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We have accepted an invitation to contribute our knowledge of and appreciation for tea to this site and so will post there. See our articles and others in the column at right and on that site. Thanks for reading!

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Processing Tea by Hand vs. Machine

Tea is the second most frequently drunk beverage on the planet, right after water. But unlike water, there is quite a variety based on where the tea plants are grown, when the leaves are harvested, what tea plant varietal they are from, and so on. A big part of the difference (and some say the most important) is how the leaves are processed. Meeting world-wide demand has meant the introduction of machines (in the 1870s according to some tea manufacturers) into this part of things, but a number of hand-processed teas are readily available, symbolizing a push back to better quality for those whose appreciation of the superior flavors and aromas is growing. Continue reading

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The Rise of “Clonal” Teas

Having several “clonal” teas in stock in our online store and having just added another, we thought it was time for a good look at what they are and how they are gaining in number among the teas carried by us and others. Continue reading

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