TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Thai Iced Tea

[1] Thai iced tea. In her version, Wife Mama Foodie uses coconut milk instead of evaporated milk. Here’s her recipe (photo © Wife Mama Foodie). [2] The tea bags are available in boxes of 20 from Amazon and Walmart (photo © Wangderm).   Thai iced tea, known as cha-yen (cha is the word for tea),…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Blue Tea

Today’s tip comes via one of our favorite artisan tea blenders, Tay Tea. It’s blue tea, an herbal tea from Thailand that made its way here a few years ago. It still remains largely under the radar, except at artisan tea shops that blend their own teas. Butterfly pea flower tea is made by steeping…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Fine Teas From Steven Smith Teamaker

[1] A calming herbal blend (all photos courtesy Steven Smith Teamaker). [2] The selections of black, green, herbal and white teas will please everyone. [3] Lord Bergamot, the company’s version of Earl Grey, blended to provide substantial bergamot flavor for which Earl Grey is known.   For a Mother’s Day gift of fine tea, look…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Celebrate The First National Tea Day

[1] A tea estate in China. While China is the world’s largest tea-producing nation, it keeps most of what it grows for its own consumption.(photo courtesy The Meaning Of Tea). [2] The top three leaves of the bush, called “two leaves and a bud,” are the only leaves used in premium tea (photo courtesy Tea…
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