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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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Teas to Serve with Christmas Ham

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

Tea and Biscotti (and Shona Patel’s Secret Recipe)

A sweet gift – a quintet of homemade biscotti – from a sweet lady, Shona Patel of Bihu Tea, arrived recently. And that got me and my humans thinking about this very special tea time treat. Time to share what we found out about them with you lovely tea drinking humans. TOOOT! Continue reading Tea and Biscotti (and Shona Patel’s Secret Recipe)

Tea Time Spooktacular Ideas!

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!

Black Tea Chili and Corn Bread Recipe by Janet Sanchez

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

4 Great Recipes Using Apples & Tea by Janet Sanchez

We have been presenting various yummy recipes here for some time, but I couldn’t resist grouping together four of my favorites for Fall, all involving apples and tea. Try one, try all. Have a ball! Continue reading 4 Great Recipes Using Apples & Tea by Janet Sanchez

Recipes for Sweet Recipe for Sweet TEAcicles by Janet Sanchez

Summer is on a roll, and even though kids are heading back to school, Summer has more than a month left, according to the calendar. So plenty of time to enjoy this delicious and healthy cooling treat! Continue reading Recipes for Sweet Recipe for Sweet TEAcicles by Janet Sanchez

“Mocha” Pu-erh

Howdy, humans! Your fave little teapot here to revisit a tea adventure I and my humans had a few years back. This trip down memory lane was spurred by a Twitter exchange with Maxwell Pollock‏ @maxycha. In truth, he had a good point, but then again, my humans’ tastebuds still get excited at the memory. #TOOOT! Continue reading “Mocha” Pu-erh