Iced Tea – It’s What’s for Winter

It is the wrong half of the year to even be talking about iced tea. I get it. I'm wondering if my Esteemed Editor will even be able to read through another piece that addresses my slightly offbeat tea-related quirk. I won't go over the basics of it again, since I already did that here, …

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Cooling Down with Hot Tea?

Although Americans drink about eighty percent of their tea iced rather than hot, for hot tea drinkers the arrival of summer can be bad news. Although it may be nice to gulp down some iced green tea when parched and overheated, it is just not the same as slowly savouring a cup of hot tea. …

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Confessions of a Tea Drinker

Confession is good for the soul - or so the saying goes. So without any further ado, my confession. I have not consumed hot tea for a very long time. I'd like to be able to say how long but it just sort of crept up on me and so I'm not really sure. It's …

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Intaba Rooibos, Cold on a Hot Day

I first learned of rooibos tea—sometimes called red bush tea—in reading the novel The Ladies No.1 Detective Agency, by Alexander McCall Smith. It is the first novel of a series set in Botswana, South Africa; you may have seen the HBO movie by the same name. The heroine of the novel, one of my very …

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Confessions of a Tea-Drinking Southern Belle

I heard a woman on the radio the other day speak of drinking an ice tea. I imagine many listeners out across radio-land thought that she had misspoken. She had not. Her use of the term branded her as a Southerner. It is ice tea, never mind the grammatically correct iced tea. I have had …

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