White Tea for Me Please

In Western countries, when we drink tea, it’s usually green, black or a mid-range oolong tea, but lately white tea is getting a lot of press as one of nature’s wonder foods. What exactly is white tea? Let’s take a look at the four types of tea: black, green, oolong and white, and see what …

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Tea and Facebook

By Stephanie Hanson For one of the oldest beverages in the world, tea sure is fitting right into the techno-driven world that we reside in. Where once we had tea parties, now we can have virtual reality tea parties on social networking sites like Facebook. Can these replace actually sitting down for a cuppa with …

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Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

The cucumber tea sandwich is a classic, but there are so many variations that you’ll never grow tired of this tasty treat! Try these great cucumber tea sandwich recipes for a satisfying snack at your next brunch or tea party. One of the best tricks for making a cucumber tea sandwich is using very thin …

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Sticky Toffee Pudding

I've always been amused by the way a word can mean one thing in the US and something completely different in the UK. For example, if you go to a restaurant in England and order "chips", expect to get a side of what we call "french fries". If you were looking for what we call …

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The Myths and Legends of Tea and Caffeine

One of the benefits of tea drinking, at least for many of us, is that tea contains caffeine. When consumed in moderation, caffeine is considered to be a safe way to get a quick boost. Of course, for those who are sensitive to this substance, caffeine’s presence in tea might not be so welcome. What …

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Chai Tea Cupcakes Recipe

What better way to eat sweet desserts than guilt-free? Since tea is an ingredient that offers many health benefits, using tea in any dessert recipe is a great way to feel good about these guilty pleasures! This recipe is designed to make 12 servings. Step One: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a …

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Barm Brack Recipe

Barmbrack (also referred to as Barm Brack) is an Irish bread often served toasted with butter and served in the afternoon with a cup of tea. In Ireland, Barmbrack is more commonly known as Bairin Breac. This bread, whatever you choose to call it, is too sweet for sandwich bread but not sweet enough to …

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Decaffeinated Tea

There’s good news for tea drinkers who are sensitive to caffeine or who simply prefer to cut down on it, for whatever reason. Thanks to a variety of low and no-caffeine alternatives, you don’t have to cut out tea altogether. Tisanes, more commonly known as herbal teas, are a great alternative to “real” tea, all …

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Cold Brewing Iced Tea

Summer is here and the soaring temperatures make this the perfect time to settle back and enjoy a nice cold glass - or how about a pitcher, for that matter - of iced tea. But with the sultry temperatures and the air conditioner pumping away furiously, is it really the time to be in the …

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