How Can I Make My Tea not Bitter?

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Some people love bitterness, some distain it. While the tea plant naturally has components that add bitterness, no tea has to taste bitter. It all comes down to how you make your pot of tea. This posting assumes one thing you can always assume with us…it’s loose leaf tea. (Nothing against tea bag tea, just […]

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Tea Travels Part I: Featured Tea Garden: Gopaldhara

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This year’s travels were filled with many tea gardens and many tastings. One that stood out to us was a visit to Gopaldhara Tea Estate in the Mirik Valley of Darjeeling. I arrived after nightfall, winding down a narrow bumpy jeep road that was quite nerve-racking (most tea areas have crazy mountain roads..but this was […]

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Taiwan Spring 2014 Travels…from the road part 1: Fresh Tea Aroma

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  You know it’s a good day on the job when you retire for the night, and your clothes are fragrant with the aroma of fresh tea. I’m sitting here with my cup of unfinished oolong tea. Harvested yesterday. Yes, it’s technically “not as good” as the finished product. But to cut through this tropical […]

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