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HospitaliTea

Tea, Camellia sinensis, can take on many different shapes, colors and characters. It can be offered loose leaf, in small bags or as part of an herbal cocktail. From Morocco’s mint green tea to Britain’s black tea to the USA’s Lipton tea bags, tea can be found all over the world and is loved by […]

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The Voice of Infusions

  These leaves are words, they exist on their own Whether we think them, or even know them They’re here in existence since they’ve been sown  They speak all languages, gleaming like gems   This water is space, a medium, a page  It etches, engraves, cannot be undone  A carrier of peace, madness or rage […]

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The Rules of Freedom

There are a few things that I can say describe me very well: Solitude, silence, tea and writing. I have always enjoyed teas and tisanes, but before I got into a more structured routine and practice of tea I would write. For a while, I wrote simply what came to mind, poetry, short stories, and […]

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Degrees of Adventurous Perils

  Those who follow me know that I’ve been a little obsessed with this white teafrom Tealeaf. So as you might imagine, I’ve been drinking it quite a bit and thus have done some experimenting with the brewing. I recently decided to brew this tea using four different temperatures simultaneously in order to see just […]

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Camellia’s Treaty

I wrote this at least a year ago when I finally decided on a name for my tea blog. For me, names and titles are important, they are the first piece of information people generally know about another person or a paper or book they’re about to read. Titles convey the essence of what is […]

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Gong Fu Hot Chocolate!

Growing up, I always had hot chocolate made with milk. I actually didn’t know that people would make it using water and when I had my first experience with water based hot chocolate… I thought it was an abomination! Like, who does that? I’m not one to pick hot chocolate as a drink very often […]

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The Tea That Enlightened Me

In my post The Tea That Chose Me, I described a surprising experience I had with a sample of a Raw Puerh I didn’t expect to like. I talked about how it seemed as though I didn’t find this tea but this tea found me. I couldn’t get it out of my head, it called […]

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World Tour Take 2: Asian Greens

For this world tour session I compared three green teas: one from Korea, one from Japan and one from China. For the Japanese tea I used a handpicked Kamairicha which is Japanese grown green tea processed the Chinese way by pan firing. I consider Sencha to be a whole other category in itself and wouldn’t […]

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