Tea time can get reflective, with memories of days gone by flooding into your consciousness. Childhood is often the source of those memories. And for some of you the changes made over time in technology make those memories even more significant, contrasting your lives now with how they were then. Here is an example, involving an oscillating fan. Continue reading Tea and the Oscillating Fan
For those of you who haven’t heard by now, a tea concoction popular in southern states of the U.S. is “sweet tea.” And that has sparked a debate among tea drinkers over whether tea should be served iced and sweetened or not. This debate heats up as the weather does. Some avid tea drinkers don’t go much for iced tea or chilled tea, claiming that the flavor of delicate teas (such as most white teas) gets distorted or lost altogether when they are cold. Some also find the version of cold tea called “Sweet Tea” to be a set-your-teeth-on-edge mouthful of syrupy, cloying sweetness. Time to take a closer look at the issues. Continue reading The Sweet Tea Debate Heats Up
Happy Iced Tea Day! Your fave little teapot here, presenting 50 teas that my humans and I have tried chilled over the years. (You could also prepare them as iced tea and get similar results.)
Iced tea is not chilled tea is not cold infused tea. Never fear, your little teapot buddy is here to explain the difference. And over the years my humans have been guinea pigs trying a multitude of teas served cold. Continue reading Little Yellow Teapot Reports: A Revisit to Teas Served Chilled on Iced Tea Day
Warm, muggy Summer nights and a tall glass of chilled (iced) tea enjoyed on the front porch or the deck/patio out back make for some interesting tea moments. The reason: bugs. Continue reading Iced Tea and the Bug Zapper
Revisiting another article from the past:
Drinking my chilled (iced) tea unsweetened is truly bucking a Southern tradition. In the Southeast U.S., “sweet tea” is not only a true tradition but almost a right of passage.