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TeaTime November/December 2019

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!

Land:
United States
Sprache:
English
Verlag:
Hoffman Media
Erscheinungsweise:
Bimonthly
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come for tea

As the cool, crisp days of autumn turn colder and winter seems close at hand, I find myself happily anticipating and eagerly planning for the events I will be part of these last two months of the year. The first days of November will have me at the premiere Chicago International Tea Festival. In addition to teaching a class about teas every tea lover should taste, I’ll be speaking at the festival’s afternoon tea and participating in a special breakfast event. While advance registration via citfest.com is certainly recommended, admission tickets for the festival will also be available at the door. (Tickets for the classes and special events are, however, first-come-first-served.) I hope to meet many readers of TeaTime at the festival, so please come by our booth and introduce…

2 Min.
dear teatime

Love Letters “It goes without saying that every issue of your beautiful magazine thrills me, but I especially loved July/August [2019]. From the many delectables to the cup primer; from Richardson’s historical teas to the adorable tea caddies; from chintzes to blues to Shanghai to…well, you get the picture. Well done, all!” DIANNA CROCKER via Facebook “I’ve subscribed to TeaTime magazine for years. I may cut costs in other places but will not do without my TeaTime!” GAYLE ANN RESLER KETTLER via Facebook “How lucky are we to have this magazine available to us! Love TeaTime magazine!” LINDA SCHOFIELD CORNELY via Facebook “Your magazine is so inspirational, just the thought of tea in a beautiful cup keeps me grounded!” JUNE ROCHFORD via Facebook “I love this magazine! It’s on my coffee table closest to me right now. Just so soothing and relaxing. Thank…

3 Min.
tea events calendar

NOVEMBER 13 Sherlock Holmes Tea 11:30 a.m. Shakespeare’s Corner Shoppe & Afternoon Tea San Diego, California Sleuths and fans of the beloved literary character Sherlock Holmes won’t want to miss this themed event. Join fellow mystery fans for a menu with treats like Beef Stew with a Baker St. Bread Roll, Elementary Egg Salad, and Moriar-Tea Bag Biscuits, along with delicious freshly brewed tea. This event will include trivia and games. For pricing information and to reserve your spot, call 619-683-2748. For more information, visit sandiegoafternoontea.com. 16 Tea-riffic Extravaganza 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. First Lutheran Church Belle Plaine, Iowa Start the holiday season with a “tea-riffic” afternoon of sandwiches, pastries, and other delicacies along with pots of hot tea. Guests will enjoy live music and a one-woman comedic performance, as well as chances to win wonderful door prizes. This event,…

1 Min.
tis the season for giving

Elegant Treasures Store teas gifted to you this holiday season in a Mijenko Wooden Tea Chest with removable stainless-steel dividers and intricate silver or rose-gold handles. ($149, amazon.com) Seasonal Charm This limited-edition Christmas Wreath Elephant Caddy is a unique find with its festive tin and 40 tea bags of Williamson’s seasonal holiday blend. ($20, marktwendell.com or 978-635-9200) Decorative Delight Pretty Hanukkah-themed tea towels displaying a dreidel, a menorah, and the Star of David will brighten up your kitchen or tea table for the Festival of Lights. ($8 each, mud-pie.com or 678-397-0170) Time for Tea Celebrate a new year full of beautiful teatimes with tea-themed facts, quotes, recipes, and more with this delightful 2020 Collectible Teapot & Tea Wall Calendar. ($14.99, teatimemagazine.com) Steeping in Style Beautiful and practical, this gold-plated infuser from Tea Forté helps you brew loose-leaf tea easily…

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flavored black tea

Crème Brûlée Black Dessert Tea SIMPSON & VAIL svtea.com • 800-282-8327 TEACUP: Rosina/Queens China Yuletide “Once steeped, this aromatic blend lets you know you are in for a treat! Its smooth taste with notes of caramel is dessert disguised as a cup of tea.” —Janice Ritter, dealer program manager Christmas Tea TEAGSCHWENDNER shop.tgtea.com • 312-932-0639 TEACUP: Royal Albert Yuletide “The hint of vanilla in this black tea, which is redolent with cloves and nutmeg, gives this well-balanced blend a marvelous, creamy finish.” —Lorna Reeves, editor Chestnut Truffle Loose Leaf Black Tea THE JACKSON AVENUE TEA COMPANY jacksonavenuetea.com/shop • 865-637-4558 TEACUP: Royal Grafton Noel “This robust blend boasts the eponymous chestnut notes that make it a wonderful selection for a rousing morning cup of tea.” —Britt Stafford, associate editor Comfort & Joy TEA BY TWO teabytwo.myshopify.com • 410-838-8611 TEACUP: Spode Christmas Roses “A rich blend of warming spices and soothing chocolate creates a…

3 Min.
tea made in the sand

Japan’s method of growing tea under shade is unique. Since 1835, this cultivation technique has been used exclusively for exceptional (and expensive) green teas, such as gyokuro and matcha. The practice produces teas that yield a soft yellow-green liquor with low astringency and rich notes of umami and asparagus—exactly the highlights contemporary green-tea connoisseurs desire. I recently visited a small family-owned tea garden in the prefecture of Kagoshima on the southern island of Kyushu. The long rows of tea bushes were awakening under a warm spring sky. Having been raised on a farm, I know healthy plants when I see them, and I’ve never seen more vibrant tea plants than those at the Sakamoto Organic Garden. That’s where I met tea master Shuichiro Sakamoto, whose family has grown tea for more than…