The “2 Cuppa” Morning

Ever have one of those days when your alarm clock becomes an endangered species as you fling it across the room for waking you too early and your eyelids go on strike and refuse to rise except to locate the alarm clock that survived its encounter with the bedroom wall so you can smash it …

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A Few Thoughts on Tea Storage

Allow me to brief you on the fundamentals of tea storage. As an added bonus, I am going to attempt to do so in just one sentence. Store your tea in a cool, dry place in an airtight container that's not exposed to light. That's it. Actually you could say a little more about tea …

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Carving Out a Perfect Halloween Tea Time

Carving pumpkins is certainly part of the Halloween tradition, but so is carving out a perfect Halloween tea time. Whether you’ll be passing out treats to those kids who come ringing the front doorbell bedecked in traditional and/or more modern costumes or whether you’ll be avoiding the whole crush of trick-or-treaters, a special tea time …

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Share and Share Alike: A Little More on Tea & Social Media

I've never used Facebook. My reasoning for not doing so is that because of the nature of the service, it seemed kind of redundant for a blogger. Twitter, on the other hand, is another story. I decided to give it a try some years back and found it quite useful for sending out short updates …

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Boo! It’s a Scary Tea Time!

Hubby and I have a fairly low threshold when it comes to scary stuff. So have no fear, the scare factor here is pretty low. About a 1 on a scale of 1 to 10. In fact, it’s so not scary that it’s more on the cute side, as you can see in the photo …

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Is There Really Such a Thing as Being “Tea Drunk”?

The other day on Facebook someone said he was “tea drunk.” It’s a term I’ve heard before but have never seen explained fully. So, I asked him what he meant. He said it made him feel rather woozy. I asked if it was the caffeine or just drinking a lot of liquids that was affecting …

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Monthly Tea Gadget and Offbeat News Report 12

I've seen a lot of tea gadgets. This is the twelfth monthly installment of this report and I wrote many more before we began numbering them. So you'd think that I might have become a bit jaded when it comes to tea gadgets, and perhaps I have. But every once in a while one comes …

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Teapot Styles — Designer Dazzlers

We all know about designer clothing. In fact, designers have branched out into all kinds of areas, including facial tissue boxes, unfortunately! (They used to be pretty and discreet but are now rather loud and a bit obnoxious.) Of course, teapots are included in the array of designwares! Here are a few I’ve come across …

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Green Tea and Depression

While many of us tend to reach for the word depression any time we feel "blue" or "down," the truth is that real depression is a serious medical issue. The National Institutes of Health describes the problem in the following terms: "Major depressive disorder is one of the most common mental disorders in the United …

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Tea and the ereader

Let me be clear here — I don’t have an ereader. Read on to found out why and what this has to do with tea. Name just about any area of knowledge or interest and you will see how the onward march of technological development changed it. Automobiles replaced horse-drawn carriages. Sewing machines and weaving …

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