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Wanted: TEA DRINKERS

A review of the story of the American Tea desperado will show that he or she has always been most numerous at the edge of things, where there was a frontier, a debatable ground between civilization and lawlessness. To undertake to give even the most superficial study to a field

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B. Fuller’s Gives You Wings!

Hear ye, hear ye! Announcing now for dedicated Tea drinkers our newest and highest honor, a set of B. Fuller’s Wings! Available soon, in finished pewter for the discriminating imbiber of the liquid infusion of the Queen of the Camellias, showing that you have achieved the highest level of tea

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Uniquely Seattle

What is B. Fuller’s?  We get that a lot.  We see it on the faces of folks that pass by the Laboritorium.  Is it a movie set?  Do they sell hats?  Are they simply mad?  Perhaps this video may help explain a few things.  Check it out here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRexKwm3FH0.  Video

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The “Code Duello’ in the Tea World

What is this steaming hellstorm of clashing wills, this juggernaut of camellia infused violence, this brittle ride around a broken tea cups edge that we call TEA DUELING? Tea Duel:   a chance for civilized men and women to gather in high fashion, enjoy each others company while supping on small

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Proper English “High Tea” Explained

The idea of High Tea (a leisurely, delicate meal consisting of an array of treats and tea) came from England.  Now, that’s just the idea of High Tea.  High tea is actually not High tea at all, but is correctly called Low tea or Afternoon tea. So how did Low

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Holy Basil, the “Elixir of Life”

Holy Basil, the “Elixir of Life”   Holy Basil, or Tulsi, sometimes known as “The Elixir of Life” or “The Incomparable One”, has lately enjoyed a surge in popularity among tea and health enthusiasts. Tulsi has been used for thousands of years for its diverse healing properties, being classified in

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Indian and Sri Lankan Teas-

Whenever we drink a lovely cup of black tea, we should thank both Britain and India for helping to make this exalted liquor a world wide beverage. The history of tea cultivated in India and Sri Lanka is a long one, though much shorter than the history of tea in

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Chamomile: The golden secret

Chamomile is ubiquitous in most tea cupboards. We all remember it growing up, usually in blends. It is a cliché when talking about mellow, herbal tea drinking folk. But strangely, it is one of the most grimace inducing flowers when talking to our new customers. And, frankly, I get it.

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Chinese Green Teas

Here at B. Fuller’s, we love the variety that the plant kingdom offers us. Within the single category of Camelia sinensis (teas) we are able to find a rainbow of colors, flavors and mouth feel. Overall, our approach to botanicals has always been along a European apothecary model, with a

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April Tea Specials

April showers bring tea flowers! Buy these special offerings now and receive twice as much tea: Earl Grey         Earl Grey: the classic black leaf flavored with oil of Bergamot. The special citrus flavor of Bergamot, a relative of oranges found throughout the Mediterranean, creates a zesty

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Dragon Well Green Tea Brewing

With the first blooms of spring beginning to show, our hearts turn to the sweet, green and fresh flavors of green teas. And high on our list is the unique green called Dragon Well (Chinese- Longjiing 龍井茶). Traditionally grown, harvested and processed in small batches by hand, in Hangzhou, Zhejian

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Valentine’s Day is for Steepers!

In two weeks everyone you know will be giving special gifts to their valentines! Here is a sure fire way for you to stand out as THE man or woman of the hour: Go to our website and order our Valentine’s Romance Set: Each little kit includes 1 package of

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Tea Pots we Like

Oh glorious tea pots! They are one of the wonders of the brewing world, yet so utilitarian that they are often just a tool in the kitchen. In the Steampunk version of future/past, there are some amazing takes on the humble little pot. Here some that we think are particularly

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Cold nights + Hot Mulled Cider = Happy you!

Even though the days are getting longer, our noses are still pretty cold when we step outside. That means that spice mulling season is still with us. What is spice mulling you ask? How convenient that you are asking us… Mulling spices in cider goes back to old England, and

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