Scones — The Ideal Tea Time Treat

Cookies are great, sandwiches, too, but scones are the ideal teatime treat. That’s this tea lover’s opinion. Of course, the fact that people around the world eat scones with their tea on a daily basis can be pretty persuasive when one is contemplating the plethora of choices available to accompany a cuppa tea. So, why …

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What Is Dragon Tea?

Oolong tea, also known as Wu Long tea, has been widely touted as a weight-loss tea. This could be due to the result of caffeine on the nervous system and the increase of metabolism from the polyphenols. You could probably say this about all teas, that combined with proper diet and exercise, they aid in …

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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 Kettle Philosophy — Loud vs. Soft

Once again the tea kettle is on the boil and the time has come to contemplate some of life’s deepest mysteries. Let’s see, I solved the mystery of how lint gets in my navel and the difference and similarity between “something” and “nothing.” What’s left? How about the concepts of living “loud” vs. living “soft”? …

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Tea Kettles Galore, Part II

Fee, fie, foe, fum — which tea kettle is the one? Part I covered the first two items you need to consider when choosing the right tea kettle to serve your tea prep needs for years to come. In Part II, I cover items 3, 4, and 5, plus how to choose a good electric …

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A Word About Tea Review Sites, Pt. II

As shown in Part I, all that steeps isn’t tea, and all that’s tea isn’t tasty. Tea review sites help you sort the chaff from the wheat. And, thanks to the Internet, you can find plenty of ’em. Part I covered text-style reviews, with and without photos. Now, we can sit back with our popcorn …

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Tea Kettles Galore, Part I

Fee, fie, foe, fum — which tea kettle is the one? Go to any kitchenwares store or Website, and you’ll see tea kettles galore, both stove top models and electric ones with a variety of features. But is more better? And why should you care? Some say the most important ingredient in a good pot …

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The Place of Tea in College Life

By Louise Baker The average college student has a schedule typically inundated with a mix of classes, extracurricular activities, and of course, a social calendar. As such, all-nighters, late nights, and sleep-deprived afternoons are par for the course. Perhaps the most popular remedy for sandy eyes among undergraduates are caffeinated beverages. Of course, there are …

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A Word About Tea Review Sites, Pt. I

All that steeps isn’t tea, and all that’s tea isn’t tasty. Sad but true. The dilemma is, as the saying goes, sorting the chaff from the wheat. Tea review sites to the rescue! Thanks to the Internet, everyone who has ever dunked a teabag in some hot water or plopped a few loose tea leaves …

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