• Tea Tips

    Just Say No to Tea Snobbery

    I don’t often post rants here but this a topic that has been bothering me for some time. Please feel free to use the comments to discuss and share your opinions (in a respectful manner). There is an epidemic that seems to be spreading in the online tea community. The plague that I am speaking of is tea snobbery. An innocent, tea curious person posts on an online forum inquiring about where to find the best teabag or raving about their latest trip to Teavana. All too often that enthusiastic soul is met with crushing sarcasm, disdain and downright snobbery. “Buy some real tea” is a response that I have seen many times…


  • Blogging

    A Tea Bloggers Worth

    My friend Jo, author of Scandalous Tea, recently wrote about a bloggers worth and it got me thinking about my own thoughts on the subject. The tea industry is in a very interesting place right now. The world is waking up to all of the possibilities that are out there beyond your everyday teabag. Bloggers and the online tea community in general are having more and more influence over the way tea is bought and sold. That being said, there have been discussions in some LinkedIn groups where retailers have expressed frustration and hesitation when it comes to be bloggers. I believe that the bulk of the problem is this, the internet allows…