Sunday, March 29, 2015

Tea Cocktails: A Mixologist's Guide to Legendary Tea-Infused Cocktails

Tea Cocktails: A Mixologist's Guide to Legendary Tea-Infused Cocktails

(from a press release)

In classy bars and cocktail lounges across America, tea is making a big splash. Absolut has launched a line of tea-infused vodka, companies like Owl’s Brew are springing up with teas crafted specifically as cocktail mixers, and foodie magazines such as Saveur and Food & Wine are featuring hot chai toddies and gin-spiked iced teas. With Abigail R. Gehring’s Tea Cocktails: A Mixologist's Guide to Legendary Tea-Infused Cocktails (Skyhorse Publishing; April 7, 2015; ISBN 978-1-63220-449-3; $19.99) you can join mixologists across the US capitalizing on this trend by infusing cocktails with everything from chamomile to Darjeeling.

Teatulia has partnered with Gehring to provide a stunning collection of seventy-five unique hot and cold tea cocktail recipes sure to impress any mixologist or tea lover. Tea, similar to bourbon, tequila, and gin, offers a myriad of flavors: there’s rich, earthy pu-her; grassy and bittersweet green teas; malty black teas; sweet, spicy chai; smoky yerba mate; and delicate white teas, not to mention the variety of herbal options available. Learn how to balance the unique flavors of herbal and black teas with just the right spirits.

Adagio Teas - Best Tea Online

Sunday, March 22, 2015

How To Read Tea Leaves: Nine Books About Tasseography

Who knew there were so many books about tasseography (tea leaf reading)? Here are nine of them, spanning nearly a century. Note that the first two are available in free electronic editions.

Tea-Cup Reading and Fortune-Telling by Tea Leaves
by a Highland Seer (1921) link

Telling Fortunes By Tea-Leaves
by Cicely Kent (1922) link

Tea Leaf Reading
by William W. Hewitt (1992)

Tea Cup Reading: A Quick and Easy Guide to Tasseography
by Sasha Fenton (2002) link

The World in Your Cup: A Handbook in the Ancient Art of Tea Leaf Reading
by Joseph F. Conroy (2006) link

The Art of Tea-leaf Reading
by Jane Struthers (2006) link

Simply Tea Leaf Reading
by Jacqueline Towers (2008) link

The Cup of Destiny
by Jane Lyle (2008) link

Tea Leaf Reading For Beginners: Your Fortune in a Tea Cup
by Caroline Dow (2011) link

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Saturday, March 07, 2015

Slow Motion Tea Time With Alan Rickman

Our most popular video post here at Tea Guy Speaks, and one that we feature from time to time, is a clip of actor Alan Rickman taking his time over a cup of tea and then doing some actorish type grimaces and gestures and whatnot. If he seems to be moving slowly do not adjust your dials. It's part of the Portraits in Dramatic Time series, by David Michalek. More at his Web site.

Adagio Teas - Best Tea Online

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Two Versions of How to Make Matcha Tea

There's no shortage of videos on how to prepare the powdered green Japanese tea known as matcha. Here are two of them. In the first, Dr. Andrew Weil's colleague, Dr. Jim Nicolai, shows how he does it. The second comes from Eric Gower, of the high-end matcha purveyor, Breakaway Matcha.

Teas Hope - Tea Shop

Matcha & Gyokuro Green Tea Processing

Adagio Teas - Best Tea Online

Matcha: The Way of Tea

From DoMatcha:

A travel style mini-documentary that uncovers the history, production and future of matcha tea. This spectacular journey takes you from amazing organic mountain tea fields, stunning forestscapes, and the natural spring fed wells of Kagoshima, to the bustling tea shop filled streets of ancient Uji City, Kyoto.

The Breville One-Touch Tea Maker

Sunday, January 18, 2015