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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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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Spring Tea Workshop Schedule – Nepal & India

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We’ve recently returned from our Spring travels to India and Nepal…and we have a lot of tea and stories to share. Join us for an exclusive tasting of the freshest teas at Stone Leaf Teahouse in Middlebury, VT. Not from the area?…no worries, more posts (and new teas) to follow on this website!

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