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About Laura Brienza

Laura Brienza is the author of New York's Historic Restaurants, Inns, and Taverns (Globe Pequot Press 2016) and Discovering Vintage Washington, DC (Globe Pequot Press 2015).
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Political Turmoil Jeopardizes Second Flush Tea in Darjeeling
3 days ago

Political Turmoil Jeopardizes Second Flush Tea in Darjeeling

Tea is and has always been a political commodity. From the days of the East India Tea Company’s trade monopoly and the Boston Tea Party to today, tea continuously finds …
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Innovative or Just Plain Weird? Tea Products That Run the Gamut
5 days ago

Innovative or Just Plain Weird? Tea Products That Run the Gamut

Necessity is the mother of invention. But did we ever really need these tea products? You be the judge! Measure these 3 tea products on your innovation ruler:

1) Aerosol …
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Best In Architecture: To Tsai Tea Room
1 week ago

Best In Architecture: To Tsai Tea Room

Looking for the best commercial building in all of Europe? It just happens to be a tea room.

The 2017 European Architecture Awards, presented by Archi-Europe, bestowed top commercial honors …
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And the People’s Tea Choice Awards Winners Are…
2 weeks ago

And the People’s Tea Choice Awards Winners Are…

By  •  Awards

The World Tea Expo took place from June 13 to 15 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and crowned the winners of the People’s Tea Choice Awards. The expo pitted …
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Tea Gifts That Will Dazzle Any Bride or Groom
2 weeks ago

Tea Gifts That Will Dazzle Any Bride or Groom

The weather’s getting warmer, and with it, brides and grooms are preparing to say “I do.” If you’ve RSVP’d “yes” to one or more weddings this season but haven’t yet found …
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Drool Over These Tea-Infused Ice Creams This Summer
3 weeks ago

Drool Over These Tea-Infused Ice Creams This Summer

Summer is here, and as the temperatures rise, you’ll need to cool down. Get inspired with these mouth-watering tea-infused ice cream flavors available at some of the coolest ice cream …
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Exceptional Tea Tourism at China’s Fuchun Resort
3 weeks ago

Exceptional Tea Tourism at China’s Fuchun Resort

If relaxing at a luxurious resort with views of picturesque tea plantations in China sounds good to you, set your sights on the Fuchun Resort in Fuyang. Named China’s Leading …
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Tea Favors For Your Wedding Guests
4 weeks ago

Tea Favors For Your Wedding Guests

Getting married? Somewhere on your to-do list is “procure cute favors that will make all our guests smile.” And we’re here to tell you that tea is the way to …
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How to Store Loose Leaf Tea
1 month ago

How to Store Loose Leaf Tea

Working with loose leaf tea requires some TLC. You’ll need some kind of infuser, but before you even think of getting close to a teacup, you’ll need to make sure …
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History 101: The Boston Tea Party
1 month ago

History 101: The Boston Tea Party

By  •  History

As you celebrate the 4th of July, take a few moments to think about how tea is responsible for the freedom you enjoy every day. We’re talking of course about …
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