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The Quick and Easy Guide to Great Iced Tea

The first printed sweet tea recipe (iced tea) appeared in 1879 in a community cookbook called Housekeeping in Old Virginia, by Marion Cabell Tyree. However, it was the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis where it was popularized. Richard Blechynden had a pavilion in which he was offering free hot tea. D
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Five Amazing Ways that Tea Brings People Together

Tea not only has an incredibly rich history, but it also happens to be the number two drink in the world. It comes in second only to water. Tea in some form has been around for more than four thousand years so as you can imagine, it has engendered a myriad of traditions across many cultures.In China
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Your Biggest Tea Question Answered: Does All Tea Contain Caffeine?

Does ALL tea contain caffeine? For those of us in the tea industry, this is a loaded question. There are so many factors in play.First of all, all true teas come from the plant Camellia Sinensis or a subspecies of this plant. What makes Black, Green, Oolong, Yellow and White teas different are how t
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Tea and Fruit...the Perfect Marriage

As a Tea Sommelier and online retailer, I am always on the hunt for new and exciting tea blends to offer my customers. I really try to pay attention to the latest trends and my customers' tea interests. What I have found in the last few years is that my tea and fruit blends are overwhelmingly the mo
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Come Over to the Dark Side...An Introduction to Dark Tea.

When you hear the word Tea, what usually comes to mind? Black, Green, White...perhaps Oolong? Or do you think of a specific tea blend like Earl Grey or English Breakfast? I think it's probably safe to say that one type of tea that doesn't pop into your brain is Dark Tea.What in the world are dark t
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9 Creative Ways to Reuse Those Loose Tea Leaves

So you've just made a pot of delicious loose leaf tea, maybe two and now you have the spent, yet still aromatic, tea leaves to clean out of your infuser.You could just dump them in the trash, but WAIT! Don't do that! Did you know that these wondrous leaves can be repurposed in myriad of ways?In fact
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