Blizzard Blues

Smack dab in the middle of winter, it’s hard to keep up hope for Spring. Valentine’s Day has come and gone, and the excitement has sadly worn off from it. With all the winter storms and blizzards coming and going, the world outside the window becomes white and colorless and the only reason to come …

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January is National Hot Tea Month

Back in June, I previously spoke of National Iced Tea Month where iced tea is celebrated and appreciated for the whole month. It’s January now and the weather has gotten cold, and coincidentally, it’s National Hot Tea Month! It’s never been a better time to enjoy hot tea. Many are making New Year’s resolutions, where …

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Tea Sales Turn Winter Blahs into Teatime Bounty

Even with all the special deals for teas and teawares held during the Christmas shopping season, there are about as many sales now. Tea vendors present deals on those special gift baskets and holiday-themed teapots, as well as various foods and teas that are popular during this time of year. Here are a few deals …

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Review: Holiday Spice Black Tea

© 2010 A.C. Cargill photos and text – All rights reserved. No copying, posting on other sites, or other uses allowed without written permission of the copyright holder. The Subject: Holiday Spice Black Tea from The English Tea Store. Rating: Water temperature: 212° F Steeping time: 5 minutes Tea type: Black Scents, flavorings, etc.: Orange, …

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Enjoying a Winter Tea in Summer

There are teas that are perfect for Winter and teas that are perfect for Summer. And never the twain shall meet. Oh, yeah? Daring to be different has always been one of my hallmarks. Those who know me well can attest to this. When others zigged, I zagged. When others cheered, I booed. When others …

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Holiday Tea Time — Winter Solstice

By A.C. Cargill Tea is great for any occasion, and Winter Solstice is no exception. You can gather your friends, steep up a pot of your favorite Oolong, Darjeeling, Earl Grey, Breakfast Blend, etc., then lay out a tasty spread of delectable munchables and toast the day. What is Winter Solstice? Usually, it’s the 21st …

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