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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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Happy Hour with Art of Tea’s Blooming Teas

By On May 25, 2012

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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

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Re-Steeping Tea: Discovering the Many Flavors of Pu-erh (PART 1)

By On March 19, 2012

I sat down with Art of Tea owner and founder, Steve Schwartz for a lesson in re-steeping tea. One of the many benefits of loose leaf tea is the beauty of re-steeping… Read More

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Benefits of Green Tea: 7 Reasons to Drink Green Tea

By On March 6, 2012

Thanks to the Chinese, green tea has been around for over 4000 years. According to numerous studies and medical reports, there are many health benefits attributed to drinking green tea. We reap… Read More

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Steep a Cup of Love: Valentine’s Teas

By On February 10, 2012

Valentine’s Day is February 14th. It is celebrated in the United States and in some parts of the globe as a holiday to express love to friends, family members and significant others.… Read More

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Chai for Winter

By On February 2, 2012

When you live in a place where the climate typically reaches the 70s and 80s year round, it’s easy to forget about seasons. Driving down the Pacific Coast Highway in February, I… Read More

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A Blooming Highlight on Halo

By On January 13, 2012

Have you ever tried a blooming tea? Being an avid tea drinker, I surprisingly never knew of their existence until I started working at Art of Tea. Blooming or flowering teas are… Read More

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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