Following Directions or Not?

Is it always a good idea to follow the preparation directions on tea packages? In my experience, not always. One of the joys of making tea is that you get your cuppa the way you want it. You can use as much leaf as you choose, control the water temperature, and steep it until it …

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Throw Those Tea Dregs Away

You might be tempted to drink your tea to the last drop, but do yourself a favor: throw those tea dregs away. I hear you thinking, “There she goes again, using those odd tea terms. What the heck is ‘tea dregs’?” Well, I confess to occasionally making up some tea terms, such as “golden pour,” …

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