The Mysterious Art of Tasseography – Your Future and the Tea Leaves

The art of brewing, serving, and drinking tea has been part of human culture all over the world for ages. One of the oldest ones known to modern humans, the Chinese tea ceremony, dates back to the 8th century BC and has become an integral part of everyday Chinese life.

There’s more to tea culture than just enjoying a good cup of tea or looking for the best way to brew to get the ultimate taste. If you look a little deeper, you will be aware that there are metaphorical meanings, symbolisms, and even mysticism behind every served cup of tea.

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Simplex Kettle: Is This Traditional Copper Beauty for You?

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Simplex Heritage 2qt. Copper Tea Kettle

The beautifully designed Simplex Heritage Copper Tea Kettle cannot help but transport us back to a “simpler time”.

Every now and then we all need to take a step back from our hectic lives and take a moment to re-energize, a moment to nourish not just our bodies, but our souls as well. That nourishment begins the moment we start to fill the tea kettle with water, knowing that in just a few minutes, the whistle’s warm, gentle song will let us know that soon, we will be enjoying a much-deserved break. Whether it is some alone time with our cup of tea or tea shared with our friends and family, the beauty of this elegant tea kettle will nourish our souls as well.Continue reading

Ginger, Turmeric & Tea

 

The other day, as I sat sipping my turmeric and ginger infused tea, I began to wonder at the various health benefits of these wonderful spices. My curiosity grew so much that I decided to dig a little deeper.
What I learned is nothing short of amazing.
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Six Herbal Teas for the Health and Delight of Our Pups!

 

Throughout the centuries, we humans have not only enjoyed herbal teas for their flavor and fragrance, but also (and so importantly) for all the beneficial qualities they offer us!

We’ve sought them out for help with our stomach issues and indigestion, to calm us down when our nerves are on edge, to rescue us when nausea sets in, when the throw up begins, and even when we just can’t seem to get to sleep. We’ve even turned to them for topical use when skin irritations are what we need to address.

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Who Says America Has No Tea Culture?

Sometime during the past few months, I came across an article about tea ceremonies in different parts of the world (you can find the link at the bottom of post). While I did find it to be an enjoyable read, it bothered me that the author began by stating “America doesn’t really have what you’d call a tea drinking culture, save for the sweet tea sipping crowd down South.” Well, this got stuck in my head and kept on nagging me. I don’t agree with that statement. We may be a young country in comparison to the rest of the world, but to say that we don’t have a tea drinking culture, hmm?

Sweet Tea Lady

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Aroma Electric Kettle: Great Quality and Affordable Price Tag!

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Aroma Electric Kettle Review

Aroma H20X-Press

The ability to boil a simple pot of water is one of the essential components of any kitchen. Whether you want a cup of tea, some instant coffee, or you need boiling water for a French press or a bowl of oatmeal, you need to heat up some water.

For many years, your only option was a traditional tea kettle or a pot of water on the stove. But with electric kettles, heating up your water has never been easier or more efficient.

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Electric Tea Kettle for Boiling Eggs???

We found the video below to be quite entertaining, funny and a tiny bit informative! Couldn’t wait to share it with you and give you some “food for thought” lol.  Never would have considered using a tea kettle in this way, and still not quite sure if we would, but we’re certainly not judging anyone. As they say “Whatever floats your boat”…Continue reading

Eleven Healing Teas from Eleven Common Herbs and Spices

Being tea lovers (just like you) we’ve put together a quick list of eleven excellent teas made from herbs and spices that you’ll be happy to have in your home when that unexpected bug comes knocking on your door. Fortunately, you don’t need to feel sick to enjoy their deliciousness, but you’ll be extra appreciative of their well-documented healing benefits if you are!Continue reading

Cuisinart Electric Tea Kettle: The PerfecTemp With Options!

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Cuisinart 2 in 1 PerfecTemp Tea Steeper & Kettle – Programmable

 

Because we are all individuals with our likes, dislikes, and a huge variety of tastes in all matters of things, it is gratifying to know that we have so many options when it comes to tea kettles as well. After all, what’s perfect for one of us may not necessarily be what’s perfect for someone else.

Although the Cuisinart Electric Kettle may not be a drop-dead gorgeous work-of-art kind of kettle, it is still a good looking, masculine, sturdy kettle with several attributes that will surely be of interest to you. Especially if you are considering purchasing one with some pretty neat options. Continue reading