Author: sritchey

Sellers in the temple

Pablo Picasso once said, “Give me a museum and I’ll fill it.”  Was this, perhaps, an exuberant statement of creative zeal?  (Certainly, Picasso could fill many museums.)  Or was it a shrewd observation on the tenuous ground...

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Cold weather, cold brew

For decades, perhaps over a century, Americans have been making sun tea.  For some people, it is the only way they experience tea at all.  So frequent are customer questions about sun tea during the summer that I have developed...

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The Bucks gets loose

For well over year now, a small, but important, transformation has been in the works.  Starbucks – reliable coffee beacon to some, small business-squashing villain to others – has decided to upgrade their Tazo...

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A trip to the Green Teaist

Just north of Chicago lies the prosperous suburb of Lake Forest.  This quiet place is the surprising home of a boutique Japanese tea house with French flair – the Green Teaist.Anyone with a penchant for o cha would not be...

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2020 International Virtual Tea Festival

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Writers Contest

2019 Writers Contest

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Health & Well-Being
Cooking With Tea

Passion Project

Tea Quotes