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Health & Well-Being

Five Best Teas for Skin

Five Best Teas for Skin

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes 42 secondsThat You Should Try for Ultimate BenefitsGuest Contribution by Nemanja MarinkoffWhenever we’re talking about beauty, the first thing we usually mention is our skin. Since our skin is our biggest organ, we do need to ensure...

Health Benefits of Hemp Tea

Health Benefits of Hemp Tea

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes, 19 secondsMaking Inroads into the Wellness IndustryGuest Contribution by Crystal WillsonOwing to the recent legalization and increased benefits, hemp has managed to become a household name. Not just that - given the many therapeutic...

The Role Of Tea In A Plant-Based Diet

The Role Of Tea In A Plant-Based Diet

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes 18 seconds Over the past few years, the number of Americans who follow a vegan diet has increased drastically. Today, nearly 9.4 million people in the USA embrace a plant-based diet, compared with approximately 290,000 back in 2004....

The Best Teas For Singers

The Best Teas For Singers

NBC News tells us that 10-20% of the population have an aptitude for singing, and 62% of people can hold a tune and enjoy a bit of crooning. Whether you’re an operatic performer or just enjoy a bit of shower singing - it doesn’t matter. What matters is that singing,...

T Ching Classics: Tea and Hair

T Ching Classics: Tea and Hair

Inspired by Kei Nishida's recent post Top 10 List of Shampoos With Green Tea, here are two articles by Lucy Wyndham about how green tea helps hair, and then one from the archives about some herbs that are beneficial for skin and hair.Green Tea For Beautiful Hair By...

Green Tea Can Give You Stronger and Thicker Hair

Green Tea Can Give You Stronger and Thicker Hair

Return to T Ching Classics: Tea and Hair Having healthy and beautiful hair is a priority for millions of people all around the world, and most individuals won't hesitate to spend money on salon treatments or expensive shampoos to ensure that their hair is in peak...

Tea Places

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...

Virtual Japanese Green Tea Tour – Part 2

Virtual Japanese Green Tea Tour – Part 2

Continued from Virtual Japanese Green Tea Tour - Part 1Who Created This Tour? - About Arigato Food TourIn fact, Arigato Food Tours has been providing all kinds of tours throughout various parts of Japan and has a wealth of knowledge and expertise for those curious...

Spirituality

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...

The Courage to be Grateful

The Courage to be Grateful

Last Friday for our November 20th article (T Ching Classics: Thanksgiving Blessings), our editor Jaelithe Crislip selected three past Thanksgiving posts by the founder, Michelle Rabin. It inspired me to review all 14 years of these annual posts by our many different...

Tao in a Teapot

Tao in a Teapot

Guest contribution by: Alexander Thomas In the first chapter of the Tao de Ching we read “The Dao that can be conceptualized is not the pristine Dao, and Dao is not its true name. The pure ground of Heaven and Earth is Nameless. It is Heaven and Earth that parent the...

My Introduction to Tea Leaf Reading – Part 2

My Introduction to Tea Leaf Reading – Part 2

Continued from My Introduction to Tea Leaf Reading – Part 1 I know that others have written about the methodology of reading the leaves, so I will share some of the things that particularly stood out to me: Vintage china works very well for reading the leaves. It’s...

Cooking With Tea

Tea and Vegetable Tonic

Tea and Vegetable Tonic

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes, 9 secondsSpring is here and there are some fresh-tasting vegetables in the garden and at the farmers markets - the first morels of the season, rhubarb, English peas, pea tendrils, baby spinach. All of this and more is on offer at our...

Rhubarb and Tea

Rhubarb and Tea

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes 56 seconds Decidedly Un-Barbarian and Pretty Pink Sometimes it’s as hard to describe a food and its characteristic flavors as it is to describe a tea. Rhubarb is just one of these foods.  To entice with adjectives is equally hard....

Homemade Matcha Mints

Homemade Matcha Mints

Guest contribution by Jennifer StoweI’ve always kept a tin of breath mints in my purse; but recently, when a friend gave me a tin of green tea mints, I began to wonder: Can I combine the ubiquitous breath mint with my beloved green tea?  I had to give it a try and now...

Tea Rub For Biltong

Tea Rub For Biltong

Freelance contribution by: Ember Snacks Writing Team The biltong of today hasn’t changed much since its 17th century origins, when it was created by Dutch settlers in South Africa. It has remained a favourite staple of South African cuisine as well as making its way...

Tea-Sauced Duck With Haunting Flavors

Tea-Sauced Duck With Haunting Flavors

Everything’s ducky—OK, we can pretend In the deep, dark winter of our discontent, with tea like an old friend, it’s time to splurge a bit on a tea-sauced duck breast for dinner. Available at good markets, even if frozen, duck breast delivers the delicious duck flavor...

Walnut Crisp in Filo with Tea and Honey Syrup

Walnut Crisp in Filo with Tea and Honey Syrup

Buttery Walnut Crunch: A Sweet Wish for the New Year Here’s to a better year ahead! In our epidemic lockdown, I have been drinking a lot of tea; hoping for some hot comfort against the raging storms of disease, devastation, and death we “doom scroll” daily. And I have...