#playingwithtea

  • Date
  • August 26, 2021

wild tea :: tea pairing

Sometime around 2737 BC Emperor Shen Nong dealt with the accident of tea leaves falling into his outdoor boiling water by drinking the steeped liquid. Since then, foraged plants have been brewed into remarkable and interesting concoctions. (please be smarter than the story of legend and know first what it is that you are ingesting)

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  • 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
  • August 5, 2021

thank anna for afternoon tea :: tea notes

[image description: Thank Anna for afternoon tea. Duchess of Bedford Anna Russell started the practice of taking tea and snacks to ward off her “sinking feeling” mid-afternoon. This turned into a routine which evolved into the social experience we know as afternoon tea.]

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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 18, 2021

teaware03 :: collage art

so many valuable things are never used “teaware03” collage by pheinixx | featuring silver-plated tea strainervisit our art store to purchase this artwork (fine art prints, home décor, soft furnishings)

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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 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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