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Tea

It Really is the Perfect Timer for Tea

Gourmet teas are a treat any time of the day. As any tea drinker knows, although there are several factors to consider in brewing tea, timing is important in order to optimize the flavor. Most gourmet teas will come with suggested steeping times, use these as a guide. After your first cup, to adjust strength […]

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Treat Yourself to Matcha Tea

Matcha tea is a premium green tea. There are a couple of major differences between matcha tea and other green teas. First the tea leaves used in making matcha are grown in the shade by blocking the bushes from sunlight. Then, instead of whole or broken tea leaves, the tea leaf is dried and then […]

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Kabuki Green Tea, a Pleasant Surprise

Chilly fall days are perfect for sampling new teas. Today I brewed a pot of Kabuki Green Tea from Japan which is a green tea with cherry blossoms. I brewed this green tea using a glass teapot and an infuser. The water was just under boiling (175 degrees F) and I allowed the first pot of tea to steep for two […]

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Refreshing Raspberry Iced Tea

With summer fast approaching it’s time to start thinking about iced tea. Iced tea is no longer only tea with lemon flavoring. Many variations are possible. As we mentioned in How to Make Iced Tea freshly brewed iced tea is better than store bought. Iced tea with sparkling water is easy to make at home […]

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The Best Iced Tea is Freshly Brewed

Iced tea is a refreshing drink any time of the year. With our basic iced tea recipe it is easy to brew quality iced tea. Iced tea brewed fresh at home has a far superior taste to bottled iced tea. We did a little research to find the origins and history of iced tea and […]

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How to Make Anise Tea at Home

Spice up your tea with a hint of anise. Once you know how to make anise tea, you’ll find it a nice way to add variety to your tea break. This is a quick and easy recipe to add a little extra to your regular or decaffeinated tea. The anise seed gives even the most […]

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Make Your Own Chai Tea

Chai tea is rapidly gaining in popularity in America. Chai tea is a spiced black tea with milk. It is very easy to make at home and when you make it at home you can adjust the spices to suit your taste. Chai tea is usually made with black tea, milk, spices and honey or […]

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It All Starts With Water

Every cup of coffee or tea starts with water. To brew the best coffee or tea you need to start with fresh water. For optimum flavor you need fresh water. The water should be clear, and free of odor and flavor. Whether or not you need to filter water depends on where you live and […]

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Warming Up with Darjeeling Black Tea

As the thermometer outside is struggling to hit 30 degrees I am sitting here enjoying a cup of black tea. My choices today were a robust breakfast tea, an Earl Grey tea or a classic afternoon tea. Today I chose Ashbys Darjeeling Tea Bag. I am very happy with my selection. The flavor is superb, […]

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