Many Americans find themselves greatly enjoying the tea served in Chinese restaurants. Because China has a much richer and more active tea culture than the United States, the teas served in Chinese restaurants can tend to be a several notches up in quality from those that a typical American is used to drinking. Furthermore, for historical reasons, most of the mainstream tea in the U.S. originates in the British tradition, focusing on black teas like Ceylon, Darjeeling, Assam, and Earl Grey. The teas served in Chinese restaurants are typically quite different, and often represent some people’s first exposure to the styles and varieties that areRead More →

All of you who know the core of Spanish culture, will agree that it revolves around the spirit of hosting festivals and parties. Most of the world knows about the British way of celebrating Halloween, but if you are in Spain on October 31 this year, you will realize that it is a big affair here. The festival that originated from the essence of remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed is quite common in most of the civilizations across the globe. A three-day celebration Spaniards like everything grand and elaborated. So they celebrate Halloweens for three days starting withRead More →