Tea Recipes & Ideas
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What’s the Difference? Crumpets Versus English MuffinsSkills
Homemade English muffins are one of those things we whip out whenever we want something extra special in the morning – a birthday brunch, in-laws are in town, you name it! One guest recently asked about the difference between crumpets and English muffins, and we were honestly stumped…with good reason, it turns out!One thing that all the blogs, websites, and cookbooks seem to agree upon is that crumpets and English muffins are two different creatures.
Jul 10, 2020
The Japanese Whisk That Makes My Mornings a Million Times Better
Little rituals matter so much these days.
May 26, 2020
I’m Low-Key Obsessed with These Self-Sealing Vacuum Containers
Listen up, coffee and tea drinkers!
Apr 15, 2020
I Tried to “Dalgona” 6 Different Beverage Powders
The results were less than impressive.
Apr 10, 2020
This Editor-Approved Coffee Mug Will Improve Your WFH Experience
"It's just nice that maybe in a world of confusion or inconsistency, my coffee can still stay warm with me."
Apr 10, 2020
The Very Best Coffee, Tea, and Beverage Gear Every Home Cook Should Have
Kitchn Essentials 2020
Because a good mug of coffee is just as important as, say, a well-balanced chef's knife.
Apr 4, 2020
You Can Now Buy Food Subscription Boxes on Amazon — Here Are 5 We’re Excited to Try
Explore unique flavors from around the world without leaving your couch!
Feb 11, 2020
The $9 Tea Accessory That Amazon Shoppers Are Obsessed With
It's not a tea ball.
Feb 5, 2020
How Can I Make Lebanese Iced Tea with Rose Water? Good QuestionsRecipes
Q: I was recently at a delicious Lebanese restaurant in Ottawa, Canada, where they served a very unusual and refreshing iced tea flavored, I think, with rose water.I wonder where I could find a recipe for such a thing so that I could recreate it at home.Sent by AdrieEditor: Adrie, that sounds delicious!
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Spiked Iced Soy Chai TeaRecipes
Our Mother’s Day tradition is breakfast in bed for Mom, made a la’ my little chefs and husband. Usually a glass of champagne or mimosa dons the breakfast tray along with a piping hot latte. This year I was thinking back to when my babies (yes, I have twins) were born and all the little things that got me through those first tough years. Things like a hot cup of coffee or a nice glass of wine were indulgences, and I have very fond memories of chai tea.
Jan 29, 2020
Drink Recipe: Hibiscus Ginger PunchRecipes
Most punch recipes cater to a single crowd: drinkers or non-drinkers. This one is delicious either way. Whether you fizz it up with champagne or mineral water, hibiscus ginger punch will put a colorful sparkle in your celebrations. When I started dreaming of a festive punch, I initially considered cranberry or pomegranate but, frankly, I was a bit tired of these ingredients, which appear in every other beverage this time of year.
Jan 29, 2020
My Trip on The Whiskey Trail, Plus Recipe: Sparkling Sweet Tea Pitcher CocktailRecipes
Let’s start with the oldest distillery and one of our forefathers — George Washington. Did you know he made whiskey? And even better, you can visit the same spot where he toiled in colonial times at the gorgeous Mount Vernon in Washington D.C. This unique facility is the only one of its kind — it’s still operating exactly as it did in the 1800’s.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Iced Green Tea with Mint & GingerRecipes
As summer slowly winds down and with only a handful of grilling weekends left, it’s time to savor some hot-weather favorites — like this twist on the classic iced tea. Kick off your Labor Day weekend with a simple and refreshing glass of iced green tea flavored with ginger, mint, and honey. For this batch of homemade iced tea, I chose to steer clear of flavored tea bags and opted for plain green tea sachets instead.
