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    TeaTime Magazine

  • Dorothy Howell Sews Together Her Love of Sewing and Writing in Seams Like Murder
    In the debut to her new mystery series, Dorothy Howell sews together her love of sewing and writing. Journey along with Abbey Chandler in Seams Like Murder as she tries to help solve a murder—and picks up a new hobby along the way. As readers enjoy this cozy tale, they’ll... Read more »
  • A Versatile Beauty
    Text by Britt Crawford • Photography by John O’Hagan The neutral tones and gilded scrollwork featured on Noritake 175 make it a stunning teapot to display and use throughout the holiday season. Owning multiple teapots or tea sets to fit into a specific festivity isn’t always feasible for those with the inherent inclination... Read more »
  • 10 Treats to Spice up your Teatime
    With the holiday season upon us, there is no better way to keep warm than by enjoying a cozy teatime with loved ones. Add some of our favorite delectable bites to your next afternoon tea menu, and keep warm all season long with theses spice-filled sweets and treats. The post... Read more »
  • Dutch Treats
    Text by Kerry Vincent • Photography Courtesy of Hotel Des Indes  The Fine Art of Afternoon Tea at Hotel Des Indes The magnificent Hotel Des Indes is an old friend, a landmark establishment on the swank Lange Voorhout Avenue at the center of The Hague in southern Holland. If you are... Read more »
  • 2022 TeaTime Holiday Giveaway
    The post 2022 TeaTime Holiday Giveaway appeared first on TeaTime Magazine.... Read more »
  • Turkey-Based Treats for Teatime
    Find the perfect turkey-based recipe for delicious and simple treats at teatime. The post Turkey-Based Treats for Teatime appeared first on TeaTime Magazine.... Read more »
  • 4 Tips to Create Tasteful Tablescapes  
    A well-dressed table is an essential feature of a successful tea party. Utilize our helpful tips to create tasteful tablescapes for your next big event. The post 4 Tips to Create Tasteful Tablescapes   appeared first on TeaTime Magazine.... Read more »
  • With Grateful Hearts
    Photography by Mac Jamieson Food Styling by Kathleen Kanen and Recipe Development by Becca Cummins Show your heartfelt gratitude this Thanksgiving by hosting an afternoon tea that incorporates the beloved flavors of the season. The post With Grateful Hearts appeared first on TeaTime Magazine.... Read more »
  • Discovering Tea in Orlando, Florida
    Text by Britt Crawford Chilly winter days beckon many to seek escape to warmer temperatures. For decades, Orlando has lured tourists with its sunny days and temperate climate. While the Central Florida city is home to the “The Most Magical Place on Earth,” there’s much more to the metropolitan area... Read more »
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    Full Leaf Tea Company - Tea Memoirs

  • Our Holiday Favorites ❄️
    It's that time of year when the leaves are changing, the mornings are icy, and a cup of hot tea is the perfect drink! We wanted to share our three favorite holiday teas to make those chilly days feel cozier.More... Read more »
  • Organic Gotu Kola | Tea of the Week
    This week, we are giving the floor to one of our new single ingredient products! Say hello to Organic Gotu Kola! More... Read more »
  • 2022 Holiday Ordering Tips
    This year's holiday shopping will look similar to last year, with some changes. Expect shipping partners like USPS, FedEx, and UPS to experience delays – and beat them by ordering early!More... Read more »
  • Organic Catnip | Not Just for Cats 🐱
    Catnip is an herb that I had always thought was exclusively enjoyed by cats. Little did I know that one day we would carry it as a tea!More... Read more »
  • Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness 💕
    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and we have partnered with the American Cancer Society to give back from 10/14/22 - 10/16/22. During that time, we will be donating 100% of our profits directly to the American Cancer Society.More... Read more »
  • Gift Guide for Employees and Coworkers
    Make your employees feel appreciated this holiday season by giving the gift of tea! Here are some gift ideas that will boost moral and get them in the holiday spirit.More... Read more »
  • Gift Guide for the Aspiring Coffee Quitter
    Quitting coffee can be difficult when the caffeine seems like a necessity to get through everyday life. The "coffee crash" is all too real and can make caffeine seem daunting. However, there's a better way to get your energy and start your day off right.More... Read more »
  • Gift Guide For the Fitness Lover
    Getting gifts for your friends and family who love the gym can seem daunting but we have tons of ideas to help!More... Read more »
  • Gift Guide for Him and Her
    Hers & His Make holiday shopping easier! Here are some ideas to help make your special someone's holiday season more special, and yours much simpler!More... Read more »
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    Life is Better with Tea

  • How to Infuse Tea Meditations Into Daily Life for Inner Peace
    Source Life is Better with Tea - Better Tea. Better Mood. Better Life. Why meditate with tea? Tea changes your brain chemistry to help you meditate better. Meditating with tea can turn a simple tea session into a short spiritual and energetic retreat. What gives you the feeling of well-being?... Read more »
  • The 10 Best Green Teas for Every Tea Drinker
    Source Life is Better with Tea - Better Tea. Better Mood. Better Life. The best green tea does not have a bitter taste. Shocking, I know! My guide shows you how to start drinking better green tea today from a selection of my favorites at an affordable price. Beginner tea... Read more »
  • The 10 Best Tea Kettles for Better Tea
    Source Life is Better with Tea - Better Tea. Better Mood. Better Life. I review the best tea kettles for every type of tea drinker. Find out which tea kettle is right for you and your budget. I independently research, analyze and recommend the best tea products and accessories—learn more... Read more »
  • World of Tea Book: A Beautiful Volume On Tea Throughout The World
    Source Life is Better with Tea - Better Tea. Better Mood. Better Life. Jane Pettigrew's World of Tea: Discovering Producing Regions and their Teas. A comprehensive guide to exotic teas from around the world. Jane Pettigrew's World of Tea: Discovering Producing Regions and Their Teas is a beautiful treatise for... Read more »
  • Amazing Firebelly Tea Brings Premium Tea To Your Door
    Source Life is Better with Tea - Better Tea. Better Mood. Better Life. Discover Firebelly Tea, an exciting new tea brand made from natural ingredients with no additives or chemicals. It comes in sustainable, compostable packaging, sold only online. Now you can have premium teas delivered straight to your door. Firebelly... Read more »
  • The Benefits of Green Tea Skincare and Other Tea-Infused Products
    Source Life is Better with Tea - Better Tea. Better Mood. Better Life. Green tea skincare products and other anti-aging beauty creams infused with tea have shown fantastic skincare benefits. Anti-aging beauty products are the holy grail of all lotions. But what if we added tea to the mix? By... Read more »
  • Ultimate Guide to The Famous Japanese Gyokuro Tea of Emperors
    Source Life is Better with Tea - Better Tea. Better Mood. Better Life. Your complete guide to Gyokuro, the highest grade of Japanese green tea. Historically, only the finest teas were reserved for the emperors. If you have had the experience of visiting a high end tea shop, you may... Read more »
  • 3 Ways Decaffeinated Tea is Produced And The Benefits
    Source Life is Better with Tea - Better Tea. Better Mood. Better Life. Decaffeinated tea must go through a process to remove the caffeine from the leaves. All tea from Camellia sinensis contains caffeine. Tea Chemistry Tea is a rich source of antioxidants, but it also contains high levels of... Read more »
  • How Is The Best Afternoon Tea Different Than High Tea?
    Source Life is Better with Tea - Better Tea. Better Mood. Better Life. Afternoon Tea is a meal served on a three-tiered tray composed of finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, and sweet pastries served with tea. What is Afternoon Tea? Afternoon Tea In the 1840s, the British... Read more »
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    Life is Better with Tea

