Category Archives: Winter

Recipe for Pu-erh Pot Roast

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

As Autumn ends and Winter sets in, we find ourselves craving the warmth of a hot cup of tea and comfort food. Whether you have a leisurely Sunday planned or a busy day at work, this slow-cooked pu-erh pot roast is perfect. In only 15 minutes you can prep and set your dinner plans; then just let it slowly cook as you go about your day. Continue reading Recipe for Pu-erh Pot Roast

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Winter Yard Work and a Cup of Tea

Yard work doesn’t end when Winter comes. It just gets a bit easier, mainly because there are fewer bugs on the hunt for fresh feeding grounds (like my arms and legs). You do have to bundle up a little more, though, since the weather is usually a bit nippy then. A hot thermos of tea is also good to have on hand, too, to fend off the chill.

So, what kind of things need tending in the yard during Winter? That depends on what growing region you live in. Some things are basic to every region, though, and can be grouped into three basic categories: cleanup, planting, protection. Continue reading Winter Yard Work and a Cup of Tea

5 Ways Winter Tea Parties Are the Best!

Winter tea parties are the best. While we often think of tea in the garden in Spring and Summer, and while Autumn is also a great time for tea, many see Winter as that time to fill up a mug with that hot, tasty tea, snuggle under a warm blanket, and enjoy both tea and a good book, movie, or craft project such as knitting, crocheting, or even quilting. But a tea party with friends in these chilly months not only lifts the spirits but affords you other pleasures! Continue reading 5 Ways Winter Tea Parties Are the Best!

How Winter Colors in Your Home Help Lift Your Spirits

This time of year many people endure a condition known as SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), but one way to lift your spirits and decrease the effect of SAD is to decorate your home with winter colors – bright and light! Continue reading How Winter Colors in Your Home Help Lift Your Spirits

10 Super Things to Toast with Tea in January

Dear readers: This new format let’s us open up discussion topics to just about anything of interest to tea lovers (which can range from those folks who like their daily cuppa to those who live a full “tea life” where tea is in their thoughts and deeds every moment of the day). So, let’s dive into some lesser known holidays/events to toast with your teacup (no matter what style it is or what tea is in it)!

True tea lovers certainly need no reason to break out the accoutrements and prepare some of that wondrous liquid. However, once prepared, tea makes a most excellent beverage with which to toast occasions both special and trivial. To start off the new year, you had your celebration at the stroke of midnight and most likely spent the first day of the year getting “back to normal” (if there is such a thing). Here are an additional 10 super and possibly lesser known things to toast in January: Continue reading 10 Super Things to Toast with Tea in January

5 January Teas to Melt the Chill of Winter

Oh the indignities of Winter! Whether you’re a kitty suddenly finding yourself wearing a “chapeaux de snow” or you’re a human trying to put on those tire chains with the sudden onset of a blizzard, challenges abound. Make it through this first month of the New Year with hot tea. Very fitting, since this is officially “Hot Tea Month”! Continue reading 5 January Teas to Melt the Chill of Winter