TIP OF THE DAY: See Your Tea

We drink our daily cups of fine tea Asian-style—no milk, no sweetener, just clear, beautiful tea. We love our pretty porcelain tea cups and elegant mugs, but switching to a glass mug or cup makes a big difference in the visual appreciation of this beautiful beverage. Veneziano from Bodum, shown, is a double-walled glass cup…
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CHERRY TIP OF THE DAY: Hot Tea Russian-Style

Russians have traditionally sweetened hot tea with a spoonful of cherry preserves instead of sugar. It’s delicious. If you want the experience without the calories, look for a sugar-free cherry preserves. Chukar Cherries’ No Sugar Added Red Sour Cherry Preserve is so good, you can’t even tell that there’s no sugar added! For zero calories,…
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NEWS: Starbucks Goes “Full Leaf”

Seeking to offer tea drinkers as good an experience as their coffee lovers enjoy, Starbucks has gone “full leaf” with its Tazo line of teas, available in black, green and herbal infusions. Full leaves, or whole leaves, make the finest tea. Many tea bags are filled with broken leaves which don’t have as much flavor.…
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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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