Irene's Corner


Tea steeping guidelines
by Irene Nielsen - Registered Tea Consultant

  • All true tea comes from one tea plant.  Anything else are "tisanes" not real tea.  All 8,000+ varieties of teas occur because of soil conditions, humidity, altitude, time of the year for harvest, the drying or fermentation process and what the leaves are stored n . . .

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Tea Terminology
by Irene Nielsen - Certified Tea and Etiquette Consultant, Registered


Tea Terminology is really not a mystery but has become confusing.  Large Hospitality Coroporations appealing to the unknowing public and assuming their customers "will never know the difference" have used some terms incorrectly to attract customers, such as:

1.  " . . .

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