  • How to Infuse Tea Meditations Into Daily Life for Inner Peace
    Source Life is Better with Tea - Better Tea. Better Mood. Better Life. Why meditate with tea? Tea changes your brain chemistry to help you meditate better. Meditating with tea can turn a simple tea session into a short spiritual and energetic retreat. What gives you the feeling of well-being?... Read more »
  • The 10 Best Green Teas for Every Tea Drinker
    Source Life is Better with Tea - Better Tea. Better Mood. Better Life. The best green tea does not have a bitter taste. Shocking, I know! My guide shows you how to start drinking better green tea today from a selection of my favorites at an affordable price. Beginner tea... Read more »
  • The 10 Best Tea Kettles for Better Tea
    Source Life is Better with Tea - Better Tea. Better Mood. Better Life. I review the best tea kettles for every type of tea drinker. Find out which tea kettle is right for you and your budget. I independently research, analyze and recommend the best tea products and accessories—learn more... Read more »
  • World of Tea Book: A Beautiful Volume On Tea Throughout The World
    Source Life is Better with Tea - Better Tea. Better Mood. Better Life. Jane Pettigrew's World of Tea: Discovering Producing Regions and their Teas. A comprehensive guide to exotic teas from around the world. Jane Pettigrew's World of Tea: Discovering Producing Regions and Their Teas is a beautiful treatise for... Read more »
  • Amazing Firebelly Tea Brings Premium Tea To Your Door
    Source Life is Better with Tea - Better Tea. Better Mood. Better Life. Discover Firebelly Tea, an exciting new tea brand made from natural ingredients with no additives or chemicals. It comes in sustainable, compostable packaging, sold only online. Now you can have premium teas delivered straight to your door. Firebelly... Read more »
  • The Benefits of Green Tea Skincare and Other Tea-Infused Products
    Source Life is Better with Tea - Better Tea. Better Mood. Better Life. Green tea skincare products and other anti-aging beauty creams infused with tea have shown fantastic skincare benefits. Anti-aging beauty products are the holy grail of all lotions. But what if we added tea to the mix? By... Read more »
  • Ultimate Guide to The Famous Japanese Gyokuro Tea of Emperors
    Source Life is Better with Tea - Better Tea. Better Mood. Better Life. Your complete guide to Gyokuro, the highest grade of Japanese green tea. Historically, only the finest teas were reserved for the emperors. If you have had the experience of visiting a high end tea shop, you may... Read more »
  • 3 Ways Decaffeinated Tea is Produced And The Benefits
    Source Life is Better with Tea - Better Tea. Better Mood. Better Life. Decaffeinated tea must go through a process to remove the caffeine from the leaves. All tea from Camellia sinensis contains caffeine. Tea Chemistry Tea is a rich source of antioxidants, but it also contains high levels of... Read more »
  • How Is The Best Afternoon Tea Different Than High Tea?
    Source Life is Better with Tea - Better Tea. Better Mood. Better Life. Afternoon Tea is a meal served on a three-tiered tray composed of finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, and sweet pastries served with tea. What is Afternoon Tea? Afternoon Tea In the 1840s, the British... Read more »
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    Tea With Friends

  • Readying for December with Christmas teacups
    Over the weekend, I started pulling out our Christmas decorations and Christmas tea wares, including some of my Christmas teacups. I always like the look of a stack of teacups, so I may try to figure out a way to include a stack or two in the decor this year.My... Read more »
  • The winner of the Christmas throw is …
     Loralie M.! Congrats, and I'll get this headed your way ASAP!... Read more »
  • Thanksgiving traditions
    Family traditions … I love them! One of my favorite traditions is presenting Christmas ornaments to the children in our family at Thanksgiving, including our three nieces and nephew, who were all at my sister's house yesterday. Since one of them got married this year and one will be getting... Read more »
  • On Cranberries and Clipper Ships
    This is the week where I'll eat cranberry sauce for the first time this holiday season, and a vintage tea towel I bought the other day had me delving into a unique connection between tea and cranberries … perhaps.This tea towel came from my friend Nancy's delightful Carriage House Antiques... Read more »
  • The Thanksgiving Tea Trolley
    Although I collect vintage Christmas goodies all year long, I just can’t bring myself to decorate with them until after Thanksgiving. Over the weekend, I realized I hadn’t updated the tea trolley in a while, so I pulled out my “ease into the season” Christmas decor, this vintage white ceramic... Read more »
  • More festive fabrics with teacups and Santa mugs
    I ran by the Joann store last week and decided to buzz by the fabric aisle to see if they had any Christmas fabric with a vintage look. They did, and I found a few other fun fabrics as well!My favorite was this cheerful fabric with all the Santa mugs... Read more »
  • November Giveaway: A Rae Dunn "Tea Mug" Plush Throw!
    For years now, I have been searching for a plush throw with teacups on it. I just knew I would find one someday, and when I did, I vowed, I would get one for a giveaway too. Well, I’ve come festively close with this “tea mug” blanket I found at... Read more »
  • Adagio's 24 Days of Tea Advent Calendar
    When Adagio Teas asked if I wanted to sample this year’s tea advent calendar, I immediately said yes, as I’ve enjoyed having one before and knew it would be a fun treat once again! But I did feel compelled to try a couple of samples before recommending it, and the... Read more »
  • In honor of Veterans Day
    In honor of Veterans Day today, I wanted to see if I could find an appropriate historic tea photo on the Library of Congress website, and I came across this one from 1918. It shows "Mrs. W.E. Corey serving tea in the garden of her home, the Chateau de Villegenis,... Read more »
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    It's More Than Tea

  • Caffeine—and Tea—in the Stone Age
    It’s commonly said that we’ve used caffeine for centuries, including during the Stone Age, when caffeine-containing plants were chewed for their stimulatory effects. This being pre-history, however, do you ever wonder how we know? Well, archaeology often fills in when historical records don’t exist. Yes, there can be misinterpretations and... Read more »
  • Creamsicle Rooibos Inspires a Look at Frozen Treats
    Tea should be fun, and even though I’m generally not a fan of foods/beverages pretending to be something else, I have to say that Creamsicle tea is surprisingly like its namesake—you know, the summer treat with orange sherbet wrapped around vanilla ice cream—and surprisingly delicious, especially iced. In this case,... Read more »
  • Roasted Almond Fruit Tea, Dessert in a Cup
    Roasted Almond fruit tea (or more accurately, tisane) consistently ranks as one of the top ten best-selling teas at TeaHaus, with many raving about both its flavor and its stunning color in the cup. With a foundation of apples, red beets contribute additional sweetness along with color, while cinnamon adds... Read more »
  • A Tea with All the Flavors of Ukraine
    Tea can evoke many things: a memory, a tradition, the essence of a country. Just the words “English breakfast” immediately conjure up a complete picture of participants, setting, teapot, and type of tea. So too Слава Україні (Glory to Ukraine!), blended by tea sommelier Lisa of TeaHaus. When Lisa began... Read more »
  • Japanese Dragonware Teacup
    I hate it when a little research verifies that an item falls into souvenir status rather than art. I can never look at the item in quite the same way—proving that a degree of ignorance really can be bliss at times. Anyway, one such item was the geisha lithophane teacup... Read more »
  • Japanese Lithophane Teacups
    At a yard sale decades ago, I picked up what I considered a rather exquisite tea set that had been made in Japan. I have now discovered that I evidently was the intended buyer, or at least someone like me, someone who is not Japanese. Having identified the set as... Read more »
  • Ukraine and Sunflowers
    Sunflowers have new depths of meaning these days, a fact that seems startlingly at odds with the flower’s straightforward boldness. After all, its perpetual cheeriness and habit of quite literally following the sun make this a fitting symbol for reveling in summer’s warmth, simple happiness. But even the robust sunflower—that... Read more »
  • Caffeine/Theanine Ratio in Tea: Why It Matters, and Why It’s So Hard to Measure
    I recently read an online article, supposedly vetted by experts, that claimed that white tea has no caffeine. Yeah. Add that to misleading articles arguing that x tea has less—or maybe more—caffeine than y tea and you understand why people are confused about caffeine levels in tea. To be sure,... Read more »
  • Ethiopian Tea
    Little cups are irresistible, whether designed for tea or coffee. A yard sale find, this small handleless porcelain cup was made in Ethiopia, land of coffee drinkers. But who’s to say it can’t be used for tea? Which made me wonder whether Ethiopians drink tea. Ethiopian Tea, or the Tea... Read more »
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    Relevant Tea Leaf