Jan 29, 2020
Summer Recipe: 3 Refreshing Twists on Iced TeaRecipes
A friend of mine recently started working at a Tea Bar in where they mix up iced tea blends in a Martini shaker and combine unusual ingredients for refreshingly cold tea-based drinks. Jump below for some inspiration to keep summer cool and delicious. Of course, my friend couldn’t reveal their exact recipes for making the tea drinks at the bar, so take these as a jumping off point for creating your own concoctions.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Hibiscus-Earl Grey Iced TeaRecipes
If you enjoy Earl Grey and hibiscus teas, then try this mash-up of the two. It’s simple to make, with stunning results, and can be served chilled as a not-too-sweet and non-alcoholic accompaniment to a meal.I loved iced Earl Grey, especially when cold-brewed, which gives the tea a pleasantly smooth flavor free of bitterness. The addition of dried hibiscus flowers infuses the tea with fuchsia color and cranberry-like tartness – just how strong depends on how long you let it steep.
Jan 29, 2020
Non-Alcoholic Drink Recipe: Ginger-Marmalade Pu-erh Iced TeaRecipes
My idea for this iced tea-slash-mocktail has been brewing ever since one of our readers suggested pu-erh as a possible non-alcoholic alternative to bourbon. (Thanks, missjulia!) Bourbon is my favorite liquor, but my partner is allergic to alcohol, so it seemed a fun challenge to create something we’d both enjoy. And pu-erh turned out to be the perfect ingredient. Traditional to Yunnan province, China, pu-erh is an aged and fermented tea with a smooth, earthy flavor.
Jan 29, 2020
How To Make Thai Iced TeaRecipes
Here’s the drink I’ll be sipping on all summer long: Thai iced tea! I used to reserve this refreshing drink for combatting the heat when I ordered spicy curries at Thai restaurants, but not anymore. I recently discovered that making your own Thai iced tea is surprisingly easy. Thai iced tea is a real treat. While regular iced tea can be somewhat mild, and served with the option of sweetened or unsweetened, Thai iced tea is more concentrated and flavorful.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Sujeonggwa (Korean Persimmon Punch)Recipes
Persimmon season has mostly waned, but if you thought to dry some of the fruits to keep in your pantry, here’s a most delicious way to use them. You can also use the dried persimmons found at many Asian markets. Sujeonggwa is a Korean punch or tea, made by simmering ginger and cinnamon sticks and then adding sugar and dried persimmons. Although it’s served chilled, the warmth imparted by the ginger and cinnamon make it wholly appropriate for winter days.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Gingered Hot CiderRecipes
Hot cider is an unbeatable winter classic for a reason: It’s wonderfully sweet and tart at the same time. It’s easy enough to make by shuttling a favorite old mug to the microwave, but if you stew it in a big pot on the stove with cinnamon and make sure guests know they can refill their mug anytime, the entire house feels warm and celebratory.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Sparkling Peach PunchRecipes
Oh, glorious summer peaches! I’ve been greedily and gratefully buying armloads at the farmers’ market, accepting boxes from friends with orchards, and plucking the sun-kissed fruits from neighborhood trees. So, when I was thinking of a drink to serve during our upcoming Olympics viewing party – something refreshing and non-alcoholic – I immediately turned to the pile of peaches on the kitchen counter.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: After-Dinner Belly-Soothing TeaRecipes
Most of us are familiar with that uncomfortable feeling that comes from eating too fast, or eating something that didn’t quite agree. Indigestion, overfullness, gas, bloating… However you want to phrase it, it’s not fun! Fortunately, there’s a simple, effective way to soothe the belly, and it comes in the form of a cup of tea.
Jan 29, 2020
My New Favorite Gadget Completely Changed the Way I Make (and Drink!) Tea
No more messes or errant leaves!
Jan 26, 2020
Recipe: Chai and Honey ButterRecipes
Consider this an excuse to stop and take an afternoon pause. This butter is meant for the 3:00 p.m. slump, when you suddenly feel the urge for a cup of tea to perk you up, but concurrently find yourself poking around for something sweet to tide you over until dinner. Grab a biscuit or scone, if you’re lucky — but a piece of toast will do just fine — and start spreading. While butter is wonderful plain, it’s even better when it’s dressed up a bit.
