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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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Tea–An Antidote to “Too-Muchness”

By On December 5, 2011

The month of December seems overstuffed and overwhelming, perhaps because it really was intended to be the tenth, and last, month in a 10-month cycle. Anthropologists and other scholars agree that 10,… Read More

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Tea, Uninterrupted

By On November 18, 2011

Sharing of food and drink has always fascinated me primarily as social ritual. Travelling as a stranger in desolate places, I have taken special note of how refreshments and nourishment are offered… Read More

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Afternoon Tea Vs. High Tea

By On November 8, 2011

The royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton last April sparked interest in the British culture amongst Americans. There were a number of articles written about British traditions including highlights misunderstanding… Read More

Tea Stories

TO EVERY TEA, THERE IS A SEASON

By On October 30, 2011

With the end of October, we feel many things shift. Depending where you live, the leaves change color and fall, and migrating birds cross the sky. The temperature changes, the days grow… 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

Brewing Tea

A Turning Cup

By On September 25, 2011

Tea is wonderful, however it’s enjoyed, and I think there is special pleasure in enjoying tea from a handmade clay cup which has been thrown on a potter’s wheel.  When you drink… Read More

Fair Trade & Organic

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

Tea Stories

Helping Moms Relax one sip at a time…

By On July 16, 2010

Tea makes a great party favor, whether the occasion is a birthday, bridal, wedding or baby showers. Art of Tea’s tea bags were included in the party favor for a soiree for… Read More