James Norwood Pratt

Few people in the US have witnessed the changes in the tea industry the way James Norwood Pratt has. When Pratt was a young man starting college in Winston-Salem, one of his professors asked him if he was a Darjeeling man. He quickly, though somewhat overconfidently, answered “No sir, I’m from Forsyth County.” Mr. Pratt’s […]

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Consider, for a moment, how times, places, and everyday objects can influence our faith practices. Religion or spiritual traditions are not created in a vacuum. For example, Jewish Passover might include congee instead of unleavened bread if the Hebrews had exited ancient China instead of Egypt. How does a Christian missionary translate the import of […]

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Part of a series on How To Expand Your Tea Education. There is so much to read about tea. It is very likely that there are more tea books than the population of tea-book-readers can sustain. With a potential overabundance of tea books, choosing the more useful can be a challenge. Some categories of tea […]

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. In the early years of the American Revolution, Noah Webster created a book that was the foundation of American education. Webster believed that words had real power to shape a people. The result of his work and belief was the Blue Backed Speller, a book that educated American school children for nearly a century. […]

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