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April 2018

Day 8: Rooibos

To Tea, or Not to Tea: That Is the Question. I had a carefully-considered schedule planned for these 21 days. We’d start by exploring the possibilities that black teas have to offer, move on to green and white, and then we’d… Continue Reading →

Day 7: Irish Breakfast

I was really surprised when I learned that the Irish drink more tea per capita than almost any other country, coming in second only to Turkey at 2.19 kg, or 4.83 lbs, per person a year. Another black tea, what… Continue Reading →

Day 6: Pu-Erh

Numi First, a spotlight on Numi Organic Tea. At the Afternoon Tea of my wedding rehearsal, my mom bought a Numi variety pack with some really unique flavors like Toasted Rice, Mate Lemon, and Tumeric Chai. I happened upon a… Continue Reading →

Day 5: Lady Grey

As a devoted Ravenclaw alumna, I figured I ought to devote a post to The Grey Lady’s favourite sulkytime tea (I mean, I think that’s maybe probably true). Lady Grey is a Twinings exclusive, created by them in the 90s…. Continue Reading →

Day 4: Let Them Eat (Tea) Cake

I thought I’d take a detour today to offer a yummy teatime treat from one of my favourite bakers and imaginary best friend, Chetna Makan (you know her from The Great British Baking Show). I’ve been working through her cookbooks… Continue Reading →

Day 3: Earl Grey–Two Brands, Two Brews

What Makes Earl Grey Special? Jean-Luc Picard’s favourite tea, Earl Grey is a classic consisting of various black teas and bergamot orange oil, resulting in an aromatic cup steaming with citrus-y floral notes. Its distinctive taste makes it well-suited for cocktail… Continue Reading →

Day 2: English Breakfast (Tazo)

Am I cheating by highlighting English Breakfast two days in a row? Maybe. But I thought it might be useful to talk about the differences between Twinings’ and Tazo’s Awake English Breakfast just to emphasize that not all teas that… Continue Reading →

Day 1: English Breakfast (Twinings)

Twining’s most popular tea, English Breakfast is a carefully-blended, robust black tea, made with teas from Africa and Asia–Assam, China, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi. Don’t ask why this tea ended up being called English when the leaves are anything but. Así… Continue Reading →

21 Days of Tea

While National Tea Day in the USA is in January, April 21st-April 22nd is when National Tea Day is celebrated in the UK. Since I couldn’t go to Chiswick for the Fes.Tea.Val, in honor of cuppa’ time, I’m highlighting a… Continue Reading →

Teff Porridge

I’m not used to wearing a coat at tax time, but this weekend I had to break out the long johns. That freaking groundhog wasn’t kidding. Spring is playing hide and seek, and the only upside is that we get… Continue Reading →

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