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Guest contributors to this site. Maybe one article per writer, maybe 2, maybe more!

Guest Post: Tea and Zen and Snow

Tea time is meant to be a time of not only rehydration for you humans but also a time to step away a little from the hustle and bustle of your day. Our guest contributor calls this “stepping away” the “Zen of Tea” and shows you how it works in this article. She also presents a slideshow that you can watch while having your own “Zen Tea Time.” TOOOT! Continue reading Guest Post: Tea and Zen and Snow

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Recipe for Mini Pumpkin Tea Cakes

The Cozy Couple presents a great recipe for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or any time. And these go great with tea!

[Note: most of the photos here are from other sources and are for illustrative purposes only.]

The season of festivities is quickly approaching. Halloween parties are sure to pop up all around. This is a fun festive recipe sure to delight all who eat these mini tea pumpkin cakes – a delight for sight as much as for the taste buds.

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Recipes for Sweet Tea Food Pairings

Updated 15 June 2019.

With the heat of Summer beating down, tea has taken a turn to the cold varieties. Tea parties can be done with both hot and cold tea. Just imagine close friends, the sun shining, a slight Summer breeze and a cup of ice cold sweet tea to embrace the conversation. Accompanied of course by wonderful finger sandwiches and chocolate covered strawberries. Continue reading Recipes for Sweet Tea Food Pairings

Rajiv Lochan, Tea Diplomat, Shares a Shanghai Tea Experience

Tea is a paradigm which changes from place to place and gets affected by the quality and variety of tea, pot and surroundings – we saw an ultimate example of this tea culture in ultra modern ways in Shanghai and it was an eye opener – until and unless you have the right elements you cannot get what you want. Continue reading Rajiv Lochan, Tea Diplomat, Shares a Shanghai Tea Experience

Great Times at Another Foodex in Japan!

It was an extraordinary year as the 104-day-long strike in Darjeeling last year left a question unanswered as to what will happen to quality in new season which never had a precedence. Continue reading Great Times at Another Foodex in Japan!

A Cozy Tale with Tea and “Bob the Bunny”

by the Cozy Couple

Stuffed animals are not the exclusive province of the very young. Even those of us who have been around a few decades can still have a penchant for these cuddly and collectible critters. Nevertheless, what do they in general and one named “Bob the Bunny” in particular have to do with tea? Read this tea tale to find out. Continue reading A Cozy Tale with Tea and “Bob the Bunny”

How to Stay Cozy with Cocoa

We’re happy to be guest contributors on this fabulous site devoted primarily to tea (but also to some related things like cookies). The holiday season is always a time of year to spend more quality time with loved ones. And sharing some hot cocoa makes that quality time, well, just that much more quality!! And cozy, of course! So, we present our tips to help maximize the cozy factor, giving you the most from those precious moments.

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The Comfort of a Comfy Throw

Throws are great for creating a feeling of comfort and coziness. And they are versatile enough for any decorating style or occasion. Price and materials range from economical to rather high-end, including real fur.

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Black Tea Chili and Corn Bread Recipe

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