Tea on the Road: Herkimer Diamonds and Improvised Iced Tea

Leaving wine country behind us (see previous post), we continued our road trip, traveling east to Herkimer, a small town along the Mohawk River in upstate New York, and named after Nicholas Herkimer, a general in the American Revolutionary War. With Herkimer, we have a link to both tea (the Boston Tea Party of 1773, … Continue reading Tea on the Road: Herkimer Diamonds and Improvised Iced Tea

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The Royals: Do They Really Drink Expensive Tea?

When you read a headline like this: Meghan Markle and Kate's tea costs two thousands times more than the average cup* you kinda think these UK royals are drinking some really incredible tea! Exquisite, rare, containing gold specks (yeah, that exists). But, no. The Tea and Its Cost They are drinking teabag tea, with Meghan … Continue reading The Royals: Do They Really Drink Expensive Tea?

July 4th Musing: From the study of war to that of the arts

To take a Walk in the Gardens of the Palace of the Tuilleries, and describe the Statues there . . . would be a very pleasant Amusement, and instructive Entertainment, . . . But to observe the Objects with Taste and describe them so as to be understood, would require more time and thought than … Continue reading July 4th Musing: From the study of war to that of the arts

Three Reasons to Have Teabag Tea

As we might patronizingly explain to a bored friend, no, SFTGFOP1 does not mean Super Fancy Tea Grown For Other People (Specifically For That Grating Friend Or Pompous 1) but rather, indicates a quality that will never be found in that old box of teabags knocking around in your cupboard. And yet! For all us tea … Continue reading Three Reasons to Have Teabag Tea

A Tea for the Polar Vortex

When your phone says this—yesterday and today, even in late morning—you need a tea that will convince you that, yes indeed, you can manage to walk from your house to your car, assuming you walk quickly, because, yes indeed, that does actually say "feels like minus 36°"! And when your husband can throw out a … Continue reading A Tea for the Polar Vortex

A Holiday Filled with the Meaning of Tea

Christmas swept like a whirlwind through our house this year. The seemingly endless supply of ribbons and boxes and sparkly things finally exhausted even our cat. But running like a theme through all the feasting and cookies and snacking in our home? Tea. Assam, brewed western style . . . Dragon Well in the petite … Continue reading A Holiday Filled with the Meaning of Tea