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5 Books about Tea

July 16, 2013 |

There’s nothing better than to relax with a cup of hot tea and a good book. It sounds like the perfect Sunday afternoon, doesn’t it? How about enjoying a book about tea? Don’t worry, you can still drink from your cup while reading.

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All about Tea in Turkey

July 2, 2013 |

How do you take your tea? We bet it’s from a big mug that allows you to savour as much as possible with one serving. Others prefer it differently. Turkish people, to be more exact, drink it from small glasses, similar to shots. And that’s not the only thing that’s distinctive in their ceremony.

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5 Amazing Teapot Paintings

May 23, 2013 |

Take a look at your favorite teapot. What does it say to you? Does it say “take a break and have a cup of tea”? Well for some contemporary artists teapots say more than that, truly becoming a source of inspiration not only for paintings depicting nature or people enjoying tea, but also for paintings depicting the teapot itself. Read More

How Did Tea Give Birth to a Fashion Statement?

May 15, 2013 |

Have you ever regarded tea as a trend setter? Believe it or not tea gave birth not only to ceremonies, recipes, customs, culture and so on, but also to bold fashion statements as it was the case of the English tea gown. Discover how the tea gowns looked like in their early days and what made them so controversial back then.

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The Japanese Tea Ceremony in 6 Steps

May 13, 2013 |

Imagine a moment of inner peace while enjoying a small cup of tea surrounded by serenity and tranquility. This is the first image that comes to my mind when thinking about the Japanese “way of tea”. Read More

Japanese Tea Ceremony (Part II)

April 4, 2013 |

Tea is much more than a simple beverage, tea represents history and tradition; that is why the Japanese developed their world famous Japanese tea ceremony. Discover the different types of Japanese tea ceremonies and the tools needed if you plan one yourself. Read More

Japanese Tea Ceremony (Part I)

March 27, 2013 |

Tea is much more than a simple beverage in many different cultures around the world. Japanese have developed their own “way of tea” which needs deep study and understanding. Discover how the Japanese tea ceremony was born and what the steps for a perfect performed ritual are. Read More

10 Famous Tea Paintings

March 21, 2013 |

Tea has been popular during Victorian age, so the tea cups or pots were also frequently part of the paintings depicting the everyday life. The Impressionists often included tea in their visual stories, which shows the increasing popularity of the beverage. The contemporary art also has a taste for tea, as you will certainly discover in our top 10 famous tea paintings. Read More

5 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Tea

February 5, 2013 |

Tea is such a common word that we tend to assume we know everything there is to know about brewing and drinking tea. But there are still facts to be revealed about tea, so common, but yet so little acknowledged. Read More

The Traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony (Part II)

February 3, 2013 |

Tea was and remains a central piece in the Asian cultures, especially in China where it first originated. Discover the wonderful atmosphere of a traditional Chinese tea ceremony and find out what does the art of drinking tea really means. Read More