Month: September 2012

First the tomatoes, then the tea?

Have you noticed that tomatoes don’t taste like you remember them tasting when you were younger? In fact, they don’t really have much of a taste period. Well, it turns out that the flavor fall-off is sort of our fault…

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A mid-autumn pairing: Chinese tea + mooncakes

If there were ever an occasion that would get people more interested in Chinese tea, it would be the Mid-Autumn Festival, an annual event that falls on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar (this year, it will take…

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The art of reading the tea leaf

Tasseography or tassology is a fortune-telling method that involves interpreting tea leaves. “Tasse” is from the Arabic root word for “cup” and “graphy” means “map.” The cup serves as a map, and the tea leaves are interpreted…

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Falling into fall

It’s that time of the year again, my all-time favorite time – fall! Here in Oklahoma, the weather has finally changed from the horrible 110 degrees that was our everyday reality during the summer to a beautiful 70-80 degrees…

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