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‘Drink your tea slowly evenly, without rushing toward the future’.

The expression 'The Art of Tea" is heard quite often but not the phrase " The Theatre of Tea" until now. Mark Thirwall is one of only four Australian World Tea Judges, and the 'Theatre of tea' is his approach to tea. Mark wants all Australians to slow down and take more time to prepare …

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I don’t drink tea to wake up. I wake up to drink tea. 

Is there anything more invigorating, comforting and refreshing first thing in the morning than a hot cup of Tea? The quote above says it all. Do I wake to drink Tea, or does Tea wake me up? There is a fine line between the two at times, and like coffee drinkers, tea drinkers love the …

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“Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.”

My mother used to have a day now and then where she would stay inside, read books, drink tea and, because her hands were rarely idle, do knitting or handiwork all day. These occasional days she called 'a nightie day', meaning she stayed in her nightie all day. Rather than a common habit, 'nightie days' …

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“Better to be deprived of food for three days, than tea for one”

The ancient Chinese proverb above encapsulates the sentiment I felt in lockdown last year on a ship heading for Italy at the height of the pandemic. Without warning, the Captain sent us to our cabins, and we did not come out for more than a week. Apart from the fear of the unknown situation and …

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