TeaGuide: Reviews and Ramblings

March 28, 2012

How cozy!

A stylish tea cozy adds character to your table while keeping your tea warm between cupsful. Whether made of fabric, yarn, or other materials, they pretty much fall into one of two categories: popover (also called dome) or wrap-around (also called bachelor). In practice, the cozy either covers the teapot completely and you have to remove it before pouring, or it wraps around with handle and spout sticking out so you can leave it on while you pour.

Within these two basic styles there’s a lot of creativi-tea.

Read the entire post at English Tea Store blog.

March 16, 2012

Spring Fever!

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The floral harbingers of spring – daffodils, forsythia, and periwinkles – are in full bloom. Peach trees, plums, and beautiful Bradford pears (no pears, just flowers) scent the air with their fragrant blossoms.

Bird feeders welcome robins, cardinals, finches, and not a few greedy squirrels. Garden snakes emerge to warm themselves in the sun.

Read the entire post at English Tea Store blog.

March 14, 2012

Review of Harney & Sons Yanagi Green Tea

Folks often tell me that they would like to drink green tea but don’t care for the taste or for the difficulty in preparing it. I think “dishwater,” “weeds,” and “not worth the effort” are the words most commonly used to describe their past experiences with green teas.

Over the years I’ve identified a couple of green teas that I recommend to these tentative tea lovers, both of which are relatively simple to steep up properly as well as easy to drink.

Read the entire post at English Tea Store blog.

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