Some Odd Things Teashop Owners Have Encountered or Done

Running a business, big or small, nation-wide or local, is no easy task. Teashop, tearoom, and café owners deal with an especially tricky set of circumstances. Some are odder than others, as shown here. They also can behave a bit odd themselves. Bugged by the Competition That’s ‘bugged’ in the literal entomological sense, not the …

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Some Things I’ve Learned About Iced Tea

I don't drink hot tea anymore. I wrote about it here, so I won't cover it again except to say that it's always iced tea season for me. But here in the northern hemisphere spring is in full swing and summer is approaching, and so one could safely say that it's coming up on iced …

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Is That Fancy Tearoom Experience Worthwhile?

Have you ever wondered if that fancy tearoom experience is worthwhile? The answer is, in a word, yes! In another word, no! Going to a fancy tearoom is an experience that many find worthwhile. And there are many of us who do not. It all depends on why you go there. The fancy tearoom has …

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Why the British Hate Our Tea

Many British seem to have some very specific opinions about how tea should be done. Which is not surprising, I guess, given that tea has pretty much been an institution there for longer than we Americans have had a country. As I just mentioned in a recent article for this site, perhaps one of the …

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Why Tea Is Still the Affordable Indulgence

With prices going up every time you shop for groceries, fill up your car with gas, buy clothing, or shop for that upgrade to the latest household gadget that has gone kaput!, it’s nice to know that tea is still the affordable indulgence. Here’s how: More tea being grown – While tea has certain requirements …

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5 Signs That Your Taste for Tea Is Evolving

Years ago I drank Earl Grey. Nothing but Earl Grey. With breakfast. With lunch. With dinner. And in-between. Then my taste for tea evolved. Not so much an evolution to a higher state. Just to a different state. Is your taste for tea evolving? Here are some signs to look for: 1 Former Fave Tea …

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Stopping for Tea in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is a wonderful, wonderful town (or so Danny Kaye tells us in the song from the 1952 film Hans Christian Andersen). But song lyrics aside, it really does have some wonderful things to see and explore — tea, rather unexpectedly, being one of them. Although the Danes are really coffee drinkers, I managed to …

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The Tea Princess vs. the Keurig Machine

Your lovable Tea Princess here calling to all you Tea Princesses and Princes out there to hear of my struggle with the Keurig Machine (no, not my own … please! I would never! … but the one at a local office waiting room we had the misfortune to have to sit in for about an …

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Enhance Your Memory with Green Tea (claims a recent study)

I would drink green tea if there were no beneficial side effects at all - and for black tea that goes even more so. But as we all must surely know by now there are a lot of claims made for tea's alleged benefits and many of these are focused on green tea. One of …

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Happy Victoria Day and a Teacup Toast!

Cheers to all our Canadian readers (outside of Quebec) in particular and to everyone in general on Victoria Day! A teacup toast to you all! But wait, what is it? You Canadians know all about it, but the rest of us wallow in ignorance, so bear with us while we play catch-up. What Is Victoria …

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