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I'm a little teapot. I steep tea, hang out with my Tea Gang (other teapots and tea wares), tweet on Twitter, and generally make tea more fun and enjoyable. TOOOT!

5 Reasons a Pastry Fork Is Indispensable

A pastry fork is totally indispensable. True. Have you ever tried to hold a plate in one hand and cut a piece off that slice of pie, tart, or other goodie residing on it with a regular fork? I have. Not a pretty sight. Makes a total mush of that lovely pastry (especially éclairs and cream puffs), British-style pudding (which is more like a cake), or other delectable goodie that some talented pastry chef slaved over in a hot kitchen for weeks (okay, it was probably just days…uh, hours…anyway, you get the point). So, why is a pastry fork (aka, a “pie fork”) indispensable? Glad you asked. Here’s why:

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Recipes for Sweet Recipe for Sweet TEAcicles by Janet Sanchez

Summer is on a roll, and even though kids are heading back to school, Summer has more than a month left, according to the calendar. So plenty of time to enjoy this delicious and healthy cooling treat! Continue reading Recipes for Sweet Recipe for Sweet TEAcicles by Janet Sanchez

Cake Pops Summer Sensation

My humans recently reported on a new (to them) tea time treat they found:

Someone posted a photo on either Twitter or Facebook showing this newfangled treat she had purchased from a local coffee shop. It was called a “Cake Pop.” Immediately, I had to have one. Not kidding here.

So, I wrote a note for hubby, who has a part-time job working near a Starbucks: “Buy me a Cake Pop.” (I had to explain what a Cake Pop was.) He would trundle off to work, toil away, and then come home to “Where’s my Cake Pop?” This was after I gave him a big hug — honest! He would look abashed and say, “Sorry, I forgot.”

This went on for about a week. Sigh.

Finally, one day he came home and again looked a bit down, only to pull out a little paper bag from his lunch tote and start smiling. Cake Pops! Yay!

Then, I made him wait two more days until I had a chance to take a lovely photo. Once I had clicked the shutter, those Cake Pops were really in danger! We gobbled them up, relishing every luscious chocolaty gooey bite. Aaahhh!

By the way, the liquid in the cup is definitely not coffee. It’s a yummy, malty Assam tea with milk and sweetener.

 

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See What Kind of Tea Time You Are Having with Our Guide

Ever wish you could go back in time and have tea like the Victorians did? How about traveling to other countries and experiencing tea as they do? No need for H.G. Wells’ time machine (or Dr. Who’s Tardis) or to use up your frequent flyer miles. You can have that experience at home. In fact, this little teapot suspects that you already are. Compare the tea time styles in our guide to how you are enjoying your tea to see which ones fit. TOOOT! Continue reading See What Kind of Tea Time You Are Having with Our Guide

How to Relish the Last Hurrahs of Summer with Tea

Some parts of the U.S. have seen unseasonably cool temperatures. And too much rain. And flooding. With such events going on, some of us are prompted to relish the last hurrahs of Summer with some suitable tea moments. Your fave little teapot is here to show you how. Continue reading How to Relish the Last Hurrahs of Summer with Tea

4 Reasons to Weigh and Measure Out Your Tea Leaves Before Steeping

In an age of instant this and microwaveable that, weighing and measuring your tea leaves before steeping can seem like more fuss and bother than it’s worth. But I can give you 4 reasons to the contrary: Continue reading 4 Reasons to Weigh and Measure Out Your Tea Leaves Before Steeping

Pouring Tea British Style

British tea time has certain mannerisms associated with it. Employing some of these mannerisms will help your tea time be more authentically British, not to mention more enjoyable. This guide to pouring tea British style will help hone your skills and increase your tea time enjoyment. Continue reading Pouring Tea British Style

Explore Teacups & Mugs with Our Guide!

As a little teapot, I understand the need for a good teacup or mug. But there are so many that how do you humans choose between them? That choice could make the difference in your level of enjoyment of the tea that I and my cousin teapots around the world do our best to steep perfectly for you. So, of course, we wanted to put up this guide. TOOOT! Continue reading Explore Teacups & Mugs with Our Guide!

“Mocha” Pu-erh

Howdy, humans! Your fave little teapot here to revisit a tea adventure I and my humans had a few years back. This trip down memory lane was spurred by a Twitter exchange with Maxwell Pollock‏ @maxycha. In truth, he had a good point, but then again, my humans’ tastebuds still get excited at the memory. #TOOOT! Continue reading “Mocha” Pu-erh

Exploring the Nahorhabi Assam Tea Garden – A Little Yellow Teapot Report

Having had the recent pleasure of helping my humans try a sample of tea from the Nahorhabi tea garden, and having found it quite satisfactory, I also wanted to take a bit of a virtual tour of the garden to see what could be seen. Come along with me, dear tea loving humans. TOOOT! Continue reading Exploring the Nahorhabi Assam Tea Garden – A Little Yellow Teapot Report