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5 Reasons To Switch From Alcohol To Tea

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5 Reasons To Switch From Alcohol To Tea
There’s a variety of reasons we may choose to drink alcohol: relaxing after a hard day’s work, relieving anxiety, for inspiration, or for socializing. Instead of the daily whiskey or wine, why not make a healthy habit of drinking tea? (Read more)

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Zen and Tea: Finding Relaxation In Autumn Tea

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Zen and Tea: Finding Relaxation In Autumn Tea
In the Northern hemisphere, today is officially the first day of autumn. For many of us, this means cooler weather, warmers colors. Also, many of us are finishing up our fresh green teas while slowly turning towards the heartier darker ones! When the weather cools, things tend to slow down. Nature gradually becomes barer and streets more silent. What better a time to slow our pace and practice Zen while enjoying our favorite autumn tea? (Read more)

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Wabi-Sabi And The Japanese Tea Ceremony

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Wabi-Sabi And The Japanese Tea Ceremony
When thinking of Japanese culture, many of us have come across the term wabi-sabi. Although hard to define literally, wabi-sabi is a concept centered around the appreciation of imperfection. It is carried throughout many aspects of Japanese culture. From art to architecture, literature, poetry, nature, design, and one of the places it’s seen the most… tea ceremony. (Read more)

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The History of Taiwanese Tea Culture

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The History of Taiwanese Tea Culture
It is true that Taiwanese tea culture is rapidly changing to suit the economy and the environments of the new generation. However, we remain grateful that we are still able to sit down and enjoy a long, peaceful gong fu cha tea ceremony with some of Taiwan’s finest Alishan Oolong. The serene environment of Taiwan’s tallest, foggy mountain remains unchanged. While sipping our tea, we acknowledge the hundreds of years long journey that tea went through, as well as the hard work of the tea farmers and their dedication to quality and tradition. (Read more)

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The Green Tea Journey

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The Green Tea Journey
The use of tea leaves first started in southwest China more than 3,000 years ago and was originally used by people for chewing or eating.  Over time, the use of tea leaves  expanded as people began to use them in cooking and to flavor their water. (Read more)

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