  • Thanksgiving Day Recap
    I hope you and your family had a nice Thanksgiving Day.  We did.  It was a smaller group this year as our daughter and her husband are visiting family in North Carolina.  They celebrated Thanksgiving early last Tuesday in Frankenmuth, MI with John, Tiffany and the girls [photos below].  John... Read more »
  • Happy Thanksgiving
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  • Jerry and Landon Celebrate Birthdays
    My hubby shares his birthday with our grandson, Landon.  Jerry turned 76 last Saturday and Landon turned 14.   I had to work Saturday [served tea to 153 guests], but I celebrated with my hubby when I got home - made him his favorite chocolate mound cake.When our granddaughter, Tiffany, and... Read more »
  • Happy Veterans Day
     Two of my favorite VeteransMy dad who served in U.S. Marine Corps during WWII in the South PacificMy hubby who served in the U.S. Air Force  1965 - 1969My brother, brother-in-law and father-in-law also served in the military. Cheers to all the veterans who have preserved our freedoms.... Read more »
  • A Cider Mill Day
    What do you do on a beautiful, sunny, 71 degrees, November day in Michigan?  You visit a cider mill.  I was lamenting that I hadn't had a chance to go to the cider mill this fall and thought I had missed my opportunity for 2022.  But when today's weather was... Read more »
  • Adagio's 2022 Tea Advent Calendar
    Tea Advent Calendars abound this year.  A quick scan of the Internet revealed no less than 20 ranging in price from $19 to $105.  That's why recommendations are so helpful.  Tea Advent Calendars are a fun gift for a friend or yourself and the perfect way to count down to... Read more »
  • Happy November!
    November is the month for focusing on our blessings and expressing gratitude for them, although an attitude of gratitude is important every day of the year.  As promised yesterday, I took pictures to share from our son and daughter-in-law's Halloween 'Open Garage' and the spread Sharon prepared for family and friends... Read more »
  • October Endings
    Last Saturday, The Whitney cancelled their 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m seatings for Mansion Tea and did an Absinthe Tea for 36 guests instead. The servers came dressed in costume.  It was a short work day for me as I only went in long enough to make the tea, organize the... Read more »
  • Celebrating Our Middle Child's Birthday
    Yesterday was Steve's 53rd Birthday.  How have 53 years gone by so quickly?  He makes my hubby and me very proud and grateful.   We invited him and his wife to dinner and I made some of his favorite things.  The birthday plate came out of storage.The meal began with Minnesota... Read more »
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    Silver Tips Tea - Silver Tips Tea Blog - Main

  • Cranberry Orange - Fall Bestseller!
    The glorious season of Autumn brings with it two immensely popular flavors – Pumpkin and Cranberry Orange. In recent years, popular chains have begun introducing their Pumpkin Spice beverages earlier and earlier, some even launching their drinks in August.  In our view, this is way too early!  October seems to... Read more »
  • And The Survey Results Are....
    Not only do we want to know if our promotions work for you, we love reading your comments and getting your input. We surveyed you at the end of August to review our offers and promotions. And as before, you didn't disappoint! We received numerous submissions and they will help us to fine-tune... Read more »
  • Chai - A Feel-Good Drink
      Chai is like a cup of cocoa – comforting, warm and relaxing.   In summer, it’s a tall cold glass on a hot day, a perfect alternative to a milk shake. The ideal Chai should be rich, creamy with the fully developed taste of Tea, Milk & Spices.  It shouldn’t... Read more »
  • Fall Bestsellers - Pumpkin & Apple Cinnamon!
    Pumpkin flavors are being introduced earlier and earlier each year.  This year, it made its appearance in August.  Walk into any Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks and there they are!  No longer just in lattes, it is now in donuts, muffins, pancakes, waffles, bread and, of course, pies.  We used to... Read more »
  • Silver Tips Tea - It's Survey Time!
    As you know, we offer various types of promotions throughout the year.  We'd love to know what you think of them. And we'll send you $5 for taking the time to fill out our short Survey - Thank you!.  ... Read more »
  • High Tea, Afternoon Tea, What's the Difference?
    High tea is NOT the dainty meal of petit fours, finger sandwiches and scones served with clotted cream.  That is actually Afternoon Tea. Served generally at 4 or 5 pm in the afternoon, during the Victorian and Edwardian times, it became a welcome break between lunch and the late supper... Read more »
  • Customer Queries - We're happy to help!
    We often get emails from Tea Room customers asking about teas and if our shop is still open and where they can get our sandwich recipes and if we have a website. Here is one we got in our inbox a few days ago.  We were happy to direct her... Read more »
  • Fruit Tisanes: Not Your Ordinary Herbal Tea
     Tisanes are infusions.  The word Tisane comes from France and in ancient times, it originated as a medicinal drink that was chiefly barley water.  Over time, it has evolved.  Common herbal infusions are, of course, with Mint and other herbs such as Chamomile or Lemongrass.  You may also have tried... Read more »
  • Celebrating Ceylon Tea
    Ceylon tea comes from the island republic of Sri Lanka which is in the Bay of Bengal below the southeastern tip of India.  Sri Lanka was formerly a British crown colony and it kept this name almost a quarter century after its independence.  In 1972, the country changed its name... Read more »
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    Seven Cups Tea Blog – Seven Cups

