Celebrate with Chocolate!

Come October, most love to say that these last three months of the year are the best. Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are some of the best times for celebrating. What better way to celebrate the upcoming holidays than with chocolate and who doesn’t love chocolate? Starting with Halloween, the sweet celebrations begin. As soon as …

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Roses in Your Teacup, Pt. II

In Part I, I showed the role of roses in romance and your teacup. They also play a role in the décor of the teacups themselves. Don’t forget the teapots, sugar bowls, cream pitchers, and other accoutrements for a rosy tea time! Roses have been gracing teawares since the invention of porcelain and bone china. …

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Roses in Your Teacup, Pt. I

Roses remain a favorite way to say “I love you,” both in a romantic setting and in your teacup. In the romantic setting, the color or the roses conveys different meanings, with yellow indicating warmth and happiness, pink conveying grace and elegance, and the dark red indicating love and romance. In the teacup, the flavor …

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A Bouquet in Your Teapot, Pt. I — Flowers in Your Tea

There’s a bouquet in your teapot — especially if you are steeping a tea containing, or processed with, flowers. With Spring in the air, the time is right to try one of these fragrant and exotic tea sensations. And the choices are bountiful. Flowers seem to play a big part in tea in several ways: …

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Selecting the Perfect Valentine Tea Gift

You love tea, you love your sweetie, so why not combine the two in a Valentine’s Day tea gift? Okay, all you lovers out there, it’s that time of year when you get to let that special someone really know how you feel. Don’t forget about family, friends, co-workers, classmates, that special teacher, your boss, …

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