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
Our neighbor’s wonderful décor for the “pumpkin season” inspired us to seek out other cozy and cute pumpkins. We put together a nice slideshow of a few we found online. Hope these inspire you!
Hope you enjoyed the show and that you now have some great ideas for your own cute and cozy pumpkins!
© 2017-2021 The Cozy Couple photos and text
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
Little Yellow Teapot here. As harvest time approaches and you humans start prepping for Halloween, I want to tell you about the teapot tree. Is it real? Or is it a myth, a legend, a figment of some moonshiner’s imagination? Time to go on the hunt and find out. TOOOT! Continue reading The Teapot Tree…Real or…?
My humans reminisce on an Autumn day not too many years ago. TOOOT! Continue reading Long Autumn Shadows at Tea Time
For some of you humans, Labor Day is officially the end of Summer, which among the humans in the Hamptons also means it’s the last day to wear white until Memorial Day. However, officially Summer continues until around the end of the third week of September. My humans and I always like to observe this official version of the change of seasons with a nice toast of the teacup. And that means steeping up some tea with great Fall flavors. There are quite a few from which to choose. TOOOT! Continue reading Toasting the First Day of Fall with Tea
The greens of Summer are plentiful, from the leaves on trees and bushes to the grasses and other plants growing on the ground. They give way each year in many parts of our country to a much showier color display. Some of you even take the time to go on “leaf peeping” tours, starting in places like Vermont and Maine where the trees turn on that show sooner in the year and going across much of the country where the change starts a bit later. Hitting the peak color time can be tricky, but even if you’re a bit early or late, you’ll enjoy the show!
How to know where to go:
Bringing these colors into your home is easy to do and lends a really cozy feel to what is undeniably the coziest time of year. First, we wanted to show you that color palette in photos from nature and the seasonal harvest, and then, we show you some examples of working those colors into your décor and even your Autumn menu!
Autumn Colors in Nature
We compiled this slideshow from various images found online that seem to represent a full array of the colors and images typical of Autumn. From pale golds to rich dark browns, plus bright reds and oranges and, yes, some green.
Bringing in Autumn Colors to Your Cozy Space
You’ve seen the colors from nature above. Now see how they can fit in your home for that Autumn cozy feel in this slideshow:
Whether you do it with foods, plants, or furnishings, your home will be even more cozy this Autumn when you add in those wonderful colors.
© 2017-2021 The Cozy Couple photos and text
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
Fall is my humans’ favorite time of year (and favorite for many of you humans, too), not just for the gorgeous color display that nature puts on, but also for the flavors that, even though you can enjoy them year round, seem especially appealing this time of year. Adding these flavors to your tea time makes sense, at least this little teapot thinks so.