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Tea and Rum: A Powerful Combination

Shawn RefouaApril 15th, 2009 by Shawn Refoua
Martini in the glass

I’ve been a bartender and mixologist in San Francisco for 8 years and am involved in running the San Francisco School of Bartending.  In my upcoming posts, we’re going to learn about how to make cocktails incorporating tea.  This post includes a recipe for a Tea Rum Cocktail.  But, first let’s start by finding out more about how the combination of tea and rum came together to play a role in inciting the American Revolution. (more…)

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Bliss DakeApril 1st, 2009 by Bliss Dake
Organic Earl Grey Tea

The history of tea reads like a good novel with its share of mythical origins and ancient rituals, tea spies and smuggling, royalty and revolution.  Throughout this provocative history, a freshly brewed pot filled with whole tea leaves has always been revered as the richest in character and served as a means for people to connect with themselves and others. Tea connects people, plain and simple.  With this blog we too hope to connect with you, one cup at a time.  (more…)