Pesticides in Tea: Getting a Clear Picture Not a Vague Impression

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Does your tea contain pesticides? How much should that matter? Many tea drinkers have an impression that it is at least slightly unsafe as a drink. The more they are concerned with tea as a wellness aid – green tea health benefits, non-caffeinated herbal teas, natural ingredients, and organic growing, the stronger that impression is […]

Human Elephant Conflict, An Environmental Tragedy

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  Elephants are an integral part of Indian culture. They are generally referred to as Ganesh, the elephant headed Hindu God. As per Hindu mythology, obeisance to Ganesh is obligatory before paying reverence to any other God. The elephants have been an influence on every aspect of life in India. Unfortunately however we have today […]

Viewpoint: Why Tea Education Matters

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“Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it and, above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light.” – Joseph Pulitzer At the heart of every journey is a purpose. For Tea Journey magazine, that purpose and North Star […]

Never at a loss for words…

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Tea Journey was funded this week by more than 550 backers who contributed $127,500 making this magazine the third highest funded periodical in Kickstarter history… To our backers around the world: Those who know me well, know that I’m never at a loss for words… until now. Tea Journey was funded at dawn — fittingly […]

The Journey Begins

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  Half the world drank tea today. We intend to double that count. Our enthusiasm is unbounded when it comes to fine tea. We drink it hot. We drink it cold. We drink tea at dusk and dawn. We bake with it, use it to poach fish, blend it in our smoothies and add it […]

The Mavericks of Tea

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SAN FRANCISCO — Tea Journey first came to mind in September 2010 during an invigorating panel discussion on the bright future of specialty tea – it was one of those rare light-bulb moments in life. Animated, boisterous and collegial, the five panelists were introduced as the Mavericks of Tea. They were as different as different […]