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Green Tea Could Protect Against Zika Virus

The Zika virus has been all over the news recently, most notably that an outbreak in Brazil threatened to cancel the 2016 Summer Olympics. The virus itself is one of many mosquito-borne viruses (West Nile, yellow fever and dengue fever, to name a few), and the...

Tea Video: DIY Teacup Bird Feeder

The birds are singing a happy tune, providing a soundtrack for our summer days.  So why not provide them with a crafty little feeder that also shows your love of tea? Here’s a video on how to make your own Teacup Bird Feeder (video credit to Nifty):...

Tea Recipe: LiberTEA Slush

With Independence Day weekend nearly upon us, it is time to think about what we’re going to drink.  Iced tea, of course, but when you really want to see fireworks – perhaps something a little more …adult?  And what better way to celebrate our...

That Tea Tastes Silky

When one thinks of the luxuries in life, you think of sparkly diamonds, fast cars, smooth silk and, of course, delicious tea.  It should come as no surprise, therefore, that the last two are actually related: one helped in the discovery of the other, making great...

The Titans of Tea

When most folks think of tea plants, they think of waist-high little bushes.  Farmers do this on purpose, of course, pruning the plants so they stay at optimal plucking height.  But is not obvious, however, is just how big tea  left to grow in the wild can get –...

Tea and Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome is caused by a genetic defect wherein a child is born with an extra copy of their 21st chromosome. It is the most common form of genetic intellectual disability, affecting approximately one out of 691 people in the United States, according to the...

How to Cold Brew Iced Tea

When I was a young boy growing up in South Carolina, I remember my grandmother putting tea in a pitcher and leaving it out in the sun to steep.  My twin brother and I would run outside every few minutes to check on the progress of this “sun tea,” as she...

Tea Recipe: Jasmine Panna Cotta

Looking for the perfect tea-infused dessert recipe for this Memorial Day weekend?  Look no further!  Sweet, delicate and absolutely exquisite. I give you Jasmine Panna Cotta with honey. JASMINE PANNA COTTA (…with honey on top) 1/3 cup water 1 teaspoon unflavored...

Tea Recipe: Matcha Lemonade

With the weather finally starting to show signs that summer is imminent, I thought I’d share one of my favorite tea-infused refreshments, Matcha Lemonade. Sweet, tangy, and chock-full of antioxidants (some reports say as much as 137 times more antioxidants than...

Throwback Tea Thursday: Jan Huyghen van Linschoten

Jan Huyghen van Linschoten was a Dutchman by birth, but to some he was a merchant and adventurer, to others a liar and scoundrel. In 1583, at just 20 years old, a trip to India was funded by Portugal (the country which enjoyed a monopoly on trade with the East Indies...

Tea for the Irish

When one thinks of Ireland, the first drink that comes to mind probably isn’t tea… but it should be. The Irish drink more tea per capita than the Chinese, more than the Russians, and even more than the famed tea-loving English.  In fact, the average Irish...

Best Blog Nomination!

It has been a while since the Voice of Tea was heard, but wanted to announce that we’ve been nominated by the World Tea Expo for the best blog! I hope they’ll take into account all the effort I’ve put into it in the past and not merely judge that...

Tavalon Korea at 2015 COEX Seoul

Tavalon Korea, 2015 COEX Seoul Tea & Coffee Expo 타바론코리아가 오는 4월9일부터 12일까지 서울 삼성동 코엑스(COEX)에서 열리는 ‘2015 서울 커피엑스포’에 참가하며 이벤트를 진행할 예정이다. 타바론코리아 관계자는 “이번 커피엑스포를 준비하며 타바론 공식 페이스북을 통해 총 40명에게 커피엑스포 초대권 두장과 선물 교환권 이벤트를 진행하였으며, 현장에서 타바론 Tea 시음과 시향, 현장...

Tea Recipe: Irish Chai

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, which means it’s time for a new tea cocktail recipe! My newest is inspired by the classic Irish Car Bomb, sans the bombing (always made things a bit messy, in my humble opinion) – and, of course, with the...

Tea Recipe: Green Tea Basil Gimlet

Now that it is well into 2014, we’re long past due for another tea cocktail recipe. Today’s recipe involves three of the biggest trends in cocktails right now: tea cocktails (as mentioned in a previous blog), the use of fresh herbs, and using gin as the...

Tea with Nelson Mandela

Yesterday, Nelson Mandela, who guided South Africa from the shackles of apartheid to a multi-racial democracy and became an icon of international peace and reconciliation, died at the age of 95. Throughout his life, he was known as many things:  a revolutionary, a...

Tea is Trending Hot for 2014

According to the Nation’s Restaurant News, one of the leading trade publications in the industry, things are looking good for those who love tea: your are going to be seeing a lot more of it when you dine out next year. In their year-end list of “Hot...

… And we’re back!

You have probably noticed that I’ve been away for a while, and so all your thirst for tea-related knowledge has gone unquenched. For that, I apologize. For a while, we were having serious issues with the hosting of our blog, causing it to shut down whenever the...

Tea Video: Mastering Masala Chai

In case you ever want to do it the traditional way, here is a great tea video on how to make Masala Chai. For the black tea they employ in the video, I’d recommend our Assam Finest. Or, if you want to make the cheater version, skip all the spices and just use...

Battle the Flu with Tea

Flu season, and you’ve probably read, seems to be especially bad this year. In fact, even your friendly neighborhood Tea Sommelier, whose tea-fueled, antioxidant-rich immune system is usually running strong and on all cylinders, caught the bug! But having...