Linnea Covington

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Linnea Covington is a freelance writer in Brooklyn, New York, who has had the opportunity to experience food and drink from around the world on one little island. Of course, that didn’t stop her from exploring India, Argentina, parts of Europe, and the rest of the United States. With a focus on food journalism, she has written about her travels and her city through the gourmet lenses of an enthusiastic eater. From tea and coffee, to whiskey and beer, to tacos and curries, she has scribbled about, tasted, and enjoyed an array of culinary adventures. Since she grew up in Colorado, Celestial Seasonings was pretty much all she knew about tea until her father brought back little nests of pu’erh from the Tao of Tea after a trip he took to Portland. With the first sip she realized tea could have body and has been collecting ever since, whether it’s from a Chinese tea shop in San Francisco, off a merchant in New Delhi, or online from beloved purveyors. Understanding and experiencing these different teas has helped open up the world to their rich flavors, caffeinated boosts, healing properties, and as a component in a mixed drink or meal. Not only that, but she happily gets to sip her beverage in one of the many teacups inherited from her grandmother.

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Tastings: Iced Teas

Living can be easy with these summer iced tea blends. From dark and mysterious, to bright and sunny, to revitalizing and cool, there are many ways to refresh yourself this season. more »

Jul 23, 2013 by in Tastings

Cooling Hot Teas: How to Beat the Heat with a Warm Mug

It’s 95 degrees out…in the shade. You’re melting faster than the Wicked Witch and you need something to beat the heat. But before you grab a straw and reach for that tall glass of iced tea, maybe you should consider having a hot tea instead. more »

Jul 15, 2013 by in Refresh

Savory Tea

In our culinary tea issue we decided to sample teas that are more like dinner than dessert. These teas proved to be comforting, delicious, and in one case, just what the doctor ordered. more »

Jun 21, 2013 by in Tastings

Tea-Infused Liqours: Tasty Summer Combos

Check out these tasty combinations at your next party! more »

Jun 4, 2013 by