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Enjoyment A Tea Journey

I don't like tea.

Epiphany Acevedo

I guessed tea tasted alright, though I didn't have much exposure outside of my mom's boiled eucalyptus leaves with honey. She made it when I was sick, and I didn't hate it. During the cold winter months in college I often snuck generic teabags out of the dining hall. I wanted something to keep me warm, and was never much of a coffee drinker. But the dull flavors of my free tea left much to be desired.

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Enjoyment Milk Oolong

Give Milk a Chance

Epiphany Acevedo

Legend has it that this first happened when the moon fell in love with a comet. As comets typically do, it passed by and disappeared. Heartbroken, the moon cried big milky tears over the tea gardens, which chilled the leaves and gave them a creamy flavor.

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Health & Beauty A Modern Mate Setup

Mate: A social phenomenon

Epiphany Acevedo

When Rafa Royett moved to Argentina in 2011, mate was not his cup of tea. A native of Colombia, one of the world's top 5 coffee-producing nations, he spent his first year in Argentina maintaining a safe distance from the slightly pungent herbal drink. He might politely take a sip if offered, but was far from adopting the typical Argentine breakfast of mate and cookies.

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Travel Tibetan Po Cha

Where in the world is Carmen SanTEAego?

Epiphany Acevedo

When thinking about tea culture, it is easy to limit yourself to envisioning rolling green hills in China, Japan and India. Not only are there many more countries that produce and consume tea, but they all enjoy it very differently! Here's a peek at a few countries' tea cultures that you may not be familiar with.

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Enjoyment Outside the Connemara Tea Factory

Diary of a Tea Snob

Epiphany Acevedo

I press down on the hot water button in the nearly empty office kitchen to get a quick fix before my next meeting when I hear my name being called. "Epiphany, is this any good?" a coworker asks, holding up a box of tea that bears a brand name I have never seen before. I'm flattered.

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