It happens to all you tea loving humans out there. You reach for that favorite tea and find that there isn’t quite enough in the container for a potful (or even a decent cupful) of tasty tea. Well, it happened here the other day, but my humans, having been educated by this little teapot in the ways of tea, knew just what to do: the ad hoc tea blend. And quite an adventure it was. TOOOT! Continue reading Little Yellow Teapot Advises: What to Do When Your Special Tea Runs Short
There are many tea drinking humans dedicated to enjoying only the most fresh, new teas, often only the single garden kind. It’s great to be so specific in your tea tastes, but it does pose a problem: Winter. Never fear, this knowledgeable little teapot is here. TOOOT! Continue reading Curing Your Winter Doldrums with Tea
The English cream tea is a very special tea time, where pots and pots and pots of tasty tea are accompanied by freshly baked scones that are topped with jams and clotted cream. A small company, called, appropriately, The English Cream Tea Company, in the United Kingdom specializes in supplying just the right teas, jams, scone mixes, and more to make your cream tea perfectly divine. For Christmas, The English Cream Tea Co. has put together some lovely hamper boxes, or you can purchase items individually and include them in your own gift basket to that lucky tea lover on your gift list. TOOOT! Continue reading Christmas Gifts of Tea from The English Cream Tea Company!
Matcha for the Holidays may sound a bit unusual, but since green is a key color for the season, to this little teapot matcha seems a natural for your Christmas tea time. TOOOT! Continue reading Matcha Grades and 3 Matcha Recipes for the Holidays
There is a style of tea time very popular in the UK, especially Devon and Cornwall, known as the “cream tea.” It features scones, jam, and something that can be described as a gift from the angels: clotted cream. Sadly, since my humans and I don’t live there, we have a bit of difficulty getting some of the real clotted cream at any of the food-selling type stores here, and my humans don’t shop online. The other day, a kind human on Twitter told us of a recipe for an alternative. You clotted cream purists might cringe, but those of us desperate for anything even close to the real deal are rejoicing. TOOOT! Continue reading When You Can’t Buy Clotted Cream
Recently, I was asked to submit a story about my tea towels, and this little teapot felt so honored at this. But something has gone a bit awry. I sent off the story and now get no response from the requester. Maybe I said or did something this human didn’t like, or maybe she didn’t think the story was worthy of being on her site and is reluctant to tell me. Very sad, but her choice. Anyway, I thought the story was worth a minute or two of your time to read and so am presenting it here. Get your teapot to steep you up a nice hot cuppa, and then continue reading. #TOOOT! Continue reading Little Yellow Teapot’s Tea Towel Story
This carrot cake is sure to have you salivating. Rich and creamy with a delectable cream cheese frosting. The only way to make it that much better is to add tea, of course. In the cake and with the cake. Continue reading Recipe for Tea Carrot Cake
Often these days you hear humans around you bemoaning how isolated they live, not even knowing who their neighbors are. So a very neighborly pumpkin pie tea time was a welcome surprise for me and my humans. And a very tasty one! Continue reading A Very Neighborly Pumpkin Pie Tea Time
Tea and food go naturally together, and with so many different teas out there, a pairing of them with the right foods can make all the difference in the world. The wrong pairing can be catastrophic, and the right pairing can be sensorial heaven. So, of course, this little teapot wants to help you humans achieve the latter as much as possible, and this guide has been conceived for that very purpose. TOOOT! Continue reading Our Ultimate Tea and Food Pairings Guide in PDF Form!
Thanksgiving is around the corner, meaning that the relatives will be descending upon your house like a horde of Goths. Or maybe you will be part of the horde descending upon one of them. Either way, this usually annual meeting with people you probably hardly know but who occupy a space on your family tree and therefore lay claim to a bit of your time is fraught with lots of emotion and conversations full of such questions as: “So, what have you been doing all year?” The little teapot is here to advise you how tea can help you deal with the relatives and all the other issues during the holiday season. Continue reading Little Yellow Teapot Advises: Tea Helps in Dealing with the Relatives at Holidays