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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...

Tea Video: Tea and Cooperation

I know I’ve been a bit off the radar in the blogosphere in the past couple months, but I recently came across a very cool tea video with a great idea, and I felt it necessary to share. Here it is, please leave your thoughts...

Tea Recipe: Sweet Lemongrass and Fresh Mint Sorbet

Although the unofficial beginning of summer, Memorial Day, is not yet upon us, the weather seems to be growing impatient. With these hot, sunny days filling most of early May, it should come as no surprise that my mind has already turned to thoughts of cool relief (of...

On Love and Tea, a History

Tea has played a significant role in much of human history, but it is a little known fact that it has also been an important gift in many weddings.  Throughout history, tea has been both a gift to the couples and a symbol of their unity throughout many cultures....

A Tea That’s Proud to be #2

For decades tea lovers have lived with it – a feeling that something is missing, a hole in their hearts.  Every sip contains just a touch of emptiness, every cup a sense of longing.  All of my readers immediately know what I am referring to, of course: poo envy....

Tea Recipe: Cheggnog

Last Christmas I posted my recipe for Chai Eggnog, which many folks raved about.  However, with all the rush and stress that accompanies this wonderful holiday season, some folks gruffled that it simply took too long and was too much work at such a crazy time of year....

The International Emmys: A Re-run

I’m excited to announce that, this weekend, we’re going to be working hard. While this statement may seem to be a bit odd, it is for good reason: this weekend we will be the official tea of the 2011 International Emmy Awards – for the second year in...

Tea Video: Conan on Mate

I happened to catch a scene from Conan last week, when I heard a familiar word being mentioned: tea! Naturally, my attention was piqued and after watching the video again, I knew I had to share! The whole video is quite funny, but my favorite part is, of course,...