  • Black teas from the early origins: Three classics in top form.
    Newsletter Archive Nov. 4, 2022 This weekend only, you can get 20% off three black teas, one from each of China’s most celebrated and historic centers of black tea production. Each is made from spring leaf from this year, unbroken and unblended for a true picture of their origin. Tongmu... Read more »
  • 20 years old and still green.
    Newsletter Archive Oct. 28, 2022 This November marks a full 20 years since Seven Cups officially started business. Let’s honor the occasion by going back to where we started: green tea. We’re showcasing four green teas: the prestigious Xishan Bi Luo Chun, the little champion Mengding Maofeng (Feather Peak), the... Read more »
  • Flowers from Exile: Dan Cong Wulong
    Newsletter Archive Oct. 7, 2022 Dan Cong wulong is a tea of contrasts – it’s potent and nuanced, it’s both sharp and mellow, it’s astringent and sweet all at once. This year, we selected a micro-lot to celebrate the dynamism of the Dan Cong style. Welcome Jianghua Xiang (Ginger Flower).... Read more »
  • How do you learn the difference between tea terroir, plant variety and processes?
    Newsletter Archive Aug. 26, 2022 We’re featuring six teas this week that are perfect for comparative tasting: that’s black teas Zui Chun Fang (Drunken Peach) and Dianhong Gongfu; wulongs Jin Guanyin (Golden Tieguanyin) and Chuantong Tieguanyin (Traditional Tieguanyin); and green teas Ming Qian Anji Baicha (Early Harvest Anji) and Mao... Read more »
  • The Favorite Daughters of Sichuan
    Newsletter Archive Aug. 19, 2022 This weekend we’re featuring all jasmine teas, all gaiwan and all tea accessories. Born of Sichuan, humble and sophisticated, ancient and modern: a well-used Gaiwan exudes charm and commands reverence. As the legend goes, the first gaiwan was designed by the daughter of a Tang Dynasty... Read more »
  • Yixing and Yancha: A Natural Pair
    Newsletter Archive Aug. 12, 2022 This weekend, we’re featuring all Yixing teaware. Need something to brew in that handsome new teapot? We recommend these three classics of Wuyi Rock Wulong: Rougui (Cassia Bark), Shuixian (Narcissus), and Xiao Hong Pao (Little Red Robe). The soils of Wuyishan and Yixing are nearly... Read more »
  • Puer tea in your luggage, cellar, or teapot.
    Newsletter Archive Aug. 5, 2022 We’re featuring all Puer cakes this weekend. That includes two fresh offerings: the newly restocked Cha Tao (Aged Old Tree) cake and the Jinggu Sheng Xiao Fangzhuan (Little Sheng Jinggu Brick) 2013. As the lore goes, compressed cakes of puer tea came to be in the... Read more »
  • The Big Heat: White tea, tall grass, meadow shade.
    Newsletter Archive Jul. 29, 2022 This weekend, cool off with Baihao Yinzhen (Silver Needle) 2022 and Bai Mudan (White Peony) 2021 white teas, as well as the Yunnan “white puer” tea, Yue Guang Bai (White Moonlight) 2018 loose leaf. We’re in the thick of Dashu, the Great Heat, the 12th... Read more »
  • The great teas of Wuyishan and their gaiwan best friend.
    Newsletter Archive Jul. 22, 2022 Behold! The Four Famous Bushes of rock Wulong: Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe), Tie Luo Han (Iron Monk), Shui Jin Gui (Golden Water Turtle), and Bai Ji Guan (White Rooster Crest). This weekend, we’re featuring them and their gold standard brewing vessel, the gaiwan.... Read more »
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    Pique Blog

  • Pumpkin Spice Latte
    This calming pumpkin spice latte satisfies a craving for a cozy spiced latte without artificial flavors or syrupy sweeteners. This dairy-free latte uses coconut milk without sacrificing creamy texture! Pumpkin spice lattes are a creamy blend of coffee, milk and spices like nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon. These soothing spices are... Read more »
  • Maple-Cinnamon Pecan Blondies
    These maple cinnamon blondies are full of warming spices and sweet maple syrup for an autumn-inspired breakfast or dessert!  Unlike traditional blondies, this fluffy and chewy recipe incorporates a low glycemic sweetener so less maple syrup is used, without sacrificing flavor. You can find brown sugar alternatives at most grocery... Read more »
  • B•T Adrenal Cocktail
    This refreshing adrenal cocktail hydrates and helps support adrenal function. You’ll only need three accessible ingredients to make this powerhouse drink that is ready to enjoy in minutes! The Adrenal glands are two small glands situated above each kidney. These triangular-shaped glands make hormones that help control heart rate, blood... Read more »
  • Pique Bento Box
    Back to the hectic grind of everyday life after summer vacation can often mean that healthy habits fall by the wayside. Luckily, Pique tea sachets can be conveniently stored in your lunch box providing hydration or a much-needed calm focused energy any time of day.  You can tailor a bento... Read more »
  • Raspberry Hibiscus Coconut Cloud Smoothie
    This creamy cloud smoothie is full of fruit flavor layered with a collagen-rich smoothie that will satisfy with healthy fats and protein. Cloud smoothies are a new trend made popular by Erewhon grocery stores. While the original is a tie-dye blend of white and blue, many variations of this fluffy... Read more »
  • Peach Ginger Grilled Salsa
    This satisfying salsa is the perfect snack for hot summer days. With grilled juicy peach flavor and hints of robust black tea, this salsa is packed with antioxidants!  A homemade fresh fruit and veggie salsa is a great way to use up your bounty of produce from your summer garden.... Read more »
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    Tea Drops - Blog

  • Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate
      Creamy and delicious! This Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate has us drooling. Made with Pumpkin Spice Tea Drops, this recipe is perfect for sipping while you watch your favorite movie with your favorite people!  Ingredients: 1 Pumpkin Spice Tea Drops, melted in 20z boiling water 1 packet of dark/rich chocolate hot cocoa... Read more »
  • Maple Pumpkin Spice Boba
        You heard it right! Pumpkin Spice is back and ready to bring all the fall vibes. We’ve crafted this maple pumpkin spice boba recipe made with Tea Drops that’s easy to make and so tasty!  Ingredients: 1 Pumpkin Spice Tea Drop, melted in 2oz of boiling water Oat... Read more »
  • What Tea Should You be Sipping On, According to Your Zodiac Sign
    Written by Ellen Ricks     The holiday season is fast approaching, and we can already feel the crisp magic in the air. Now is the ideal time to cuddle up by the fire, visit friends and family that you haven’t seen in a while, and sip on some delicious... Read more »
  • Glow Spritz
    Glow Spritz Holistic Cocktails x Tea Drops KOR Elderberry Defense Ingredients: 4 oz Tea Drops Glow Hibiscus, cooled 1 oz KOR Elderberry Defense 2 oz Watermelon Juice 4 oz Coconut Water 2 oz Sparkling Water Strawberry for garnish Directions: In a wine glass, add Tea Drops Glow Hibiscus, KOR Elderberry... Read more »
  • Orange Mule
    Orange Mule Holistic Cocktails x Tea Drops Ingredients: 4 oz Tea Drops Unsweetened Citrus Ginger, cooled 1/2 oz Lime Juice 2 1/2 oz Orange Juice 3 oz Ginger Beer Orange Wedge for garnish Mint Sprig for garnish Directions: In copper mug, fill with ice. Add Tea Drops Citrus Ginger, lime... Read more »
  • Ube Martini
    Ube Martini Holistic Cocktails x Tea Drops     Ingredients: 8 oz of Tea Drops Ube Latte, cooled 1/8 oz Vanilla Extract 1 oz Coconut Cream 1 Egg White 4 oz Brown Sugar Syrup (50/50 ratio of brown sugar and water) Prepared Boba Directions: Soak prepared boba in brown sugar... Read more »
  • Matcha on the Rocks
    Matcha on the Rocks Holistic Cocktails x Tea Drops Califia Farms Toasted Coconut Milk Ingredients: 2 oz Tea Drops Unsweetened Matcha, cooled 1/8 oz Vanilla Extract 1/2 oz Maple Syrup 2 oz Califia Farms Toasted Coconut 2 oz Mashed Strawberries Strawberry for garnish Directions: To a serving glass, add mashed... Read more »
  • Sweet Peppermint Arnold Palmer
    Sweet Peppermint Arnold Palmer Holistic Cocktails x Tea Drops Swoon Pink Lemonade Ingredients: 10 oz Tea Drops Sweet Peppermint, cooled 2 oz Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice 1 oz Honey 6 oz Swoon Pink Lemonade 4 oz Mix Berries 10 Mint Leaves Strawberry for garnish Directions: In a pitcher, combine Tea... Read more »
  • Black and Blue No-jito
    Black and Blue No-jito Holistic Cocktails x Tea Drops Heywell Calm + Restore Blackberry   Ingredients: 4 oz Tea Drops Blueberry Acai, cooled 1 oz Lime Juice 5 Blueberries 5 Blackberries 5 Mint Leaves 8 oz Heywell Calm + Restore Blackberry Mint Sprig for garnish Directions: In a tall glass,... Read more »
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    Plum Deluxe Tea

