Monthly Archives: August 2013

An Introduction to Bone China

First introduced in England in 1800 by Josiah Spode, bone china is a type of fine china made from a mix of clay and bone ash. Its original formula contained 6 parts of┬ábone ash, 4 parts of┬áchina stone, and 3.5 …

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Time for Tea: The tradition of English tea time

Afternoon tea is a long-time British tradition that is served with a small snack and a hot cup of the best English afternoon tea. It is known to have popularized in the 19th century by the Duchess of Bedford, Anna …

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The Secrets of Pu-erh Tea

Pu-erh (or Puerh), also known as Polee, is a tea from the Yunnan province in the southwest of China. It is produced from the leaves and stems of the Camellia sinensis plant, which is the same plant that produces green, …

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The Meaning behind Black Tea Suffixes

Perhaps one of the lesser known stages of black tea production is the final stage, where tea leaves are sorted and categorized based upon the leaf size and the part of the branch the tea leaf was obtained. This information …

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