The holiday season is all rush, rush, rush, and then full stop. The gifts have all been unwrapped, the dinner has been eaten, friends and relatives are all relaxing and possibly preparing to head home. It can all be a bit underwhelming. The perfect solution is a special “after the Christmas rush” tea time. It will smooth out those last remnants of jangled nerves and yet give you a nice uplift. That’s the wonder of tea. Continue reading An After the Christmas Rush Tea Time
When you humans are sipping that tea and doing other things (reading, writing, wiping runny noses, etc.) at the same time, you can lose track of the level of the liquid in your teacup. You sip, set the cup down, then read/write/wipe, then sip again, and so on. If you’re not careful, you run the risk of coming down with empty teacup syndrome. Never fear, your ever trustworthy teapot buddy is here to advise you on how to handle the situation.
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
Hope you enjoy this slideshow of images I created awhile back. As that countdown to the “big day” progresses, check back and see which tradition you can go for next. Continue reading Christmas Traditions
Hello, dear humans! The Thanksgiving holiday is a time for you to feast, feast, feast. And of course drink tea, tea, tea. A busy time for cooks and teapots alike. Well, we want to assist by providing some fab recipes from a very capable cook along with tea pairings for each food by yours truly. TOOOT! Continue reading Thanksgiving Recipes by Southern Lady Cooks (and Some Tea Pairings for Them)
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!
My humans reminisce on an Autumn day not too many years ago. TOOOT! Continue reading Long Autumn Shadows at Tea Time