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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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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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Neem–BITTER IS BETTER

By On October 28, 2011

The Neem tree is an evergreen native to India and other parts of Southeast Asia. For centuries in these countries, Neem has been called “the village pharmacy”, because its leaves, bark, seeds… Read More

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Flower Power

By On October 22, 2011

Many tea blends in today’s marketplace identify themselves as “Lotus” teas, when in fact they are green and white teas of the Camellia sinensis variety. Art of Tea’s “Lotus Flower” is the… Read More

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Fermented Tea or Oxidized Tea? Whats the Difference?

By On October 17, 2011

Tea-culture is both science and art.  To produce a masterfully crafted tea requires both precision and intuition, accuracy of technique and sheer inspiration, much like composing and performing music. In both cases,… 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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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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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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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