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Little-Known Health Remedies Using Tea

Little-Known Health Remedies Using Tea

Guest Contribution by: Indiana LeeEstimated Reading Time: 4 minutes, 0 secondsTea is the most popular and widely-consumed beverage across the globe. Its consumption spans thousands of years, though it’s thought to have originated in southwest China as a medicinal...

Om, My-My Matcha

Om, My-My Matcha

How can you get the most antioxidants from drinking tea? Which approach would you expect gets you more antioxidants from tea – Steeping the leaves in boiling, or near-boiling water, then discarding the leaves and drinking the resulting infusion, or just eating ground...

7 Things To Know About CBD Tea

7 Things To Know About CBD Tea

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes, 0 secondsGuest Contribution by Emma WilsonCBD is a versatile ingredient finding revolutionary applications in several sectors like medicine, fitness, beauty, and wellness. The growing research on CBD has supported a steady increase...

An Overview of How Tea Helps Prevent and Fight Disease

An Overview of How Tea Helps Prevent and Fight Disease

7th in series of 20 Most People Believe that Drinking Tea Helps Prevent and Fight Disease  Perhaps the benefit to this being part of our ancient oral healing tradition has infused it so deeply into our belief system, that there seems to be little dispute. Or it may be...

The Amazing Benefits of Reishi Mushroom Tea

The Amazing Benefits of Reishi Mushroom Tea

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes, 50 secondsGuest ContributionWhat is a Reishi Mushroom?Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) is a fungus found naturally in the wild, growing on hardwood trees - especially in China. The mushroom appears brown with a tinge of purple....

Tea Places

An Overview of Tea in Nepal

An Overview of Tea in Nepal

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes, 59 secondsGuest Contribution by Narendra Kumar GurungThe recent international Tea day corresponds to the 25th anniversary of the Nepal government celebrating a local National Tea Day, observed at the end of April.  This occurs at...

A Short History of Tea in Chile

A Short History of Tea in Chile

A friend was going over tea consumption stats by country and noted that Chile is high on the list, so I asked an online contact who lives there about it.  Wikipedia graphic excerpt (source) Patricio Hurtado Escobar owns a physical shop and online outlet based out of...

Tea Along U.S. Route 66

Tea Along U.S. Route 66

U.S. Route 66, the historic 2,448-mile highway constructed in the 1920's connecting Chicago, Illinois and Santa Monica, California, passes through these states: Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.   A lesser-known fact is its decommissioning in...

The Tea Cozy

The Tea Cozy

Meet Nami and Mike Thompson For more than 20 years, Mike and Nami Thompson have been serving a community of tea lovers in downtown Sacramento, California. In the shadow of the state capitol and the heart of a robust art community, The Tea Cozy serves 125+ fine artisan...

Unexpected Places for Tea Cultivation

Unexpected Places for Tea Cultivation

Guest contribution by: Dan Moser Although the natural habitat of Camellia sinensis is areas with tropical and subtropical climates, its adaptability has made this plant grow and thrive in very different places. Today we'll talk about the cultivation and production of...

Virtual Japanese Green Tea Tour – Part 3

Virtual Japanese Green Tea Tour – Part 3

Continued from Virtual Japanese Green Tea Tour - Part 2 A Wonderful Tour for Both Introverts and Extroverts As you may know, I am an extreme introvert. Shyness impacts some of my decisions when congregating with others.  On any bus tour, I am the one who sits at the...

Spirituality

Tea in Transformation

Tea in Transformation

Estimated Reading Time: 9 minutes, 42 secondsChan (Zen) Buddhism Influence on Gongfu Tea CeremoniesThe local tea society of Chengdu convened on a cloudy spring day in 2016 at a university where one of the members taught. Several members prepared tables to serve tea to...

Spring has sprung; Do You Need a Spring Tea Tonic?

Spring has sprung; Do You Need a Spring Tea Tonic?

We’ve all heard of spring tonics – how about creating one of your own with a tea of your choice?  Anything consumed with a positive mindset can do wonders for the body and soul.  Choose a tea you like and then find some of the wonderful herbal blends to mix with it. ...

Tea Trade Mazu

Tea Trade Mazu

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes, 19 secondsA nautical deity with more than 200 million worshippers and 5,000 temples worldwide, Mazu, or Matsu (媽祖), was said to have been born in China’s FuJian Province during the Song Dynasty (960 – 1279). She was a spiritualist...

Learning to Wash Tea Cups

Learning to Wash Tea Cups

A Practice in Zen Mindfulness My hands, enclosed within thick rubber gloves to prevent another flare-up of eczema, moved of their own awkward accord to wash the dishes. Per habit, I washed my teaware first before progressing to the cooking dishes. I shifted my weight...

Solstice Night, Tea, and Light

Solstice Night, Tea, and Light

Three years ago, my second official article on T Ching was The Longest Night, The Winter Solstice, and Tea. Within, I wrote about the meaning of the solstice, my tradition of doing a candle vigil for it, and observing for the first time with my new husband. So much...

Tea Time for Turbulent Times

Tea Time for Turbulent Times

Guest contribution by Alex Thomas There is a Chinese curse that goes, “May you live in interesting times.” It’s a curse, mind you - not a blessing. Indeed, for better or for worse, we live in interesting times. Whereas life moved rather slowly like a turtle in the...

Cooking With Tea

Vanilla Tea

Vanilla Tea

Vanilla Tea, A Luxurious Taste and Aroma Have you ever had a cup of vanilla tea? No, I don't mean the kind with artificial flavoring. But one infused with a real vanilla bean?  It is one of my ideas of heaven on earth and I have been on a quest for years after first...

How To Make Barista-Style Shaken Iced Tea

How To Make Barista-Style Shaken Iced Tea

Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 15 seconds ( + 4 minute, 19 second video )Tea company owner/former barista shows fun, easy way to make 'better than coffee house' shaken iced tea at home. Tropical Black loose tea available here.What you'll need Two insulated travel...

How To Make Tea Gelato

How To Make Tea Gelato

How I Learned to Make Tea Gelato Quite by accident, the house I’m spending time in this summer is equipped with an ice cream maker – something I’d never used before.  Since I happened to show up with too much tea (imagine that), I decided to combine the two and found...

Fruity and Flowery Iced Teas

Fruity and Flowery Iced Teas

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes, 56 secondsAlthough I’m not usually a sweetened-and-flavored-tea kind of guy, in summer I break for fruity iced teas when the source of the flavors resides at my local farmers markets where organic seasonal fruits are practically...

Om, My-My Matcha

Om, My-My Matcha

How can you get the most antioxidants from drinking tea? Which approach would you expect gets you more antioxidants from tea – Steeping the leaves in boiling, or near-boiling water, then discarding the leaves and drinking the resulting infusion, or just eating ground...

Gallery of Iced Tea Recipes

Gallery of Iced Tea Recipes

Iced Tea Recipes Require Ice It wasn't until the 1930's that consumers were able to freeze their own ice cubes and expect to have ice readily and affordably available. Prior to that, ice was actually imported by ship from northern frozen lakes in large slabs and...