TeaGuide: Reviews and Ramblings

June 28, 2012

What’s in a Name: Tea Rooms v. Tea Rooms

Filed under: food,friends,scones,tea,tea rooms — by teaguide @ 11:26 am
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What's in a name: Tea rooms v. tea roomsOh joy! A new tea room opened in your neighbourhood and you can’t wait to stop in for afternoon tea or a great cuppa. You make your reservation, grab a friend, and off you go. When you get there, you find that their idea of “afternoon tea” is what you call lunch, and the only tea on the menu is a generic teabag in a cup of tepid water.

Read the entire post at English Tea Store blog.

June 26, 2012

Here Kit-tea Kit-tea!

Filed under: Cats,food,tea,tea rooms — by teaguide @ 9:49 am
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Our kitty Tiffy

There’s something about tea that attracts cat lovers. Or maybe there’s something about cats that attracts tea lovers. Clearly there’s something … because so many of us dearly love them both.

So what is it that bonds tea to cats and cats to tea in our lives?

Read the entire article at English Tea Store blog.

June 20, 2012

Review of English Tea Store Darjeeling White Tips

Filed under: Darjeeling tea,food,tea,white tea — by teaguide @ 8:33 am
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Basically there are two types of white tea leaves available to the consumer: the kind with long, thin silvery (sometimes downy) leaves, and the kind with leaves of varied sizes and colours, sort of like what you might find on a forest floor. The catalogue photo for this tea depicts the former, while these Darjeeling white tips are definitely in the “forest floor” category. So I was somewhat confused.

Read the entire article at English Tea Store blog.

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