Lemon Meringue Green Tea is the Cat’s Meow

You probably won’t believe me when I say I’m not that keen on lemon-flavored anything. Not after I baked that delicious Lemon Loaf Cake inspired by the Memory of Lemon by Judith Fertig. And definitely not after I raved about Lemon Soleil Tea from Adagio Tea. I’m not even sure I believe it myself, especially […]

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Some Thoughts on Tea and the Changing of the Seasons

There are two things I have realized after brewing myself a cup of Teavivre’s Lu Shan Yun Wu Green Tea. First, all tea from Teavivre require a certain kind of care when brewing– the temperature of the water and the length of time you allow the leaves to steep are important, unlike the Twinnings tea […]

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Tealated for Green Tea

I don’t remember from where I discovered Tealated tea— I was reading a review on a blog, and I’m kicking myself that I didn’t bookmark the website because I owe them a hundred “thank you”s. I signed up for the Tealated newsletter, and I had the opportunity to try two free samples of tea. I […]

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Avaata Supreme Nilgiri Green Tea

Perhaps it was kismet that I made a last-minute decision to take the day off– otherwise, I would have missed signing for this charming package from Golden Tips Tea! It’s not every day that you receive a package in the mail from India. Especially one wrapped in cloth and sealed with wax. The selection of […]

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Year of Stash Tea Sampler

I like to pride myself on being a savvy shopper. So when I received a $10 birthday coupon from Stash Tea in my inbox back in December, I couldn’t resist purchasing myself some tea. Ignoring the fact that I have a July birthday, I ended up snagging four different samplers (60 tea bags) for $11.40. […]

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Teaview: It’s Not Easy Being Green

I’m going to let you in on a little secret, and I would appreciate it if you didn’t judge me so harshly… Okay, here it goes. I don’t really like green tea. Wait! Wait! Maybe I should clarify this. When I say “I don’t like green tea”, I don’t mean “I think green tea tastes […]

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The Way of the Tea

This blog is called Books & Tea, but I notice that I’ve been skimping on the tea part.  I have to be honest, I haven’t been integrating tea time into my daily schedule lately.  I’ve been paying the price too because I can’t seem to shake off this cold.  Tea has magical immune system strengthening […]

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