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Guest Post: Tea and Zen and Snow

Tea time is meant to be a time of not only rehydration for you humans but also a time to step away a little from the hustle and bustle of your day. Our guest contributor calls this “stepping away” the “Zen of Tea” and shows you how it works in this article. She also presents a slideshow that you can watch while having your own “Zen Tea Time.” TOOOT! Continue reading Guest Post: Tea and Zen and Snow

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The Day-After-Christmas Tea Time Updated!

It’s the day after Christmas and time to relax after all that stress, anxiety, planning, expectations, guesses, disappointments, and fulfillments. The season can be thrilling with all the colors and lights and music, but it can also be a time when we just feel overloaded to the point that the day after is a release, a time to return some normalcy to our lives where everything isn’t about fretting over getting or receiving just the right gift. Tea (and this little tea steeping teapot) to the rescue – TOOOT! Continue reading The Day-After-Christmas Tea Time Updated!

Curing Your Winter Doldrums with Tea

There are many tea drinking humans dedicated to enjoying only the most fresh, new teas, often only the single garden kind. It’s great to be so specific in your tea tastes, but it does pose a problem: Winter. Never fear, this knowledgeable little teapot is here. TOOOT! Continue reading Curing Your Winter Doldrums with Tea

When You Can’t Buy Clotted Cream

There is a style of tea time very popular in the UK, especially Devon and Cornwall, known as the “cream tea.” It features scones, jam, and something that can be described as a gift from the angels: clotted cream. Sadly, since my humans and I don’t live there, we have a bit of difficulty getting some of the real clotted cream at any of the food-selling type stores here, and my humans don’t shop online. The other day, a kind human on Twitter told us of a recipe for an alternative. You clotted cream purists might cringe, but those of us desperate for anything even close to the real deal are rejoicing. TOOOT! Continue reading When You Can’t Buy Clotted Cream

A Very Neighborly Pumpkin Pie Tea Time

Often these days you hear humans around you bemoaning how isolated they live, not even knowing who their neighbors are. So a very neighborly pumpkin pie tea time was a welcome surprise for me and my humans. And a very tasty one! Continue reading A Very Neighborly Pumpkin Pie Tea Time

Little Yellow Teapot Advises: Tea Helps in Dealing with the Relatives at Holidays

Thanksgiving is around the corner, meaning that the relatives will be descending upon your house like a horde of Goths. Or maybe you will be part of the horde descending upon one of them. Either way, this usually annual meeting with people you probably hardly know but who occupy a space on your family tree and therefore lay claim to a bit of your time is fraught with lots of emotion and conversations full of such questions as: “So, what have you been doing all year?” The little teapot is here to advise you how tea can help you deal with the relatives and all the other issues during the holiday season. Continue reading Little Yellow Teapot Advises: Tea Helps in Dealing with the Relatives at Holidays

Recipe for Mini Pumpkin Tea Cakes

The Cozy Couple presents a great recipe for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or any time. And these go great with tea!

[Note: most of the photos here are from other sources and are for illustrative purposes only.]

The season of festivities is quickly approaching. Halloween parties are sure to pop up all around. This is a fun festive recipe sure to delight all who eat these mini tea pumpkin cakes – a delight for sight as much as for the taste buds.

Continue reading Recipe for Mini Pumpkin Tea Cakes

Recipe for Mini Pumpkin Tea Cakes

The Cozy Couple presents a great recipe for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or any time. And these go great with tea!

[Note: most of the photos here are from other sources and are for illustrative purposes only.]

The season of festivities is quickly approaching. Halloween parties are sure to pop up all around. This is a fun festive recipe sure to delight all who eat these mini tea pumpkin cakes – a delight for sight as much as for the taste buds.

Continue reading Recipe for Mini Pumpkin Tea Cakes

The Great Candy Corn Debate

This time of year a confectionery staple appears magically by the ton on store shelves: candy corn. It’s been around since the 1880’s and for some people is a treat not to be missed. For others, though, the very mention of those two little words “candy” and “corn” said together as a single entity sends chills down their spines and a wave of queasiness through their insides. It also tends to spark the Great Candy Corn Debate. Continue reading The Great Candy Corn Debate

Pouring Tea Like a Moroccan Waiter

Greetings, dear tea loving humans! One of the best things about tea is how very personal it is. The variety of teas and the ways in which you can prepare and enjoy them, including the many different flavorings and additions (fruits, flowers, herbs, spices, etc.) assures that you will find not only what suits you perfectly but some new and rather astounding experience. Here is one my ‘she’ human had awhile back and that she wanted to share with you here. TOOOT! Continue reading Pouring Tea Like a Moroccan Waiter