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Tea Culture

Women’s History Month: 3 Women Who Shaped the Tea Industry
9 months ago

Women’s History Month: 3 Women Who Shaped the Tea Industry

By  •  History

March is Women’s History Month. To celebrate, we’ve profiled three women who made a big impact on the history of tea. So sit back and give thanks for these three …
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10 Tea-Inspired Tattoos
11 months ago

10 Tea-Inspired Tattoos

By  •  Art

If your love of tea is so devout that you want to have tea permanently etched on your body, it’s time to invest in a tea tattoo.  Copy one of the …
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Apple Cider Teas for Thanksgiving
12 months ago

Apple Cider Teas for Thanksgiving

If you want to be historically accurate this Thanksgiving, serve cider. If you want your spread to be historically accurate and unique, serve tea-infused apple cider.

The Golden Age of …
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What is Monkey-Picked Tea?
1 year ago

What is Monkey-Picked Tea?

Tea leaves picked by monkeys? Sounds great! But not too fast… Most tea experts and sellers agree that monkey-picked tea is just a legend. Let’s unpack the history behind this …
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Political Turmoil Jeopardizes Second Flush Tea in Darjeeling
1 year 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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History 101: The Boston Tea Party
1 year 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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How to Read Tea Leaves
1 year ago

How to Read Tea Leaves

You may be able to predict the future just by looking in your teacup.

That’s the idea being tea leaf reading, also known as tasseography or tasseomancy. Those fancy words come from …
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The Rise of Tea Plants in the United States
2 years ago

The Rise of Tea Plants in the United States

For a long time, the Charleston Tea Plantation was the only commercial tea producer in the United States. But as Americans drink more tea, leaning into foreign flavors like matcha …
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Tea Smugglers: 18th Century Bad Boys
2 years ago

Tea Smugglers: 18th Century Bad Boys

By  •  History

It’s very easy to get a cup of tea in England. But it wasn’t always that way. In the 1700s, tea was so expensive that only aristocrats could afford it. …
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How Taking Tea Sans Sugar Meant Opposing Slavery
2 years ago

How Taking Tea Sans Sugar Meant Opposing Slavery

By  •  History

Today, sprinkling a spoonful of sugar into your tea doesn’t say much about your views on human trafficking. But in the late 18th century in England, it did.

In 1791, …
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