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Re-Steeping Tea: Discovering the Many Flavors of Pu-erh (PART 1)

By On March 19, 2012

I sat down with Art of Tea owner and founder, Steve Schwartz for a lesson in re-steeping tea. One of the many benefits of loose leaf tea is the beauty of re-steeping… Read More

Health & Lifestyle

Benefits of Green Tea: 7 Reasons to Drink Green Tea

By On March 6, 2012

Thanks to the Chinese, green tea has been around for over 4000 years. According to numerous studies and medical reports, there are many health benefits attributed to drinking green tea. We reap… Read More

Brewing Tea

A Blooming Highlight on Halo

By On January 13, 2012

Have you ever tried a blooming tea? Being an avid tea drinker, I surprisingly never knew of their existence until I started working at Art of Tea. Blooming or flowering teas are… Read More

Health & Lifestyle

Tea for Chi

By On December 27, 2011

Winter officially arrives December 21, with the Winter Solstice — which means, that as of last week, we have already welcomed it. For thousands of years, winter has been viewed as the… Read More

Health & Lifestyle

Tea–An Antidote to “Too-Muchness”

By On December 5, 2011

The month of December seems overstuffed and overwhelming, perhaps because it really was intended to be the tenth, and last, month in a 10-month cycle. Anthropologists and other scholars agree that 10,… Read More

Health & Lifestyle

Tea, Uninterrupted

By On November 18, 2011

Sharing of food and drink has always fascinated me primarily as social ritual. Travelling as a stranger in desolate places, I have taken special note of how refreshments and nourishment are offered… Read More

Gifts, Holidays & Events

Afternoon Tea Vs. High Tea

By On November 8, 2011

The royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton last April sparked interest in the British culture amongst Americans. There were a number of articles written about British traditions including highlights misunderstanding… Read More

History and Culture of Tea


By On October 30, 2011

With the end of October, we feel many things shift. Depending where you live, the leaves change color and fall, and migrating birds cross the sky. The temperature changes, the days grow… Read More

History and Culture of Tea


By On October 28, 2011

The Neem tree is an evergreen native to India and other parts of Southeast Asia. For centuries in these countries, Neem has been called “the village pharmacy”, because its leaves, bark, seeds… Read More

History and Culture of Tea

Flower Power

By On October 22, 2011

Many tea blends in today’s marketplace identify themselves as “Lotus” teas, when in fact they are green and white teas of the Camellia sinensis variety. Art of Tea’s “Lotus Flower” is the… Read More