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Teacology: A New Tea Blog

Today I published the first full post of a new tea blog. The blog is called Teacology, communicating how I like to talk about tea together with ecology, and take an ecological approach to my thinking and writing:The first full post is titled Locally G…

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Blind Oolong Tea Tasting with Evan, Brandon, and Others

I recently had the pleasure of attending a blind tea tasting, hosted by Evan Draper, who runs the not-so-active blog Pluck Tea. Incidentally, Brandon of Wrong Fu Cha also attended.Pictured here is the setup at the very end of the tasting:In addition t…

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A Dream About Tea in an Asian Supermarket, Keurig K-cups, And An Interpretation

Last night I had a dream about tea. I recently published a page on Cazort.net outlining my philosophy of dream interpretation, and in the spirit of this page, I will share an interpretation. The setting of this dream is a place you can visit if you c…

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Tea Bag Buddy, and on Selling Tea Infusers in a Supermarket

Lately I’ve been on a supermarket kick, exploring the selection of tea and teaware for sale in various supermarkets. Here is a picture I took in a Stop and Shop supermarket in North Adams, MA:This product, highlighted in a special hanging display clip…

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Packaged Loose-Leaf Tea in an Indian Store: Lipton Yellow Label, Brooke Bond, and More

Recently I wrote about a Lipton Tea display in the Supreme Shop n Bag grocery store in West Philadelphia. One block east of this store is a small Indian grocery store, officially called “International Foods and Spices”, but known by most people in the…

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Black Dragon Tea Bar: Featured Tea Blog

It has been some time since I featured a tea blog. Today’s featured blog is Black Dragon Tea Bar, a Seattle-based blog run by Brett Boynton, who, together with Virginia Wright, or Cinnabar, of Gongfu Girl, runs the small tea company Phoenix Tea.The na…

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Lipton Tea Supermarket Display

I’m continuously interested in tea in American supermarkets, mainly because supermarkets are a place of the mainstream, and what is going on in mainstream supermarkets says a lot about the reach of tea culture in the U.S.Pictured here is a supermarket …

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On Comparisons of Sandpiper Size and Tea Tasting: Lessons From Kaufman’s Advanced Birding

My girlfriend Kelsey recently gave me a present, the newer edition of Kenn Kaufman’s book “Advanced Birding”. I’m finding this book has a lot of universal relevance to my life, including to the subject of tea tasting.It’s shorebird migration season, a…

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Tea And Prostate Cancer: Keep Headlines Truthful and Stay Out of Advocacy on Points You Don’t Know

This post centers around the relatively recent study published on the topic of Tea and Prostate Cancer. If you’re interested, here is a link to the actual study: Tea Consumption and the Risk of Overall and Grade Specific Prostate Cancer: A Large Prosp…

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Price and Deals When Buying Tea Online

I recently received a box of samples from the newly launched Paisley Tea Co, which is an effort of Two Leaves Tea (Formerly Two Leaves and a Bud).This post is not about the company’s teas; I have more to say about them later; if you’re itching to read …

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