  • Thanks Giving Blend (Roasted Strawberry Brulee) Black Tea
    Vendor: Plum Deluxe Tea Type: Price: 7.00 We've always had our beloved Gratitude Blend (strawberry Earl Grey), so when it came to creating a special blend just for the month of giving thanks, we took inspiration from that as well as one of our favorite non-traditional holiday recipes on our... Read more »
  • Grandma's Caramel Butterscotch Black Tea
    Vendor: Plum Deluxe Tea Type: Price: 7.00... Read more »
  • Winter Currant Black Tea (Black Currant)
    Vendor: Plum Deluxe Tea Type: Price: 7.00... Read more »
  • Ginger Delight Herbal Tea (Ginger-Caramel)
    Vendor: Plum Deluxe Tea Type: Price: 7.00 First featured in the 2020 tea club, this tea was so popular we had to give it a comeback! A peppery and spicy herbal tea pairs wonderfully with fruity and sweet caramel notes. It's a great tea for after heavy meals or enjoyed... Read more »
  • Egg Nog Oolong Tea
    Vendor: Plum Deluxe Tea Type: Price: 7.00 If you love the taste of egg nog but desire something a little bit lighter, then you'll love our new egg nog flavored oolong tea. We've paired the fresh notes of cinnamon and cardamom with a creamy vanilla infusion, giving you that delicious... Read more »
  • Mayan Chocolate Spice Black Tea
    Vendor: Plum Deluxe Tea Type: Price: 7.00 Have you ever had a Mayan (or Mexican) hot chocolate? We've created a delicious black tea blend in a similar vein! A rich Ceylon black tea swirled with honeybush tea and pinches of cinnamon, ginger, and cacao nibs, with a gentle spice of... Read more »
  • Cinnamon Plum Herbal Tea
    Vendor: Plum Deluxe Tea Type: Price: 7.00 We like to think of this tea as a plum perfect relaxation tea. The cinnamon plum herbal tea blend is a perfect blend of green rooibos with juicy Japanese plum and the freshest cinnamon. It's wonderful for a hot cuppa and thinking positive... Read more »
  • Vanilla Toddy Black Tea
    Vendor: Plum Deluxe Tea Type: Price: 7.00 Add some zing to your holiday tea time with our scrumptious and festive vanilla toddy black tea. Originally featured in our tea club, this popular blend is a vanilla infused black tea with a tasty melange of spices topped with tart cranberry and... Read more »
  • Gingerbread Chai Tea (Gingerbread Spice)
    Vendor: Plum Deluxe Tea Type: Price: 7.00 'Tis the season for wonderful holiday rituals – including piping hot, comforting mugs of chai! Our limited-edition winter chai is both spicy and comforting, like a favorite blanket. Rich and flavorful spices combine with a smooth black tea from Sri Lanka and a... Read more »
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    RateTea: All Tea Reviews

  • Review of Simpson & Vail Assam - Itakhooli Estate by Alex Zorach
    This was a rather strong, but high-quality Assam sold for an exceptionally good price. The dry leaf has a potent aroma, spicy and fruity. I already notice the raspberry notes even in the dry leaf. But the aroma somehow betrays a slight harshness: I can tell this is going to... Read more »
  • Review of Native American Tea Company Warrior's Brew by Tchuggin' Okie
    This is quite a tasty and well-conceived blend, novel yet nice in both aroma and flavor, holding its own in those departments with any herbal/black bagged combination out there. However, I wish it were stronger, more befitting its name. The rectangular, stringless tea bags are small, about half the volume... Read more »
  • Review of Stash Tea Peach Black Tea by Brytta Sóþword
    I actually like this one. It isn't as good as loose-leaf tea would be, but for a tea bag it's nice. I brewed the water to 205°F and let the bag steep under one of those Primula hats for several minutes. Both black tea and peach were present in the... Read more »
  • Review of Yunnan Sourcing Yunnan "Pine Needles" Green Tea from Mengku by Heather J.
    Not my favorite tea. A little bit soapy and bitter tasting and there wasn’t much interesting stuff going on to redeem it. The aroma was really weak too so overall not worth it for me. I’m giving it a 50 because it’s not that great but it’s also like not... Read more »
  • Review of Simpson & Vail Georgian BOP by Alex Zorach
    I have been wanting to try a tea from Georgia for a long time; the past few times I've gotten teas from Simpson & Vail, this tea has not been available, so I was excited to see it come back into their catalogue. This tea was also really fascinating, very... Read more »
  • Review of Simpson & Vail Georgian BOP by Heather J.
    I love this tea!! The aroma is wonderful and unique, I don’t know exactly how to describe it but it smells bready with floral notes. The taste is also amazing and weirdly it has notes of citrus peel which I really like! (This tea is not a blend, just black... Read more »
  • Review of Simpson & Vail Assam - Dikom Estate, GTGFOP1, Black Indian Tea by Heather J.
    The aroma of this tea is wonderful and bready and the aroma doesn’t wear off as you drink it. The taste is very smooth and honestly very “normal.” I like this tea because it is not astringent and it makes me feel good after drinking it (some teas don’t fully... Read more »
  • Review of Simpson & Vail Japanese Black Tea by Alex Zorach
    I was really impressed by this tea. I found it delightful, and also easy to brew and easy to drink. Smooth, aromatic, and pleasing in flavor. I've only ever tried one other black tea from Japan, but this one was by far the better of the two, and ranks among... Read more »
  • Review of Murchie's Tea & Coffee Ltd Earl's Gold by Tchuggin' Okie
    This is the second loose-leaf Earl Grey I've had from Murchie's, and an outstanding example of the type, especially for someone like me who likes a bold, assertive tea. It is made from Assam, Keemun and Yunnan, and you bet the Assam asserts itself boldly in all phases of taste... Read more »
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    RateTea: All Tea Reviews

