Tea is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis. After water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world. It has a cooling, slightly bitter, and astringent flavour that many people enjoy.Tea originated in China as a medicinal drink. It was first introduced to Portuguese priests and merchants in China during the 16th century. Drinking tea became popular in Britain during the 17th century. The British introduced it to India, in order to compete with the Chinese monopoly on the product.Tea has long been promoted for having a variety of positive health benefits.
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  • Naked Thanksgiving Wishes

    … due to the situation in Italy as well as Spain and California and warns its readers to beware of vendors passing off non–Italian oils as authentic—another reason to buy from people like Nudo). This situation means the supply of extra virgin olive oil from Italy (and elsewhere) will be adversely impacted this coming year and prices will go up…

    Wine Imbiber- 1 readers -
  • Recipe: 2014 Thanksgiving Cocktails

    … rum A pinch of fresh nutmeg A pinch of fresh cinnamon 1 clove 1 Granny Smith Apple, quartered and peeled 1 fresh orange, quartered Mull apple cider, Granny Smith apple, orange and spices together. Remove orange and blend. Mix in Grand Marnier and rum with cider mixture. Chill and strain, add garnish if desired. Can be served hot or cold. Blackberry…

    Rob Theakston/ Drinkhacker.com- 1 readers -
  • Le 68 restaurant by Guy Martin: gourmandising Guerlain store at Champs Elysées

    … pear and roasted sesame seeds served with a trio of carrots and Mediterranean orange flower water. La Petite Robe Noire The restaurant also offers cakes and macaroons to enjoy with the range of Guerlain aromatic tea blends or these can also be bought to take away at the pastry boutique in front of the restaurant. The tea blends were inspired…

    Winebeing- 2 readers -
  • Holiday Tea Time Returns to Top of the Mark

    … It’s that time of year again, when I get invited for a sneak peek and taste of Tea Time at Top of the Mark. Let me tell you, this year like every year does not disappoint. There is a new addition to the hotel this year The Nob Hill Club. It’s a farm-to-table dining experience and lounge in the iconic setting of the InterContinental Mark Hopkins…

    Monique Soltani/ Wine Oh TV- 1 readers -
  • Love With Food Product Review

    …. I love that they recall the heft and texture of those hard Bavarian pretzels I used to gum at as a child. The first standout of the box, for me, was the great selection of teas from Revolution Tea, including their Honeybush Caramel, Southern Mint, and Tropical Green. Those leaves unfurl fast! The tropical green tea’s tropical elements were just…

    Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell- 3 readers -
  • November Wine Round Up: California, Spain & Italy

    For our November #winewednesday, we tried six wines and today I’m reviewing five of them – these came from Spain, Italy and California. Whites: Matanzas Creek Winery sent a three pack of wines – two whites and one red. Matanzas Creek has estate-wines that are certified to be sustainable from two different organizations.

    Dallas Wine Chick- 2 readers -
  • Happy Halloween: Numbskull

    … No, I am not calling anyone a name ... Last weekend I gathered with 19 of my "sorority" sisters for our annual "tea." However, I would defy anyone to even find a tea bag at our gatherings. Instead, corks fly like witches on brooms and bubbles dance in our wine glasses. For that true effect of Halloween gore, every good party needs a little red…

    Through The Walla Walla Grape Vine™in Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah Merlot- 2 readers -
  • Something Special in the Swartland

    … as “black land” — is about one hour north of Cape Town. In appearance, the Swartland is reminiscent of the Texas wild west combined with a Mediterranean climate. It has a rugged terrain and an untamed, wild personality complete with gnarly bush vines, rocky soils, and seemingly unkempt planted rows. It’s also a very hot region, tempered by the altitude…

    Rebecca Canan/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Syrah- 3 readers -

    … would appear and carry me out, is the wine show hall. As my organoleptic receptors reach the peak of their analytical proficiency, that heady cacophany of fruit, wood, ethanol, industrial chemical additions, cardboard, tea towels, detergents and whatnot is an assault I'll do anything to avoid, even without the smell of other people. It is not natural…

    Philip White/ drinkster- 2 readers -
  • Wine Reviews: California Chardonnay

    … – California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast SRP: $27 Floral aromas, some white peach, baked apple and honey but also some rocks and minerals. Crisp acid and a creamy mouthfeel, this is rich but also nervy and lively. Lots of green apple and apricot, mixing with honey, limestone, slate and minerals. Quite deep and mineral-driven, with saline notes on the finish. Impressive stuff that doesn’t fall into one Chard camp or the other. Aged 10 months in 20% new French oak. (90 points IJB) …

    Isaac Baker/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Chardonnay- 7 readers -