Recipe for Tea Chocolate Raspberry Lush

The perfect make ahead dessert for any summer get together. Tea lush sounds as delicious as it tastes. Preheat oven to 325° 1 cup finely chopped cashews (substitute: pecans, walnuts, or macadamia nuts) 1 cup flour ½ cup butter Combine all ingredients in a food processor. This may also be done in a bowl with …

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Tea and Eating Potato Chips with a Spoon

Snacking is common in the U.S., Canada, and the UK. In fact, snacking is sometimes see as a real risk to the health of people in those countries plus a leading cause of obesity per repeated claims in the media. However, enjoying one of these snack-time classics – potato chips – as part of my …

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5 Signs That You’re “Going Jane Austen” at Tea Time

One of the most popular and enduring British authors is Jane Austen. She lived during the Georgian Era (1760-1820 according to one source and 1714-1811 according to another, and her lifetime spanned 16 December 1775 through 18 July 1817). She wrote at a time when women authors were not taken seriously. Women of Austen’s social …

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Summer Solstice and How It Affects Your Tea Drinking (Sorta)

Woohoo! It’s Summer Solstice time once again! Even though the unofficial start of Summer is the Memorial Day Weekend, this is the official start – the day that marks the longest day and shortest night here in the Northern hemisphere (and the reverse for the Southern hemisphere). So, how does this affect your tea drinking, …

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Father’s Day Tea Time

Time for another special Father’s Day Tea Time. You have lots of options and can select the one that fits your dad. Fathers are pretty special and tend to come in a variety of sizes and types. Around the world and through the ages, the role of dads in the lives of their children has …

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A Memorial Day Tea Time

Memorial Day is upon us (the real one on May 30th as opposed to the date this year it was observed). One of this blog owner’s sister companies is the United States Flag Store, so this is one of those big days of the year for them. But it’s also a great day for a …

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Happy Victoria Day and a Teacup Toast!

Cheers to all our Canadian readers (outside of Quebec) in particular and to everyone in general on Victoria Day! A teacup toast to you all! But wait, what is it? You Canadians know all about it, but the rest of us wallow in ignorance, so bear with us while we play catch-up. What Is Victoria …

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Mother’s Day Tribute: How Mom Saved Dad’s Life

Mother’s Day is a great occasion for each of us to express our appreciation for the woman who brought us into the world. Tea times and other party events are typical. In my case, it’s a special tribute, showing how Mom was a real lifesaver…literally! Steep yourself a nice cuppa, sit back, and see how …

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5 Signs That You’re “Going Anime” at Tea Time

Anime (pronounced Aa-nih-MAY) is a stylized form of animation closely related to manga. English dictionaries define the term as referring to a special Japanese style of motion-picture animation. Many Westerners view anime strictly as an animation product from Japan, but as long as the animation is stylized, it can be from other countries, too. The …

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How to Set the Perfect Easter Tea Table

Easter is a time of rebirth and renewal, when we know that the dormant world around us is reviving and once again budding. Reflecting that at tea time is easy to do with a few key ingredients. Here’s how to set the perfect Easter tea table: Pastel Colors Just about any color is appropriate here, …

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