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Irish Beverages to Keep You Festive This St.Patrick’s Day

Celebrating Irish heritage doesn’t have to stop at Guinness, Smithwick’s, Bushmill’s or Jameson. These well-known brands are worthy of their fame during the holiday (they beat green food coloring in …

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5 Essential Tools to Make Your Homemade Beverages Better

The Espresso Machine You can use a espresso machine Every Single Day. Even on days when I don’t need a coffee because I’ve already had 6 while out running errands, …

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Food Pairing for the Rest of Us

“You are better at food pairing than you thought.” These are the words floating through my mind as I write this post, because I am astounded food pairing is so …

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Teas Around the World Tour!

“**ANNOUNCEMENT** I am very excited to be able to say I am planning a 16-day tour of 16 teas and tea ceremonies from around the world (inspired by and intending …

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“Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company.”

~Author Unknown. Photo Credit: “Japanese Teapot” by Christopher Paquette

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What are Fermented Teas?

In my last post, I outlined how to make your own Jun tea. In this post, I want to look at the composition and origins of fermented teas. Both Jun …

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How to Brew Jun Tea

Let me be direct: I have a very deep appreciation for Jun tea. I love the folklore surrounding it. I love the proclaimed benefits of drinking it. Most importantly, I …