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
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
With the heat of Summer beating down, tea has taken a turn to the cold varieties. Tea parties can be done with both hot and cold tea. Just imagine close friends, the sun shining, a slight Summer breeze and a cup of ice cold sweet tea to embrace the conversation. Accompanied of course by wonderful finger sandwiches and chocolate covered strawberries. Continue reading Recipes for Sweet Tea Food Pairings
This little teapot might be just a teapot (albeit a very sassy and knowledgeable one), but I understand dad’s very well. And I can assure you that they love having a great tea time with their namesakes…you! #TOOOT! Continue reading Little Yellow Teapot Advises: Treat Dad to Tea for Fathers Day!
The date on the calendar may change from year to year, but Easter remains the same, that is, a time of renewal and for observing the coming back to life of the world around us. Flowers bloom, birds sing, and the Sun is higher in the sky, giving us all a feeling of waking from a long, deep rest. Or switching from watching a black-and-white movie to a color movie. Well, you get the idea. Continue reading Little Yellow Teapot Advises: Easter, Spring, and Tea
Lots of you humans out there are enjoying tea more and more. And so more and more of you are getting into the business side and selling tea. This little teapot applauds you. And the creative way in which some of you approach this most serious endeavor has not escaped my attention. Time to bring them to your attention, dear tea loving readers. TOOOT! Continue reading Tea Sellers with a Theme
by the Cozy Couple
Stuffed animals are not the exclusive province of the very young. Even those of us who have been around a few decades can still have a penchant for these cuddly and collectible critters. Nevertheless, what do they in general and one named “Bob the Bunny” in particular have to do with tea? Read this tea tale to find out. Continue reading A Cozy Tale with Tea and “Bob the Bunny”
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