What the Man Boiled in His Billy and Other OddiTEAs

The famous Australian bush ballad “Waltzing Matilda” has lyrics that seem quite strange to those of us not familiar with that local lingo. Terms like “swagman,” “billabong,” “tucker bag,” and most importantly for this article “billy.” And the words we think we know, well, they have very different meanings in the song: “waltzing” means to …

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Some of the Strangest Teacups You’ll Ever See

Pretty, dainty, sturdy, glass, bone china, porcelain, ceramic, porcelain — no matter what, teacups are usually great for having tea. Sometimes, though, designers go a bit … uh … off center and … uh … get a bit carried away. This results in teacups that are some of the strangest you’ll ever see. (Some are …

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Tea Gadget Ratings — Round 3

Once again, we’re taking a closer look at tea gadgets that seem to pop up on the market like mushrooms after a Spring rain. Over the past couple of years intrepid and tireless tea journalist William I. Lengeman III has sought out the weirdest, cutest, and downright silliest tea gadgets out there. Other tea lovers …

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