I usually reserve my more 'thoughtful' posts for Sunday's Weekend Meditation slot but today I realized that we often need a little reminder to slow down and pay attention mid-week, too. As a matter of fact, I suspect that mid-week is when we need such things more than ever. So please ...
Q: Having been a coffee drinker most of my life, I've recently begun to explore (and enjoy) tea. Many well-meaning friends and family have given me gifts of tea, which I appreciate, but I now find myself with a particularly large stash of loose leaf green tea.
My question is: Aside from drinking it until my teeth float, what else can I use loose leaf green tea for?
Now that we are going into both the fall season and the flu season, I am drinking a lot of tea. I love trying new teas and finding ways to combat health issues through a variety of herbal teas. Five Mountains tea carries a wide selection of organic teas and drinkware.
It's the time of year when you want to cup your hands around a little mug of tea and never let go. These handmade tea tumblers are so inviting. No handles to get in the way, and enough to go around. Picture these filled with hot cider, with a sweet dollop of whipped cream.
Slightly irregular sizes. The smallest holds 4 ounces.
When I lived on the East Coast, fall was all about finding ways to warm up in the mornings or evenings without cranking up the heat. This meant lots of soups and braises, blankets, long and vigorous walks, and cups of cider.
Imagine picking up a box of Earl Grey tea bags at your local store and brewing a cup, as you have for many years. You bring the steamy beverage to your lips and realize something is wrong. Did someone replace your favorite tea with dishwater? That's (literally!) what some Brits are saying about Twinings' new Earl Grey recipe, launched in UK in April. Read on for the incredible comments from outraged tea drinkers.
Q: I'm a tea enthusiast and stock up on loose leaf teas. However, I'm also a student and like to take my loose leaf with me to class. My favourite tea mug is one of those ceramic ones with the silicone lid, but I don't like to taste the paper in those "fill it yourself" tea bags.
Is there any tea infuser that a) is portable b) can fit in a variety of travel mugs c) won't cause my mug to leak and d) isn't paper based?
Sometimes the first few minutes of the day are the only quiet time I have. At first light, before the day has attained its energy and push, before agendas and lists and demands can form, before my mind has revved up with all its ideas and opinions and anxieties, I get out of bed, make a cup of tea and have myself a quiet sit.
Bored of my usual tea, I grabbed a box of this Duchess Grey the last time I was at Trader Joe's. It was a fortuitous grab because I am absolutely loving it. Citrusy and fortified with plenty of black tea, hot or iced, a glass of the Duchess hits the spot these long summer days.