Tea: A Matter of What You’re Used To

How well we like a tea is often a matter of what we’re used to. The simple proof of this is giving teas you didn’t like awhile ago a new try. Or revisiting a tea you have fond memories of but haven’t had in a few months … or even years. The results can be …

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Recipe for Tea Chicken Skewers

Summer is in full swing, time to bring that barbeque out and get cooking. These wonderful tea chicken skewers work perfectly on the grill. Give this simple recipe a try, and you’re sure to use it over and over again. 1¼ - 1½ lbs skinless boneless chicken thighs 1 tbsp Ceylon black tea 1 cup …

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5 Ways Tearooms Can Improve Their Service

Tearooms dot the landscape here in the U.S. from coast to coast, but quite often their service is really lacking. As a public service for both patrons and owners, I present my personal tips for improvements I’d like to see. 1 Be Congenial A short time ago I came across the story of a tearoom …

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Tea Cosy Makers Face Off

Because I didn't grow up in a traditional tea drinking household and because I don't prepare tea in the traditional manner - with a tea kettle and a tea pot - there are some aspects of that way of doing things that I'm not so familiar with. Like tea cosies, for instance. I had no …

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Summer Solstice and How It Affects Your Tea Drinking (Sorta)

Woohoo! It’s Summer Solstice time once again! Even though the unofficial start of Summer is the Memorial Day Weekend, this is the official start – the day that marks the longest day and shortest night here in the Northern hemisphere (and the reverse for the Southern hemisphere). So, how does this affect your tea drinking, …

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Superstitions About Tea

I've never been a superstitious person. Black cats and the number 13 don't fill me with a sense of foreboding and I don't get too worked up over spilling salt - except for the fact that salt is notoriously difficult to clean up. So it never really occurred to me that there might be superstitions …

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More Really small Teawares

How small can you make a teapot? If you want one that can really serve as a server of tea, it needs to be able to hold some liquid. Otherwise, you can go a lot smaller. Potter Gary Rith, just for the fun of it, created a couple of teeny teapots, one useable and one …

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How Much Tea Will You Drink in a Lifetime?

So how much tea will the average tea drinker consume in a lifetime? Well, it goes without saying that there are a large number of variables when it comes to figuring this sort of thing out. But we can at least try to arrive at some ballpark figures. Nowadays, the average lifespan of a human …

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

The world is an ever-changing place, with country border lines being redrawn almost daily. But tea remains constant. And tea time in Russia remains an important part of life. They tend not to go out for lunch or dinner but instead will invite you over for a cup of tea (almost always with food involved). …

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London Tea Spots: Yumchaa

London is a city full of lovely tea spots where you can stop in and enjoy a nice cuppa. Yumchaa is one of those, and what’s more, it is a spot that deals exclusively in loose leaf tea. In fact, they are positively militant about the absence of bags, sachets, or any other device that …

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