Jan 21, 2020
We Don’t Believe in Detox Tea but Tasted a Bunch Anyway. Here’s the Winner!
Taste Test
You can find it any mainstream grocery store.
Jan 14, 2020
Is an Electric Tea Kettle Really Better?Tools
In a post we published earlier this month about must-haves from kitchens around the world, I noticed quite a few comments about electric tea kettles and whether or not they were really better than a stovetop kettle. As someone who has exactly four electric kitchen appliances — a blender, a stand mixer, a coffee grinder, and a brand-new food processor, which I’m still on the fence about — I tend to favor anything that doesn’t require a plug.
Dec 17, 2019
Is Loose-Leaf Tea Really Better than Tea Bags?Skills
I love loose-leaf tea — at least in theory. It’s fresher and more flavorful, not to mention the whole ritual of making tea feels more, well, like a ritual when you’re using tea leaves (especially if they come in a fancy tin). In practice, however, things often go a different way. The pre-packaged tea bags are more convenient — faster, cheaper, more portable. So, is loose-leaf tea really worth it?
Dec 17, 2019
6 Ways Tea Can Change Your Mood (Ring)People
What mood are you in? Whatever it is, or, more importantly, whatever you want it to be, chances are there’s a tea to match your desired disposition. While there are just four types of tea — white, black, green, and oolong — there are myriad variations, not to mention the whole world of herbal teas (also known as tisanes). From chamomile to chocolate tea (yes, it’s a thing Yerba mate Chinese black tea Pu’erh During that 3 p.m.
Dec 17, 2019
The Best New Groceries to Hit Shelves This November
Grocery Spotter
Make some room next to the cranberry sauce in your shopping cart, here’s what’s worth checking out.
Nov 21, 2019
One Small Thing You Can Do This Weekend to Get a Less-Cluttered Kitchen
Organizing Tips from The Kitchn
Weed out those mugs you never use!
Nov 8, 2019
Discover the Minimal Japanese Kitchen Brand That Reddit Is Obsessed With
All because of a Marie Kondo subreddit.
Sep 9, 2019
The Best Thing to Make in Your Instant Pot This Summer Is Also the EasiestSkills
Keep it in your fridge and enjoy some whenever it's hot out.
Aug 13, 2019
How To Brew White TeaRecipes
White tea is so refined and delicate that it can feel intimidating to make. It doesn’t help that white tea in particular is the subject of a wide range of advice regarding water temperature and steeping time. Here’s a guide to get you started so you can relax and enjoy the beautiful qualities of this special tea. This tutorial is for white tea. (For a description of different varieties of white tea, see What You Should Know About White Tea.
Jun 8, 2019
How To Brew Black TeaRecipes
Learning how to brew black tea is not about being fussy. In fact, there is no ONE right or wrong way to do it! However, by following a few guidelines you can enjoy black teas to their fullest and appreciate all the subtleties and nuances they have to offer. This tutorial is for black tea. (For a description of different types of tea, see What You Should Know About Black Tea.
Jun 8, 2019
A 5-Step Recipe for Taking Care of Yourself on Valentine’s DayPeople
When the daily grind has worn me down and I’ve spread myself too thin, I like to take a U–turn from my work routine and jump back into bed. And stay there all day with a few key ingredients. Join me as I pamper myself in celebration of Valentine’s day. Yes Valentine’s Day can be about sharing red sparkly things with loved ones, but it can also be about honoring perhaps the most critical (and often overlooked) relationship of all, the one I have with myself.
Jun 5, 2019
Mothers’ Milk Tea for Nursing MamasRecipes
Feeding is often one of the most stressful parts of new motherhood. Being able to easily nourish your newborn is essential to the physical health of your new babe, and to your own mental sanity as you enter into life together with your baby. We knew that as part of DIY Mama (our month of homemade luxuries for mama and baby) we needed a homemade version of the Mothers’ Milk tea that many new moms love to sip for relaxation and to encourage a sustained milk supply.
