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RateTea Links Pages On Styles Of Tea To WikiCha To Encourage Participation In Tea Wiki
RateTea, a website for tea ratings and reviews, has pages on particular styles (types or varieties) of tea, and has linked these pages to WikiCha, a tea wiki which goes into more depth than Wikipedia, in order to encourage participation on the wiki.
By: Alex Zorach / Merit Exchange LLC
WikiCha is a project of Brandon, a Wilmington, Delaware based blogger, best known for his blog Wrong Fu Cha, a pun on Gong Fu Cha, a Chinese name for the brewing of tea with great skill.
The distinction between WikiCha and Wikipedia:
WikiCha has a standard wiki format which looks and functions very similarly to Wikipedia. The two sites, however, are very different in scope, culture, and guidelines and policies. The official Wikipedia guidelines, while ensuring quality scholarship, make it difficult to write on specialized topics such as specialty tea, in which there are few sources available that meet Wikipedia's stringent guidelines for reliable sources. WikiCha offers a slightly more relaxed community, still populated and edited by respected experts in the area of tea, where people can go into more depth about specific types and varieties of tea than may be practical to do under Wikipedia's guidelines of verifiability and reliable sources.
Visit RateTea's pages on styles of tea:
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RateTea is the web's authoritative resource on tea, a community where anyone can rate and review tea and herbal teas, with a database of teas classified by brand, style, and region, and articles on tea, health, sustainability, and related topics.