Tea Aromas

Popular throughout the world, black tea has one of the most complex aromas of anything we eat or drink. Black tea is formed by oxidizing the tea leaves and letting their essential oils and enzymes come alive. Black tea may have many aromas including, fruity or flowery. Green tea by comparison has a more delicate …

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Chai Stuffing Recipe

Two big holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas, are just around the corner, and as we all know, it's typical to celebrate both with tons of delicious food! I always try to shake our holiday meals up by trying one or two new recipes each year. This year, we're going to try a recipe for Chai stuffing! …

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Autumn Cup of Tea

By A.C. Cargill Signs of Autumn are everywhere. The leaves are turning colors and beginning to fall and gather on the ground. The days are getting noticeably shorter. And the grocery stores are sporting jaunty displays of squash in different colors and sizes, as well as ever larger piles of pumpkins. Time for a nice …

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Teapot Museums

By William I. Lengeman III Nowadays there are any number of ways to prepare a cup of tea. But one of the most time-honored and popular methods is that old standby – hot water, tea and a teapot. Many teapots are simple devices, but many others are impressive works of art in their own right. …

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Devonshire Cream Tea

Straight from our friend Gavin in the UK! The history associated with these most delicious and World Famous of Afternoon Teas is both long and interesting. It was in the mid 1600's when tea first became really "fashionable" in the UK, and that was all because of a Portuguese Princess, Catherine of Braganza, who loved …

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Gourmet Tea

Despite the weakened economy, the daily indulgence of gourmet tea has been holding steady. Gourmet tea selections include a wide variety of exotic flavors and on average cost thirty percent more than regular teas. With gourmet tea sales increasing up to twenty-five percent each year for the last two decades, it’s obvious that demand for …

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Have a Ghost in for Tea

By A.C. Cargill Even ghosts like tea, especially at this time of year. Decorate your dining room with carved jack-o-lanterns, faces aglow from lit candles within, add in some rubber bats hanging about (literally) and plastic spiders spinning cotton candy webs around the room. Then, have a few of these “spirits beyond the pale” in …

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Tea Tomes

by William I. Lengeman III Herbal Teas for Health and Healing by Jessica Houdret There are a number of books on the market devoted solely to herbal teas, also known as infusions or tisanes, and here's another one to add to the list. Houdret's book is a slim volume that will aid you in making, …

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Tea Jelly

Tea jelly is exactly what it sounds like. It’s jelly that is made out of tea. Made simply from tea soup, acids and pectin or gelatin, tea jelly is known for the retention of a tea’s special flavor. The next time that you’re brewing your favorite tea, consider making it into a tasty spread which …

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Green Tea and Dogs

Editor's note: This article originally appeared on our sister blog. Information presented here has not been verified. Please consult your veterinarian. It’s only natural to want to share something as awesome as green tea with your best friend. However, if your best friend happens to be your dog, sharing your stash of green tea with …

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