May 30, 2019
What’s Really in That Delicious Cup of Tea You’re Sipping Right Now?Skills
I’m a big tea drinker and so when friends shared a post from Food Babe on what’s really in the tea that we drink, I was very interested. I took a look at the post and according to Food Babe and her sources, depending on the brand, there might be a lot of chemicals and pesticides not only in tea, but in the tea bags as well. Have you read about this? Do you pay attention to the ingredients in your tea?
May 30, 2019
Science Says Microwaving Your Tea Makes It HealthierSkills
Ask a tea aficionado how tea should be prepared and you can bet a microwave will not be involved. But ask a food scientist from University of Newcastle in Australia and they’ll make a compelling case for using a microwave. Research shows preparing tea in a microwave might actually make it healthier for you.
May 30, 2019
The Key to a Creamy, Dairy-Free Matcha Latte (It’s Not Coconut Milk!)Recipes
When I’m in need of a little afternoon pick-me-up, but I don’t want another cup of coffee, I always turn to matcha. I love its unique flavor, and the fact that it doesn’t leave me feeling jittery. I’ve covered my fair share of matcha drinks here, but this one really stuck out to me. Why? Because it’s creamy yet doesn’t contain a drop of dairy. Oh, and it doesn’t call for coconut milk either.
May 30, 2019
5 Awesome Places to Buy Matcha OnlineGroceries
Since giving up coffee last May, matcha has totally transformed my day.
May 30, 2019
Recommendations for a Reliable, Long-Lasting Tea Kettle?Tools
Q: My experience with tea kettles has not been the best. One of my tea kettles started rusting and chipping paint into the water and the handle of the other kettle broke. I would love some advice from other readers about what tea kettles work and last a long time.I am also thinking of maybe getting an electric kettle instead of a stovetop tea kettle so if anyone has advice about which is better, I’d love to hear it.
May 30, 2019
I Made Kombucha in a Super-Fancy French Fermenting Jar and Here’s What I ThoughtPeople
I absolutely love kombucha. What I absolutely don’t love is paying $5 a bottle for it — especially now that I’ve gotten my husband and my youngest daughter hooked on it too. With them guzzling down my precious stash, kombucha has morphed from a virtuous, gut-friendly mode of hydration to a flat-out budget buster. Instead of giving up the tart, refreshing, fermented tea drink, I decided to try making it myself.
May 30, 2019
Tea Advice for Newbies and Enthusiasts: A Visit to Just Add Honey Tea CompanyTools
Who: Brandi Shelton of Just Add Honey Tea Company What: Custom-blended loose-leaf teas, cold-brewed teas, and accessories Where: Atlanta, Georgia While studying fashion design and marketing in London, Brandi Shelton fell in love with the daily ritual of a cup of tea, but was less enamored of the traditional flavors. “I thought I could add a spice here or a fruit there to make a more flavorful cup,” she tells us. And that’s how Just Add Honey, her custom tea line, began.
May 30, 2019
My Secret to a Restful Overnight Flight: Inflight Ginger TeaPeople
Here’s a scene from my kitchen this morning: early morning sunlight and a chopping board with ginger and lemons. Why? I am about to board a flight to Paris! (Lucky me, I know…) But what does fresh ginger tea have to do with a flight to France? My mug of ginger tea, sealed up and ready to go. I use this mug, which is completely leakproof when sealed. When I travel overseas, on those long overnight flights, I find that the most important thing of all is to sleep.
May 24, 2019
8 Things to Bring Back from DelhiSkills
Whenever I start planning a trip, my focus is on food, which makes sense: Besides eating to live, I write about and style food for a living. Most of the time the planning centers around what I’ll be eating while traveling, but preparing for any trip also means mindfully leaving space to carry treats to bring home.
May 24, 2019
High Tea Isn’t What You Think It IsPeople
When Brits talk about tea, they could be talking about at least three, possibly four, different things. There’s high tea and afternoon tea, as well as the curious cream tea. Do you know how to decipher the language of English tea rituals? “High” is often mistakenly used by non-Brits to mark the most formal tea affair, but high tea is actually more of a simple hearty dinner than a sophisticated sweet spread.
