TeaTime

November/December 2021

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
$4.99
$17.99
6 Issues

in this issue

2 min
editor's letter

come for tea As the holiday season approaches, excitement grows for teatime get-togethers. Some of us yearn to host tea parties again for large groups, while others of us may feel more comfortable gathering in a more intimate setting with just one or two close friends or family. Whatever the group size or the occasion, sipping tea and sharing tasty treats with others should be a joyous moment. It’s so easy, though, to let ourselves get over-whelmed with preparations, wanting everything to be just so. I hope this issue’s various menus with their accompanying tea pairings will inspire you and aid you in planning and celebrating with afternoon tea. We’ve devised beautiful table settings and delectable recipes for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas and have endeavored to include helpful tips for making…

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2 min
dear teatime

Brilliant British Issue “I’m thoroughly enjoying your July/August 2021 annual British issue. In Oxford one summer while I was in college on a study tour, I learned how wonderful tea brewed properly with tea leaves is. This issue took me back to places we went and makes me dream of going back. I made the delicious gluten-free Banoffee Scones for my daughter’s birthday. My dream is to take one of what we call our ‘Teaventures’ to Britain. Thank you for a beautifully done magazine.” MARY MURPHY via email “I love your July/August 2021 issue. It’s filled with wonderful recipes and articles as usual, but the minute I opened it, it just felt special. The tea boxes were amazing. I showed it to my son, and he read the entire issue as well. He loves…

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3 min
tea events calendar

November 2 Afternoon Tea 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Harwelden Mansion Tulsa, Oklahoma The Harwelden Mansion is delighted to present a monthly afternoon tea. Hosted on the first Tuesday of each month, this special teatime in this historic venue will be filled with English traditions, sweet and savory delicacies, and live music. Tickets for this event, which range from $50 to $65, can be purchased at harweldenmansion.com. For more information, call 918-960-0714. 13 Thanksgiving Afternoon Tea 2:00 p.m. Blackberry Inn Camden, Maine Looking for a fun way to celebrate Thanksgiving this year? Invite your friends to join you for afternoon tea at the Blackberry Inn Bed and Breakfast that will include a selection of Tea Forté blends and a three-tiered stand full of tea sandwiches, scones with strawberry jam and cream, and two desserts. To reserve your spot for this tea party, which…

1 min
a season of giving

Celebratory Brews Commemorate the Festival of Lights with Vahdam’s Hanukkah Tea Box, which holds delicious blends like Cardamom Spiced Masala Chai and Blooming Rose Black Tea. ($39.99, vahdamteas.com or +91 9873 032382) Personalized Presents Choose six premium teas from around the globe to create a specialty Tea Bento Box that is sure to delight any tea lover. ($39.99, teawithtae.com or 888-832-9823) Tea-riffic Finds Gift this charming tea wallet, filled with 10 single-serve tea bags of your choice, for a seamless teatime on the go.($20, meplustea.com or 706-296-0466) Seasonal Steeping Bedecked with hand-painted hawthorn berries and a clever phrase or other personalization of choice, this festive “2-mug” teapot is perfect for your holiday infusions. ($90.95 as pictured or $71.95 plus $1 per letter, us.emmabridgewater.com or +44 1782 210565) Decadent Delights Satisfy your sweet tooth with an assortment of matcha confections…

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1 min
holiday delights

White Chocolate Peppermint Rooibos SIMPSON & VAIL | svtea.com TEACUP: Wedgwood Snowstorm “A subtle peppermint taste complements the sweet white chocolate notes of this delicious, wintry, caffeine-free blend.” —Katherine Ellis, editorial assistant Gingerbread Chai Tea PLUM DELUXE | plumdeluxe.com TEACUP: Mikasa Snowflake “Laced with the spiced and comforting notes typically found in gingerbread and chai, this cozy black tea blend is ideal for a brisk winter day.” —Courtni Bodiford, stylist Holiday Winter Spice Tea THE TEA SHOPPE | theteashoppewv.com TEACUP: Fine China of Japan Fantasy (Gray Snowflakes) “When brewed, this flavored black tea releases the vibrant aroma of cinnamon, cloves, and spices with the perfect touch of citrus.” —Britt Crawford, associate editor Orange & Spice Black Tea ELMWOOD INN FINE TEAS | elmwoodinn.com TEACUP: JCPenney Holiday Wishes “From the first taste, the namesake flavors of this lively brew create a heartwarming beverage befitting the season.”…

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3 min
shedding light on the dark tea family

In my role as tea historian for the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, I’m often asked if the tea that was tossed overboard during the December 16, 1773, rebellion was brick tea. The answer is no. Chinese tea bricks, part of the dark tea family, would have been out of place on the fine tea tables of colonial Boston—or London. More importantly, the British East India Company did not import tea bricks. What are dark teas? During the Tang Dynasty (619–907),compressed brick or cake tea was typical before the Chinese steeped tea leaves or whipped powdered tea with a bamboo whisk. Dark teas aged well, were easy to store and transport, and were considered to have strong medicinal properties. Puerh, made in southern Yunnan Province, is today’s best-known dark tea. Most…

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