Friday, June 18, 2010

Sweet Tea In A Hurry

If you love sweet tea in the summertime, this is a great reference article with a link to a recipe for the tea concentrate. Sometimes you just don't want to wait for the refreshing cold glass of tea and this is the solution.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Teapot Quilt Block

Looking for something interesting that is tea related, brought me to more than I could have imagined. Beyond a quilt with teapots there lies a wonderful world of food quilt blocks. Imagine hopping into a bed quilted with tiramisu, rugulah, strawberry cheesecake, peach praline pie, croissants and chocolate donuts. Could you even sleep? Stitch away quilters, calorie free.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Get Acquainted with Pu Erh!

We've had a long, healthy relationship with Pu Erh, the often misunderstood aged black tea from China's Yunnan Province. Processed in both cake and loose-leaf form, Pu Erh has an earthy, robust flavor that is sometimes compared to... Well, dirt.

But don't let that scare you! Pu Erh is believed to aid digestion and is customarily served with oily dishes like roast duck to cut the fat. It's a great option for someone looking for a strong, hearty black tea. Here's some healthful Pu Erh info from next month's issue of Bon Appetit:
Studies have shown that drinking caffeinated, antioxidant-rich teas like pu-erh regularly has health benefits, such as boosting metabolism and lowering cholesterol. But pu-erh has more than that going for it. Its unusual richness makes it a nice match for savory dishes.
Be sure to come in and try some at the shop. We have a great Pu Erh from 1998 just waiting to be sampled!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Special Tea Bags for Mom

This is a unique idea for the tea lovers in your life that don't want to be bothered with loose leaf tea, but who would enjoy the very best tea if it were in bags. It's a craft idea that would be easy to do for Mother's Day or it might be a way to take your favorite teas on trips.

Monday, April 5, 2010

If you're looking for a great place to have tea, how about a tea party with the Mad Hatter in the new Alice in Wonderland movie. Walking on the tea table to welcome tiny Alice is such a welcoming moment. All the regular guests are there, the March hare and dormouse. Enjoy this tea party moment if you dare!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spring Tea Basket

Spring comes whenever it wants to, but we are ready with a cheerful way to hurry it along. Our tea basket has three teas, Morning Dew, Party Pear and Wonder Tea, tea filters, a mug a lots of bunnies, chickens and eggs.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Invite A Bird To Tea

We'll forgive this painted bunting for using a tea bag because he is so beautiful. This limited edition handmade screen print is 10" x 14". How spring-y to have a bird brew your tea.