May 24, 2019
3 Women Who Made England Mad for TeaPeople
When the heads of the G20 nations gathered in London in 2009 to grapple with the economic crisis, angry British protestors demonstrated in front of the Bank of England … by taking tea. Their concern was not bloated bankers’ bonuses, the lending crisis, or the mortgage scandal. To them, the disappearance of time for a nice cuppa represented everything that is wrong with modern capitalism.
May 24, 2019
What Tea (Yes, Tea!) Taught Me About LovePeople
The average Brit drinks 876 cups of tea a year — but not me. Ever. It has made me quite the anomaly at home in England, as I break tea protocol by turning down the offer of a cuppa at people’s houses or by sitting out on tea breaks at work. When friends come to visit they bring their own teabags because they know I’ll never think to make them a brew. My tea antipathy wasn’t a problem until I moved somewhere I stuck out even more: Turkey.
May 24, 2019
Tip: Try Condensed Milk In Your Hot TeaSkills
Many years ago I was invited to a friend’s house for tea. His father is Indian, his mother is French, and my friend was born in England, so their house was this great multicultural mix of traditions. As we sat down for tea, his father slid me a plate of Indian sweets called burfi, and poured me a cup of almond tea. Instead of the usual milk, the creamer contained condensed milk, which he gestured to me to try in my tea. And it was wonderful. Rich, sweet, and milky.
May 2, 2019
Hot Sips: 14 Delicious Hot Drinks To Keep You WarmRecipes
We have had quite a few great recipes and good ideas for hot holiday drinks the past few weeks at The Kitchn. Here’s a look back at over a dozen hot drinks, from Nora’s hot apple-ginger toddy from this afternoon to hot chocolate on a stick to pumpkin spice latte (just like Starbucks!).It’s great to welcome guests at the door with a cup of something hot, or to close a meal with a steaming teacup of coffee or tea.
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Turmeric-Ginger TeaRecipes
Ahh, flu season. Aches and pains and a sore throat put me in no mood to cook right now, but I am sipping copious amounts of tea. Ginger is my old standby, which I usually mix with honey for a warm, soothing drink. This time I added another ingredient: turmeric. I recalled that turmeric is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties and thought this warm, tongue-tingling spice might make a good addition to flu-season tea.
May 2, 2019
Is It Safe To Brew and Drink Sun Tea?Skills
Q: I just bought a vintage sun tea pitcher, and I just read that iced tea prepared this way may be unsafe!Is it true that bacteria may grow during the steeping making it unsafe unless consumed right away? Please tell me this is not true.Sent by KathleenEditor: This romantic, old-fashioned way of making iced tea is very popular in the summertime. You just place a few tea bags in a big jar of water and let them slowly steep in the hot sun. And technically, yes, this method is not strictly safe.
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Matcha Green Tea ShakeRecipes
I was commiserating with a friend the recently about the heat and she told me her latest afternoon addiction was a shake made from matcha, the Japanese powdered green tea. “Blend matcha powder with milk, sugar, and ice. Green frothy jolt at 2pm!” Easy enough. I put down my work and raced to the blender. Matcha isn’t always available at your average grocery store, but it can usually be found at Asian groceries or specialty tea shops, and certainly online.
May 2, 2019
Keep Cool with a Winner: Russian Caravan Cocktail Straight Up Cocktails and SpiritsRecipes
Looking for a cool, new summer drink to toast these last weeks of August? How about this prize-winning cocktail with a refreshingly romantic – if somewhat surprising – list of ingredients? (Don’t worry, it’s easy to make too.)The Russian Caravan Cocktail is the creation of home mixologist Vitaliy Bukhtulov, who perfected his original recipe for a contest held in New York City last month, the Brandy Library’s Bourbon Cocktail Challenge, sponsored by Elijah Craig.
