Simpson & Vail's retail shop in Brookfield, Connecticut

Simpson & Vail Teas

Simpson & Vail Teas' roots go back to 1904 when it was founded by Augustus M. Walbridge as a green coffee mercantile in New York City.
Harney & Sons

Elyse & John: The Love Story Behind Harney & Sons Teas

Text by James Norwood Pratt • Photography Courtesy of Elyse Harney Elyse and John Harney are still a team, even now, several years after John’s death on...
Lipton Tea: Direct from the Gardens to the Cup

Lipton Tea: Direct from the Gardens to the Cup

Thomas Lipton revolutionized the tea industry in the 1880s by purchasing his own tea gardens and eliminating the middle man.
Josephine & Thomas: A Match Made with Oolong

Josephine & Thomas: A Match Made with Oolong

Text by James Norwood Pratt • Photograph courtesy of JT & Tea We did not like each other when we first met,” said Josephine Pan...
Brown Betty teapots are a part of British history

The Little Teapot That Could

Holding a Brown Betty teapot is like holding a bit of British history in your hand.

Teatime and Wimbledon = The Perfect Pairing with Highland Gourmet Scones

Teatime and Wimbledon—two time-honored British traditions that might not seem to go together, but both started within a few decades of each other. The...

Bigelow Tea

By Lorna Reeves • Photography Courtesy of Bigelow Tea  Colorful foil pouches of Bigelow Tea’s many flavors seem to be everywhere—in restaurants, hotel rooms, and grocery stores....
The Jasmine Pearl

Heather Agosta and Chuck Bauman: Deeply in Love with Tea

Text by James Norwood Pratt • Photography Courtesy of The Jasmine Pearl “In the mid-1990s, I began working at a Portland bookshop called New...

The Porcelain Dynasty: Replacements, Ltd.

By Faith Morgan • Photography by John O’Hagan Bob Page has been easing the heartbreak of shattered teacups and misplaced sugar tongs for more than...
Cozy Up

Cozy Up: Crafting a Tight-Knit Tea Community

Text by Britt E. Stafford • Photography by John O’Hagan Even in this digital age, the art of knitting remains popular among men and women...

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