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Holiday Tea Parties & Temperance in the 1800s

Luke Pabst

In the late 1700s and 1800s, alcohol consumption in the UK was widespread and rowdy. Gin and beer were England's go-to liquid consumables at the time, tag-teaming the Victorian's into a perpetual drunkenness. But along came the steaming glorious savior, that cheap precious drink of a divine nature itself, which we so heartily refer to as Tea.

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History Yaupon Holly

The Origins and History of Yaupon Holly

Leroy Burnett

As more and more people search for caffeinated alternatives to coffee, plant based tisanes are gaining traction for their health benefits. They have the ability to soothe and heal as they energize. As a result, tisanes containing caffeine are imported around the world to satisfy enormous demand. Yaupon is more recently finding many happy tea drinkers who love it for its caffeine, antioxidants, and its harmonious presence in the local-foods movement.

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History "Take some more tea," the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.

Carroll's Classic Celebrates Sesqui-Centennial

Diana Rosen

This year, 2015, is the 150th anniversary of the publication of "Alice in Wonderland" and tea lovers around are sharing their love of this enduring (and endearing) tale. Like many classic children's books, Alice is more- much more- than it seems. It charms on two levels. For children, it's a phantasmagorically rich story sprinkled with nonsense. And, for adults, it's a droll satire of Victorian manners with a nod to the lack of food safety during that era.

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History Customer Profile Photos

Adagio Celebrates 15th Anniversary

David Schloss

On June 4th, 2014, Adagio celebrates fifteen years since the first order was placed on our website. To celebrate this milestone, and the customers that helped us reach it, we created a photo mosaic out of our customer profile images and hung that across a wall in our office.

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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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History Afternon Tea

How Afternoon Tea was 'Invented'

Jane Pettigrew

If you're looking for a break during your busy holiday season, why not host an Afternoon Tea? It's easy and affordable with simple elegance. Learn more about this English tea tradition in this article and feel free to share your knowledge at your next tea party!

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History The Author At Phoenix Mountain

Oolong: Hail the Black Dragon!

Angela Justice

Intrigued by the mysterious oolong? This article will demystify and perhaps pique your interest about this special tea. Lately, it is being toted around as a weight-loss miracle, but don't be fooled. Enjoy reading the facts about everyone's new favorite tea.

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