What Exactly Is High Tea?

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The term “high” has been added to the phrase “high tea” to distinguish it from afternoon tea, which is often consumed while lounging in the garden or on low, cozy parlor chairs, from the worker’s after-work high tea, which is consumed at the table while sat on high back dining chairs. Even … Read more

What should you consider when buying quality tea?

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Using the four senses of sight, touch, smell, and taste, one may recognize the quality of the finest tea and that of a cheap tea. A quality tea should have a largely clean look, free of undesired stalks and other objects that detract from the flavor of the tea. A quality tea … Read more

How long should you steep your tea?

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You may certainly reheat a mug of water with a bag of tea in it before continuing with your day. But if you know how to make tea properly, you may avoid getting weak mugs of hot, brownish water and instead enjoy strong pots of something pleasant and energizing. Therefore, take a … Read more

Can You Travel on a Plane with an Unold Travel Kettle?

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It’s confirmed: you really love tea! You can’t go through a day without having that satisfying cup of tea.  If you’re the type who prefers to brew your own tea, is it possible to travel with a tea kettle? Especially when you’re aboard a plane? Whether you’re traveling for business, pleasure, adventure, … Read more

Are There Benefits of Using a Cast Iron Tea Kettle?

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While more people are switching to modern conveniences, such as an electric kettle, in making tea, many still prefer the old-school process of boiling water or tea on the stovetop. Some would even love to use retro cast iron kettles to capture the traditional way of boiling tea. Others love the Far … Read more

Advantages of Using a Fast Boil Kettle

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Modern home life involves using electric appliances with functions that can facilitate tasks, even the simplest ones like boiling water. Apparently, using a traditional kettle over a stovetop can take several minutes before the water finally boils. But an electric kettle, or fast boil kettle, boils water in a short period. True … Read more

Where Tea Is Consumed Most Often?

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The leaves of the tea shrub or tea tree are quite versatile. Although most commonly used as a beverage, tea is also used for cooking, medicine, and cosmetics, among other uses. Indeed, tea is one of the most valuable crops in the world, but most especially in Asia. In mainland China alone, … Read more

Tips For Storing Tea

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Do you know teas can get stored in a variety of ways? You may have seen people storing the tea in an airtight container and a dark, cold, dry spot away from aromas. The reason behind it is that you can finish the tea before the scent or taste deteriorates. You could … Read more

Benefits of Rooibos Tea

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Rooibos tea is lesser-known type of tea and unrelated to its green, black, and oolong tea alternatives, but it has excellent health benefits and a remarkable flavor that’s both sweet and aromatic. Also known as red tea or red bush tea, rooibos tea is made using leaves from a shrub called Aspalathus … Read more

Bed Tea – Good for the Body or Not?

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Tea is an addiction for many people, and it’s not the worst one to have. Drinking a cup of hot tea in the morning is both comforting and energizing, and it has some remarkable benefits. It gives them a much-needed energy boost without the side effects like caffeine crash, which coffee might … Read more

Tips for Treating Tea Stains

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Drinking a warm cup of tea is wonderful, especially during the cold season. You can also enjoy some cold iced tea in the summer, making it one of the most refreshing beverages out there. Aside from that, there are also lots of health benefits that you can get from drinking tea. However, … Read more

Create your tea! Learn how to make your ecological tea bags

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A natural tea mix like “tisane” is a blend of an assortment of plant spices, flavors, berries, barks, roots, that are saturated with bubbling water similarly one would be tea leaves, and devoured to help a wide assortment of side effects and improve large health energy. What makes homegrown tea mixes not … Read more

Methods for Brewing Tea

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Coffee is the dominant choice of drink in the Western world, but tea dominates the eastern part of the globe. There are five authentic tea varieties: Black tea, Green tea, Oolong tea, Pu-erh tea, and White tea. Also, there are about 28 more types of teas that are beneficial to health and … Read more

The Importance of Afternoon Tea for British Royalty

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THE AFTERNOON TEA AND ITS HISTORY Although it is often mistaken as high tea, the afternoon is tea time with a meal served early in the evening in the working-class homes during the 18th and 19th centuries after a tiresome daywork. On the ‘high’ or main dining table, British people enjoy the … Read more

Famous Movies and TV shows featuring Tea Parties

Black and white drawing Alice and Wonderland tea party scene

Drinking tea plays a big part in our daily lives. It is no surprise that Hollywood movies would also feature these scenes.  There are eclectic tea parties setting sad conversations and loud, colorful scenes for the happy parties. Below, we curated iconic tea moments in movies: Alice In Wonderland – 1951 Lewis … Read more

Items Needed to Have a Tea Party

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Are you planning for a tea party for a birthday, bridal shower, family gathering, holiday reunion, meeting with business partners, or get-together with friends? You first need to list some things down and complete before proceeding with your grand or simple tea party. Think of what theme This is one of the … Read more