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Book Review: A Tea Reader:...

Samantha Cappuccino-Williams

f ever there was a perfect pairing, it's tea and reading. What tea lover doesn't adore steeping a cup of their favorite leaf and enjoying it with a favorite book? Both tea and books can elicit strong memories, feelings, and emotions, so it's no wonder they complement each other so well.

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Enjoyment The leaves are changing, the weather cooling...

Flavors of Fall

Samantha Cappuccino-Williams

Cool, crisp air, the changing of the leaves from bright green to beautiful red, orange, and yellow - fall has arrived! Autumn opens up a new palate of flavors to enjoy in the chilly weather. Think warming, cozy flavors like pumpkin and cinnamon. Here are some new ways to start hot tea season off right!

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Culture Hit the books with a cup of tea

Back To School: Tea Education

Samantha Cappuccino-Williams

'Tis the season for back-to-school! While many people have been waiting for this all summer so they can get a break from their kids, others are eager to get back to learning themselves. But you don't have to wait until September or be enrolled in a traditional school to achieve such self-improvement, especially when it comes to tea.

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Enjoyment Many parents buy tea sets for little girls

Showing Children the Way to Tea

Samantha Cappuccino-Williams

I think tea parties lay a great tea foundation on which kids can build the knowledge of how to properly prepare, appreciate, and share tea. Not only are they a creative outlet for a child’s imagination, but they introduce some of the basics of good tea preparation (not to mention some manners and etiquette).

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Profile Cynthia & Suzette in Changsha

China Trip 2011

Samantha Cappuccino-Williams

If you're a FaceBook friend of Adagio's, you've probably seen some of the posts about the 2011 China trip. If you're not, however, you may have no idea what I'm talking about. Allow me to recap. In April, Adagio sent their three tea buyers-Cynthia, Suzette, and Lydia-to Eastern China to find some new and exciting spring teas. They toured China for only 12 days, but what a 12 days it was!

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Enjoyment Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning Your Tea Stash

Samantha Cappuccino-Williams

Spring is near. It's almost time to trade snow and ice for flowers and sunshine, aaaannnnnddd get out your broom and do a little spring-cleaning. Oh yeah. Spring-cleaning. Ugh. I propose we start easy this year. Instead of chasing dust bunnies from beneath our beds, let's tackle our tea stashes! I don't know about yours, but mine gets a little out of hand over the course of the year and needs an annual purge to keep it under control.

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Reviews Keurigs

What's in Your K-Cup?

Samantha Cappuccino-Williams

I work in a corporate office. Like many offices, mine has phased out fresh-brewed pots of coffee and brought in Keurig machines. I was curious about Keurigs when they first arrived on the scene a few years ago, as they were not only convenient but they catered to individual coffee tastes within a large group. I was also curious about their tea-making abilities, but coffee was the main attraction in the beginning.

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Enjoyment Green Rooibos

Green Rooibos Is Coming! Green Rooibos Is Coming!

Samantha Cappuccino-Williams

If you are even a casual tea drinker, odds are you have heard of Rooibos (pronounced roy-boss) tea. Over the past few years, Rooibos tea has been gaining in popularity as a unique and caffeine-free alternative to traditional teas. If you’re a serious or adventurous tea drinker, you probably have first-hand experience drinking this rich, red tea. But, Serious/Adventurous Tea Drinker, did you know there is green Rooibos tea? Yeah, to be honest, neither did I. But there is! And it's coming soon to Adagio Teas!

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Enjoyment Tasty weight loss

Tea Year's Resolutions: 2011

Samantha Cappuccino-Williams

Welcome to the new year! Last year, Tiffany Picard gave us all suggestions of how to use tea as our guide when committing to some of the most popular New Year's resolutions. Regardless of how well you might have done last year, at least one of those resolutions is probably back on your list this year. They say that people abandon their resolutions when they're too broad, so I suggest we take another crack at 2010's by making them a little more specific for 2011.

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Enjoyment Holiday Stocking Stuffers

Feeling' GifTEA

Samantha Cappuccino-Williams

It's that time of year again! Time for holiday shopping. This is generally a fun thing to do, if you already know what to get everyone. If you're like 99.99% of the population, however, you could probably use some ideas. If you have a tea lover on your list and you know little about tea yourself, then you can definitely use some ideas.

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Enjoyment What's in his cup?

Coffee or tea, Santa?

Samantha Cappuccino-Williams

Which hot beverage would be most appropriate for old Saint Nick? What to offer, what to offer... Hot apple cider is nice, but considering all Santa has to accomplish on Christmas Eve, sugary beverages and holiday cheer will only get him so far. Hot cocoa was right out, as milk is a soporific, not a stimulant. There's no denying it: Santa needs caffeine. Tea or coffee would be best, then. But is Kris Kringle a tea or coffee drinker?

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