Year Of The Tiger Oolong Tea From Adagio Teas & Oolong Tea History

The Year Of The Tiger begins on February 1st, and Adagio Teas has created a special oolong tea blend. If you’re not familiar with oolong, it’s semi-fermented or semi-oxidized tea that falls between green and black tea on the fermentation continuum (black tea ferments for two to four hours; for oolong, the fermentation process is…
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Best Electric Kettle For Drip Coffee, French Press & Tea

[1] A beauty of an electric kettle graces your counter (photos #1 and #2 © Fellow Products). [2] The narrow spout enables precision pouring. [3] Don’t forget the tea: January is National Tea Month (photo © Par Avion Tea).   A great find for fans of drip coffee, pour-over coffee, and tea of all kinds:…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Blue Rice With The Butterfly Pea Flower

This blue rice (photo #1) is made by steeping the water with the butterfly pea flower, which colors it naturally. The flower is used to brew herbal tea in Thailand, just by steeping the dried blue pea flowers in water. Simply steep 5-10 flowers, fresh or dried, in a cup of hot water. Let it…
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TIP OF THE DAY: 5 Little Holiday Tips

You may have finished your holiday decorations, decking the halls with gaiety. We’d like to add a few small things that we especially enjoy, whether for visitors or as a treat for ourselves.     1. BOWLS OF SPICES Holiday-scented candles are lovely, but require close watch to guarantee against fires. Instead, we buy cinnamon,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Get Seasonal With Pumpkin-Accented Everyday Foods

In our childhood, fall meant a choice of pumpkin pie or pumpkin pie. Today, there’s pumpkin everything. Walk into your favorite food store: You’ll find pumpkin-themed products in every aisle. Start the day with pumpkin yogurt or a bowl of pumpkin granola, toasted Thomas’ Pumpkin Spice English Muffins and bagels. Wash them down with pumpkin…
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