  • Review of Simpson & Vail Assam - Itakhooli Estate by Alex Zorach
    This was a rather strong, but high-quality Assam sold for an exceptionally good price. The dry leaf has a potent aroma, spicy and fruity. I already notice the raspberry notes even in the dry leaf. But the aroma somehow betrays a slight harshness: I can tell this is going to... Read more »
  • Review of Native American Tea Company Warrior's Brew by Tchuggin' Okie
    This is quite a tasty and well-conceived blend, novel yet nice in both aroma and flavor, holding its own in those departments with any herbal/black bagged combination out there. However, I wish it were stronger, more befitting its name. The rectangular, stringless tea bags are small, about half the volume... Read more »
  • Review of Stash Tea Peach Black Tea by Brytta Sóþword
    I actually like this one. It isn't as good as loose-leaf tea would be, but for a tea bag it's nice. I brewed the water to 205°F and let the bag steep under one of those Primula hats for several minutes. Both black tea and peach were present in the... Read more »
  • Review of Yunnan Sourcing Yunnan "Pine Needles" Green Tea from Mengku by Heather J.
    Not my favorite tea. A little bit soapy and bitter tasting and there wasn’t much interesting stuff going on to redeem it. The aroma was really weak too so overall not worth it for me. I’m giving it a 50 because it’s not that great but it’s also like not... Read more »
  • Review of Simpson & Vail Georgian BOP by Alex Zorach
    I have been wanting to try a tea from Georgia for a long time; the past few times I've gotten teas from Simpson & Vail, this tea has not been available, so I was excited to see it come back into their catalogue. This tea was also really fascinating, very... Read more »
  • Review of Simpson & Vail Georgian BOP by Heather J.
    I love this tea!! The aroma is wonderful and unique, I don’t know exactly how to describe it but it smells bready with floral notes. The taste is also amazing and weirdly it has notes of citrus peel which I really like! (This tea is not a blend, just black... Read more »
  • Review of Simpson & Vail Assam - Dikom Estate, GTGFOP1, Black Indian Tea by Heather J.
    The aroma of this tea is wonderful and bready and the aroma doesn’t wear off as you drink it. The taste is very smooth and honestly very “normal.” I like this tea because it is not astringent and it makes me feel good after drinking it (some teas don’t fully... Read more »
  • Review of Simpson & Vail Japanese Black Tea by Alex Zorach
    I was really impressed by this tea. I found it delightful, and also easy to brew and easy to drink. Smooth, aromatic, and pleasing in flavor. I've only ever tried one other black tea from Japan, but this one was by far the better of the two, and ranks among... Read more »
  • Review of Murchie's Tea & Coffee Ltd Earl's Gold by Tchuggin' Okie
    This is the second loose-leaf Earl Grey I've had from Murchie's, and an outstanding example of the type, especially for someone like me who likes a bold, assertive tea. It is made from Assam, Keemun and Yunnan, and you bet the Assam asserts itself boldly in all phases of taste... Read more »
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    Eco-Cha Teas - News

  • VideoRed Jade #18 Black Tea Tasting Notes | Eco-Cha Tea Club
    The dried leaves above exhibit the premium batch of Red Jade #18 Black Tea being offered as batch 84 of the Eco-Cha Tea Club. This crop was picked in early July, while it was still immature and tender. Summer crops are the best leaf material for optimal results in a full flavored composition... Read more »
  • VideoRed Jade #18 Black Tea | Eco-Cha Tea Club
    Batch 84 of the Eco-Cha Tea Club is a Red Jade #18 Black Tea from the historical Sun Moon Lake tea growing region of Taiwan. This cultivar, given the name Red Jade (紅玉) is registered as hybrid #18 by Taiwan's Tea Research and Extension Station. You can learn all about... Read more »
  • VideoAlishan Small Leaf Type Black Tea Tasting Notes | Eco-Cha Tea Club
    Batch 83 of the Eco-Cha Tea Club is an Alishan Small Leaf Type Black Tea made from summer harvest of the Jin Xuan/ Tai Cha #12 hybrid strain. The new growth was plucked when it was still young and tender, providing premium leaf material for making Small Leaf Type Black Tea. We tried... Read more »
  • VideoAlishan Small Leaf Type Black Tea | Eco-Cha Tea Club
    Batch 83 of the Eco-Cha Tea Club is an Alishan Small Leaf Type Black Tea made by our source of Alishan High Mountain Oolong and Alishan High Mountain Jin Xuan Oolong. They picked some of their Jin Xuan summer crop when it was still immature. These young tender leaves from the second flush... Read more »
  • VideoHigh Mountain Oolong Summer/Fall Harvests 2022 | Eco-Cha Teas
    Taiwan High Mountain Oolong Teas are typically harvested 3 or 4 times a year. Between the most popular spring and winter harvests, there are usually summer and/or fall crops. In recent years, we've been dedicated to sourcing these "in between" harvests as much as possible. We do this for two... Read more »
  • VideoLi Shan High Mountain Oolong Tea Tasting Notes | Eco-Cha Tea Club
    Batch 82 of the Eco-Cha Tea Club is a Li Shan High Mountain Oolong Tea, second flush of 2022. The weather during the spring growing season that produced the first flush remained unusually cool, resulting in a slower growth cycle that produced a character of tea that was a mix... Read more »
  • VideoLi Shan High Mountain Oolong Tea | Eco-Cha Tea Club
    The Eco-Cha Tea Club is mostly about finding an unusually distinct batch of tea that is not generally available on the market, we also make an effort to maintain variability in the monthly editions — with the goal of continually offering a different character of tea from month to month. Furthermore,... Read more »
  • VideoTaiwan Oolong Tea vs. Coffee: Which Has Less Caffeine?
    Many people start their day with a cup of coffee or tea. Most folks do this for the instant jolt of energy that caffeine brings. Caffeine is a great for a quick pick up, but too much can be bad for you. Looking for the drink with a little less... Read more »
  • VideoLimited Edition Tea Series | Eco-Cha Teas
    We proudly announce our Limited Edition series of Eco-Cha Teas! This exclusive selection is comprised of teas that are both top quality and limited in supply. Some are teas that we've offered previously and some are new additions to our in-store menu. All of them represent Taiwan's tea culture and... Read more »
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    Numi Tea Blog

  • 10 Gift Ideas for the Tea Lovers in Your Life
    Mom Make her feel extra special with blooming teas and flowers. Flowering Teas are white, green and black tea leaves handsewn around flowers. They blossom when steeped into Leaves of Art and exquisite flavors. Sister or Daughter Whatever mood she’s in, she’ll love this! Tea by Mood contains 5 tea... Read more »
  • Roasted Japanese Green Teas – What Are They?
    Roasted Japanese Green teas are a traditional style of tea perfected in Japan to yield a roasted, umami flavor. The steaming and roasting process gives the teas its special savory, nutty flavor. First, the tea leaves – top leaf and bud of the Camellia sinensis tea bush are plucked in... Read more »
  • Purpose Activators: Finding Passion off the Beaten Path
    Activating Purpose doesn’t happen overnight. It starts with seemingly small moments. From nurturing your body to simple acts of kindness, every decision you make ripples outwards. When you live with intention every day, even in the most basic ways, it changes you and affects everything around you. How do you... Read more »
  • Numi London Fog Latte
    What could be a more delicious way to wake up than with a London Fog Latte made with our best-selling Aged Earl Grey™️, frothy milk, vanilla and a touch of lavender? The BEST Earl Grey We age organic Assam with real  bergamot—an aromatic Italian orange—for several weeks to make this... Read more »
  • Tea 101: Everything You Need to Know
    What exactly is tea? What makes white tea different from pu-erh? What does the word pu-erh even mean? Let’s find out with a deeper dive into the fascinating world of tea. TYPES OF TEA Tea is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. The origin of tea is... Read more »
  • Matcha White Chocolate Cookies
    Adapted from one of our favorite baking blogs by Cathering Zhang, these delicious cookies use our organic Ceremonial Matcha. The sweet, buttery flavor of white chocolate perfectly complements the grassy flavor of the matcha. Add as much or as little matcha as you like! Read on for the full recipe.... Read more »
  • VideoFlowering Tea Unfurled
    Since introducing our Flowering Tea™ line in 2005, it's been a favorite among tea lovers who appreciate what unfurls as the "Leaves of Art" open up during the steeping process. Enjoy this glimpse into the process behind this unique visual and flavor experience. The post Flowering Tea Unfurled appeared first... Read more »
  • Gluten-Free Mochi Brownies
    Adapted from one of our favorite blogs, Cooking Therapy, these delicious mochi brownies use our Dash of Salt Drinking Chocolate crumbles in place of standard dark chocolate to make a gooey, decadent ganache that’s packed with cacao. Read on for the full recipe.   We used Mochiko sweet rice flower... Read more »
  • Dots Lived On Purpose
    I received an email newsletter from a friend recently that reminded me of a blog post I wrote a couple of years ago on the eve of launching our brand refresh. In it, I talked about connecting the dots –  the moments in our lives that bring us meaning and... Read more »
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    Tea Blog

