Tea and Jam, Plain and Simple

It all began innocently. One day I was making my usual favorite afternoon tea—Darjeeling, with toast and jam. Not exotic; I like things plain and simple. I smoothed the jam—in this case orange marmalade--thick on my toast, and then found myself looking thoughtfully down into the jam jar, while I remembered reading of the idea …

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Tea Adventure — Exotic Flowering Tea

Trying a tea for the first time is a true adventure. There’s an excitement in the air that’s hard to describe, accompanied by a dozen questions running through your mind. How do you properly brew it? Is it good quality? Will you like it? It costs how much? They’re kidding, right? And so on. Thus …

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Review — Stash Holiday Chai

Name: Holiday Chai Brand: Stash Tea Type: Black tea, flavored Form: Paper tea bags, individually wrapped. Review: Another holiday, another chai. Since the stuff got popular back in the nineties, it seems like every tea company has a full line of chais in its range and issues additional versions during winter holiday time. I don’t …

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Crafting the Perfect Tea Gift Basket

Want to give the gift of tea this Christmas but not sure what that should be? Tea gift baskets can be the perfect answer. Gift giving is a way to share something we like with others, give them something special we know they’ll like, or just let them know we’re thinking of them. Sometimes, workplaces …

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Holiday Tea Gift Ideas, Part 2

Here are some more holiday tea gift ideas for the different types of tea-drinkers on your list. If the recipient doesn't really fit a certain type, you can seldom go wrong by giving him or her a selection of teas, a teapot or a tea mug. Tea lovers always enjoy having a good supply of …

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