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A great auction find!

William H. Ukers is a man whose name has been mentioned in many of my posts and that I reference quite often when researching new topics and postings. His book All About Tea is the most in depth book on the subject ever written at 1153 pages over two volumes. In reading All About Tea I began to…

The best Vintage Tea Books

I’m big on history, it was always one of my favorite subjects growing up. Taking a step back into the past to see how things were done at different points in time can be quite fascinating, and gives you an idea into how and why things were done. My love for tea has certainly meshed with my…

The Age of the Tea Clipper Ships

The age of the Tea Clipper Ships
There are those moments in history when something comes along that completely changes everything. They are those things that make everything else seem irrelevant and for good reason. Perhaps in recent history, the unveiling of the original iPhone was one of those moments. Here you have everyone walking around with flip phones and a "smartphone"...

What is Sweet Tea?

What is Sweet Tea?

Tea is a drink with a history dating thousands of years with its origins in the area of southern China. We don’t know exactly who first figured out that you could put the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis (tea-plant) in hot water and drink the resulting liquid, although there are plenty of legends. One of…

Tea Mania

The Tea Mania

There are times throughout the history of man where greed has replaced common sense to the point of absolute madness. It often starts with a few people becoming wealthy or finding success in a certain industry or field. Others soon jump in perhaps finding their own success. Finally, the average citizen that knows nothing of…

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