Tea Vendors Who Specialize

There are department store type tea vendors and those who are more of a boutique, specializing in a limited range, type, or style of tea. These tea vendors who specialize are able to really focus on a particular niche market. For you, the devoted tea drinker, finding the right specialist tea vendor can assure you …

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Making Wine from Tea?

Disclaimer: The English Tea Store Blog encourages you to drink responsibly. This is not the first time I've written about tea and alcohol and, more specifically, about those alcoholic beverages made or flavored with tea. Here's a link to one of my most recent such articles, which has to do with beer and related beverages …

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Oolong Blasphemy

Ever ones to experiment with our teas, hubby and I came up with a different way to approach multiple steepings of oolongs. It’s a bit unorthodox. Some might even call it oolong blasphemy. Multiple steepings are usually short and quick. We find that the teas are often too hot to drink immediately after steeping and …

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Get Pinterested in Tea

Where do you draw the line when it comes to social media? There are only 24 hours in each day, and if you sign on to every one of the zillion or so sites coming down the pike, you'd probably use most of those hours on social media. But every now and then there's a …

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Tea Kettle Philosophy — Thought Chain Reaction

Tea Kettle Philosophy involves a lot of thinking. Thinking of one thing leads to another. Filling a tea kettle with water leads to the thought of that tasty tea and its long history. The tea can lead to thoughts of chocolate cake and sitting with friends sipping and talking of such matters of high import …

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Cooling Down with Hot Tea?

Although Americans drink about eighty percent of their tea iced rather than hot, for hot tea drinkers the arrival of summer can be bad news. Although it may be nice to gulp down some iced green tea when parched and overheated, it is just not the same as slowly savouring a cup of hot tea. …

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The Ultimate Tea Gadget

There are tea gadgets and then there are tea gadgets. If you follow this site regularly, you'll notice that we tend to comment on the latest batch of these gizmos at least once every few weeks, if not more often. While it might be going out on a limb to declare that there's such a …

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Profiles in Tea: Jennifer Petersen, The Cuppa Countess

I’ve known Jennifer Petersen for many years, and it seems like every time I talk to her she’s involved in some exciting new project. If you ask Jennifer what she does, she’ll tell you simply “I network. I love meeting people and listening to their stories.” Recently I asked Jennifer to tell me her story. …

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Drawstring Tea Filters Take the Mess Out of Tea Time

UPDATE: See the video of these filters in action! So, you don’t want bagged tea, but you do want to enjoy your fine whole and broken leaf teas while on the go. You work in one of those offices where the break room has most of what you need: cups, a way to heat water, …

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Pairing Tea and Food — Spinach-Stuffed Mushrooms and Nilgiri Tea

Time for another recipe (the 5th in a baker’s dozen). This is another that goes great with tea. Be adventurous and give her recipe a try with a pot of the tea named and assess the pairing for yourself. The recipe: Spinach-Stuffed Mushrooms These are vegetarian/vegan-friendly (just omit the cheese) and quite delicious. And, according …

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