May 2, 2019
Edible Gift Idea: The Best Chai Tea Mix!Recipes
This is one of my absolutely favorite things to give away at the holiday time. It makes a great gift, especially if given with a hand-thrown mug and one of those long, involved novels that are best read in January. (Armchair optional.) It’s also great to keep a few batches on hand as hostess or last-minute gifts.The beauty of this recipe is its flexibility. You can adjust any of the spices to your taste and even eliminate one altogether.
May 2, 2019
Saveur’s Bourbon ChaiRecipes
I love chai. I love making homemade chai. And I really love bourbon. So when I saw this recipe on Saveur’s website last week, I knew it would be on the weekend agenda.If you’ve never mixed your own chai tea blend at home, you’re in for a treat. I’ve talked about it on my own blog last year, and the cool thing that will happen once you start mixing your own teas is that you’ll become quite a pro.
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Masala Chai TeaRecipes
When I moved to New York City almost fifteen years ago, a friend took me on a downtown tour of inexpensive places to fill my belly. One stop was the Lahore Deli, a Pakistani joint on the edge of Soho where for four dollars I could have a little box of rice, dal and veggies plus a hot cup of sweet milky chai. The chai’s share of that bill was one dollar; these days it’s a buck fifty.
May 2, 2019
Springtime Refresher: Dr. Oz’s Green Tea, Tangerine and Mint TonicRecipes
I’m not a fan of quirky weight loss and health food claims. It’s seems like every week there’s a new litany of superfoods promising to keep us forever young, slim and healthy only to be replaced by a different list the following week. I long ago stopped paying attention to most of them. So I was a little surprised when this tonic, which was originally called Tangerine Weight-Orade and is straight from weight-loss and health guru Dr. Oz, caught my eye.
May 2, 2019
Caffeine-Free Hot Drinks: 5 Alternatives to Coffee and TeaRecipes
Whether you’re sensitive to the caffeine in tea and coffee or simply looking for something different, there’s a wide world of alternatives. Some are delicate, like “white coffee” made from orange blossom water, while others are earthy and robust, like rooibos or roasted barley tea. Here are a few of our recommendations for caffeine-free hot drinks. What are your favorites?
May 2, 2019
Numi’s Savory Teas: A Delightful, Satisfying New BrewPeople
Have you ever wanted to sip a warm, smooth, earthy beverage that’s also free of caffeine? Are you bored with the usual ‘sweet’ herbal tea offerings and would like to try something with more depth and complexity? Numi Organic Tea’s new line of Savory Teas will satisfy these cravings and delight you with their innovative blends of herbs, vegetables, and spices.
May 2, 2019
The Vintage Tea Party Year by Angel AdoreePeople
Flipping through the pages of Angel Adoree’s The Vintage Tea Party Year is a bit like walking through an antique shop filled with enchanted treasures and reminders of days gone by. Add some delectable recipes, glamorous hairdos, and craft projects, and you have the makings of a memorable party — or 12 parties, to precise. Adoree has a plan for every occasion, whether it’s tea for two, a wedding party, or an outdoor picnic.
May 2, 2019
Newest Contender for Top Kombucha: Reed’s Culture Club KombuchaGroceries
Despite the increasing popularity of kombucha — the fizzy, tart, fermented tea that so many of us find addictive — the commercial offerings have remained fairly limited. This is why I am happy to welcome the newest kombucha to the fold: Reed’s Culture Club Kombucha. Was your curiosity piqued at the sight of “long-aged” kombucha? Wonder how it’s different from regular kombucha? Me, too. If you’re a kombucha fan, you’ll want to listen closely.
May 2, 2019
Fall Camping Cocktail Recipe: Smoked Maple Bourbon Chai Tea ToddyRecipes
Some happy hours, like this week’s, aren’t conducted in a standard bar or kitchen. Here in the northeast, the fall foliage is at its peak. It sounds geeky but truly, the images are of the kind that inspire great artists, poets and philosophers. Seeking an infusion of inspiration and some fresh air, my family packed up our gear — including some suitable fall libations — and hit the trail for a weekend in the wilderness. Camping isn’t for everyone.
