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Weddings and Tea

Christine Banks

June is prime time for weddings (and we at Adagio extend our sincere congratulations to all new and impending brides and grooms). Tea has historically played a role in weddings in parts of Asia, but there are also contemporary ways that tea is incorporated into wedding festivities.

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Tea in Art Curbside Teapot

Not Your Grandmother's Teapot

Christine Banks

Newark, New Jersey, probably isn’t the first place you’d think of when it comes to teapots. But the Newark Museum has a large decorative arts collection that includes hundreds of teapots in a variety of styles from the 1600s to the modern era. A featured exhibit is currently showing sixty-six teapots from the collection.

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Tea in Art Photo by Cynthia Fazekas

Reflections In Tea: An Exhibit

Christine Banks

Artist Michele Brody incorporates tea into her mixed media installations. Her recent exhibit at the World Tea East expo in Philadelphia brought people together through tea, sharing messages of hope for the Japanese people while also generating donations for the Japanese Red Cross.

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Culture Lady Gaga toting fancy teaware

CelebriTEA Tastes

Christine Banks

While coffee mostly dominates the U.S. cultural lexicon (for now!), more and more celebrities are embracing tea. Sure, we can see tea featured prominently on TV shows like The Mentalist and NCIS: Los Angeles, but do the stars actually enjoy tea like the rest of us?

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History A Shizuoka Tea Farm

Japanese Tea and Radiation

Christine Banks

Following the March 11th earthquake and subsequent problems at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, reports surfaced of radiation in the Japanese food supply. After immediate concern for the Japanese people, many people began to wonder: how will this affect tea?

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