Summer Solstice Tea

The time is near for Summer Solstice and a special glass of chilled tea. Something full of sunshine would fit the bill nicely. Just as the Winter Solstice marks when the Northern hemisphere of our planet has the fewest hours of daylight and longest night, Summer Solstice marks its longest day and shortest night (reverse …

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Review of Republic of Tea Get Lost

Name: Get Lost Brand: Republic of Tea, part of the "Be Well Red Tea" line of tisanes Type: Herbal tisane, Rooibos Form: Paper teabags, stringless Review: The "Be Well Red Tea" line of tisanes from the Republic of Tea combine caffeine-free, antioxidant-rich rooibos with herbs  reputed to address various wellness concerns. While the efficacy of …

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Iced Tea Season Commences

June is National Iced Tea Month and while the month is almost at an end there’s no reason to stop celebrating just because July is about to commence. In case you hadn’t noticed, summer is here, the temperatures are rising and it’s a great time to kick back with a glass of iced tea. The …

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Tea Moments — Watching an Airplane Fly By

The sound of an airplane (the kind with a propeller or two) flying overhead signals a tea moment for me. Mainly, it evokes memories of childhood Summers. Hot, hazy days when all I could manage to do was sit under a shady tree, reading a book or making up dramas to be enacted by “Ken” …

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Teas Perfect for the 4th of July

Don’t forget the tea at your 4th of July party! A great event in our country is about to be celebrated. That day came about in part because of tea. It’s only fitting, therefore, that tea be a central part of your feasting. Most of you have heard the story of the Boston Tea Party …

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For Dad: A Cupful of Memories

Growing up as a kid, my favorite time of the year was always summertime. It wasn’t just the fact that school was out, although I’m sure that had something to do with it. However, summertime meant that the family got to go camping. As far back as I can remember, the whole family would pack …

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Review: Lovers Leap Tea

© 2010 A.C. Cargill photos and text – All rights reserved. No copying, posting on other sites, or other uses allowed without written permission of the copyright holder. The Subject: Lover’s Leap Estate Tea from The English Tea Store. Rating: Water temperature: 212° F Steeping time: 4 or 5 minutes (see comments) Tea type: Black Scents, …

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Review: Holiday Spice Black Tea

© 2010 A.C. Cargill photos and text – All rights reserved. No copying, posting on other sites, or other uses allowed without written permission of the copyright holder. The Subject: Holiday Spice Black Tea from The English Tea Store. Rating: Water temperature: 212° F Steeping time: 5 minutes Tea type: Black Scents, flavorings, etc.: Orange, …

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Review: Florida Orange Rooibos

© 2010 A.C. Cargill photos and text – All rights reserved. No copying, posting on other sites, or other uses allowed without written permission of the copyright holder. The Subject: Florida Orange Rooibos from The English Tea Store. Rating: Water temperature: 212° F Steeping time: 5 minutes Tea type: Not tea, is rooibos (red bush) …

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Review: Mercedes Apple Spice Herbal

© 2010 A.C. Cargill photos and text – All rights reserved. No copying, posting on other sites, or other uses allowed without written permission of the copyright holder. The Subject: Mercedes Apple Spice Herbal from The English Tea Store. Rating: Water temperature: 212° F Steeping time: 5 minutes Tea type: Not tea, is an herbal …

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