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A Bright Spot for Tea in the High Plains States

The high plains states of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming are studies in extremes. Juxtaposed with the snow-patched peaks of Glacier National Park are the sad, colorless towns of northeast Montana.

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Exploring Fujian teas

For nearly 5,000 years, tea has been an integral part of Chinese life, eventually spreading worldwide by sea. The coastal Fujian province was one of the first places that developed and provided tea to the foreign market. The southern Fujian port of Xiamen (ancient Amoy)…

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Yum Cha and Dim Sum

It never occurred to me that the most straight-forward translation of the two Chinese characters “dim sum” is “to touch one’s heart.”  If I am asked what dim sum is, naturally I will say it is...

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