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Homemade Green Tea Latte

  Green tea lattes have a soothing blend of traditional green tea and the creamy taste of warm milk and honey. They’re easy to make and wonderful to enjoy! How to make a green tea latte (one serving): You will …

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What is Lu An Gua Pian?

Lu An Gua Pian, is the Chinese name for Emerald Petals Green Tea. Lu An is the region in the Dabie Mountains of the Western Anhui province of China, where the leaves are grown. Gua Pian refers to the term …

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The History of the Teabag

The history of the (psssst… teabag) Did you know? You’d never guess that the creation of teabags was actually a mistake! In 1908, Thomas Sullivan, a tea importer, decided that in order to cut costs, he would send loose tea …

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Brewing Tea with a Gaiwan

“Gaiwan” refers to a popular type of covered teacup, which has been used in China since the Ming Dynasty, during the mid-1300s. Gaiwans are elegant and simple, often made from porcelain, and consist of a saucer, bowl and lid. Since gainwans are …

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Mao Jian Green Tea

Mao Jian is a popular type of green tea that is from the southeast interior Anhui Province of China. It is grown near Huangshan, or Yellow Mountain, an area rich in its variety of green teas. The best Mao Jian …

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Introducing the Bi Luo Chun

Bi Luo Chun is a type of green tea that comes from the mountains of Dongting in the Suzhou province of China. Bi Luo Chun, also known as Pi Lo Chun, is grown amongst apricot, pear, plum and peach trees …

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A Journey into Oolong Tea

Oolong is a full-bodied tea that is derived from China and Taiwan and is well-known for its many health benefits. The tea is made from large leaves, which are picked, allowed to wither and then dried before the semi-fermentation process …

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Pu-erh Tea Cake…A True Delicacy!

Pu-erh tea is a delicacy from the Yunnan province in China, which is said to lower cholesterol levels in the blood stream and effectively rid the body of toxins helping to aid indigestion. Another variation of Pu-erh tea is the …

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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 bone ash, 4 parts of china 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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