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    My Top 10 Blog Posts of 2016

    This past year has been a bit of a whirlwind for me. I got engaged and spoke at World Tea Expo. The direction of the blog also changed a bit. I find myself doing fewer tea reviews and putting more effort into writing informative posts instead. A big part of that is because of my own changing tastes and preferences. According to my Google Analytics, these are the ten most popular posts in 2016: 5 Buzz Words Tea Companies Should Stop Using Why Microwaving Tea is a Bad Idea 10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Drinking Tea Chinese vs Japanese Green Teas What Makes Tea Bitter 7 Clues You Have a Tea…

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    5 Things About Tea Everyone Thinks are True

    I’ve heard the same old misconceptions about tea repeated over and over again. Most often it’s the news media that gets these things wrong but I’ve even seen books that perpetuate myths about tea. Some of the points on this list really grind my gears! So many tea drinking newbies are misled and misinformed until someone shows them the light. 1. Any dried plant material brewed in hot water is tea. A lot of people don’t realize that tea is an actual plant, called the Camellia Sinensis to be exact. It doesn’t help that our grocery store shelves are full of things labeled “tea” that contain no actual tea leaves. Rooibos, mint, chamomile…