High Tea vs Low Tea (Which one is Which?)

In Westernized Culture- especially in the United States- I have come to notice that it is common for fancier, upper class style Teas to be regularly be called a High Tea. This, however, is a misnomer. The elegant Teas during which one is expected to dress in finery and utilize proper etiquette and manners is not a High Tea at all. Continue reading “High Tea vs Low Tea (Which one is Which?)”

Tea: All the Colors of the Rainbow

Tea can be a very confusing subject for those who are new to it. There is a lot of specialized terminology that one can have a hard time grasping as a beginner and it can make one’s initial foray into the world of Tea troubling, confusing, and oh so frustrating. The purpose of this new 101 series is to hopefully break it down into more digestible bits to help the newbies just getting their feet wet. Continue reading “Tea: All the Colors of the Rainbow”

Boiling Water for Tea; Why You Really Shouldn’t

I try to get my friends to drink Tea a lot. I love everything about it and I want to spread the love (even if I can be a bit of a Tea Snob). I can talk for hours about the therapeutic mental effects of drinking a cup of Tea, or the health benefits; I can even talk for hours concerning the different types of Tea available and enjoy musing over what blends friends would love.

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L’Arte de Tasseography: Tips for Tea Leaf Reading

There is more that you can do with Tea than just drinking it; this week I wanted to highlight one of my favorite Divination Practices: Tasseography, or Tea Leaf Reading. Even if you don’t believe in Divination, it’s still an entertaining little game to play when you have friends over for Tea! Continue reading “L’Arte de Tasseography: Tips for Tea Leaf Reading”