Thanksgiving Tea Tips

While most people don't usually think of Thanksgiving and tea together, I'd like you to at least give it a try.  Iced tea makes a refreshing alternative to calorie-laden sodas and alcoholic beverages, and hot tea provides a relaxing alternative to after-dinner coffee. Here are some tips for your Thanksgiving tea service: 1. Make a …

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Tea Traditions — Buckingham Palace Tea

Ever fantasized about a “royal teatime” at Buckingham Palace? Me, too, so I checked it out and found that the idea is not as fantastical as it sounds. It’s an annual event attended by over 24,000 lovers of tea time— wow! Of course, my fantasy was for something a bit more intimate. Afternoon tea is …

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The Absent-Minded Tea Drinker

Rush, rush, rush — especially during the holidays, and if one tends to be a bit absent-minded anyway, teatime can be somewhat surprising and challenging. Tea preparation is a fairly orderly business. Certain steps are required in a certain order. The steps and the order might vary by the type and specific tea being prepared. …

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