Tasting My Way Through Teaware

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This past weekend, I attended my coworker Casey’s workshop on teaware. Casey is a fount of knowledge about the science and history behind tea, partly thanks to a book she loves, The True History of Tea. Casey has worked at Stone Leaf for about three years and leads most of the workshops we hold. On […]

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Fresh Early Spring Teas Are In!

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Halfway across the world, the early spring harvest of tea in Yunnan, China, is in full swing. Also known as the first flush, (summer and autumn being the second and third flush, respectively), the spring harvest is often the most prized. Coming off a long winter’s rest, both the plant and tea drinkers alike are […]

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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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Beyond the Teahouse: Autumn Tea Hike & Workshop Series

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Ready for Autumn? Time to stoke up the fire and get water boiling.         We have a full stock of 2016 fresh harvest teas in the teahouse, which makes us want to do two things: 1. Share them 2. Share them.         So, we have a few options beyond the Teahouse before all the leaves […]

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Tea Travels, Part II: Nepal Organic Tea Gardens

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This trip was a Tea Garden Intensive. We visited 14 gardens in 12 days. We were hosted in such a pleasant manner, that often we felt we were a guest at the tea workers home (sometimes we actually were!). It was a very humbling experience…to meet so many different people involved in the effort to […]

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