Tea and the Lost Woolen Scarf

They say tea can cure anything. Feeling a chill? Have some tea. Flunked your exam? Have some tea. Your dog bit the mailman? Have some tea. In my case it was: “Lost your favorite woolen scarf, the one your Aunt Suzie knitted for you and insists on seeing you wear at every family gathering? Have …

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5 Signs That You’re “Going Hogwarts” at Tea Time

You may not even be aware of it, but you could be “going Hogwarts” at tea time and not even realize it. The popularity of the Harry Potter series, both in books and film, is nothing short of phenomenal, so this effect is far from surprising. From that first revelation (“You’re a wizard, Harry!”) to …

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Spicing Up Moroccan Mint Tea

On a recent trip to Morocco, I had the chance to partake in a variety of Moroccan tea experiences. There has been much written about Moroccan mint tea on this blog (and rightly so - it is a tea worth writing about!), including how to make it, teahouses where you might sample some, pouring techniques, …

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A Very Neighborly Pumpkin Pie Tea Time

Often these days we hear people bemoaning how isolated we live, not even knowing who our neighbors are. So a very neighborly pumpkin pie tea time was a welcome surprise. And a very tasty one! Some people have stated that they’ve lived next door to people for 15 years or more without even knowing their …

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Crowdfunding Tea

Perhaps you're unfamiliar with crowdfunding, a word that's new enough that it doesn't appear in my spellchecker. It's a concept that's become popular in recent years and tea companies have certainly embraced it, so here's the Reader's Digest version. Though not a completely new concept, it's one that was arguably "kickstarted" four years ago when …

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History of Advent Calendars

Countdowns are a part of life, from counting down from birth to that first birthday, counting down the days until Spring Break in school, to countdowns on the launch pad for that lift off into space. And advent calendars are a fun way to count down to Christmas. They’ve become quite a tradition, in fact! …

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Tea Across America

When it comes to growing tea the United States tends to be overshadowed by the world's other tea producers. That's not surprising. Tea has been grown here for centuries but never in sufficient quantities to be much more than a curiosity. China, India, and Africa account for much of the world's tea production, with a …

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Tea Kettle Philosophy — The Long Flight

This tea kettle philosopher is going to share with you a little secret of how to survive that long-distance flight to spread some holiday cheer to those most dear to you. Being a diehard user of a tea kettle, I usually have about 20 minutes to ponder. Plenty of time to explore this important issue …

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Recipe for Tea Jam Thumbprint Cookies

’Tis the season for cookies of all kinds. Big ones, little ones, colorful ones, and Christmas shaped ones, MmMm Good! In this recipe you will not only get to make wonderful cookies sure to delight all you choose to share them with, but you will also make a tea jelly sure to be used all …

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3 Holiday Cakes That Would Be Great Under the Christmas Tree

Those 3 wise men brought gifts of frankincense, myrrh, and gold. All great gifts, but it’s that time of year when those of us who love to bake get going in overdrive and when those of us who love to eat what they bake begin rejoicing. And drooling. And eating. So gifts of cake sound …

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