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.
This time of year, every human (tea lovers and non-tea lovers alike) gets bombarded with options for giving the gift of tea. Some are good, some are bad, and some are downright ugly. Yours truly (me, Little Yellow Teapot) has taken some time to put down some pointers to help you humans tell one from the other during this hectic season. Continue reading The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Christmas Tea Gifts
This little teapot is all ready for the joys of the Christmas season. Steeping tea is always a big part of that here at our house. You can join in at your house. Tea goes great with many of the foods traditionally served at this time of year. Ham is top of the list, so we present some teas that go especially well with that meat’s wonderful flavors, whether you go more the sweet route (coating the ham with brown sugar, cloves, and pineapple) or the savory route (smoked ham or baked ham with more of a spicy quality). TOOOT! Continue reading Teas to Serve with Christmas Ham
Greetings, humans, from Santa Teapot. We see you when you’re thirsty. We know how much you bake. We steep the tea up good, not bad. So, have tea with some cake! TOOOT!
Enough of my version of “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.” And on to those gifts… Continue reading Santa Teapot Presents: 7 Great Gifts for Tea Lovers
Every year tea vendors announce a line of teas chock full not only of tea goodness by some added flavors that are traditional for the season. Tea Punk Teas is no exception. As a site sponsor here, they are as much a part of this World tea party as I, your humble little yellow teapot, certainly is. Explore some of their fine teas as I play “Santa Teapot” and offer up suggestions not only for your palate but for the tea lovers on your gift list. Continue reading Little Yellow (Santa) Teapot Recommends: A Tea Punk Steampunk Christmas
Hope you enjoy this slideshow of images I created awhile back. As that countdown to the “big day” progresses, check back and see which tradition you can go for next. Continue reading Christmas Traditions
The world of tea is truly world-wide, and the colors are almost as far reaching across the hue spectrum. We show you a few:
Happy Holidays and have a great tea time! TOOOT!
Hello, dear humans! The Thanksgiving holiday is a time for you to feast, feast, feast. And of course drink tea, tea, tea. A busy time for cooks and teapots alike. Well, we want to assist by providing some fab recipes from a very capable cook along with tea pairings for each food by yours truly. TOOOT! Continue reading Thanksgiving Recipes by Southern Lady Cooks (and Some Tea Pairings for Them)
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