Tea Kettle Philosophy — The Path Less Taken

More pondering over the tea kettle, awaiting that all important moment when the water has reached the boil for steeping the tea. There is a poem by Robert Frost that speaks of the road less travelled and that taking that road for him turned out to make all the difference. Well, us tea drinkers can …

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Yorkshire Tea from Taylors of Harrogate

At just about a century and a quarter, British tea company Taylors of Harrogate could be considered a relative youngster, especially when you consider that there are British tea merchants who have been doing their thing for more than 300 years. Things got underway for Taylors of Harrogate in 1886, when brothers Charles and Llewellyn …

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Is the Victorian-style Tea Room Obsolete?

I often receive reviews at TeaGuide where the reviewer notes that they’ve just made their annual visit to a tea room. Whether it’s a Mother’s Day theme tea or mom’s birthday tea with her three daughters who flew in from out of town, I always kind of cringe when I read this. Annual? As in: …

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