Online Tea Workshops & Tastings

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Nearly two years ago we launched our online workshop series and it has allowed us to drink tea with people from Tennessee, Ohio, California, & Vermont…all places far and wide. We’ve been fortunate to drink tea together, to share a cup of tea, & perhaps connect with others through tea in this difficult pandemic era. […]

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Tea, Sugar, and Slavery

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Our beloved tea, Camelia Sinensis, has a rich and complex history that spans elevations, continents, languages, and cultures. It is truly mind blowing to think about my own ease of accessibility to tea. I drink at least one cup every morning, in rural Vermont, a place where a tea plant would only grow if very […]

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For the love of flushes! Part I: Spring First Flush

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In the days of health and no pandemic, people would sit down to order pots of tea at our Teahouse in the Marbleworks of Middlebury, look at the menu, read “Nepal 1st flush black tea” and ask “What does flush mean?” Well, in a few weeks time will be dedicating an entire workshop to addressing […]

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Brewing Tea at Home: Tea Strainers

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At home I use the simple metal tea strainer depicted above because it allows me to drink loose leaf and control the length of my brew. It also allows the loose leaf tea to expand and gives me the option of multiple infusions. Look how beautiful the leaves are when they are hydrated. This little […]

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