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  • Flowing Water

    Water flows out of different teapots differently. I never took the time to notice this phenomenon. It wasn’t until recently when it was brought to...
  • Farm to Table Fresh

    I was invited to a food lover and a chef’s wedding. I love food, and have been known to spend hours in a kitchen only to have my creations gobbled...
  • Brown Betty Teapots

    Fall time is here. The leaves are starting to change, the temperature drops in the evening, and the temperature during the day is noticeably coole...
  • What Am I Looking For?

    I previously wrote a blog about the nuts and bolts of taste testing tea, or cupping tea. The uniformity, consistency and the science behind the ta...
  • A Global Ethnobotanist

    This past April I had the pleasure of attending the seminar Talking About Tea: A Networking and Conversation Virtual Event, hosted by UC Davis’ Gl...
  • Armchair Tea Travel

    When I travel, I try to make time to stop in for tea wherever I may be. The hustle and bustle of the day disappears when I am seated at a table an...
  • Tooth Extractions and Tea Bags

    Is it a folklore remedy regarding the use of tea bags to help blood clot after tooth removal? Being the ever curious and scientifically minded per...
  • Paddy the Potter

    I have known this artist for numerous years. Her talent for pottery is evident in her works of art. She is also an avid tea drinker with her own t...
  • Cars and Tea Pots

    I like transportation. I like things that can move me from point A to point B. I like to drive, ride, and sail, and fly. I think it would be fun to...
  • Tea During Colonial Times

    A Trip to Colonial Williamsburg Last weekend, my husband and I took a trip to Colonial Williamsburg. It was an amazing opportunity to look at what...
  • Is Boiling Water The Same In A Microwave Vs. A Kettle? 

    Does the method of boiling water affect the taste of tea due to a possible lack of re-aeration of oxygen in the water? I am guilty of boiling wate...
  • Packing Tea For A Trip

    Traveling and going on trips either in a boat or a camper requires thoughtful planning and packing to ensure optimal freshness of dry tea and enjo...
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