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TeaTime

September/October 2020

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!

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hoffman Media
Frequency:
Bimonthly
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6 Issues

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2 min.
editor’s letter

As autumn approaches with its cooler weather, nature seems to beckon us outside. Trees that blended almost imperceptibly into a lush green backdrop are now as eye-catching as blooming flowers were in spring and summer, their leaves changing to mesmerizing shades of gold, orange, red, and even brown. To the casual observer, tea bushes could very easily pass for unassuming evergreen shrubs, their foliage rather unremarkable, even in the fall. The marvelous transformation of tea leaves doesn’t happen out in nature but rather in a tea factory under the watchful eye and skillful hand of a tea master. And as we steep the leaves in our own pots and cups, we savor the fruits of that labor. What a beautiful combination—tea and autumn! As is only natural this time of year,…

3 min.
dear teatime

Family Bonding “I am very pleased with and inspired by TeaTime. I believe it has brought my family and me closer through our shared love of tea. We are especially thankful for the pairing of Scottish shortbread with a favorite Blackcurrant Breeze tea in the May/June 2020 issue [page 10]. We treasure each issue for insights, photography, recipes, and introducing us to new teas. I am so happy we subscribed. Keep up the great work!” JODI CREAGER via Instagram Praise from Afar “I would like to complement you on another fabulous edition of TeaTime. I am a Brit and found your magazine through an online magazine reader, and I’m hooked. I like to think of myself as a lover of tea, and I enjoy nothing more than taking tea with friends. One of my dreams…

3 min.
tea events calendar

September 19 Mad Hatter Tea Party 1:00 p.m. Belle Grove Plantation King George, Virginia You won’t want to be late for this very important date! Attend a very mad afternoon tea party with friends from Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland, where you will enjoy tasty treats and leave with your teacup as a memento. Tickets purchased on or before August 19 cost $40 for adults and $25 for children ages 5 to 12; tickets bought after August 20 cost $50 for adults and $35 for children ages 5 to 12. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit bellegroveplantation.com. 20 Little Women Garden Tea 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Tudor Place Historic Home & Garden Washington, DC Join a group of fellow bibliophiles for an afternoon spent enjoying tea and a classic of the literary world, Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. Reminisce and discuss the…

1 min.
for the love of tea

Sensational Spices Add rich flavor to veggies, meats, and cakes with flavorful spice blends from Eat More Tea like Smoky Souchong, Oriental Fusion, and Tea Thyme, among others. ($9.95 each, teahaus.com or 734-622-0460) Tea-riffic Scents Fill your home with the delightful fragrance of Earl Grey tea, either alone or blended with white tea and warm ginger, in these soy candles perfect for any tea lover. ($16 each, bubble-and-geek.com) Sweet Spreads Top off toothsome scones with delectable jellies in unique flavors including Vanilla Chai, London Fog, and Secret Rose Garden. ($10 each, tinastraditional.com or 317-565-9716) Afternoon Tea Delight Buttery Biscottea Earl Grey Tea Shortbread Cookies are infused with the leaves of organic Indian Darjeeling tea and the sweet citrus notes of natural bergamot orange. ($6.25, harney.com or 800-832-8463) A Teatime Treat Satisfy your sweet tooth with scrumptious, tea-infused chocolate bars and…

1 min.
oolong teas

Organic Honeysuckle Fig Oolong TRUE LEAF TEA trueleaftea.com • 713-218-6300 TEACUP: Mason Vista Brown “Enticed by the sweet aroma of this oolong’s dry leaves, I thoroughly enjoyed the floral and fruit essences incorporated in the tea.”—Courtni Bodiford, stylist Mountain Oolong Tea TEA FORTÉ teaforte.com • 800-721-1149 TEACUP: Mason Bow Bells Brown “I was pleasantly surprised to discover subtle fruity notes of peaches in this dark brew; it’s sure to be delightful year-round.”—Janice Ritter, dealer program manager Holy Smoke Oolong A. TELLIN COMPANY atellinco.com • 503-729-8511 TEACUP: Mason Watteau Brown “A strong, smoky aroma gives way to a velvety smooth tea that has a marvelous mouthfeel and a slightly lingering taste of toasted marshmallows.”—Lorna Reeves, editor Oriental Beauty GRACE TEA COMPANY gracetea.com • 978-635-9500 TEACUP: Johnson Brothers Autumn’s Delight “When steeped, the many-colored leaves in this blend release a beverage with a subtle honey flavor that accompanies the earthy astringency…

3 min.
seven healthy botanicals

During the months leading up to the 1773 Boston Tea Party, Massachusetts homemakers faced a dilemma as they vowed not to buy tea imported through the British East India Company. Every home had a teapot, and colonists were used to the comfort a hot beverage brought to a cold New England morning. What could replace their beloved Chinese teas? Desperate tea drinkers searched their gardens and orchards for suitable herbs and fruits to fill their pots. Rebellious citizens called these home brews “liberty teas,” which they steeped in their aptly named “liberty teapots.” The mint family proved popular—both spearmint and peppermint—as were orange bergamot, catnip, and pennyroyal. Leaves of raspberry and strawberry, lemon balm, verbena, and wintergreen were also favorite infusions. From their flower gardens came aromatic and colorful blends of blossoms…