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)
One of the great classic American novels is Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. And having set up a special tea time for another great writer, Jane Austen, we agreed with a reader here that a special tea time with Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy was a tasty idea. So my humans and I did some research on just what would be involved and in the process found out quite a few interesting things, as you will see here. TOOOT!
The 15 minute work break. Some of you humans get one, others don’t. For you that do, make the most of those 15 minutes by knowing how to fit a really good tea into that short time frame. A few ideas are presented here by your ever faithful and helpful little teapot to help you do just that. Continue reading 5 Tips for Fitting GOOD Tea into Your 15 Minute Break at Work (featuring Bihu Bold Tea)
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!
Time for this little teapot to spout off about the combination of milk and tea. So, here goes… Continue reading Little Yellow Teapot Spouts Off: Some Thoughts on Milk and Tea
My humans reminisce on an Autumn day not too many years ago. TOOOT! Continue reading Long Autumn Shadows at Tea Time
Hey, tea loving humans, Summer time is here in the Northern Hemisphere. That usually means days filled with plenty of sunshine — great weather for enjoying a tall, cold glass of chilled (iced) tea. However, we do get our share of cloudy days where heat and humidity collide in a dramatic display — sudden, intense downpours accompanied by theatrical thunder and lightning. Other times these clouds just hang over the area casting a damper on everyone’s mood. Not in our house, though. Continue reading Enjoying Tea on a Cloudy Summer Day
Ever wish you could go back in time and have tea like the Victorians did? How about traveling to other countries and experiencing tea as they do? No need for H.G. Wells’ time machine (or Dr. Who’s Tardis) or to use up your frequent flyer miles. You can have that experience at home. In fact, this little teapot suspects that you already are. Compare the tea time styles in our guide to how you are enjoying your tea to see which ones fit. TOOOT! Continue reading See What Kind of Tea Time You Are Having with Our Guide
Some parts of the U.S. have seen unseasonably cool temperatures. And too much rain. And flooding. With such events going on, some of us are prompted to relish the last hurrahs of Summer with some suitable tea moments. Your fave little teapot is here to show you how. Continue reading How to Relish the Last Hurrahs of Summer with Tea
In an age of instant this and microwaveable that, weighing and measuring your tea leaves before steeping can seem like more fuss and bother than it’s worth. But I can give you 4 reasons to the contrary: Continue reading 4 Reasons to Weigh and Measure Out Your Tea Leaves Before Steeping