Category Archives: Communi-TEA Blog

Film Roll: Arrested Development, Lucille Drinks A ‘Hot Toddy’

  I had to pause and write this one down. The perfect addition to my film and tea quote book 🙂 Arrested Development Season 2, Episode 5 “Sad Sack” 9:40 – 9:50 Lucille Bluth to her lover, Oscar Bluth (her … Continue reading

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The Tea: It’s Not Just a Hippie Drink–Interview with Adela Hasas

By Alexandra Hoover Recently, I had the pleasure to conduct a short interview with Master Herbalist and Nutritional Consultant, Adela Hasas, who has an inspiring and insightful way of describing the benefits of tea drinking.  I am also fan of … Continue reading

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The Tea: Growing Herbal Tea from Seed Bombs: Part 1

We all know that the world is not perfect.  However, many of us are excited by the opportunity to change our communities for the better, but don’t always feel empowered.  I have a simple idea that could be attractive if … Continue reading

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The Tea: Confused about the Amount of Caffeine in Your Cup of Tea?

By: Lesley Williams You love tea. I love tea.  You have probably heard that tea has lots of antioxidants that are good for you. Perhaps you are concerned with the amount of caffeine found in most tea. First of all, … Continue reading

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Why Do You Drink Tea?

Thursday, April 14, 2011      For as long as people have prepared and consumed tea, Camellia sinensis has been used to promote sociability and community.  In fact, the process of sharing tea with another human being is sometimes a way … Continue reading

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When You Can’t Have Caffeine

Recently, my friend’s mother gave up caffeinated tea to avoid repeated heart problems.  Although she is a fan of green tea (which has less caffeine than many hot drinks), she is trying to avoid caffeine altogether.  As an avid tea … Continue reading

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Pregnant Tea Drinkers: The Controversy

I had the luck in one of my anthropology classes to learn about doulas – birth attendants who provide support during a woman’s labor.  After listening to an enlightening presentation on how doulas can help alleviate labor pain, I became … Continue reading

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Transforming Fears into Tea

In an article in the Fall 2009 edition of Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Marc Lesser suggests five ways to make more of your time by doing less.  To Lesser, doing less is a lot harder than most of us realize.  … Continue reading

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“The Teahouse Fire” Will Have You Scrambling to Remember Your Temae

The Teahouse Fire provides an illuminating account of the lives of generations of Japan’s most important tea masters.  American author Ellis Avery studied Japanese tea ceremony in the United States and Japan before writing this novel replete with fascinating details … Continue reading

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Take a Walk on Tea’s Wild Side

Only the boldest—and most reckless—among tea drinkers have tried it.  To drink it, one must possess a certain amount of confidence and savoir faire.  No, it’s not some new metropolitan or socialite brew.  It’s certifiably wild, rustic, and homespun—it’s the … Continue reading

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