The year 2012 has been a busy one for this blog, with a number of writers contributing their efforts to bring you informative and entertaining articles about not only tea but all things associated with it. As editor, it is my privilege to select some of my favorites and also reader favorites (based on comments, ‘likes,’ and hits from January through mid-December). We all hope you will take a little time to read through some of these, even if you’ve read them before, and enjoy the fruits of our labors.

Thanks, and have a Joyous New Year in 2013!

Steep a cuppa and settle in for some great reading about tea! (Photo source: A.C. Cargill, all rights reserved)

Steep a cuppa and settle in for some great reading about tea! (Photo source: A.C. Cargill, all rights reserved)

Here’s the list in the order the articles appeared on the blog:

  1. Tea Moments — The Chef Knows Best?, By A.C. Cargill
  2. Fave “Gulper” Teas for Breakfast, By A.C. Cargill
  3. Can You Brew Tea Like You Brew Coffee?, By A.C. Cargill
  4. Cat Lovers and Tea, By A.C. Cargill
  5. Diving Into the World of Yixing Teapots Pt 1, By A.C. Cargill
  6. Profiles in Tea: Queen Marie of Romania, By Janis Badarau
  7. Diving Into the World of Yixing Teapots Pt 2, By A.C. Cargill
  8. Diving Into the World of Yixing Teapots Pt 3, By A.C. Cargill
  9. Tea Kettle Philosophy — The Perfect Teapot, By A.C. Cargill
  10. Profiles in Tea: Lu Yu, By Janis Badarau
  11. Quiz: Are You a Serious Tea Lover?, By A.C. Cargill
  12. 10 Website No-Nos for Internet Tea Stores, By A.C. Cargill
  13. Empty Teacup Syndrome, By A.C. Cargill
  14. Special Diet Tea Time: Vegetarian/Vegan, By Janis Badarau
  15. Vegetarian/Vegan Tea Menu, By Janis Badarau
  16. Organizing a Tea Tasting, , By Janis Badarau
  17. Tea Moment — “Honey, I’m Home!”, By A.C. Cargill
  18. Captain Scott and Tea in Antarctica, By A.C. Cargill
  19. Really BIG Tea Mugs and Cups, By A.C. Cargill
  20. You (Tea) Animal!, By Janis Badarau
  21. “Letter to a Friend, Concerning Tea,” , By John Wesley, By William I. Lengeman, III
  22. Wartime Tea Rationing, By William I. Lengeman, III
  23. A Tea Room of My Own, By Janis Badarau
  24. Pouring Tea Like a Moroccan Waiter, By A.C. Cargill
  25. Novelty Tea Kettles, By William I. Lengeman, III
  26. Tea and the Carhartt Hoody, By A.C. Cargill
  27. How Cozy!, By Janis Badarau
  28. What to Do with Broken Teapots, By May King Tsang
  29. 5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Bagged Tea, By A.C. Cargill
  30. Tea Gadget Ratings — Round 3, By A.C. Cargill
  31. When Tea Fools, , By Elise Nuding
  32. Making Sure We’re on the Same Tea Page, By May King Tsang
  33. The (Almost) A – Z of Tea Producers, By William I. Lengeman, III
  34. Archaic Tea Terms, By William I. Lengeman, III
  35. World Tea Consumption Increases, By William I. Lengeman, III
  36. Top 5 Tea Time Faux Pas, By A.C. Cargill
  37. Offbeat Teas & Tisanes, By William I. Lengeman, III
  38. The World’s Most Valuable Teapots, By A.C. Cargill
  39. Pu-erh Tea Cakes Are Not Created Equal, By A.C. Cargill
  40. Can You Ever Have Enough Teapots?, By A.C. Cargill
  41. Travels with Tea: Tea Rooms in Bucuresti, Romania, By Janis Badarau
  42. Another Round of Tea Gadgets, By William I. Lengeman, III
  43. Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate! (and Tea), By A.C. Cargill
  44. How to Get a Good Cuppa Tea at a Coffee Shop, By A.C. Cargill
  45. How Tea Became Hip, By William I. Lengeman, III
