Let’s Make a Proper Cup of Tea

I’ve been wondering how best to counter the ridiculous argument, (as put forth in Anne’s unfortunate post, amongst other places), that tea confined to a tea-bag is an acceptable substitute for tea properly prepared

Which is Better, Teabags or Loose Leaf Tea?

To the age old question, “Which is better, teabags or loose leaf tea”, the obvious answer is, “Loose leaf tea, of course!” Unfortunately this is a bit of an oversimplification. It is accurate to

How To Make The Perfect Cup Of Tea

Whilst striving for perfection in any endeavor is most likely a good thing, we should never let ourselves become rigidly fixated to one or another set of “rules” of tea preparation, lest we transform

Excerpts From “The Little Tea Book” – English Tea History

Edited excerpts from, “The Little Tea Book”, first published in 1903. Tea was brought into Europe by the DUTCH EAST INDIA COMPANY, in 1610. It was at least forty, and perhaps forty-seven, years later

Excerpts From “The Little Tea Book” – Origins of Tea

Edited excerpts from, “The Little Tea Book”, first published in 1903. A glance through this book will show that the spirit of the tea beverage is one of peace, comfort, and refinement. As these

The Tea I Grew Up On

This is the tea I grew up on, “Constant Comment” by Bigelow. ┬áIt makes what I still consider to be the most wonderful iced tea imaginable. It wasn’t always easy being a Southern girl