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Back Breaking or Back Building?

By On May 31, 2010

They say if you want to get something done give it to someone who is busy. Why? Because it will get done. If they are in motion and are busy then the… Read More

History and Culture of Tea

Lessons From Tea Master Mr. Bei

By On May 30, 2010

Mr. Bei is the tea master of this fair trade estate in Southern China. The way it works at this estate is that there is no central garden rather various lots dotted… Read More

Fair Trade & Organic

Are We Friends?

By On May 28, 2010

Plenty of cheers and toasts at lunch today back at the Fair Trade tea estate after visiting the school, most of which were short blasts of warm words in local dialect which… Read More

Fair Trade & Organic

Fair Trade School Kids

By On May 27, 2010

If you are ever having a bad day just look at this picture. These kids are all smiles. Except for the one with the corn in her mouth caught during a storm… Read More

Fair Trade & Organic

Visiting a Fair Trade Tea Estate and School

By On May 27, 2010

Today we visited with the manager of one of the coop fair trade tea estates that we work with and got a private tour of the school. This school  was built by… Read More

Staff Chronicles

New Tea Find in China – Wild Honey Sprout

By On May 26, 2010

I have been on an whirlwind trip to various parts in Southern China visiting farms and sampling many teas,  I must report a remarkable new tea find. After sampling this one tea… Read More

History and Culture of Tea

Rumi Tea

By On July 22, 2009

There is a certain peace of mind that comes with drinking a freshly steeped cup of tea. Today at the Art of Tea we had 4 potential wholesale customers visiting our warehouse… Read More

Art of Tea News

Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace Book Event

By On June 14, 2009

It’s Maria, here. I’m excited to tell you about my time with Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea! Art of Tea was able to support the Long Beach Library Foundation… Read More

History and Culture of Tea

Art of Tea Recommended Tea Books

By On March 17, 2009

Art of Tea Recommended Tea Books… Read More

Staff Chronicles

3 Dollars a Cup or Retail?

By On July 29, 2008

The title question came in from a wholesale customer with Art of Tea and here is my answer… Pricing is always more expensive to be served something than to buy it retail. There are… Read More