Kids and Tea

If you’re a parent and a tea-drinker, no doubt you’ve had your children ask for sips of tea and denied them. While most of us don’t know the half-life of caffeine (the time it takes for the body to rid itself of half of the caffeine consumed) is 4.9 hours, we do know what happens …

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Tea Moments — Reading Fortune Cookie Fortunes

By A.C. Cargill Smoky Oolong tea isn’t the only thing I relish at a Chinese restaurant. At the end of the meal come the fortune cookies. They used to have actual fortunes like “Your present plans will succeed.” You know, the sort of standard positives that fortune tellers tell you while hunched over the crystal …

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Blending Teas — Get Creative!

Have you ever considered blending teas on your own? What about mixing favourite flavours to come up with something new and yet familiar to your tastebuds? We began doing just that in our home when our son began drinking tea. Albeit, he was drinking herbal tea with us at dinner, mostly because we didn’t want …

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A Christmas to Remember

If you ask our nearly 8-year-old son what his favourite part of Christmas was this year, he’s not going to list the fun toys (Lego, Playmobil) that he received, and he likely won’t remember the Angel Tree opportunities we had that made the Season special to my husband and me. He’s not even likely to …

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