Saturday, April 25, 2015
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Sunday, April 05, 2015
Here's a commercial from Herbaria Tea, a Hungarian company who apparently decided that the way to sell more of their herbal tea was to scare the crap out of potential consumers. As they put it, it's "a commercial that demonstrates the calming effect of Herbaria tea in an inventive and eye-catching way."
That's a masterpiece of understatement. Watch if you dare. If you're a sensitive sort you should pass.
Saturday, April 04, 2015
Sunday, March 29, 2015
(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.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
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
Get books about tea leaf reading at Amazon
Sunday, March 08, 2015
Saturday, March 07, 2015