What I Learned About Tea Time Visits from a BBC Series

I used to wonder what it meant to “call on” someone and why there were front parlors and back parlors in old Victorian era houses. Then I watched the BBC series Cranford and light dawned. And tea played a part in the solution to the mystery, as you will soon see. About Cranford Elizabeth Gaskell …

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How to Select the Right Tea for You: The Tea Decision Tree

If you are looking to switch to tea from those other liquid substances (coffee, colas, etc.) but aren’t sure how to start or if you are just looking to expand your tea horizons, we have some ways for you to make some wise choices. It’s the Tea Decision Tree. Here’s how it works… Step 1 …

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Monthly Tea Gadget and Offbeat News Report 22

It has become customary to include a novelty tea infuser in each one of these reports whenever possible. So, with no further ado, here's the latest and greatest. It seems rather appropriate for an object that's dunked in water and is called a Deep Tea Diver Infuser. I wrote about tea smuggling at this site …

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Tea Time Tale: Some Chinese Legends & Symbols

Many of you know that China is the home of tea. In fact, at one point in time virtually all tea drunk world-wide came from China. Eventually, growing tea expanded to northern India and is now is a wide variety of countries. But as the home of tea, China deserves a bit of special acknowledgement, …

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Recipe for Tea French Toast

Our tea cooking adventure has gone decidedly French. With such hot afternoons, indulging in a well-made breakfast while basking in the sun sipping tea seems to be the perfect way to spend a morning. ½ cup milk heated to 212°F 1 tsp Puerh tea 4 eggs ½ tsp pure vanilla extract 1 tsp cinnamon ½ …

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How to Make a Tea Float

That is NOT a typo. We are not discussing how to make tea float (as in those little leaves or bits of leaf dust on the surface of the water). We’re also not talking about parades here. But we are discussing a rather unique dessert idea that is not a latté, not a smoothie, and …

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Offbeat Teabag Patents

The teabag has been around for a while. Over a century now, though the exact figure varies, depending on which accounts you believe. In any event, teabags aren't going away anytime soon and, as you might have guessed, have inspired a number of creative inventors to try out some offbeat variations on the theme. I …

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Elements of a Stylish Tea Mug Design

A mug is a mug is a mug…or is it? A stylish tea mug will usually have certain elements in its design. Here are a few to look for when selecting the perfect mugs for your special tea parties or even those solo tea moments. Some examples: Beau Rose Bone China Can Mug – White …

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How to Make Your Iced Tea Better

It seems sometimes that a lot of the discussions about iced tea revolve around the various methods for preparing it. There are several that are most commonly used. You can steep the tea in hot water like most people do for hot tea and then chill it by pouring it over ice or simply by …

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Tea Time Memory: The Oscillating Fan

Tea time can get reflective, with memories of days gone by flooding into your consciousness. Thus it was the other day that, while sipping my mid-afternoon cuppa Darjeeling (or was it an oolong?), that the memory of the oscillating fan came to the forefront and imposed itself over all the other things circling around in …

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