Treat Mom To Something Special 🌷😍

  You love your mother. She does so much for you and sometimes it feels like we don’t do enough for them. Busy schedules usually don't allow for it but why not spend Mother’s Day having tea with your mom? If your mother is a huge tea fan and loves to drink her favorite type …

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5 “Thankful” November Teas!

It’s a month of being thankful. From the beautiful Fall colors to the bountiful harvests, we have a lot of good things going on around us. And the same goes for tea. The tea farmers have, for the most part, done their final harvests for this growing season, and the leaves have or soon will …

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Fall Scone Flavors to Enjoy with Your Tea

The colors of Fall are all around us, especially those in the U.S. northeast. Reds, golds, oranges, and chestnut browns have replaced those verdant views. And Fall flavors tend to invade our menu, especially at tea time – and especially when it comes to those delectable sweet-smelling (when fresh from the oven) scones! The brand …

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Toasting the First Day of Fall with Tea

For some folks, Labor Day is officially the end of Summer, which among the folks in the Hamptons also means it’s the last day to wear white until Memorial Day, but officially Summer continues until around the end of the 3rd week of September. I always like to observe this official version of the change …

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5 Reasons a Pastry Fork Is Indispensible

A pastry fork is totally indispensible. True. Have you ever tried to hold a plate in one hand and cut a piece off that slice of pie, tart, or other goodie residing on it with a regular fork? I have. Not a pretty sight. Makes a total mush of that lovely pastry (especially éclairs and …

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Scones Still Reign Supreme at Tea Time!

One of the traditional tea time foods remains the humble and lovable scone. No matter how you enjoy it, a scone is the ultimate treat to enjoy with tea. There are two basic types: sweet (the most popular) and savory. There are also types peculiar to certain locations, most notably British-style and American-style. British vs. …

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Tea and Team Spirit

People get excited about things, passionate. Thanks goodness. Otherwise we might as well be comatose. It’s just good to hold that excitement, that passion, a bit in check and not go overboard. I think of this as several major and passion-inspiring sports events have come and gone recently: the World Cup, Wimbledon, and the Tour …

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The Pinkie Pointer’s Guide to Tea Drinking

There are guides to this and that, books for dummies by the shelf full, 101 ways to do this thing or the other, but nowhere have I found a book, web site, or even a single article just for those of us who point our pinkies while drinking tea. Time to rectify that situation. Ignore …

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Recipe for Tea Buttermilk Biscuits with Honey

When thinking of having that perfect cup of tea several wonderful things come to mind that might accompany such a wonderful beverage. Cakes and cookies are a perfectly good option, but biscuits with honey are on the menu today. A warm buttery biscuit with that tangy sweet honey that pairs so perfectly with a cup …

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Tea in Brussels – The Pepper Mint Tea Room

Whilst in Brussels, I managed to find time to stop by the delightfully named Pepper Mint Tea Room. Although they do a well-rounded menu of quiches, salads, sweet treats, wine, and beer (it is Belgium, after all), their most extensive offering is tea. With a separate tea menu listing more than forty different tea options, …

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