The DeWitt Wallace Museum

By Stephanie Hanson This past weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum in Williamsburg, Virginia. Never have I seen so many teapots and tea paraphernalia in one place. In fact, it was quite overwhelming, and requires many hours of scrutiny to fully absorb. The collection focuses on Early American …

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Tea and Travel

Tea. Lovely tea. As a long time fan of camellia sinensis, I’ve more tea than any sane person should have, stashed away in a large cabinet at home – everything from delicate white teas and sticky sweet matcha to smooth-as-silk darjeelings and it-tastes-like-dirt lapsang suchan. Every morning I have a cup to start my day. …

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Adding a “Bit of Cute” to Your Tea Time

By A.C. Cargill Is your tea time getting a bit bland? Same old teas and tea time treats? Same old mugs, cups, teapots, etc.? Liven up this important break in your day with new teas, new treats, and a “bit of cute” — tea paraphernalia that are a little out of the ordinary. Equipage that, …

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Tea Accoutrements

by Stephanie Hanson One of the great pleasures of afternoon tea is surveying a beautifully set tea table. From the beginning, the vessels used in the preparation of tea have played nearly as major a role as the leaf itself. Think of the formal order of the Japanese tea ceremony, for example. The basic preparation …

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