British Candies Are Perfect for Halloween

Halloween time is upon us once more. Time to line up treats for the kiddies. Some of the best options are those wonderful British candies. Stock up now before that doorbell starts ringing. Let’s set the scene: The kids have donned their costumes. They are laughing and chattering excitedly while going from door to door. …

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Tea Moments — The Trick-or-Treaters

Store shelves are burgeoning with enough candy to keep an army of trick-or-treaters well-sated until next Spring. Even so, I’ve decided to take a different approach this year. The key item in this plan, and its inspiration, is a handy product called T-sacs! Tearooms across the country and indeed around the world use T-sacs to …

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“Frightful” Tea Treats

What’s a Halloween teatime without “frightful” treats? For one thing, it’s not very Halloweenish. I mean, after all, the whole point is to get at least a little shiver going up and down your spine, right? Then, you gulp some tea and get all warmed up again. Ah! You basically have two choices here: buy …

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Chanakara Dragonfruit Tea and “Alpha-Oops, H is for Halloween”

I have been a long-time fan of October, with its unassuming takeover of the season. It breathes in clammy summer air, and breathes out dulcet, cooling sighs of relief for heat-wearied brows. It transforms a soothing cup of hot tea into a spa experience. And, just before it relinquishes the stage for November’s dramatic entrance, …

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“Spooky” Teawares

Nothing says Halloween like a spooky teatime, and nothing makes teatime spooky like “spooky” teawares. Of course, creepy decorations and eerie music help out a bit, too. The imagination of various pottery artists out there never ceases to amaze. Give them a holiday or other event to focus their creative energies on, and you never …

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Have a Ghost in for Tea

By A.C. Cargill Even ghosts like tea, especially at this time of year. Decorate your dining room with carved jack-o-lanterns, faces aglow from lit candles within, add in some rubber bats hanging about (literally) and plastic spiders spinning cotton candy webs around the room. Then, have a few of these “spirits beyond the pale” in …

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Afternoon Tea with the Ghouls

by Stephanie Hanson Halloween is fast approaching. Halloween stores are booming and pumpkins adorn magazine covers at every checkout stand. People are also beginning to plan Halloween parties, but have you ever considered a Halloween tea party? Not exactly the frills and lace of a typical tea party, and yet, an original party idea. Let’s …

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