Category Archives: Autumn

A time of changes, of slowing down, of savoring the fruits of your Summer labors.

7 Dishware Patterns for the Perfect Autumn Tea Table

There’s a lot to love about Autumn. The cooler temperatures that bring relief after Summer’s heat. The lower humidity level that makes that cooler air seem refreshing. And the colors. Especially the colors. So why not bring that indoors to your Autumn tea table? One great way is with a dishware pattern. There are tons to choose from, but these seven caught my eye. They show the variety that’s out there, mainly featuring colorful Autumn leaves but also a classic design with a very plump turkey – we had this pattern (#7 in the image below) as kids and ate our Thanksgiving dinner off of them every year. Just the sight of them can make me start salivating for my mom’s cooking. Continue reading 7 Dishware Patterns for the Perfect Autumn Tea Table

Doke Tea Magic for Halloween!

Halloween is a time of scary things that go bump in the night and for magic that seems to be everywhere – even in a tea garden. Our visit to the Doke Tea garden in Bihar, India, is proof. Come along with us and see that magic in action and meet the magicians who bring it about.  Continue reading Doke Tea Magic for Halloween!

Harvest Time Hurrahs!

There’s no wonder that at this time of year, people across the country are exuding harvest time hurrahs. Harvest is an important time in the lives of mankind. It means food, drink, clothing (cotton, etc.), and just about everything around us. Continue reading Harvest Time Hurrahs!

Recipe for Halloween Tea Wontons

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

With the holiday season coming and so many get-togethers sure to arise, the questions are: what to make? what to bring? This simple tea recipe is sure to fit the theme for Halloween, the first of many holiday parties to come. With its green filling and orange dipping sauce as well as delicious flavor, you can’t go wrong.   Continue reading Recipe for Halloween Tea Wontons

Little Yellow Teapot Reports: Some of My Pumpkin-Shaped Cousins

Tis the season for pumpkins, and I, your intrepid tea steeping buddy otherwise known as Little Yellow Teapot, am here to show you how some of my cousin teapots have gone a bit…well, uh…let’s face it, OVERBOARD in their emulation of this fabulous member of the Winter squash family. Continue reading Little Yellow Teapot Reports: Some of My Pumpkin-Shaped Cousins

Christopher Columbus and Tea

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

Recipe for Mini Pumpkin Tea Cakes

[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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Autumn Comfort Foods & Teas

Autumn is close at hand. But the craving for those comfort foods that are especially popular at this time of year seems to be a bit ahead of the calendar. And tea time is when that craving really kicks into high gear. Time to go exploring and see which of these will satisfy your craving.

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10 Top Teas for November

As the temperatures go down, the call from within us for hot tea is even louder than ever. The month of November in the Northern Hemisphere is certainly a time of those cooler temps and therefore a time when more people enjoy hot tea, switching from their favorite iced tea and sweet tea. Certain teas seem to be more appealing during this time of year, partly due to the weather and partly due to holiday events, especially Thanksgiving in the U.S. where tea can be an important part of that traditional gathering of family and friends. These ten teas have an especially broad appeal, meeting these desires among tea drinkers. Continue reading 10 Top Teas for November

5 Fall Flavors to Spice Up Your Tea Time

Fall is my favorite time of year (and favorite for many of you, too), not just for the gorgeous color display that nature puts on, but also for the flavors that, even though we can enjoy them year round, seem especially appealing this time of year. Adding these flavors to your tea time makes sense, at least we think so. Continue reading 5 Fall Flavors to Spice Up Your Tea Time