- A Thanksgiving Tea Party, Relax and Enjoy! - Tea Party Guide.
- Thanksgiving Menu – The Russian Tea Room in New York City.
- Victorian Tea at Patterson Homestead in Dayton, Ohio.
A Thanksgiving Tea Party, Relax and Enjoy! - Tea Party Guid…
A Thanksgiving Tea Party, Relax and Enjoy! - Tea Party Guid…
Have you heard the expression: “Far Too Good For Ordinary People” or the acronym, FTGFOP? I am talking about tea nomenclature terms like “Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe” in my latest EGO Podcast FTW.
The mainstream media, represented by Thomson Reuters, is stating that the “US Republicans’ convention will be no Tea Party.” I wonder if the “Tea Party Star” Ted Cruz be a party pooper at the upcoming GOP National Convention?
“The Tea Party is not about cool cocktail parties with (Republican Party) chairmen,” said Adam Brandon, executive vice president of FreedomWorks, a Washington-based Tea Party group.
(Reuters.com, August 10, 2012.)
I recommend you that you take some time and read the following articles:
How about ending this post with British humor at its best? Bring out the teapot and some crumpets and watch “Left? – Right!” from the movie, Clockwise.
How do you store your teabags and loose leaf tea in bulk?
Teabags in a box…
This morning I tested the Irish Breakfast. Their description is spot on:
This full-bodied Assam blend is a malty tea with a deep red-gold colour. Its robust flavour makes it an ideal tea to drink at breakfast time, or as a pick-me-up throughout the day.
Do you have a special morning routine?
Whittard English & Irish…
Do they play swing jazz in the swing states? Will Barack Obama learn from John Kerry’s mistake by not going after the Southern voters, e.g., Florida? Check out the blog, AmerikanskPolitik.se (“American Politics – Fair and Balanced” in Swedish).
Have you bought tea products from Le Palais des Thés? Therése Ek of Konstknuten (“The Art Knot”) visited Le Palais des Thés in Nice, France, and gave us a nice sampler of different teas and tea literature, Le Guide Théophile (“The Theophile Guide“).
Check out François-Xavier Delmas’s blog, Discovering Tea.
This post is written by Linus Hammarstrand:
Tea is the by far most popular drink in China, even though more and more Chinese are taking to drinking coffee, particularly as Starbucks and various native knock-offs are gaining in popularity. The origin of tea can be traced back to the Middle Kingdom and the Chinese have been drinking tea for close to 5 000 years. According to the legend, tea was invented as a drink by Shen Nong, the Divine Farmer, around 3 000 BC. According to legend, Shen Nong was very health-conscious and personally tested thousands of medicinal herbs to see which ones could benefit his people. Among these herbs, he found that the tea plant had numerous benefits, aside from its pleasant taste.
The tea plant is called Camellia Sinensis and is related to our own camellia, Camellia Japonica. In the wilds, the plant can grow to a height of up to 20 meters. In most plantations however, it seldom grows beyond two meters. The tea plant is evergreen and is currently grown in more than 40 countries. About 90% of all tea that is grown is grown in Asia and China is the oldest tea growing nation on the planet, with a tea tradition stretching back more than 2 000 years.
The Chinese word for tea, cha, is encountered in numerous languages. In Nepal, India and in the Middle East, it is typically referred to as Chai, whereas in Japan it still goes by its original name of cha. Etymologically, the English word tea can be linked to cha.
Tea drinking is typically something one typically connects with Japan, but it was not until the 8th century AD when it was introduced to Japan and the imperial court in Nara, from Tang dynasty China. In the 17th century, tea drinking spread to Europe through the care of Portuguese and then Dutch merchants. From Europe it spread to the New world and to the colonies.
England was one of the last seafaring nations to succumb to tea drinking and it was only through the influence of King Charles II, who grew up in Amsterdam and later married a Portuguese princess, that tea became introduced to the British nobility. From the nobles, tea drinking spread to the lower classes and it was mainly due to the commoners appetite for tea that the East India companies were founded. Some historians claim that the later Industrial revolution was fueled by the worker’s sumptuous consumption of tea with milk and sugar in it, which allowed them to work for long hours in the factories.
Tea can be divided into a number of types: green tea, Oolong and black tea. The difference lies in the degree of oxidation and fermentation. Oxidation happens when the tea leaves turn brown from lack of sap. Oxidation can be artificially induced by rolling the tea leaves so that the sap and the enzymes are freed. Through subsequent heating of the leaves, the oxidation process can then be stopped at any time. Tea, and especially green tea is known to contain copious amounts of antioxidants, as well as numerous vitamins and minerals. It thus constitutes a healthy drink of choice. Thus, next time you sit down to relax with a nice cup of tea, bear in mind not only that it is healthy, but also that it is a drink with a long history!
Tea is the by far most popular drink in China, even though more and more Chinese are taking to drinking…
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Here is an excerpt from Matt Woolbright‘s article, Boston Tea Party Museum and Old South Meeting House unveil rare tea chest artifact:
The chest, one of two remaining, was passed through a family after colonists retrieved it from the harbor the morning after the “party,” said Robin DeBlosi, director for marketing at the Old South Meeting House.
“Most artifacts from this treasonous event were buried in the mud so people wouldn’t keep them,” DeBlosi said, “which is what makes this so rare.”
The event is open to the public and many Boston officials are expected to attend. There will be a performance by a fife and drum corps and the chest will be marched from the Old South Meeting House to the museum’s replica Tea Party ship on the harbor. The museum, however, will not open to the public until June 26.
(The Boston Globe, June 13, 2012.)