  46. Quiz: How Are Your Tea Time Manners?, By A.C. Cargill
  47. Tea — The Ultimate Hydrator?, By A.C. Cargill
  48. Kit-tea Collectibles, By Janis Badarau
  49. Getting into Hot Water — Tea Kettles Galore, By A.C. Cargill
  50. Will U.S. Tea Sales Ever Top Coffee?, By William I. Lengeman, III
  51. Is the Victorian-style Tea Room Obsolete?, By Janis Badarau
  52. Organizing a Tea Room Crawl, By Janis Badarau
  53. Tea Water: To Microwave or Not?, By William I. Lengeman, III
  54. Tea e-Books Do’s and Don’ts, By A.C. Cargill
  55. Farewell and Goodbye, Dear Chatsford Teapot!, By Janis Badarau
  56. Tea Growing in Thailand, , By A.C. Cargill
  57. Think Pink – Pink Tea, By William I. Lengeman, III
  58. The Mechanics of Cold Brewing Tea, By William I. Lengeman, III
  59. Simon’s Crumbs, By Janis Badarau
  60. Going Offbeat with Your Tea Time Fashion, By A.C. Cargill
  61. The Ultimate Tea Gadget, By William I. Lengeman, III
  62. Changing the Perception of Tea Drinking, By A.C. Cargill
  63. The Curious (Court) Case of He-No Tea, By William I. Lengeman, III
  64. The Tea Princess and the Bad Hair Day, By A.C. Cargill
  65. Types of Japanese Tea, , By William I. Lengeman, III
  66. Breaking Tea Habits, By Elise Nuding
  67. Even More Tea Gadgets & Offbeat News, By William I. Lengeman, III
  68. 6 Reasons Your Tea Tastes Different from the Vendor’s Description, By A.C. Cargill
  69. Removing Unwanted Tea Stains, By Janis Badarau
  70. Serving Tea Elegantly: Tiered Serving Stands, By Janis Badarau
  71. 5 Top Rules of Tea Tasting, By A.C. Cargill
  72. Interrupting Tea Time Is Undignified, By A.C. Cargill
  73. Get Social: Organize a Tea Swap, By Janis Badarau
  74. 6 Things I’ve Learned About Tea, By William I. Lengeman, III
  75. The Real Meaning of “Blind Tea Tasting”, By A.C. Cargill
  76. “The History of the Tea-Cup” , By Rev. G.R. Wedgwood,1878, By William I. Lengeman, III
  77. How to Taste Tea, By William I. Lengeman, III
  78. Tea and Confessions of a Very Amateur Bird Watcher, By Janis Badarau
  79. Squash Muffins and Tea, By Elise Nuding
  80. 10 Things to Remember When Having Tea with the Queen of England, By A.C. Cargill
  81. Tea Gadgets – The Latest and Greatest, By William I. Lengeman, III
  82. The Shooting Tea, By Janis Badarau
  83. Matcha vs Dust-in-a-Teabag, By A.C. Cargill
  84. What’s Your Tea Mood?, By A.C. Cargill
  85. Cooking with Tea: Homemade Cranberry Sauce, By Janis Badarau
  86. The Do’s and Don’ts of Virtual Tea Tastings, By A.C. Cargill
  87. Avoid the Strain of Tea Steeping with the 2-Teapot Method, , By A.C. Cargill
  88. Profiles in Tea: Thomas Kasper, By Janis Badarau
  89. 5 Ways to Make More Time for Tea, By Elise Nuding
  90. Tea Terminology — “Chai Tea” vs. “Masala Chai”, By A.C. Cargill
  91. 5 of the Most Embarrassing Tea Moments, By A.C. Cargill
  92. It’s Always Tea Time at Our House, By A.C. Cargill
  93. The Consequences of Missing Tea Time, By Janis Badarau
  94. 5 Tea Tricks at the Office, By A.C. Cargill
  95. Monthly Tea Gadget and Offbeat News Report I, By William I. Lengeman, III
  96. Tea Wares from Occupied Japan, By Janis Badarau
  97. Tea Terminology — “Tea Soup”, By A.C. Cargill
  98. The Twelve Teas of Christmas, By A.C. Cargill
  99. Do You Really Need to Clean Tea Stains Out of Your Teapots?, By A.C. Cargill
  100. Cooking with Tea: Fruitcake You’ll Actually Want to Eat!, By Janis Badarau

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