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Alex Zorach

Total live articles: 18

Member since: Mar 01, 2012

Alex Zorach is an avid tea drinker and the creator of RateTea, an interactive website where anyone can rate and review teas. Alex also is a birdwatcher, active on eBird, and also enjoys swing dancing, blues dancing, and contra dancing.

Alex has an M.A. in statistics from Yale (2008), an M.S. in applied mathematics from U. Delaware (2007), and a B.A. from Oberlin College (2002). He has worked as a consultant in statistics and information technology, and also has experience in operations research, management consulting, retail pricing, ecology, and accounting.

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This article gives a brief overview of how to locate the best companies and brands from which to buy chamomile tea. The article explores the option of buying from tea companies vs. bulk herb

Food and Drink> Tea l 2 years ago

Lapsang souchong is a type of Chinese black tea which is dried over pine fires, imparting a smoky aroma to the tea. This article explores several topics related to Lapsang souchong tea, including its

Food and Drink> Tea l 2 years ago

Keemun is a popular type of Chinese black tea. This article gives an overview of the caffeine content of Keemun, its health benefits, and its other properties. Lastly, it points the reader in the

Food and Drink> Tea l 2 years ago

Irish breakfast tea is a widespread style of strong black breakfast tea, popular both in Ireland and elsewhere. This article discusses the ingredients (types of tea) used to produce Irish breakfast

Food and Drink> Tea l 2 years ago

Ceylon black tea refers to any black tea that is produced in Sri Lanka. Ceylon black tea is a staple of British tea culture, and is consumed both on its own and as a common ingredient in breakfast

Food and Drink> Tea l 2 years ago

Yellow tea is a broad category of tea, usually considered a distinct category alongside black, green, white, oolong, and hei cha (dark teas like Pu-erh). This article gives an overview of yellow

Food and Drink> Tea l 2 years ago

Silver needle white tea, or bai hao yinzhen, originated in China and is historically produced there, in Fujian province. This article explores teas produced in the style of silver needle white tea,

Food and Drink> Tea l 2 years ago

This article compares green tea extract, a common herbal supplement promoted for health purposes, to drinking actual green tea. The article concludes that drinking high-quality green tea is much

Food and Drink> Tea l 2 years ago

This article explores where to buy high-quality loose-leaf tea that is cheaper than Teavana. The article shares some of my personal favorite companies to buy tea from, and explores the strengths of

Food and Drink> Tea l 2 years ago

This article aims to answer the question of what the best brands are from which to buy black tea, with a focus on loose-leaf tea. The article is written from a personal perspective, and offers my

Food and Drink> Tea l 2 years ago

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