The State of English Tea

Nobody knows anything. Screenwriter William Goldman probably wasn't the first person to use that phrase but when he applied it to the movie business, it caught on and has become something of a pop culture catchphrase. One that could apply to the state of tea drinking in the UK, now that you mention it. If …

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Tea and a Good Rant

The other day a Twitter pal posted her rant about some of the drivers out there who are — well — uh — less than well-mannered on the road. She pointed out a number of things I have experienced, too, just when driving to stores or the Post Office. It’s a madhouse out there on …

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10 Super Things to Toast with Tea in July

July is the month that we celebrate declaring our independence from the British Empire. We’re allies now and share a love of tea and of strange foods like meat pasties, and even have the same flag colors (red, white, and blue). But July is also chock full of other occasions that deserve a tip of …

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Another Cuppa, Please!

The last drop of tea has been drained from your teacup. Your thirst for tea, however, rages on, plus some teas are ones so rich in flavor that they keep you wanting more, concerns about caffeine notwithstanding. You just gotta have "Another cuppa, please!" You need a break anyway, right? You can only spend so …

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Tea Kettle Philosophy — Keeping Interest Alive

The kettle has boiled, and the water is now in the teapot, busily dancing with those tea leaves to create a wondrous potion for a lovely tea time. The cakes and cups and saucers are laid out and all is in readiness for a relaxing tea time. A moment or two is available now for …

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Being an Observant Tea Drinker

Have you ever lifted a cup of hot tea to your lips, took a big gulp and — Yow! — got a scalded tongue? Never happened to me. Uh uh, no way, those stories are totally untrue. Well, okay, there was this one time… oh, and then that other instance… but I’m a lot more …

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