The World’s Most Expensive Tea, Part ?

Nothing seems to drum up headlines like ridiculously expensive tea. Okay, there are plenty of other things that drum up headlines, like problems in the Middle East and celebrities behaving badly. But pricey tea is still good for a headline or two. Like one from a British newspaper not so long ago. And I quote: …

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Tea and the Big Sneeze

Tea and a big sneeze is a bad combo. But it happens. You feel it coming on. You try to hold it in. For awhile it seems as if you will succeed and have time to swallow that big mouthful of tea you just swigged from the teacup. Then, just when you are mentally giving …

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“The Evils of Tea Drinking” by Author Unknown

Among most people who bother to have an opinion on tea these days it's likely that the opinion will be a positive one. Which has been the case throughout of history - at least for the most part. But from the earliest days of tea drinking in the West you could find those who praised …

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The Great Clotted Cream Debate Rages On

Clotted cream is tasty stuff. If you’re never tried it, you might want to do so…no joke…stop what you’re doing, go buy some, bake some scones, and plop on some clotted cream. And jam. But wait…which goes first on that scone: the clotted cream or the jam? The great clotted cream debate rages on. But …

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Early American Tea Drinking

The United States and tea go back a long way, back to the time before there was a United States. The Boston Tea Party was, of course, a pivotal event in American history. But since we've written about this topic a number of times already there's no need to retread that ground much. Tea parties …

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3 Types of Tea Drinkers

My theory: there are 3 types of tea drinkers (for pleasure, for some health benefit, to save the world/become one with the universe). You may think of some more, but I think this pretty much covers the spectrum. Most tea drinkers are a blend of one or more of these types, at least so far …

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Recipe for Tea Crèpes

Crèpes with tea ooh là là. French is on the menu this morning. Bask in that morning glow with a wonderfully decadent plate of Tea Crèpes and a hot cup of tea. 2 lbs quartered strawberries ¼ cup tea steeped strong (this recipe used a orange flavored black tea like this one but any tea …

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Tea Like Our Grandparents Made

The way we enjoy tea has changed over the generations. Many of us no longer make tea like our grandparents did. We’ve learned about the variety of teas out there and the variety of infusing methods. But sometimes looking back and giving those old, reliable methods a go can be good, too. How Our Grandparents …

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Milk in Tea – Voices of Opposition

Everyone has their opinion when it comes to the question of whether to add milk to tea - and that's fine (there's also the question of whether the tea is added first or the milk is added first, but that's another story). I'm a member of the "no milk" camp, but plenty of people like it …

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PG Tips Line-up Expanding!

A top brand of tea in the UK is PG Tips, a Unilever brand. That special blend has been pleasing palates for over 75 years. In late February 2014 they added some updated blends and flavored teas to their line-up. Premium Range: PG Tips has found an exciting new way of making tea; by pressing …

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