The 15 minute work break. Some of you humans get one, others don’t. For you that do, make the most of those 15 minutes by knowing how to fit a really good tea into that short time frame. A few ideas are presented here by your ever faithful and helpful little teapot to help you do just that. Continue reading 5 Tips for Fitting GOOD Tea into Your 15 Minute Break at Work (featuring Bihu Bold Tea)
Halloween is approaching, so it’s time for adding some spooktacular elements to your tea party. There are a lot of creative humans out there, so this little teapot has gathered up some examples of their cleverness to get your brains started thinking along the spooktacular lines. TOOOT! Continue reading Tea Time Spooktacular Ideas!
Elevate chili to a whole new level. Gourmet chili powders and other special ingredients are the way. Kukicha, a twig tea from Japan, gets to be the star of this recipe. (You can substitute Houjicha if you can’t find the Kukicha.) Let’s get cooking, tea lovers! Continue reading Black Tea Chili and Corn Bread Recipe by Janet Sanchez
The fake tea vs. coffee debate is no more useful to the tea industry than the jam first vs. clotted cream first debate is for scone makers. Marketing ploys that seek to pit human against human are, frankly, a real turn-off to this little teapot and my humans. Worse yet are articles based on that debate that are really thinly veiled self-serving items with very weak observations about both tea and coffee shops. Such an article was brought to our attention by a human we were following on Twitter (but are following no longer). TOOOT! Continue reading Little Yellow Teapot Spouts Off: Coffee vs. Tea Debate a Bad Marketing Strategy?
Right on cue, about two weeks before the official Columbus Day here in the U.S., the call to replace that day with “Indigenous Peoples Day” rose loud and clear. While this site does its best to refrain from anything even slightly political, being of partial “indigenous” ancestry, we thought a few words here were in order. And of course, since this site is focused on tea and all things related, we had to mention a word or two on that side of things as well. Cheers and happy reading. Continue reading Christopher Columbus and Tea
Little Yellow Teapot here. As harvest time approaches and you humans start prepping for Halloween, I want to tell you about the teapot tree. Is it real? Or is it a myth, a legend, a figment of some moonshiner’s imagination? Time to go on the hunt and find out. TOOOT! Continue reading The Teapot Tree…Real or…?
Time for this little teapot to spout off about the combination of milk and tea. So, here goes… Continue reading Little Yellow Teapot Spouts Off: Some Thoughts on Milk and Tea
As a teapot, I want to see all you humans enjoying the best teas possible. And that means, of course, the teas that suit your taste buds. But more and more tea vendors are popping up getting it all wrong (we see dozens on Facebook every day). The latest is The Story of My Tea. Makes me very sad since we went against our policy of no longer receiving samples and accepted one from them. TOOOT! Continue reading Another New Tea Vendor Gets It Wrong
My humans reminisce on an Autumn day not too many years ago. TOOOT! Continue reading Long Autumn Shadows at Tea Time
For some of you humans, Labor Day is officially the end of Summer, which among the humans in the Hamptons also means it’s the last day to wear white until Memorial Day. However, officially Summer continues until around the end of the third week of September. My humans and I always like to observe this official version of the change of seasons with a nice toast of the teacup. And that means steeping up some tea with great Fall flavors. There are quite a few from which to choose. TOOOT! Continue reading Toasting the First Day of Fall with Tea