Tea Kettle Philosophy — A Return to Good Manners

Lately, there seems to be a tendency more and more for people to be rude. Tea is a chance to return to gentility and display good manners, at least for the duration of the tea time. We’re not talking about such trivialities as avoiding the pointing of the pinky when raising cup to lips (which …

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Book Review — “Distinguished Leaves — Poems for Tea Lovers”

During my speaking engagements I often mention my mission statement (to bring back the teapot and to encourage people to take time with tea) and what better way to uphold my mission statement than to relax with a book of tea poetry (or as the author beau-tea-fully puts in ‘Poetea’). I “met” Elizabeth Darcy Jones …

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