TeaGuide: Reviews and Ramblings

January 17, 2013

Cooking with tea: Blancmange

Blancmange made with tea

“Mother sent her love, and was glad if I could do anything for you. Meg wanted me to bring some of her blanc-mange; she makes it very nicely, and Beth thought her cats would be comforting.”

Read the entire post … and the recipe … at English Tea Store blog.

January 14, 2013

Cooking with tea: Good gravy!

Filed under: cooking,food,recipes,tea,tea recipes,vegetarian — by JanisB @ 3:15 pm
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blog-post-goodgravyAlthough I cook (and bake) with various liquids – broth, wine, beer, juices of all kinds, milks of all kinds – my preferred cooking and baking liquid is still tea.

And although I’ve amassed well over a hundred cookbooks, clipped countless recipes, and searched online for many more, there are still some basics that I prepare over and over again.

Read the entire article at English Tea Store blog.

January 9, 2013

In my cups: Lacquerware

Filed under: exotic tea,tea accessories — by JanisB @ 10:19 am
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These pretty Asian teacups are not lacquerware — but the bamboo mat is. To see my lacquerware cup, follow the link to ETS blog.

I appreciate the Asian, particularly Japanese, aesthetic in arts and crafts, especially as it relates to tea. The first teapot I ever owned was handmade by a Japanese potter in the USA, and many of the tea pieces I’ve collected are from Asia, especially Japan.

Read the entire post at English Tea Store blog.

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