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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    • Wine of the Day December 14, 2014

      2012 Jacques Puffeney, Arbois Trousseau, Cuvee Les Berangeres, Jura Red, France. The great Jacques Puffeney has decided to retire, he will continue with everything he has in the cellar, which include the 2014 harvest and the odds and ends he is toying with, but from 2015 on the vines will be leased out to Burgundy producer Marquis d’Angerville for its Domaine de Pélican label.

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    • Discovering Writer Mark Pendergrast

      [This photo is borrowed from Mark Pendergrast’s Website.] I enjoy introducing you to other writers in the wine business, or related to it in some seamless way. In this case, it’s a fellow writer whose expertise has earned him columns in Wine Spectator, which are related to coffee and evaluating it.

      Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 2 readers -
    • Be Impressed by Spierhead Winery 2013 Vintage Wines

      SpierHead Wines in Kelowna has been producing some quality wines since the first vintage I tasted a few years ago. At the 2014 National Wine Awards of Canada their 2012 Riesling, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir Gentleman Farmer all won Silver Medals. Their 2013 vintage wines have come out now, and I was lucky to receive a bottle of their Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Noir Cuvee to sample.

      MyWinePalin Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • Best tea rooms & shops in Hong Kong

    … weekly music concerts (on weekends) at the tea house as well as frequent tea classes at both locations making it a full-rounded experience. You can call for current schedule and fees. Address: 290B Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Tea house: The K.S. Lo Gallery, Hong Kong Park, Admiralty, Hong Kong Website: www.lockcha.com/teahouse…

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  • Dinner

    … A lazy weekend in the lead up to Christmas, I wanted something vaguely Mexican and free of red meat for dinner but with minimal spice. First the tortillas. 400 grams of plain flour, 110g of vegetable shortening (less fat and more stability at heat), 1pinch of salt flakes, 1 teaspoon of baking powder. Process till granular. Add 1 cup of cold water…

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  • Glassware Matters

    …; the essential elements of the Hot Toddy are as follows: (1) a spirit base such as Scotch or other whisky, brandy, or dark rum; (2) hot water or some other hot liquid such as tea, coffee, or milk; and (3) some kind of sweetening agent like honey, sugar or syrup. This basic formula, however, can be augmented—often to great effect—with herbs and spices…

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  • Zerba Cellars 2011 Wild Z Red Wine, Walla Walla Valley, $24

    … of cranberry, toasted marshmallow, cococunt, cloves and tar with a pinch of dill. There’s much more fruit on the robust palate, which features black currant and boysenberry, backed by fine-grained tannins, tar, tea leaves and more dill. These wines are poured in their three tasting rooms — Woodinville, Wash.,; Dundee, Ore., and in the Walla Walla Valley town of Milton-Freewater, Ore. Rating: Excellent Production: 747 cases Alcohol: 14.2% …

    Great Northwest Winein Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot- 2 readers -
  • Eight Bottles From 1964 & A Backup

    … the high quality that was a Fontanafredda tademark in the 60´s, which they maintained well into the 70´s. 1964 Barolo Riserva Speciale, Fontanafredda The Riserva Speciale has a mature, fresh nose with notes of dried strawberries, rosehips, warm tiles, spices and lots of rose petals. A fine, earthy warm note. Very good. The taste is lovingly tight, mature…

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  • Thankful for Organic: Healthier Holiday Wines

    … grassy note of Sauvignon Blanc without a potent tart quality. ($24, quiverawine.com) Qupe 2012 Grenache: Typical of Grenache this biodynamically farmed fruit from Edna Valley in San Luis Obispo offers soft black cherry, rhubarb and pomegranate, blackberry compote, mild oak and spice framed by a tame acidity and enough fruit to compliment your…

    Michael Cervin/ Boozehoundz- 1 readers -
  • Holiday Spectacles: Cirque Dreams Holidaze (Review)

    …. Follow Stark Insider on Twitter and Facebook. Join our 8,300 subscribers who read SI on tablets and smartphones on the Google Newsstand. Prefer video? Subscribe to Stark Insider TV on YouTube, the largest (and quirkiest!) arts & entertainment and food/wine channel in San Francisco. Cy spent the ‘80’s as a bench scientist, the tech boom doing…

    Cy Ashley Webb/ Stark Insider- 3 readers -
  • Naked Thanksgiving Wishes

    … We are thankful for so many things today. Against the backdrop of all the news of such ghastly things happening all over the world, our life seems pretty good indeed. Not everyone shares in this good fortune. Shortly after we launched this blog in March 2008, we wrote Our Adopted Olive Oil, a story about the olive tree in Le Marche, Italy…

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  • Recipe: 2014 Thanksgiving Cocktails

    … new. Here’s a few that I’m going to be forcing upon my family, along with a few others that may prove interesting for your holiday gatherings. Old Fashioned Thanksgiving (Created by Jon Gasparini @ Rye) 2 oz. Wild Turkey 81 rye 1 tsp pumpkin spice black tea syrup 2 dashes Bar Keep Apple bitters 1 dash Angostura bitters Combine ingredients in an old…

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

    … and cosmetics legend approached a well-known chef Guy Martin to transform the underground space of its flagship Champs Elysées boutique into by-perfumes-inspired gastronomic restaurant. Fragrant dish at Restaurant at Guerlain store at Champs Elysées The restaurant is not announcing itself into your face, but like a little treasure, it is hidden…

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  • Holiday Tea Time Returns to Top of the Mark

    … the Court of Master Sommeliers. Monique is an experienced broadcast journalist and has worked at various television stations across the country and most recently at KPIX-TV/CBS 5 and KSEE-TV/NBC 24 More Posts - Twitter - LinkedIn - Google Plus …

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

    …. Why pasta chips? Because they’re made with durum semolina wheat flour, the flour most commonly used to make pasta. It’s also commonly sprinkled on baked goods, including pizza crusts, to provide a satisfying crunch and that gritty texture is what makes these chips stand out. The flavors also provided an excellent approximation of a marinara sauce. I…

    Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell- 3 readers -
  • Portrait de Rías Baixas

    …, on vendange à la main. L’albariño constitue 94 % de l’encépagement de l’appellation. De moindre importance, les autres cépages de l’appellation sont les suivants : godello, loureira blanca, treixadura, caiño blanco. Bien qu’ils soient un peu plus marginaux, des cépages de vins rouges tels que le loureiro tinto et le caiño tinto sont également…

    L'Apprentie Sommelière- 17 readers -
  • Seven Bottles Of 1964 Barolo

    … and tight with notes of rose petals, dried red berries, red tea and earth. Soft tannins in the medium long finish. Hanging in there. A bit simple. 81p (tasted 2014/10) 1964 Barolo, Francesco Pittatore A smooth, mature, warm nose with notes of dried red currants, veal stock, mushrooms and some dried up balsamic vinegar. Medium bodied. Good. The taste…

    Barolista- 6 readers -
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