TIP OF THE DAY: Brewing The Cup Of Best Tea

[1] Black tea served in grandma’s porcelain cups (photo AGPhotographer | Canstock). [2] Prefer green tea? Compare different brands of Dragon Well, Gyokuro, Sencha, etc. (photo courtesy Kanaya Tea). [3] The winner of our first round (photo courtesy Harney & Sons).   Cold enough for you? There’s a reason that January is National Hot Tea…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Plan Afternoon Tea With Friends

Before a political reform movement co-opted the term “tea party” (and blocked out real tea parties from appearing on top in search engine results), the words evoked a charming, leisurely between-meal snack that was created in 1840 by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford. In the long stretch from midday luncheon to dinner at 8…
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GOURMET GIVEAWAY: Tim Tam Cookies

These cookies are like potato chips—we bet you can’t eat just one! Photo by Hannah Kaminsky | THE NIBBLE. If you don’t get your hands on some Pepperidge Farm Tim Tam Cookies this month, you’ll have to wait six months until Target stores start stocking them again (when they can be shipped from Australia—where they…
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ENTERTAINING: Tea & A Christmas Tree

A cup of spiced Constant Comment tea with a matching cake. Photo courtesy of Bigelow Tea. ‘Tis the season to enjoy cinnamon spice tea with your favorite holiday goodies, suggest our friends at the Fitzpatrick Hotel in New York City. Their “Fitz to a Tea” program has a different tea theme each month of the…
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