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I am a student of tea. I've been in the tea business for almost 20 years, and I learn new things about tea every year. That is one of the wonderful things about the world of tea; there is always something new and none of us will ever know it all.

In this section we've tried to assemble a lot of useful and commonly sought information about tea. We take the approach that learning about tea should be enlightening, interesting, and fun. So we hope you can easily find the information you are looking for, and welcome to the journey that is the world of tea.

Bill Waddington, TeaSource owner

* Kinds of Tea * How to Select a Tea
* Preparing Tea * The Price of Tea
* Tea Glossary * Tea Manufacture
* TeaSource Classes * Sample Day
* Entertaining with Tea * Tea Recipes
* Tea and Health * Frequently Asked Questions

Beyond the Leaf

In 2013 we launched a blog, Beyond the Leaf.

This has become a great tool to communicate with our customers. The world of tea is ever-changing and TeaSource is, quite frankly, always up to something, and we are always learning and doing something with tea. The blog certainly reflects our overall philosophy about tea:

We take tea very seriously. We don't take ourselves very seriously.

We will post about happenings at TeaSource, buying trips to tea countries, cool and occasionally weird info about camellia sinensis, whenever we learn something new about tea, etc. etc. Our priority for our customers is to make this blog interesting, fun, and informative (in that order).

Our latest blog post take a closer look into teas from Darjeeling. TeaSource manager Michael Lannier discusses where this popular tea is grown, its reputation in the tea world, and how seasonal variations affect and define this tea. Read more here.

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