• Blogging

    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…

  • Learn About Tea

    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…

  • Blogging

    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…

  • Blogging

    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. 🙂 Lipton Yellow Label Black Tea David’s Teas Organic Detox Encha Ceremonial-Grade…