Cherry Tea? Cheery Teas to Counter February Dreariness

Perfection: A just-picked cherry. Sweet or tart, either one is amazing. Okay, yes, they are a summer thing, but if the view out of your window is as dreary as the view out of mine, well, you understand why I'm thinking about fruit tea! And cherries are very much a Michigan thing. Nearly surrounded by … Continue reading Cherry Tea? Cheery Teas to Counter February Dreariness

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The 12 Teas of Christmas: A lordly tea

On the Tenth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me ten lords a-leaping—which is unlikely to occur if you're thinking of lord as in man of high rank. So how about Santa Claus, jumping into the chimney to deliver presents? Well, not so much in times past, when Santa was still more the … Continue reading The 12 Teas of Christmas: A lordly tea

The 12 Teas of Christmas: On the 8th day, a proposal

On the Eighth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me eight maids a-milking—which had more meanings than one might think! As C. Nugent (2016) explains: eight maids a-milking addresses two of the major themes of fifteenth and sixteenth century English celebrations and parties during the Christmas holidays – food and romance.  As Food … Continue reading The 12 Teas of Christmas: On the 8th day, a proposal