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When is a tea party not a tea party?

Political movement is complicating marketing of actual beverage

By Rex W. Huppke, Tribune reporter
8:58 p.m. CST, March 7, 2010

On a trip to China in 2006, Tony Gebely fell in love with tea, both the drink and the ceremony of enjoying a calm cup. Embracing his passion, the Chicagoan recently launched an online tea business but has already run into unexpected problems making sure his site gets noticed on the Web.

"When I look at search engine results for ‘Chicago tea,' I find a whole bunch of Chicago tea party movement sites," Gebely said. "There are a few tea places and then all this political stuff. It's pretty annoying."

Purveyors of fine tea and tea enthusiasts in general find themselves steeped in a linguistic shift, their beloved beverage now associated with a conservative political movement routinely praised or pilloried on talk radio and cable n


Added: Mar-8-2010 Occurred On: Mar-7-2010
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Tags: tea party, marketing, tea,
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