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Midtown's Secret Sanctuary

GloboMaestro | Posted 04.21.2013 | Travel
GloboMaestro

There is a discreet spot in midtown Manhattan with 100 loose-leaf tea varieties from all over the world -- and with every type of pot and glass for serving them.

Milk Pairings, Tea Pairings, Wine-and-Fritos Pairings: Pair, Pair Everywhere

Anneli Rufus | Posted 11.27.2012 | Food
Anneli Rufus

I met a sommelier who specializes in pairing fine wines with Pringles, Cool Ranch Doritos, KFC cole slaw, California rolls and pumpkin pie -- stuff you'd normally never associate with le vin. What other beverages match specific foods?

Loose Tea 101

Menuism | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Menuism

All true teas come from the Camellia sinensis plant. White tea, green tea, yellow tea, oolong tea, black tea and pu-erh tea all come from this plant.

Tea Time in Los Angeles and Around the World

Tamie Adaya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Tamie Adaya

Tea time is a sacred ritual for cultures around the world. As tea is accessible and easily cultivated in so many regions, distinct cultures from Europe to the Middle East adopted tea as an important cultural artifact centuries ago.

Tea, Green: Five Experts Serve Up Their Favorite Eco-Friendly Brews

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

The tea industry has an ugly history of deforesting, damaging biodiversity, and using pesticides. To promote more enlightened sipping, we asked five experts to name their preferred brew.