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    Is It Possible to Make Money with a Tea Blog?

    When I first started my blog way back in 2008, it was a very casual thing that I didn’t really have any plans or intention for. As tea became a bigger part of my life, so has the blog along with it. I still don’t really know what I’m doing or where I’m going but the blog has truly taken on a life of its own. Lately I’ve had a lot of friends, especially those outside of the tea world, asking about whether or not it is possible to make a viable income with a tea blog. I’m sure they have visions of celebrity fashion, food and lifestyle bloggers in their heads. I’m…


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    My Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015

    Last week I shared a list of My Top 10 Most Popular Tea Reviews of 2015. I’ve got to admit that it made me smile to see that the majority of my top posts weren’t tea reviews at all. A lot of time and energy goes into everything that I do here. I don’t know everything that there is to know about tea but I do my best to share what I can with my readers. It’s nice to know that these posts actually do get noticed, especially when it comes to search engine traffic.I always hope that I’m able to steer some wayward tea-searching souls in the right direction. Why Tea Education…

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    My Top 10 Most Popular Tea Reviews of 2015

    I was doing a bit of poking around my Google Analytics and thought it might be interesting to see what the most popular tea reviews are. Since +Tea for Me Please has been around for eight years, I narrowed the results down just to the most visited pages in 2015. During that time the blog was visited by an incredible 32,941 unique visitors from 159 different countries. Much to my chagrin, the top tea review is for Lipton Yellow Label of all things. I guess I shouldn’t be all that surprised but I was hope for something a bit more highbrow than that. πŸ™‚ Lipton Yellow Label Black Tea David’s Teas Organic Detox Encha Ceremonial-Grade…

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    A Year In Tea: 2015

    This year has been an exciting one for me. That is probably part of what has made it seem like 2015 flew by. It started off with a bang in January when I launched my quarterly journal. What started as a tiny little email list has ballooned to 700 tea lovers. It has been a lot of work but each issue is truly a labor of love. I’ve been incredibly blessed to have some of the best in the biz contribute articles. I had the opportunity to help Lucy from Silver Needle Tea Co. at NY Now. I was invited to a matcha meditation at the Shinnyo Center and served tea at the…

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    Reader Questions: Do You Ever Get Tired of Tea?

    I think this may be the question that I get asked most often, especially by non-tea drinkers. It’s an understandable thing to wonder about. I started this blog a little over seven years ago and to date I’ve reviewed over 940 teas. When I first started this journey I assumed that there would come a point of saturation. How much tea could one person drink? I’m happy to admit that I was very wrong about that. The world of tea is seemingly small but in reality it is unfathomably huge. It’s also constantly evolving. Although there have a been a handful of repeats for me, they have been fairly far and few between.…

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    Reader Questions: How Did I Become a Tea Blogger?

    A reader recently asked if I had ever written about how I transitioned from casual sipper to the crazy life of a tea blogger. I was fairly surprised to find that I never had. Hard to believe, isn’t it? This post might be a lengthy one but I don’t want to leave anything out. I’d love to hear about some your tea journeys in the comments! I grew up in a family of tea drinkers although things were quite a bit different from the way that I approach tea now. Red Rose was the brand of choice and I took mine with milk and two sugars. My mother and I avidly collected (and…