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Joy's Jabberings — Tea101

Where Do I Start?

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I got the best email today from a gentleman named Josh who has tried a number of teas from a national retailer. He's had some homeruns and some strikeouts and wanted to dive deeper into the overwhelming world of loose leaf teas. The problem: where to start?

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What's a Tisane?

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Not all "tea" is tea. It seems that if you can pour hot water on it, and drink it a few minutes later, it's marketed as tea. In my opinion, this creates a lot of confusion for people new to tea drinking. Or, maybe I'm just a snob.

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The Tea Noob Says Welcome

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Getting to Know You Me Tea by The Tea Noob The first time I drank tea I was at my great-grandmother's house.  I must have been really young, because she moved in with my grandmother when I was three.  It was Lipton or Luzianne chilled in the fridge.  (Don't hate, yo.  I still love a cheap black tea in a bag.)  I don't remember particularly liking or disliking it at the time, but I distinctly remember thinking that I was very grown up to be drinking tea. I wasn't really a fan of tea in my elementary school years (which...

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