tea

  • Earl Grey Tea Cookies

    Earl Grey Tea Cookies

    These Earl Grey Tea cookies will be delightful at your next get-together. These cookies are deceptively simple and very light and tasty. They are sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

  • The Many Health Benefits in a Cup of Tea

  • History of Tea

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    “Tea and Empires - A Brief Geopolitical History of Tea”

    If you were to visually represent the history of tea as a tree, showing it’s interconnectedness to the rise and fall of eastern and western empires, then the roots of the tree would run long and deep into the earth (the East) and the branches would elongate high into the sky (the West) branching in multitude and volume. No other tradable good brings the East and West together more than tea has. Becoming one of the most important commodities of the great trading companies of yesteryear, the East India Company and the Dutch East India Company. Tea becomes the beverage of choice of some of the most expansive empires on earth; the Russian, the Chinese and the British Empire.

  • Tea Culture

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    Traditions and Rituals of Tea From Around the World

    East Frisia, Germany

    Located in the coastal regions of Lower Saxony, Germany, East Frisia is one of the highest per capita consumers of tea in the world, enjoyed on average 2 - 4 times per day with drinking 3 cups on average at each serving. Tea is elevated to an art here. Tea enters East Frisia by East Frisian ships contracted by the Dutch East India Company in 1610. East Frisia at the time is part of another great empire, Prussia. The first hundred years of tea’s presence in Prussia (now mostly Germany) tea is used as an elixir or for medicinal purposes. Then it simply becomes ‘thee’ beverage of East Frisia.

  • Iced Tea Re-imagined

    American especially, but also people all over the world enjoy a tall refreshing glass of freshly brewed iced tea, but who wants to wait around for it to chill in the fridge ! But just how to achieve the desired results of cold, perfectly brewed tea, right away, has long befuddled the masses.

  • Oolong, GREAT Tea!

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    One of the most popular types of tea in China, oolong tea may offer certain health benefits when sipped regularly. The tea undergoes only a small degree of fermentation during its processing, which gives oolong a flavor somewhat similar to black tea but more akin to green tea. Health claims for oolong tea's benefits include reduction of cholesterol levels, preservation of heart health, treatment of digestive disorders, strengthening of the immune system, and formation of strong bones.

  • Pomegranate-Blackberry Pear Tea

    A refreshing iced tea made with Pomegranate-Blackberry Tea infused with fresh blackberries and pear juice. This Pomegranate-Blackberry Pear tea will be sure to please your guests.

  • The Health Benefits of Green Tea

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    Green tea has always been, and remains today, the most popular type of tea from China where most historians and botanists believe the tea-plant originated throughout all of Asia. Why is this so? Perhaps because green tea not only captures the taste, aroma and color of spring, but delivers this delightful bouquet along with the highest concentration of beneficial phytonutrients and the least caffeine of all the teas. Not only is it the most popular it is also considered the tea with the most health benefits.

  • Mad Hatter Tea Party

    A fun and entertaining part idea is to host a Mad Hatter themed Tea Party. You can sent out invitations shaped like a teacup and include a teabag in the envelope. Tell your guests not to be late for a very important date, just like the White Rabbit. Have party guests wear the craziest hats they can find.. The party decorations can be inspired by Alice in Wonderland.

  • How to Steep the Perfect Cup of Tea

    Steeping the perfect cup of tea is an art. With proper technique you can bring out all of the subtleties and flavors of the tea. If you want to drink a perfect cup of tea, let’s go through the steps you need to get there.

    Firstly, water is the most vital part of the brewing process, start with cool well oxygenated water, and avoid using tap water as the minerals will change the flavor of the tea. Second you want to bring this water to just a boil, never over-boil or it loses most of its oxygen which plays an important part in enhancing your tea’s flavor. Never pour the boiling water directly over the tea leaves or it will burn the delicate leaves of teas such as white or green.

  • Tea: The World’s most popular Beverage

    Tea is rumored to have first been discovered by the Emperor of China in 2737 BC, while boiling water in the shade of a tree. A light breeze caused some leaves to fall into the water, which the emperor tasted and found to be delicious. Since then it has traveled the world conquering the thirsts of virtually every country on the planet.