May 2, 2019
Adorable Tea Bag Cookies for the HolidaysRecipes
Cookies are meant for afternoon tea with friends. And if you’re going to go to the trouble of making your own delicious creations, you might as well be as cute as these tea bag cookies. I’ve been oggling these cookies on Pinterest for some time now, and the holidays are the perfect time to bust these beauties out. Unless you want to get really fancy by adding various tea flavors to the cookies, these things are relatively easy to make.
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Wake Up To Spring TeaRecipes
After a long winter, we often feel sluggish from heavy foods and hibernation. But now spring is in the air and it’s time to wake up the body and the senses! Here’s an herbal tea to renew and nourish as we shift seasons. This tea has a refreshingly clean, bright flavor and herbs that gently support the body’s ability to carry away waste, break down fats, and clear the blood.
May 2, 2019
Why the Sterling Silver Iced Tea Spoon Is Good for So Much More Than TeaKitchen
When we got married, my aunt gave us two sterling silver iced tea spoons, promising I could use them for so much more than tea. Which is good, because — get ready to take away my Southern card — I don’t like iced tea. I know. But my aunt was right. These spoons are good for so much more. This Mother’s Day, maybe your mom would love to put her feet up on the ottoman and sip a lovely glass of lavender iced tea with lemon.
May 2, 2019
7 Simple & Elegant Teapots for Rainy Fall AfternoonsKitchen
Now that the weather is cooler, we’re working hot tea back into our afternoon routines. Because for all the beautiful bright days in October there are also plenty of cloudy, gray, and rainy ones that require something to warm you up. These seven teapots are great basics, and they all make about four cups of tea. Perfect for sharing or for fueling a long afternoon reading session.
May 1, 2019
Dona Chai ConcentrateGroceries
May 1, 2019
10 Petite Trays for Afternoon TeaTools
Now that fall is in full swing, I’ve gone back to my habit of having afternoon tea. It’s a nice little break in my workday to prepare a mug (or pot, depending on how much I’m fighting off the desire for an afternoon nap). To keep things organized, I use a tray to carry my mug and a little snack (and the tea pot if it’s a sleepy afternoon); I’ve found a tray of this size to be indispensable around my home.
May 1, 2019
6 Ceramic Artists Making Mugs We CovetKitchen
Although you might not want to think about it, gifting season is right around the corner. That means it’s time to start stocking up on good ideas for your best friends near and far. Since coffee and tea mugs are some of our favorite things to give and receive, here are six fun, wildly different independent ceramicists to keep an eye on. Brit McDaniel: Known as Paper and Clay, McDaniel has a sleek Scandinavian aesthetic that has wide appeal.
May 1, 2019
10 Gifts for a “Me-Time” Tea TimeGroceries
Tea time is a special thing. It can be how you welcome guests When it comes to giving tea-time gifts, the latter is the way to go! Indulge their tea-time love with gifts that’ll enhance the experience. From a snuggly mug to the prettiest teapot, here are 10 gifts to give them a “me-time” tea time! FORLIFE Stump Teapot with SLS Lid and Infuser, $27 from Amazon: The perfect little teapot for one. Short and stout, with a handle and spout. Just tip it over and pour it out!
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Dandelion and Chicory ChaiRecipes
From their bright-yellow blossoms right down to their roots, dandelions are incredibly nutritious. This recipe focuses on the root, which can be eaten fresh as a vegetable, or can be dried and roasted to make hot drinks that are delicious substitutes for tea and coffee. Earthy and slightly bitter in flavor, dandelion roots aid digestion and support liver health. I like to simmer the roasted roots with milk and spices to make a warm and nourishing “chai.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Afternoon Gin TeaRecipes
Gin time and tea time are both entrenched British traditions, and the pair makes quite a heady cocktail. The British colonized much of Asia, and in the process, they brought over their traditions, including a proper English tea. This cocktail picks up both citrus and smoky notes from Lapsang Souchong, a black tea that originates from the Chinese province of Fujian and is made of Lapsang leaves that have been smoked over a pinewood fire.
May 1, 2019