Tea Moment — the Visiting Relatives

Whether you love ’em or hate ’em, those visiting relatives can certainly make for some interesting tea moments. Or make you slip away to a quiet corner to have a private, nerve-calming tea moment. Either way, choose the right tea and possibly the perfect munchie, and your tea moment will be divine! In my younger …

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Tea and Thanksgiving

When it comes to great American holidays in which we all gather to watch football on TV and eat ourselves into a coma, it's hard to beat Thanksgiving. But how does tea figure into this, you might be asking yourself. To be quite honest, it's probably not likely that tea figured into the first Thanksgiving …

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Start Your Thanksgiving Plans with Tea

Time to start making Thanksgiving plans, beginning with the menu. Turkey ― check! Cranberries ― check! Stuffing ― check! Sweet potatoes ― check! Green bean casserole ― check! Tea ― che… uh… huh? Tea with your Thanksgiving feast sure isn’t usual here in the U.S. despite the growing awareness of tea for enjoyment and possible …

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Thanksgiving Tea Tips

While most people don't usually think of Thanksgiving and tea together, I'd like you to at least give it a try.  Iced tea makes a refreshing alternative to calorie-laden sodas and alcoholic beverages, and hot tea provides a relaxing alternative to after-dinner coffee. Here are some tips for your Thanksgiving tea service: 1. Make a …

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Tea Moments — The Relatives

Thanksgiving is around the corner, meaning that the relatives will be descending upon your house like a horde of Goths. Or maybe you will be part of the horde descending upon one of them. Either way, this usually annual meeting with people you probably hardly know but who occupy a space on your family tree …

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Thankful for Tea

It’s hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is almost here. I love all holidays, but Thanksgiving’s particularly high on my list, and it’s not just because of  the pumpkin pie. I love the way families come together to share a meal, and unlike all the meals we scrape together during the rest of the year, this …

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Digestive Tea

Thanksgiving is almost here and everyone is thinking about “the big meal”. Throughout the week, it’s perfectly normal for passing acquaintances to jokingly bestow the warning, “Don’t Eat to Much!” Whether you are the one hosting the dinner or simply show up for it, for most Americans, Thanksgiving is about one thing: food — and …

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Tea Moments — Being Thankful

By A.C. Cargill The abundance of teas and foods available online and in the brick-and-mortar stores makes me thankful. Especially since I have seen first-hand places where that was not the case. A little over a decade ago, I visited Prague, Czechoslovakia, which had only a year or two earlier broken away from the Soviet …

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Tea Moments — Remembering a Thanksgiving Past

By A.C. Cargill The holiday season is fast approaching, starting with Thanksgiving, a time of year that fills people with memories both good and bad. For me, Thanksgiving is always a bit harrowing, since cooking and entertaining has never been my forté. As I sip my tea, a particular memory comes to mind. Early in …

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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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