playing with tea

  • Date
  • August 24, 2021

matcha preparation

The tea of ancient rituals can provide you with a moment of calm and focus. Matcha has a distinct earthy, vegetal bitter taste. The process of making it is simple and satisfying; but it will take practice to perfect your technique and will require some specialty equipment. step 1/ scoop 1-2tsp of matcha powder into …

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  • Date
  • August 10, 2021

containing tea

Storing tea -whether yours is bagged, loose, in pouches or balled- will spark your joy in a number of ways. Express your style and have fun with storing your tea – jars and tins are just the beginning. Fill pieces of art, antiques and boxes with your tea. Tea -like vampires- do not fair well …

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  • Date
  • July 27, 2021

iced tea limoncello spritz

Lemony sparkly iced tea goodness – take my advice and make a bottle at a time. 16oz cold black tea6oz limoncellosplash fresh lemon juicesoda water Steep your tea according to it’s directions. I used a Nilgiri black tea from India – which I choose because it is very aromatic, with a fruit-forward smooth medium-body. Chill …

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  • Date
  • July 13, 2021

succulents in tea tins

Is there anything better than adding tea, graphics and plants to a space? No, I didn’t think so either. Reuse your old tea tins. First, thoroughly wash and dry the tins. Punch small drainage holes in the bottom (I used a hammer and philips-head screwdriver – and here is a lesson I learned, punch the …

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  • Date
  • June 29, 2021

bath tea bag soak

Using natural muslin pouches we can soak in a sumptuous tea bath. 1C epsom salts.25C jasmine tea.25C dried lavender10 drops lavender essential oil Mix ingredients together, and fill open-weave drawstring pouches half-way. Tie drawstring tightly to close opening and then tie the loose string again at the end, to provide a large loop. To use …

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  • Date
  • June 15, 2021

cold + hot brew iced tea

It is National Iced Tea Month (yup, that is a real thing) so let’s stop limiting what iced tea can be. When we forget the classic iced-black-tea-with-slices-of-lemon-at-a-picnic and simply think of iced tea as another cold drink, possibilities open up. Iced teas are excellent as a base for cocktails or something to mix with soda …

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