Before we get started on our Thirsty Thursdays Before we get started on our Thirsty Thursday recipes, let’s learn how to make the best tea we can. The following is courtesy of Harney and Sons Brewing Instructions The Correct Way to Brew Tea 1. Preheat a teapot by pouring boiling water into it, raising the temperature…… Continue reading Thirsty Thursdays
I love, love Alice Hoffman. The Marriage of Opposites is one of my favorite books. Period. France, West Indies, Art, relations. So, multi-flavored, multi-tiered. Hmmm? Chocolate Pumpkin Chai – shades of the New World and empire. http://ow.ly/i/n7L7d
I love China Bayles. I know, I know – she’s fictional; the creation of Susan Wittig Albert. She owns an herb shop in Pecan Springs, TX. I would love to visit. Albert has published “China Bayles’ Book of Days”. I seriously recommend it. Her June 8th entry provides some information on the history of tea…… Continue reading China Bayles and the History of Tea
Doesn’t tea smell delicious? One of the nicest moments is breathing in the fragrant steam. Or has your cabinet taken on the odors from your tea stash? Some may disagree with me and say it’s a waste of tea but… Take a teaspoon of your favorite tea, maybe Steeped Tea’s Harvest Spice for fall?, a…… Continue reading The Scent of Tea
Pu’erh (pronounced “p’ware”) is a dark and earthy tea. It is a post-fermented Chinese specialty and is sometimes referred to as dark tea, black tea (different from our North American black tea), or red tea. Pu’erh is known in China to help in digestion and breakdown of fat. This tea takes its name from a…… Continue reading Pu’erh
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