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Teatime Hospitality

Teatime Hospitality

Teatime is an open invitation, to come as you areand celebrate the gift of the moment.~ Sharon Grace Kryger   Through the years, teatime has reflected the varying seasons of my life.  Perhaps, you, too?  From teatimes with my dolls in the backyard playhouse, to my Grandma's wooden kitchen table, to late study sessions in the university library with warm thermoses of tea, to saving up for fancy trips to the local teahouse from my first paychecks to keeping a tea chest in my first office for tea fueled meetings and now joyfully hosting in my first home.  To each...

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Tea Tasting With A Tea Sommelier

Tea Tasting With A Tea Sommelier

Just like taking a course at college with a knowledgable professor or talking with your next neighbor who has canned tomatoes for the past 25 years as you put up your own produce, mindfully being guided through an experience, increases its pleasure.  A Tea Sommelier is a professional who has completed training on tea: history, growing, grading, blending and pairing.    Today it’s a joy to share with you how we can increase the pleasure of teatime by training our palates, as we continue our weekly blog series, The Signature Joy Of Tea.  Our time together is a way to welcome...

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Blending Herbal Infusions

Blending Herbal Infusions

Perhaps, during the summer you enjoy walking out in your garden and picking fresh mint, which you steep to create a refreshing drink?  Or perhaps, it was your Grandmother’s loving tradition to brew up lemon and ginger with a touch of honey on the stove for you, when you got a sore throat as a child?  If so, you have had the opportunity to taste an herbal infusion.  While technically not classified as tea (as no tea leaves are used), they are equally delicious and a lovely caffeine free beverage. Today we are going to share the basic blending guidelines, as we...

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How To Brew The Perfect Cup Of Tea

How To Brew The Perfect Cup Of Tea

Whether you are brewing a cup of tea in the comfort of your own home or in a bustling office for a midday treat, a consistently, delicious cup of tea is easy.  No fancy thermometer or kettle required!   As we continue our weekly blog series, The Signature Joy Of Tea, we are inviting beauty and grace into our days through the culture and hospitality of tea.  Empowering you to live the life of your tea dreams. March 7th: Camellia Sinensis March 14th: Tea Cultivation March 21st: Tea Harvesting March 28th: Tea Processing April 4th: How To Brew The Perfect Cup Of Tea April 11th: Blending Herbal Infusions April 18th: Tea Tasting With...

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Tea Processing

Tea Processing

Learning to process tea is an equal measure of science and art.  Just like how you have honed your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, seamlessly navigating the series of steps: creaming, mixing and folding. Today we are going to share an overview of tea processing, as we continue our weekly blog series, The Signature Joy Of Tea.  Our time together is a way to welcome beauty and grace into our days through the culture and hospitality of tea.  Empowering you to live the life of your tea dreams. March 7th: Camellia Sinensis March 14th: Tea Cultivation March 21st: Tea Harvesting March 28th: Tea Processing April 4th: How To Brew The...

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