  • Holiday Dinner the British Way
    Change up your dinner table this holiday season by doing your meal British style! Shop our Christmas dinner section to find yourself some proper British ingredients Appetizers Create a delectable charcuterie board featuring meats like prosciutto, mortadella, and soppressata and cheeses like sharp cheddar, wensleydale, and brie. Serve with Jacobs... Read more »
  • All Aboard the Butter Board!
    You probably wonder why your social media feeds are being bombarded with pretty looking boards smeared with butter. Believe it or not it’s a butter board, a new trend that is similar to charcuterie and cheese boards that are skyrocketing in popularity. It’s much like a canvas where you can... Read more »
  • A Tribute to Her Majesty
    We are deeply saddened by the loss of Her Majesty the Queen, Elizabeth II, who passed away at the age of 96 on September 8, 2022.  Her Majesty dedicated her life to serving her people. Even before she was queen she was in the Auxillary Territorial Service, working as a... Read more »
  • 5 Teas to Get You in the Fall Spirit
    Summer has come and gone with memories of summer vacation still fresh in your mind. What’s next? You ask yourself as you peek out the window. The green trees sway in the wind with a lone yellow leaf and you immediately know. It’s almost Autumn. People are excitedly bringing out... Read more »
  • Eat Like a Queen
    In the past 70 years we’ve learned so much about our favorite monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. We know her favorite breed of dog is the corgi and spends her summers at Balmoral Castle each summer. But what are her favorite foods? It is said Her Majesty is a very healthy... Read more »
  • The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration
    February 6th, 2022 marked the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s accession to the British throne in what’s known as Ascension Day.  Her Majesty was only 25 years old when her father, George VI sadly passed away while she was on a trip to Kenya. In the next 70 years, Queen Elizabeth... Read more »
  • The Eurovision Song Contest
    You may have never heard of the Eurovision Song Contest* but did you know it’s been a part of European culture for generations? The annual music competition for Europe’s best original song only happens once a year which, to many fans, is like waiting for Christmas. From ballads to campy... Read more »
  • Ideas for a Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea
    Celebrate the moms (or mums) in your life this year by giving her a tea to remember. Try our menu below for a few quick ideas. Berry and Citrus Salad with Fresh Mint. Slice strawberries, peel and section oranges, tangerines, and grapefruits, and add blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries. Chop 1-2... Read more »
  • Celebrate National Tea Day
    April 21 marks National Tea Day, a day to celebrate and honor one of the most popular beverages in the world. National Tea Day is mostly celebrated in the UK but you can celebrate anywhere in the world. Here are some ways to celebrate: Go to a cafe It doesn’t... Read more »
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    Tea Blog

  • Holiday Dinner the British Way
    Change up your dinner table this holiday season by doing your meal British style! Shop our Christmas dinner section to find yourself some proper British ingredients Appetizers Create a delectable charcuterie board featuring meats like prosciutto, mortadella, and soppressata and cheeses like sharp cheddar, wensleydale, and brie. Serve with Jacobs... Read more »
  • All Aboard the Butter Board!
    You probably wonder why your social media feeds are being bombarded with pretty looking boards smeared with butter. Believe it or not it’s a butter board, a new trend that is similar to charcuterie and cheese boards that are skyrocketing in popularity. It’s much like a canvas where you can... Read more »
  • A Tribute to Her Majesty
    We are deeply saddened by the loss of Her Majesty the Queen, Elizabeth II, who passed away at the age of 96 on September 8, 2022.  Her Majesty dedicated her life to serving her people. Even before she was queen she was in the Auxillary Territorial Service, working as a... Read more »
  • 5 Teas to Get You in the Fall Spirit
    Summer has come and gone with memories of summer vacation still fresh in your mind. What’s next? You ask yourself as you peek out the window. The green trees sway in the wind with a lone yellow leaf and you immediately know. It’s almost Autumn. People are excitedly bringing out... Read more »
  • Eat Like a Queen
    In the past 70 years we’ve learned so much about our favorite monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. We know her favorite breed of dog is the corgi and spends her summers at Balmoral Castle each summer. But what are her favorite foods? It is said Her Majesty is a very healthy... Read more »
  • The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration
    February 6th, 2022 marked the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s accession to the British throne in what’s known as Ascension Day.  Her Majesty was only 25 years old when her father, George VI sadly passed away while she was on a trip to Kenya. In the next 70 years, Queen Elizabeth... Read more »
  • The Eurovision Song Contest
    You may have never heard of the Eurovision Song Contest* but did you know it’s been a part of European culture for generations? The annual music competition for Europe’s best original song only happens once a year which, to many fans, is like waiting for Christmas. From ballads to campy... Read more »
  • Ideas for a Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea
    Celebrate the moms (or mums) in your life this year by giving her a tea to remember. Try our menu below for a few quick ideas. Berry and Citrus Salad with Fresh Mint. Slice strawberries, peel and section oranges, tangerines, and grapefruits, and add blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries. Chop 1-2... Read more »
  • Celebrate National Tea Day
    April 21 marks National Tea Day, a day to celebrate and honor one of the most popular beverages in the world. National Tea Day is mostly celebrated in the UK but you can celebrate anywhere in the world. Here are some ways to celebrate: Go to a cafe It doesn’t... Read more »
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    The Cup of Life

  • How to Make Tea Infused Whipped Cream
    Elevate desserts with whipped cream that is infused with tea flavours. This easy tea infused whipped cream recipe is light and luxurious. The post How to Make Tea Infused Whipped Cream appeared first on The Cup of Life.... Read more »
  • 10 Best Teas for Afternoon Tea
    What tea should you drink with afternoon tea? Whether hosting or attending, there are a few options! Here are the best teas for afternoon tea. The post 10 Best Teas for Afternoon Tea appeared first on The Cup of Life.... Read more »
  • Lemon Rosemary Scones with Lemon Glaze
    These lemon rosemary scones are tart and tangy with a hint of pine-like flavour. Golden on the outside and topped with a lemon glaze. The post Lemon Rosemary Scones with Lemon Glaze appeared first on The Cup of Life.... Read more »
  • Smoked Butterscotch Tea Latte
    Inspired by Starbucks Smoked Butterscotch Latte, this black tea latte is buttery and rich with notes of molasses and hint of smoke. The post Smoked Butterscotch Tea Latte appeared first on The Cup of Life.... Read more »
  • 2023 Tea Lovers Calendar – Available Now!
    The perfect wall calendar for a tea lover is here! 13 photos, 12 quotes, tea holidays and over 150 tea prompts. Get the 2023 Tea Lovers Calendar today! The post 2023 Tea Lovers Calendar – Available Now! appeared first on The Cup of Life.... Read more »
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    The Cup of Life

