How to Enjoy Tea During Trick-or-Treat Time

If you’re like me, drinking tea is a necessity not to be interrupted by an hour or two of answering a doorbell rung by those trick-or-treaters. So here are some ways to enjoy tea even during that “trick-or-treat” time. Prepare Ahead Steep up a nice pot of tea for yourself and any other tea drinkers …

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3 Reasons You Should Let the Vendor Bake Your Tea

There is a trend toward people trying to bake their own tea. I like that “do it yourself” spirit, but there are 3 reasons why you should let the vendor bake your tea. There may even be more. No, we’re not talking about the kind of baking that produces such deliciousness as cakes, pies, breads, …

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Tea Time With Great Historical Figures II

Once upon a time I wrote an article in which I tried to determine how many people in the world drink tea on a given day. I arrived at the tentative conclusion that the number was just over two billion. But I’m no statistician so that’s a very tentative figure. It might be interesting to …

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Some of the Tea Gardens of Assam

One of the chief areas in India for growing tea is the state of Assam in the northeastern part of the country. There are hundreds of tea gardens (Chah-Buwas or tea plantations) with names that can be real tongue twisters. Two of my favorites are Borengajuli and Tarajulie (simple to say if you pronounce them …

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Recipe for Tea Cranberry Glazed Ham

The holidays offer a time for us to get together with family and feast on all the delightful holiday traditions we look forward to all year. This sure fire simple tea recipe is sure to be one used over and over again. This ham is bursting with holiday cheer and wonderful flavors. Perfect with so …

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Variety Is the Tea Party of Life

Many say that variety is the spice of life, but I say that variety is the tea party of life. And teas seems to be getting more varied, as well. Talk of tea parties, and not always the kind at which tea is served, is rather common these days. Not surprising. Tea parties are social …

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Monthly Tea Gadget and Offbeat News Report 24

I've run across a lot of tea gadgets over the years, but I'd like to think that I haven't become jaded just yet. This theory was confirmed recently when I saw an article about a rather unique gizmo. It's a chocolate teapot. To clarify exactly what that means, it's a teapot that's actually made of …

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

It’s a time of year for being aware of strange things that could happen at tea time, such as it morphing into something quite “ghoulish.” So it is very important to be able to tell when this is beginning to happen. Here are some signs to watch for: 1 Vocabulary Morphage The re-arisen dead have …

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“Tea Drinking in 18th-century America” by Rodris Roth

In 18th-century America, the pleasant practice of taking tea at home was an established social custom with a recognized code of manners and distinctive furnishings. Pride was taken in a correct and fashionable tea table whose equipage included much more than teapot, cups, and saucers. (Rodris Roth) Americans are not the greatest tea drinkers in …

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What Young Pu-erh Tea Is All About

A few years ago I received a sample of a tea called “Young Pu-erh.” It started me on an exploration of this rather unique style of tea. It’s not a black tea nor an oolong. And it’s certainly not a green or white tea. So, what is Young Pu-erh all about? To know that, you …

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