Month: August 2014

Back seven: entertaining guests with tea

When my wife and I have guests at our home, serving tea is a part of our tradition and something that requires a bit of thinking ahead. As overzealous hosts we often prepare meals in courses (and always too much). It is usually right before desserts

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Pesticides? Not in my tea!

Those of us who are part of the organic movement are painfully aware of the hazards of pesticides in our foods. Because we perceive tea to be a healthy beverage, we might not think about pesticides being associated with the produce.

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Global Tea Hut: Affecting Change

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human one. Everywhere you go you can’t help meeting people who are more spiritually aware of concepts like equanimity, mindfulness, compassion, Being, presence, meditation, surrender, forgiveness and so on.

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Good Medicine: a tea lounge in Hood River!

Good news, Good news! Hood River, Oregon finally has a tea lounge! I’m sure you’ve heard of a “tea parlor” – which conjures uncomfortable seating in a chilly, unused room. You’ve also, no doubt, heard the term “Tea House,” evoking

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Dear Teabauchery: storing oolong

We at T Ching are delighted to add a tea advice column each month. If you have a question about any aspect of tea – from etiquette to teaware to tea itself – Teabauchery will answer your questions. Send those queries to

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