Tea Tale — Yellow Bunny’s Easter Tea Time

This is the tale of a yellow bunny and his Easter teatime. No, he’s not a live bunny. He’s stuffed and soft and plush and has a cute yellow ribbon bowtie. Even so, he loves having tea out in the sunshine. This is especially true at Easter time. It’s the time of year when Spring …

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Easter Tea!

The spring equinox has come and gone, while we our still waiting for our last frost date to get serious about the garden. The crocuses and daffodils are out in force, and the tourists are flocking to D.C. to see the cherry blossoms. We've even had a few beautiful days, although today definitely feels like …

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Spring Cleaning

I know I've been harping a bit on spring, but it's all that I can think about really. It's getting to be that time of year when you start airing things out. In other words: spring cleaning. When you're getting around to it, don't forget your tea cabinet. Because if it's anything like mine, it …

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Springing into Tea

The Vernal Equinox heralds the first day of Spring and gives us all a great reason to spring into enjoying some great tea! Okay, a bit of a “time out” to remind ourselves what an equinox is. There are two of them each year: Autumnal (Fall) and Vernal (Spring). They are the days when the …

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Celebrate Spring with Kyoto Cherry Rose Tea

The Vernal Equinox is almost upon us – and that means Spring is finally here.The long-awaited coming of Spring is a time of excitement known the world over, as trees and flowers bloom and the world wakes up from the somber sleep of Winter. This blossoming of the natural world has long been reason for …

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Blooming Spring

Although it's a rather damp day, filled with puddles and raindrops, the birds are singing to welcome in spring. Not being acquainted with a calendar, they have no idea that it's still a few days away. All they know is that the days have grown warmer and snow has turned to rain after so many …

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Colorful Teawares for Your Easter Teatime

Like colorfully dyed Easter eggs, basic teapots in a rainbow of hues brighten up your Spring/Easter teatime. Serve your guests from a powder blue one. Or choose from plum or lime (the colors, not the fruits). Venture into Sahara, Burgundy, or Sierra Rose (again, talking colors here). Don’t forget the basics: yellow, green, red, and …

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Easter Teatime Hop-Along

Drinking tea and hopping would not, at first glance, seem like two activities that could be engaged in simultaneously. Well, actually, even at second, third, fourth, or fifth glance. Okay, so it’s not a good idea, unless you like to wear more tea than you drink. Fortunately, that’s not what an Easter Teatime Hop-Along is. …

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British Candies Add Bright Hues to Any Occasion

Spring is in the air, and the need for bright colors after the dullness of Winter leads me to seek out British Candies. They’re not only bright and colorful, but truly satisfy even the most severe craving for the sweet stuff, just as the first daffodil bloom I see helps fill the need for growing …

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Tea Gardens – Hold on for Spring!

I've written about tea gardens before. But today happens to be a gorgeous, sunny day with highs in the 60s, and I just can't quite believe that spring is still two months away, and our last frost date several weeks after that. I've been spending the past several weeks bent over gardening books, scribbling notes. …

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