Recipe for Black Tea Banana Bread

Rich, moist and delicious all come to mind when thinking of warm fresh from the oven banana bread. How could it be any better; you ask? Whisk in a little magic with gold needle black tea’s rich honey notes. Sure to delight all those you deign to serve this to.  Though so delicious you may …

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Some Tea Décor Items for Your Home

Teapots and teacups aren’t just for steeping tea and drinking it anymore. These days, they serve as garden décor and bird feeders (as seen in this article), but they are also seen as décor items around the house. You can add that certain tea time touch to your house with some of the items I …

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The Tea Cosy Book Bonanza

Never trust a man who, when left alone with a tea cosy, does not try it on. (Billy Connolly) I have never used a tea cosy (or tea cozy, as some apparently refer to it). Which makes sense, because of all of the methods I've used for making tea - being a solo tea drinker …

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Get Your “Green” on Tea-wise for St. Patrick’s Day!

As the saying goes, everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. That’s the Romanized Gaul who was living in England on the west coast, was kidnapped as a boy by those wild Celts during a raid and brought back to Ireland to be a slave shepherd, then escaped his captors, made it back to his …

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The Twinings in Three Centuries

If you wanted to discourse on the various members of the Twinings tea dynasty, you certainly wouldn't be at a loss for material. The company moved into their fourth century of operations a few years ago and the latest of the Twinings line - Stephen Twining - is in the tenth generation of tea people …

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Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of This Blog and 3 Years as Blog Editor

In January of 2009 the world of tea changed forever … well, at least up to today and hopefully for years to come. This blog was launched. About eight months later I was invited to join its team of writers. And about 3 years ago as of the posting of this article I accepted an …

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The “In-Between” Tea

Your usual tea might be a strong black tea blend, or something flavored such as Earl Grey or Cinnamon Black Tea, or even a green tea such as Gunpowder. But sometimes you just need a palate-cleansing tea in-between those regular cuppas. We understand. And concur. Hubby and I have numerous “in-between” teas, often a bit …

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On Spring, Spring Cleaning, and Tea

Spring is always a welcome time for those who live in cold climates and probably a little more so this year for those who live in certain chilly regions of the United States. Spring is also looked forward to quite eagerly by avid tea fans, as it's the time of the year in many regions …

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Shamrocks and Tea

Shamrocks are associated with Ireland and so is tea. So, like the transitive property of equality (if a=b and b=c, then a=c), it is safe to conclude that shamrocks and tea just naturally go together. Small wonder it pops up on the tea table. What is a shamrock? There seem to be no easy answers …

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Tea People: Thomas Shu

Because I spend a lot of time writing about tea for this site nowadays I post a lot of tea commercials and other videos at my own site. It was while I was seeking out tea videos that might be worth passing on (and from an email from my Esteemed Editor) that I became aware of …

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