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    Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival with Pearl River Mart and Silver Needle Tea Co.

    The Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar. It usually falls somewhere in late September or early October. For 2017, today is the big day! Many activities are enjoyed including sharing a family meal, gazing at the full moon, lighting lanterns, and eating a special type of pastry called mooncakes. The roots of this festival actually go back over 3,000 years. In the past, emperors worshipped the moon in order to ensure a good harvest. Although most people no longer depend on the agricultural harvest for their livelihoods, the tradition continues to this day. When Pearl River Mart reached out to me about reviewing…

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    T&Co. Subscription Box – June Collection

    A lot of my time at World Tea Expo is spent networking and meeting new people. It’s the one chance I get to talk to lots of people who are just as crazy about tea as I am. At an event held by +Teforia and +Tealet I had the pleasure of meeting Jennifer Odera. Subscription services often an induce an eye roll because they are so prolific but what she told me about her new company really caught my attention. Rather than the usual randomly curated selection of teas, T&Co.’s aim is to create a total tea experience. Each month subscribers are sent tea paired with an activity, music, and a snack. Each month follows a particular…

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    Teabook Subscription Service

    Over the years I’ve reviewed more than my fair share of tea subscription services. There are a lot of choice out there and after a while they all start to look a bit the same. My attention was caught my +Teabook when I saw Marzipan’s review on TeaLover.Net. Luckily they contacted me shortly after to do a review. Right off the bat I was drawn in by the beautiful, tea-centric packaging. Everywhere I looked there little touches and hidden quotes. And velum. Have I mentioned my secret weakness for velum? It might be from my past life as a scrapbooker and crafty Girl Scout leader. Rather than sending out seemingly random assortments of bulk teas,…