  • How to Make Tea Infused Whipped Cream
    Elevate desserts with whipped cream that is infused with tea flavours. This easy tea infused whipped cream recipe is light and luxurious. The post How to Make Tea Infused Whipped Cream appeared first on The Cup of Life.... Read more »
  • 10 Best Teas for Afternoon Tea
    What tea should you drink with afternoon tea? Whether hosting or attending, there are a few options! Here are the best teas for afternoon tea. The post 10 Best Teas for Afternoon Tea appeared first on The Cup of Life.... Read more »
  • Lemon Rosemary Scones with Lemon Glaze
    These lemon rosemary scones are tart and tangy with a hint of pine-like flavour. Golden on the outside and topped with a lemon glaze. The post Lemon Rosemary Scones with Lemon Glaze appeared first on The Cup of Life.... Read more »
  • Smoked Butterscotch Tea Latte
    Inspired by Starbucks Smoked Butterscotch Latte, this black tea latte is buttery and rich with notes of molasses and hint of smoke. The post Smoked Butterscotch Tea Latte appeared first on The Cup of Life.... Read more »
  • 2023 Tea Lovers Calendar – Available Now!
    The perfect wall calendar for a tea lover is here! 13 photos, 12 quotes, tea holidays and over 150 tea prompts. Get the 2023 Tea Lovers Calendar today! The post 2023 Tea Lovers Calendar – Available Now! appeared first on The Cup of Life.... Read more »
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    Japanese Green Tea Co. - Japanese Green Tea and Health

  • Science Behind Why Japanese Green Tea is Good for Health
    It is no doubt that historically Green Tea has been providing variety of health benefit and is believed to be one of the main reasons why Japanese people live longer and healthier compared to other part of the world. More recent study and researches reveals and confirms the benefit from... Read more »
  • Japanese Green Tea vs Coffee - 10 battles You Don't Want to Miss
    The two most popular beverages, tea and coffee, each have dedicated followers who will insist one is better than the other. Japanese green tea and coffee may seem completely different, but many people take their drinks seriously. Which one is "better" is the subject of this battle, comparing each on... Read more »
  • Join me be more eco-friendly with Mr. Orange Tote bag
    Recently, as you know, I have been trying to be more conscious about being eco-friendly. (Both in business and personally) It has been a while since we stopped seeing plastic bags at grocery stores in the Portland area.  I thought it would be nice to have Mr. Orange on the eco-friendly bag, so... Read more »
  • Sen No Rikyu – A Tea master that changed the Japanese tea culture forever
    In this blog, I talk about many things related to Japanese tea and tea culture, but today’s post is a little extra special; today, I want to talk about a person – yes, a person called Sen No Rikyu (千利休). Without this person and his contributions, the tea culture or Sadou (Japanese... Read more »
  • VideoTea Lover Tours in Japan and Online
    Now that COVID is becoming a thing of the past, Japan finally opened up to the world for the tour.  Here are the latest tours in 2022, specifically targeting people who love tea hosted by Arigato Japan, the pioneer for English-speaking Japanese tours for many years, featured by the New York Times Travel Shows,... Read more »
  • Best Article of the Year 2022 - Voted by you!
    Thank you very much for your vote.  Here is the result of the "Best of 2022," which you voted for from our blog and videos we posted this year.  This is the motivation for us to create better content. Thank you so much!More... Read more »
  • 10 Top Health Benefits Of Drinking Green Tea
    Many experts and nutritionists consider Japanese or Chinese green tea to be the healthiest beverage on the planet. It is packed full of antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. There are plenty of benefits of drinking green tea from fat loss to cancer prevention to improved brain function.In this article, you... Read more »
  • Can I throw used green tea leaves in garden?
    We all know the extensive list of the ways in which green tea benefits our health, but is it also good for plants and flowers in my garden?  Read more to find out more and the science behind the reason. More... Read more »
  • Used Teabag - Organic Waste or for My Garden?
    We know that given our love for tea, it’s easy to question a better use for the left-over tea. Luckily, the appropriate tea bag leaves tea drinkers with a serious supply for our compost or organic waste endeavors. Tea compost is already a safe bed for the health of many... Read more »
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    teakruthi - Tea break

  • Is Peach Tea Good For You?
    Peach tea is known to be a rejuvenating alternative to regular teas, especially during summer. It holds an excellent reputation among tea lovers for adding flavor as well as enhancing the antioxidants levels of your drink of the day.More... Read more »
  • 9 Wonderful Lemon Balm Tea Benefits + Easy Recipe
    Lemon balm tea is the perfect drink for the much needed ‘me time’ even during your busiest days! Other than serving the purpose of a lovely refreshment, this tea also provides colossal amounts of health benefits.More... Read more »
  • Macha tea vs Green tea -Which One Is Better For You?
    The truth is, green tea and matcha tea are quite different yet they aren’t poles apart. Matcha has more velvety and intense characteristics as compared to green tea.More... Read more »
  • 11 Low Caffeine Teas That You Can Relish Without Guilt
    This article talks in length about teas that have low caffeine content. Continue reading to know about what caffeine does to your body and which teas you could relish without guilt!More... Read more »
  • How To Choose The Best Matcha Tea?
    For those who develop a taste for its grassy flavor and aroma, matcha tea is known to be tantalising for the senses. Let us dive further into knowing more about matcha tea.More... Read more »
  • What Is Chai Tea and How To Make It?
    It is stated that Chai in its literal sense means tea, however, in India, it is tea made with milk. It is a staple drink of a major chunk of the Indian population.More... Read more »
  • 8 Dessert Recipes for Tea Lovers
    Tea should be reserved for just drinking! Pish Posh. These tea-themed desserts are the stuff of fantasies for tea lovers. Enjoyed after a meal, with your favorite cuppa of brew, or as a standalone, prepare to have your taste buds singing.     Here’s the best part, there is nothing... Read more »
  • Everything you need to know about Afternoon Tea Etiquette
    So an invitation to Afternoon Tea from the Queen of England isn’t forthcoming to us mere mortals, but that is no reason to not brush up on the proper protocol. It might come in handy for your next baby shower invitation or a day out with your girlfriends. Whether you... Read more »
  • 9 Teas with recepies to relieve a Sore Throat
    A warm, soothing cup of tea is the perfect remedy for a common cold, seasonal allergies, and sore throats. It boosts immunity and helps you fight off infections. How does tea help soothe sore throats? The Heat The heat from hot or warm liquids like tea help relax and soothe... Read more »
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    teakruthi - Tea break

  • Is Peach Tea Good For You?
    Peach tea is known to be a rejuvenating alternative to regular teas, especially during summer. It holds an excellent reputation among tea lovers for adding flavor as well as enhancing the antioxidants levels of your drink of the day.More... Read more »
  • 9 Wonderful Lemon Balm Tea Benefits + Easy Recipe
    Lemon balm tea is the perfect drink for the much needed ‘me time’ even during your busiest days! Other than serving the purpose of a lovely refreshment, this tea also provides colossal amounts of health benefits.More... Read more »
  • Macha tea vs Green tea -Which One Is Better For You?
    The truth is, green tea and matcha tea are quite different yet they aren’t poles apart. Matcha has more velvety and intense characteristics as compared to green tea.More... Read more »
  • 11 Low Caffeine Teas That You Can Relish Without Guilt
    This article talks in length about teas that have low caffeine content. Continue reading to know about what caffeine does to your body and which teas you could relish without guilt!More... Read more »
  • How To Choose The Best Matcha Tea?
    For those who develop a taste for its grassy flavor and aroma, matcha tea is known to be tantalising for the senses. Let us dive further into knowing more about matcha tea.More... Read more »
  • What Is Chai Tea and How To Make It?
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