The Christmas Cookie Exchange Report

We just hosted our second annual cookie exchange tea, and it was a smashing success. The halls were decked and "fa la las" played quietly on the background while we sipped our cups of cheer. In this case the cups of cheer were a spicy cinnamon black tea and a blooming jasmine tea. The cinnamon …

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Devonshire Cream Tea

Straight from our friend Gavin in the UK! The history associated with these most delicious and World Famous of Afternoon Teas is both long and interesting. It was in the mid 1600's when tea first became really "fashionable" in the UK, and that was all because of a Portuguese Princess, Catherine of Braganza, who loved …

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Tea Moments — Watching Raindrops on the Window

By A.C. Cargill Not everyone sees the tea moments in a rainy day. For some people, gray skies that dump their drops of rain across the landscape are just a dreary sight. Certainly, those who live in areas that have frequent rain know what I mean. Cities in the U.S. such as Seattle, Washington, and …

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Treats to Have with Tea

If you've ever had tea on an empty stomach, you know how problematic it can sometimes be. Depending on the strength of the brew, a cup of tea normally has a pH close to 4, which is roughly the same as tomato juice, however any way you brew it it's still likely to come out …

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