 crop of hand-picked Silver… Read More

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Our Organic Jasmine Pearls Are Now Fair Trade Certified!

By On November 17, 2011

Have you tried our new batch of Jasmine Pearls? Art of Tea proudly offers certified organic Jasmine Pearls that are now sourced from a fair trade vendor. Being a green tea lover,… 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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Origins of Guayusa, the “Watchman” Plant

By On September 29, 2011

Why-you-suh…let’s say that together…Why-You-Suh. Guayusa or Ilex guayusa is one of three caffeinated holly trees known in the world. The other two are its more popular cousin, Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguariensis) and… Read More

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White Teas 101

By On September 30, 2010

Perhaps more than any major tea type but pu-erh, white tea is shrouded in mystery and misinformation. There are common misunderstandings about white tea’s origins, its caffeine levels and even its flavor profiles.… Read More

Fair Trade & Organic

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

Brewing Tea

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

Fair Trade & Organic

New Tea Find in China – Wild Honey Sprout

By On May 26, 2010

I have been on an whirlwind trip to various parts in Southern China visiting farms and sampling many teas,  I must report a remarkable new tea find. After sampling this one tea… Read More