Sunday, October 27, 2013
Friday, October 25, 2013
A peppy little number and a whimsical video to go with it, from the good people at Yorkshire tea.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Sunday, October 20, 2013
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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Here's a video from Amber McCarroll with some pointers on how to read tea leaves. While we're on the subject don't forget to check out our list of books on the subject, including two free ebook editions. It's right here.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Here's a short and sweet animation starring a little tea guy stirring a cup of tea. It's nothing fancy but as the animator notes, it's her first try at this sort of thing.
Labels: Tea Video - Animated/Stop Motion
Sunday, October 06, 2013
Nowadays Tea Guy Speaks has an active Twitter feed with nearly 3,800 followers and registers more than 17,000 page impressions per month here at the Web site. Which is a modest number compared to many sites, but it's safe to say that as we embark on our eighth year we've amassed a rather substantial following in the tea community.
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Saturday, October 05, 2013
Here's part two of the list of old tea books that I've reviewed at The English Tea Blog. Most of them are available in free online or ebook editions. Check out part one of the list here.
Tea-Blending as a Fine Art
by Joseph M. Walsh link
An Essay on Tea
By Jonas Hanway link
Tea; Its Effects, Medicinal and Moral
by George Gabriel Sigmond link
Letter to a Friend, Concerning Tea
by John Wesley link
A Popular Treatise on Tea
by John Sumner link
The Book of Tea
by Kakuzo Okakura link
Tea and Tea Drinking
By Arthur Reade link
The Breville One-Touch Tea Maker
Friday, October 04, 2013
In addition to writing about tea at this site, I contribute frequently to The English Tea Store Blog. One of my favorite topics there is old books about tea. Now that every bit of text in the known universe is being (or soon will be) digitized, it means that quite a few of these dusty old tomes are readily available in free electronic editions. Here are links to some of the reviews I've written about them and here's part two of the list.
Tsiology; A Discourse on Tea
By A Tea Dealer link
Tea, Its Mystery and History
by Samuel Phillips Day link
A Journey to the Tea Countries of China
By Robert Fortune link
Tea and Coffee
By William Andrus Alcott link
Panacea: A Poem Upon Tea in Two Cantos
By Nehum Tate link
The Natural History of the Tea-Tree
By John Coakley Lettsom link
The Tea Cyclopaedia link
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