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A Touch of Zen at Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary

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“A Touch of Zen: Tang Poems and Interpretations of Ancient Melodies” . . . A concert featuring recent compositions and improvisations of music from the Tang Dynasty (600 BC) accompanied by Tang Poetry. The music is soulful and conducive to providing a “meditative mood” for the...

Healing Tea

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Wonder Plant and Restorative Beverage of the Ages Healing Tea is an ancient beverage steeped in culture and romance. Each day more than a billion cups of tea are consumed making it second only to water. In A.D 780 the famous Tea Master Lu Yu...

How a Chinese Silk Tea Bag Changed the World

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Once Upon a Tea Time An unknown Chinese Tea Exporter sent a tiny silk bag containing a sample of tea leaves to the New York coffee merchant Thomas Sullivan, in hopes of finding a new market for his tea.  Perhaps Sullivan was unsure of just...

What value is a tea leaf after a cup of tea?

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Have you ever thought about the value of a tea leaf after you have enjoyed your cup of tea? Turns out a tea leaf's value is just beginning! Try some of these practices to extract even more great benefits from you leaves. In the kitchen:   Place...

Japanese Tea Inspired Poetry

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  Japanese Tea Inspired Poetry in Shizuoka where Tea is more than a beverage. Here in the home of Mr. Maejima-san who is a 3rd generation Tea Master and also a Gyokuro Tea Farmer and Producer who has won many top awards has a 4 foot...

Does Fair Trade change the wage of a tea picker?

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How poverty wages for tea pickers fuel India's trade in child slavery That was the headline of The Guardian's article 20 July 2013. What followed was an in depth review of the world famous Assam tea grown primarily in the Lakhimpur District of India. Tea grown,...

Stay Fit Green Tea Ice Cream at WTE

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Stay Fit Green Tea Ice Cream at World Tea Expo. Stay Fit Green Tea Ice Cream was the topic of discussion with Tea Docent Nez and Janet of Isabella Catalog at the World Tea Expo in Las Vegas. Stay Fit Tea is a Green Tea...

Ancient writings of China’s Naxi Minority

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Naxi minority writings on the wall. While touring through old town of Lijiang, we came upon a wall with various Naxi hieroglyphics. Not so odd since the Naxi minority is the majority in Lijiang. Our guide "Woo", part Naxi himself, explains some of its meanings....

A must see Tea Shop in Lijiang, China

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Eight Horses Tea Shop. The biggest and the oldest tea shop in Lijiang, since 1736. It located on the busy intersection at the main entry into the Historic Ancient Village of Lijiang. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. What...

THE drive along Ancient Tea Horse Trail

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You know how some descriptions just give you a mental image of what you think you are going towards experience? Well that was the case for us when I read "drive through the majestic Cangshan Mountains to Lijiang. Stop for a short hike along...