Gardens & Green Tea

There is something overwhelming about Springtime. I’m sure I bring it on myself after six months of hibernation, but the rate at which tasks are added to my To Do List makes me withdraw from the world. Thankfully, family came for a visit, and I was wrenched from my comfort zone (lately known as “the […]

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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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Threeview Teaview

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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