TeaTime March - April 2017

TeaTime is America's #1 magazine for tea enthusiasts- and now you can enjoy every single page on your tablet! The magazine shares inspirational tea-party menues, recipes, and table-setting ideas, tea focused destinations and events, tea traditions and much more. Every issue of TeaTime magazine includes tea pairings and expert advice, ideas for creating beautiful tablescapes, and fascinating articles on tea experiences across the world!

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come for tea

It truly is difficult for me to resist a good antiques shop. You know the kind—ones filled with bric-a-brac and other treasures, especially pretty porcelain teapots and teacups. Always on a quest to find another blue-and-white piece to add to my growing collection, I could spend all day exploring such places. I also enjoy seeing the tea wares other collectors have amassed, so you can imagine my delight when Jane Pettigrew and I were invited to visit the Chitra Collection, a museum-quality private trove held in London by the N Sethia Foundation. I am most grateful to the foundation for allowing us to showcase a portion of the collection in a series of articles, which began in our recent January/February issue and will continue over at least five more. Beginning on…

2 min
dear teatime

Avid Overseas Reader I have loved reading TeaTime for many years now. Being a Brit, I had to rely on family and friends to bring me a copy home, so imagine my joy when I discovered I could read TeaTime online! As soon as I see a new copy has arrived, I put the kettle on, get out my favourite cup and saucer, and enjoy a very pleasurable couple of hours. I host afternoon tea parties several times a year for a local charity. Your recipes, decorations, and ideas have given me many inspirations over the years, and long may they continue to do so. From a land of hardened tea drinkers I say long may the cup reign, and thank you for a brilliant magazine. LINDSEY SHORT Rhos on Sea, North Wales, UK In Need…

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tea events calendar

March 5 Celtic Tea Dance 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Scottish Rite Cathedral Hall Pasadena, California Have you ever wanted to dance to a Celtic melody? Join the members of the Victorian Tea & Dance Society for an afternoon of lovely Celtic music and dancing (dance instruction included). Newcomers are welcome at this event, which includes tea refreshments. Irish- and Scottish-themed outfits are encouraged but not required. Come an hour early (12:30) for a dance class. The cost is $20 per person plus $5 for the class. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to victorianteaanddance.org. 18 & 19 Coffee & Tea Festival NYC Noon to 5:00 p.m. (Saturday); Noon to 4:00 p.m. (Sunday) Brooklyn Expo Center Brooklyn, New York The 12th annual Coffee & Tea Festival NYC is bringing an international array of more than 60 exhibitors to the…

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the citrus season

A Touch of Sparkle Tea Bling combines fashion, form, and function. Its stainless-steel clip can prevent loose-leaf tea from escaping an open infuser bag, as well as dress up a traditional tea bag or sachet. ($17.99; my-tea-bling.myshopify.com ) Tea with Zing From Florida Orange rooibos to Baroness Grey black, Carriage House Tea has a wide selection to suit any citrus enthusiast. ($10.50 for 25-serving tin; carriagehousetea.com or 336-736-8714) Sweet Treats Lemon-, lime-, and orange-flavored Chocolate Sidecards, made from premium Belgian chocolate, are the sweetest tea accessories to rest on the rim of a cup or to share at your next afternoon tea. ($34.50 for 15-piece gift box; chocolatetext.com) Zest Juice and More The 22-ounce portable Tea Zinger with a detachable loose-leaf basket, juicer, and zester allows you to steep, grate, and press fresh citrus flavor into your…

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green teas

Jeju Sejak HARNEY & SONS harney.com • 888-427-6398 TEACUP: Limoges-American Yellow Daisy “This South Korean selection has verdant notes similar to a Japanese Sencha but with an oh-so-pleasant sweetness.” —Lorna Reeves, editor Emma’s Perfect Match BINGLEY’S TEAS LIMITED bingleysteas.com • 612-845-1707 TEACUP: Spode Buttercup “In keeping with its rosy appearance, this flavored green tea offers hints of strawberry and cherry. —Sarah Howard, editorial assistant River Mist Green Tea MARK T. WENDELL TEA COMPANY marktwendell.com • 978-635-9200 TEACUP: Wedgwood India “The smoky aroma of this green tea also stands out in the flavor, making it a very smooth and rich brew.” —Janice Ritter, dealer program manager Litchi Jasmine GLOBAL TEA MART globalteamart.com • 844-208-2337 TEACUP: Wedgwood Wildflower Yellow “This blend combines a vegetal taste with a duo of fruity and floral notes for a soothing cup of tea.” —Britt Stafford, associate editor Orange Danish TRAIL LODGE TEA traillodgetea.com • 314-680-3015 TEACUP: Franciscan Poppy “This aromatic green tea is…

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what’s in a name?

The word [tea] is not to be found in the Bible, the works of Shakespeare, or any other publication in English previous to the latter half of the seventeenth century. In the known references to tea in English during the years 1650–9 the word appears in its earlier form of ‘tee,’ but pronounced ‘tay’ until the middle of the eighteenth century. —William H. Ukers, The Romance of Tea Once upon a time, this beverage was tee or tay. In other parts of the world, it was cha or chai. How did these different names come about? The Chinese borrowed the names of other shrubs for their earliest references to tea. Prepared leaves from the Camellia sinensis plant did not receive the appellation ch’a until A.D. 725, and the ideograph ch’a for tea…