5 Ways to Pamper Yourself with Tea

Well, the first month of the New Year is over, and your list of resolutions is probably laying in a wastebasket, lining a birdcage, or got used to light a fire in the fireplace when your power went out during that “attack of the giant polar vortex.” Hopefully, you had a chance to implement some …

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Experiments on Tea, Circa 1825

I don't claim to be an expert on the science of tea, and yet I'd venture to say that we know quite a bit more about this sort of thing than we did a few centuries ago. But as far back as 1825 - and probably even earlier - scientists were bravely forging ahead, trying …

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Why There Is No Such Thing as Tea Snobbery

The term “tea snobbery” makes me cringe. Yet it pops up online regularly, usually when someone has suffered what he/she perceives to be a slight from someone else. I have used the term “snobbery” tongue-in-cheek in several articles in the past, but as far as I’m concerned there is no such thing as “tea snobbery.” …

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About Resolutions and Trends in Tea for 2014

by Guest Blogger Sarah Rosalind Roberts I hope you started your 2014 off with a bang and, of course, the way any new year should be started, with a nice, hot cuppa tea. Have you made any New Years resolutions this year? I never usually do as I find it difficult to stick to my …

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Tea People: Babette Donaldson

Everyone comes to tea by a different path. If you grew up somewhere like the United Kingdom, it's likely that you encountered it at a very early age and grew up with it as an integral part of your life. For yours truly, tea was nowhere on my radar growing up and I gradually eased …

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How to Prepare for the Perfect Valentine Tea Time

Yes, it’s already time to start preparing for the perfect Valentine tea time. The best events need a little forethought, and since a lot of other people will also be preparing for that perfect tea time for their loved one, you may need to order early to assure you get the items that you want. …

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Recipe for Green Tea and Green Bean Quinoa Risotto

The word risotto embodies rich comfort food with its creamy slow cooked goodness. Throw in a little Quinoa, green beans, and green tea and you have what can only be described as, healthful and delicious! Healthy eating is not depriving yourself of all that is considered rich but is simply adding in more healthful ingredients …

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Taking a Tea Time Photo Tour of London

Want to stroll through London, tea capital of the UK, with your teacup in hand, and take in all the quaint, picturesque sites there? Okay, let’s go! No jets, passports, or suitcases required. And you don’t have to worry about that tea sloshing out of the teacup all over you when someone bustles by. This …

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Monthly Tea Gadget and Offbeat News Report 15

Our top story this month could probably fall into the realm of both gadget and offbeat news and feels more than a little bit like something out of a science fiction book or movie. As the story goes, one prominent British tea company is striving to sell more tea in Kuwait by using a hologram …

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Review of Gyokuro from the English Tea Store

Gyokuro is a Japanese green tea of the highest quality, and one that I always look forward to drinking. It is considered one of the highest grades because the processing of this tea is complex, including covering the tea trees with shades during growth. This reduces the tannin content of the leaves, which is responsible …

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