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Steven Knoerr
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{  Original bottle of Chanel No. 5 }   "Oh, it's so fragrant." The aroma coming off the pot of freshly steeped First-flush Darjeeling provided by Phoenix Tea is, well, breathtaking. Floral, fruity, multilayered—the scent coming from the carafe is worth the ...

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Dan Cong Oolong: INSANE TEA EXPERIENCE
{ Takanori Aiba 's Treehouse Bonsai, a creation of an insane person of the highest caliber } If one were to look in the sidebar of the humble 39 Steeps  tea blog, one might see  39 Steeps Radio ,  featuring one (1) sole, lonely transmission: a conversation ...

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Twigs and Leaves: 2015 Hojicha, Phoenix Tea
{ Sticks Framing a Lake,  Andy Goldsworthy }   "Tastes like bark." "No, tastes like water." Yesterday I wrote on Facebook, "Watching my Valeo students, who are my new 39 Steeps Tea Club, rush up for high-end ‪#‎tea‬ from Phoenix Tea is akin to witnessing a ...

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{ The 39 Steeps tea blog's stately progression }   Hi, all! It's been awhile since last I wrote here, and awhile before that, and so on. I'm regularly irregular, it seems. I've been teaching at Valeo Academy, and over the last year my students—including, su...

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A tea barista is born!
{ A typical tea barista, hopped up on caffeine and English literature }   A Tea Barista Is Born This term, I've become my English students' tea barista. I've shared with them puerh, introduced glorious oolong, and let them get to know beautiful red teas (by...

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I'm teaching English, and the students are drinking tea.

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Brother, Can You Spare $1700?
It's Christmas, and so my mind turns to ways my reader can make my life even better. And so I present the Confluence Topographic tea table , which you can buy for me at Artonomos.com for only $1700. But act quickly, because the artist only created 100 of th...

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The Cask of Puerh
A FEW WEEKS AGO, my charming, bloody-minded freshmen and sophomores at Valeo Academy cackled with glee at Montresor's antic vengeance over the wine-clotted soul of his frenemy, Fortunato. That is to say, I taught "The Cask of Amontillado,"  by Edgar Allen P...

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Budda Teas: Yerba Maté
{ Indonesian Hotei sculpture }   Yerba maté is not a tea, but that doesn't mean I'm not allowed to enjoy or write about it. I don't think Happy Buddha would have minded me taking a foray away from Camellia sinensis  for a change of pace. Buddha Teas sells m...
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