Tea Goodies & Gifts For Students!

Where did summer go?! Your students are off to start another year in the classroom, especially for those facing major milestones like going into high school and college. It’s especially hard for college students since many of them are going out on their own and into the adult world for the first time, moving out …

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Electric Kettles

For quite some time now, tea drinkers have been able to purchase electric kettles and boil their water using electricity, saving on their gas bills. Electric tea kettles have added extra convenience to the tea drinker’s life, adding space on the range top (or stove). The advantage to an electric kettle is that it helps …

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Best Tea Kettles, Tea Coins and More

You really don't need an electric tea kettle to make tea, but they are a handy gadget that can sure can make the process more convenient. The Wall Street Journal's test kitchen (who knew?) recently took a look at several models from manufacturers like Breville, Cuisinart, Chef's Choice, Bodum and more. The prices range from …

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Tea Kettles Galore, Part II

Fee, fie, foe, fum — which tea kettle is the one? Part I covered the first two items you need to consider when choosing the right tea kettle to serve your tea prep needs for years to come. In Part II, I cover items 3, 4, and 5, plus how to choose a good electric …

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Tea Kettles Galore, Part I

Fee, fie, foe, fum — which tea kettle is the one? Go to any kitchenwares store or Website, and you’ll see tea kettles galore, both stove top models and electric ones with a variety of features. But is more better? And why should you care? Some say the most important ingredient in a good pot …

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Chef’s Choice Electric Glass Kettle 679

Some electric kettles are plain, no gadgets or gizmos, they just boil water. Others have more extra features than a Swiss army knife. But if you're looking for a simple, easy  to use electric kettle, I recommend the Chief's Choice Electric 679 Glass Kettle. This kettle has many useful features, and a few problems. The lid …

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Stove Top vs. Electric Kettles

Are you in hot water? By that, I mean, “How do you heat your water for making tea?" Tea experts have told us that boiling water is the best way to get the richest, most flavourful tea, and that piping hot water is the way to rapidly infuse the tea leaves with moisture so as …

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Blending Teas — Get Creative!

Have you ever considered blending teas on your own? What about mixing favourite flavours to come up with something new and yet familiar to your tastebuds? We began doing just that in our home when our son began drinking tea. Albeit, he was drinking herbal tea with us at dinner, mostly because we didn’t want …

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Tea to Go

While bagged tea is quite an invention, which depending who you talk to is either a rejuvenation or a bastardization of tea. But what if you are a firm believer in the superiority of loose leaf tea, but still want an enjoyable cup while away? For an English style cup of tea, it might just …

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