Tea Thermal from Copco!

No matter how much time I give myself to get out of the door in the morning, it's always a last minute dash out, which has often precluded me from enjoying my tea on-the-go. If only I could boil the water and steep it on the way without being concerned about dealing with wet leaves …

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More Health Benefit Claims About Tea

Tea is good. Tea is good for you. Some shrewd tea merchants tend to exaggerate the latter point in the service of selling more tea, but there’s strong evidence even so to indicate that tea has numerous health benefits. We’ve reported on a number of these potential benefits thus far. Here are a few more …

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Comparing Tea Bags

I recently attended an event where, for the first time, I learned about comparing tea bags. I'd done loose leaf tastings before, but, of course, there were some obvious differences. We did comparisons across several brands of similar price and market (grocery store shelf teas).  It is important to compare apples to apples for a …

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Loose Tea on the Go

Are you a tea lover who wishes they could take their lovely tea stash along with them when they leave the house? There are many ways to be able to take your loose tea with you for convenient brewing outside of the home. There are three ways that make traveling with loose tea easy and …

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Tea Cozies Keep the Party Going

"Never trust a man who, when left alone with a tea cosy, doesn't try it on!" -- Bill Connolly Nothing keeps a party going like a warm pot of tea. Conversely, nothing stops a party like a cold pot of tea. It was this realization that led to the invention and popularity of the tea …

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Yerba Mate 101

Yerba mate is not tea, at least not in the strictest sense of the word. But in North America it’s often lumped in with tea due to the fact that it’s a leafy substance that’s something like tea and because it’s steeped in water and typically served hot. But all of these finer distinctions are …

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Confessions of a Tea-Drinking Southern Belle

I heard a woman on the radio the other day speak of drinking an ice tea. I imagine many listeners out across radio-land thought that she had misspoken. She had not. Her use of the term branded her as a Southerner. It is ice tea, never mind the grammatically correct iced tea. I have had …

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Tea Gardens – Hold on for Spring!

I've written about tea gardens before. But today happens to be a gorgeous, sunny day with highs in the 60s, and I just can't quite believe that spring is still two months away, and our last frost date several weeks after that. I've been spending the past several weeks bent over gardening books, scribbling notes. …

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Tea Moments — Hubby Bakes Some Pies

Tea and homemade pumpkin pie — even after the holidays are over, these are two of my favorite things. A pie pumpkin we bought back around last Halloween (talk about procrastinating!) sat uncut on the counter taunting us. “Bake me into a pie!” it kept saying. (Did I mention it was a talking pumpkin? They’re …

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Beau-Tea-Ful: Beautify Yourself with Tea

Tea is delicious and is also healthy for your body. However there are also many aspects of tea that can help to beautify you and your skin and hair. For example tea can be used as a beauty rinse for your hair. If you have dark hair, use black tea, concentrated (use approximately 2 teabags …

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