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Tea: A Staple In Every Culture

Tea Culture

Tea: A Staple In Every Culture

   Tea makes an appearance all around the world!  Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Russian, Moroccan, Egyptian, Turkish, English, and French traditions all incorporate tea into their daily lifestyles.  Exploring China Tea in China was considered to be a medicinal staple before it became a beverage that was consumed daily. Tea was a health tonic that promoted a healthy life and offered individuals a powerful sense of vitality. Teahouses in China became places where community members would come in and socialize with one another, which is why tea seems to find itself in the corners of any moment—there really is never an...

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Steeping a World of Color: Exploring the Wide Variety of Teas

Varieties of Tea

Steeping a World of Color: Exploring the Wide Variety of Teas

Green tea. Black tea. Oolong. White tea. Yellow tea. Puerh tea. So many teas exist in our world! You may be surprised to learn that all tea comes from the same basic plant: Camellia sinensis. Keep in mind this does not include your favorite herbal tea blends like like chamomile, mint, or rooibos tea as these come from herbs themselves. All the many varieties of tea are in part due to processing, growing conditions, and where in the world the Camellia sinensis is grown. Understanding where tea originated is actually imbedded within its very own name. Camellia sinensis is Latin...

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