Chai for Fall

Here in Chicago, there is definitely a chill in the air, and while I love the colors of fall, I often find myself putting on an extra sweater as the temperature drops. Still, even though I know that the chill will eventually give way to the freezing cold of a Midwestern winter, I've got one …

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Spicing Up Your Autumn Tea Time

Yes, the calendar has rolled around once again, and that means it’s Autumn Teatime! Time to spice it up! Living the “tea life” (where tea isn’t just a beverage but a way of life) means that I am always looking for new ways to indulge and new pairings of food with teas. Autumn being my …

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Review — Le Marche Spiced Tea

Here it is Christmas time – a time for reminiscing, a time for nostalgia. They say that smells can trigger memories and I was most certainly reminded of that fact when I received my order of Le Marche Spiced Tea from the English Tea Store. From the moment I opened the bag and took in …

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Review — Indian Spiced Chai

The Subject: Indian Spiced Chai Black Tea from The English Tea Store. Water temperature: 212° F Steeping time: 5 minutes Tea type: Black Scents, flavorings, etc.: Coriander, cardamom, ginger, cloves Aroma, dry: Like walking into an Indian spice store Aroma in the cup, plain: N/A Taste, plain: N/A Aroma in the cup, enhanced: Curry tea …

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Tea Cocktails for Your Evening Tea Time

With tight budgets, more and more people are turning to nights in instead of out. So, for your next girls’ night in, have an evening tea. This is not your pinkies-out afternoon tea, and tea companies are catching on. Create a lounge time atmosphere by picking fun music and having guests dress as if they …

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Chai Stuffing Recipe

Two big holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas, are just around the corner, and as we all know, it's typical to celebrate both with tons of delicious food! I always try to shake our holiday meals up by trying one or two new recipes each year. This year, we're going to try a recipe for Chai stuffing! …

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What Is “Chai Tea”?

by Lisa Richarson [reposted from our sister blog] “Chai tea” is more correctly referred to as masala chai, as the word “chai” is another word for “tea.” With the resurgence of tea’s popularity in the United States, a new commercial and customer appreciation has been found for chai. Chai originates in India, where is it simply a …

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