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Eater Feature: Meet the Man With the $1.5 Million Dollar Tongue

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 11:02 AM - Posted by Megan - (0) comments

It’s no secret that famous celebrity body parts are sometimes insured for millions of dollars—from superstar backsides to supermodel legs. But when a talented tongue gets a whopping $1.5 million insurance policy, it would be understandable for one to think Gene Simmons before Sebastian Michaelis.

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My latest article for Eater introduces Michaelis—a tea sommelier and one of 10 master blenders for widely accessible British tea brand Tetley, the powerhouse tea manufacturer headquartered in London and the second largest teabag brand worldwide—and details his unique job and prized palate. Read all about it here.

Image courtesy of Tea World

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Food & Wine: The World’s Best Tea Shops

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 11:02 PM - Posted by Megan - (0) comments

Tea drinking is a centuries-old practice with a rich history steeped in tradition. And fine purveyors across the world are enhancing the experience by offering tasting salons within their retail shops.

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From a pretty Parisian parlor, to an ancient Shanghai landmark, to a charming atelier in Brooklyn — check out my slideshow on Food & Wine featuring tea company boutiques that master the celebration of this ancient art.

Image: Bellocq Tea Atelier

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