My name is Elizabeth and I have been a tea drinker for over 10 years. I began in college when a friend of mine invited me to go antiques shopping with her, and have tea at a local tearoom afterward. Shortly thereafter, I began to drink tea regularly and give tea parties in my own home, as well as patronize as many local tea rooms as possible. I earned a B.A. in both English and History, and started writing about tea soon after I graduated from university. I founded a tea hobby club in 2004 and I write a quarterly newsletter for the club members. I have been published in the now-defunct Ladies’ Tea Guild magazine, The Gilded Lily, as well as the Internet publication Sweet Willa’s Review and on the Examiner.com website, where I publish as the San Jose Tea Examiner. This blog is intended to be an archive of my tea articles.
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