Tea Made in the Shade

Tea Made in the Shade

Text and Photography by Bruce Richardson Japan’s method of growing tea under shade is unique. Since 1835, this cultivation technique has been used exclusively for...

Teaching with Tea

Text by Betsy L. Haase An oversize electric teapot rested on the windowsill when my eighth grade students walked into the classroom one cheerless day....
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...
Joan & Jim Harron: The Love Story Behind Simpson & Vail

Joan & Jim Harron: The Love Story Behind Simpson & Vail

Text by James Norwood Pratt • Photography by Cyndi Harron Jim told himself a change was going to come. No more weeks away from home, no...
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...
The Tea Diaries: A Step Back in Time in the Village of Near Sawrey

The Tea Diaries: A Step Back in Time in the Village...

Text and Photography by Annie Meadows The delights of afternoon tea are memorable enough, but when enjoyed in the quaint village of Near Sawrey in the...
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.
Hop on a Harley to Tea

Hop on a Harley to Tea

Text by Sylvia Evans •  Photography by Maria Allan My former neighbor Donna asked me to play host to 22 ladies for an elegantly appointed Easter tea. My...
The Front Porch Tea Room

The Front Porch Tea Room

Text by Britt E. Stafford • Photography by William Dickey Pennsylvania’s top-ranked tearoom is on the market for a buyer who will maintain its charm. Bonnie Helm has...
My Tea Story: Paris in a Cup

My Tea Story: Paris in a Cup

Text by Cheryl Turner Photograph Courtesy of Paris In A Cup I have been in the tea business for more than 20 years, but my history...

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