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CommuniTEA Spotlight Retrospective: July – November 2023

Let’s enjoy a CommuniTEA Spotlight Retrospective: July – November 2023!

This post recaps and updates information about members of the tea community featured in my monthly newsletter, Tea Infusiast News, during the second half of 2023.

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Blog Tasting Notes

Teas of 2023

This post shares the wonderful teas of 2023 that my monthly newsletter, Tea Infusiast News, featured in its “What’s Steeping” section.

I paid full price for each of these teas (except one given to me by a friend). In other words, no one is sponsoring this post.*

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Why, What, and When of the Boston Tea Party

This post on the why, what, and when of the Boston Tea Party is an update of my first blog post, chosen to go live on the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party in December 2020. Since I have some new ways to format and share information, I thought I would update that original post here!

This post explores:

  • Why spill the TEA? In other words, why did tea become the target of the colonists’ anger?
  • Why were the people involved unable to avert the crisis that led to destroying all that tea?
  • What kind of tea did the colonists throw overboard?
  • When and why did the name of the historical event change to what we use now?

You can find answers to these questions and more, if you read on about the Boston Tea Party. Huzzah!

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Newsletter

Tea Infusiast News, No. 12

December 2023, Autumn

Welcome to the December 2023 edition of Tea Infusiast News–a newsletter for tea lovers to connect with and through tea. This is the 12th edition of the newsletter and the second that is appearing here on the website!

Banner that says "Tea Infusiast News." "Connecting with and through Tea."

In this December 2023 Edition

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CommuniTEA Spotlight Retrospective: January – June 2023

This post is a CommuniTEA Spotlight Retrospective: January – June 2023.

It compiles members of the tea community featured in my monthly newsletter, Tea Infusiast News, during the first half of 2023. And, this post provides updates, too!

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Events

December’s Virtual Tea Table

December’s Virtual Tea Table features tea and rest practices in a new, convenient format–videos that you can practice with at your convenience! Read on for details and how to sign up so you can slow down.

Wouldn’t it feel great to enjoy curated tea and rest sessions–to slow down and move through the month of December with more intention and energy?

Image for December's Virtual Tea Table 2023 featuring a photo of Traci Levy, a white woman with silver hair wearing violet glasses and black clothes, and holding a teacup.

To acknowledge the extra time pressures that December tends to bring, I’m offering a different approach to December’s Virtual Tea Table—my rest practice series for tea lovers.

Instead of VTT synchronous gatherings in December, I’m offering a weekly video to practice with at your convenience!

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Tea Infusiast News, No. 11

November 2023, Autumn

Welcome to the November 2023 Edition of Tea Infusiast News–a monthly newsletter for tea lovers to connect with and through tea. This is the 11th edition of the newsletter and the first one that is appearing here on the website!

In This November 2023 Edition

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What Does It Mean to Waste Tea?

This post shares my experience radically reducing my tea consumption and an unexpected question that arose: what does it mean to waste tea?

Radically Reducing My Tea Consumption

I spent a good chunk of September weaning myself off tea to see if it would help some health issues I’m having.

I went from having two tea sessions per day and consuming 7-8g of tea a day, to zero. In October, I went a few weeks without any tea, then added one light tea session per week.

It probably goes without saying for someone that runs a tea-related blog, Instagram, and events: this radical reduction in tea has been a big change. I am grateful for some lovely herbal teas, but I still deeply miss drinking tea more regularly.

Teacup with a few drops of tea in it, poised as if ready to pour.

Some challenges I anticipated: missing the flavor, removing one of my daily mindfulness practices, and the initial caffeine withdrawal. But, the many tealess days have also brought some unexpected questions. I’ll focus on one here: what does it mean to “waste” tea?

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Subscribe to Tea Infusiast News

Subscribe to Tea Infusiast News (TIN), my monthly newsletter for tea lovers. TIN approaches tea from many angles–culinary, cultural, social, mindful, fun, and more!

Subscribers often get advance notice about my events, special discounts, and giveaways, too.

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November’s Virtual Tea Table

Join one, two, or all three sessions of November’s Virtual Tea Table. This series creates a welcoming weekday space to rest in community with other tea lovers.

What Is The Virtual Tea Table?

Hello Tea Friend!  If steeping tea together, resting in communiTEA, and exploring other ways you might live a more restful life sound good to you, then I warmly invite you to gather around the Virtual Tea Table in November. 

Read on for details and how to sign up for one, two, or all three sessions of November’s Virtual Tea Table gatherings.