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Spring, 2003 Newsletter - Homepage
  Introduction: "A Matter of Taste"

   At large brokerage firms, trained tasters work through and evaluate numerous samples each day. They move methodically down long lines of porcelain bowls in a wave of sniffing, spooning, slurping, and spitting. From the amount of tea used to the length of the brewing time, everything is measured with meticulous precision. Most of the elaborate techniques used by professional tea tasters can be simplified for home sampling.

Read more in A Matter of Taste: Part 1: Tea Tasting Basics.

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"Upton Tea Imports was founded in 1989 with the objective of providing the North American tea drinker with the finest teas available. We purchase teas from reputable brokers and estates worldwide, dealing only with sources who are capable of providing top quality teas. We sell directly to the consumer, thus ensuring the freshest product and fairest pricing."