Iced tea counts for some 80% of the tea consumed in the United States! The first references to iced tea go back to the early 1800’s. If you read further, you will learn that iced tea was a commercial success at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. At the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, a think-out-of-the-cup entrepreneur had no trade at his stand Continue reading
If we’re here as contributors, readers or both, it’s most likely because we are fans of tea. Chef Wemischner loves to be creative with tea in recipes. Ifang Hsieh enjoys traveling and finding new tea experiences. Michelle Rabin appreciates the health and relaxation benefits Continue reading
Do you remember the very first gong fu experiment we ever did? It is an important one, and as we have mentioned many times it is important to repeat all these experiments several times. In our first experiment, we poured tea into a cup and then poured half of that into an identical cup, and half of that into a third. Continue reading
This is Part 2 of Michael’s tea story. You can click the first link in the first sentence, or the link at the end of this post to read the first installment.
The rest was history, after drinking my first cup of Jasmine I was hooked on loose leaf tea. I would drink my cheap Jasmine tea every day, experimenting with different steeping times to find what I liked best. The next step for me was ordering loose Continue reading