Tea Time Memory: Getting Caught at the Office Playing a Computer Game

It’s amazing the memories that a cuppa tea can evoke. This time it was when I got caught playing a computer game at the office. I must have turned 10 shades of red. But it’s not all you would think it is. I’d better start at the beginning. Once upon a time, I was able …

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If Great Books Were More About Tea

"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me." ― C.S. Lewis The great works of literature are the ones that withstand the test of time. They have probably done so for a reason, but that doesn't mean that they couldn't stand some improvement - if …

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5 Ways to Add That Asian Touch to Tea Time

Tea has practically become synonymous with England. The Brits do more than their share to keep those tea gardens in other parts of the world very busy growing and processing tea. Two of those places are China, where tea growing and drinking is said to have originated, and Japan, where tea is so important to …

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Fall Scone Flavors to Enjoy with Your Tea

The colors of Fall are all around us, especially those in the U.S. northeast. Reds, golds, oranges, and chestnut browns have replaced those verdant views. And Fall flavors tend to invade our menu, especially at tea time – and especially when it comes to those delectable sweet-smelling (when fresh from the oven) scones! The brand …

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Monthly Tea Gadget and Offbeat News Report 23

Scotland's tea culture and consumption might be overshadowed by the likes of their neighbors, England and Ireland, but tea is certainly important there and there's even a Scottish Breakfast tea blend to keep the likes of Irish Breakfast tea and English Breakfast tea company. There are also famous Scottish tea people from history like James …

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A Cuppa Tea with Lord Peter Wimsey and Dorothy L. Sayers

The other day (or month) hubby came home with an amazing book: Lord Peter: A Collection of All the Lord Peter Wimsey Stories by Dorothy L. Sayers. I pounced. Literally. Snatching the book from his hands I exclaimed “Lord Peter Wimsey! Where did you find this?” It had been donated to the local book drop …

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Thoughts on the Future of Tea

If you wanted to make a few cautious generalizations about the future of tea – as I’m about to do – you could start by taking a look at the past. At its most basic, tea is a relatively simple thing, at least in comparison to something like a computer or an iPhone. Which is …

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When a Cuppa Genmaicha Is Just Right

You may like that English Breakfast at breakfast, some Earl Grey with the mid-morning snack (or in place of it), a nice pot of Mim Estate Darjeeling tea with lunch, some Ti Kuan Yin for that afternoon tea break, and a bit of Adam’s Peak Ceylon white tea for your pre-dinner (or even post-dinner) cuppa. …

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Recipe for Tea Wild Rice Chicken Soup

Warm and inviting home made soup with the earthy rustic notes of wild rice, mushrooms, and Genmaicha tea. The techniques in this recipe for making a flavorful soup stock will be used over and over again. This is a recipe sure to be kept for generations. ½ cup dried Chanterelle mushrooms 2 tbsp Genmaicha tea …

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A Bit of “Tea Wisdom” in a Small, Convenient Size

Tea books abound, as fellow blogger William I. Lengeman III has shown on this blog in his monthly postings about the latest of them. And I have learned to “just say no” when it comes to offers to review new ones. I would be spending time on nothing else. However, a little book called Tea …

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