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Day 20: Iced Sweet Tea

Sweet Tea for Sweltering Southern Summers I wouldn’t be surprised if stated somewhere in the heavily-amended Alabama Constitution is a rule that an Alabama-based blog can’t do a series on tea without a post on iced sweet tea. So I… Continue Reading →

Day 18: Digestive Biscuits

I start most days with tea and some kind of biscuit (what most ‘mericans would call a cookie). Usually, the biscuit I eat is a digestive biscuit, and mostly we buy my favourite, McVitie’s dark chocolate, but we’ve also tried the milk… Continue Reading →

Day 15: An Indian Tea Snack: Masala Chai, Pakoras, Vadas

But First, Tea There’s nothing like the spicy warmth of masala chai. While some premade masalas aren’t great, you can easily create your own fresh masala mix with a handful of spices. There are several tried-and-true methods of making stellar chai…. Continue Reading →

Day 13: How to Latte-fy Anything

Ah, the comforting mystery of the creamy, foamy latte. Some folks find the prospect of making one at home intimidating, but you don’t need a fancy cappuccino maker to make a lovely latte. All you need is milk, strongly-brewed coffee, tea,… Continue Reading →

Day 10: White Tea

Remember that when we talk about white, green, or black tea we’re talking about the same plant–Camellia sinensis–and that whether it’s one or the other depends on how long it as allowed to oxidize. White tea is considered the mildest iteration of… 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 →

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