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Teacups, Teacups Everywhere!

Where Did the Teacup Originate and When?  Teacups are not what they used to be.  Over thousands of years, the teacup has transformed from more of a bowl to the now delicate porcelain cup with a dainty handle and saucer for holding.  But where did they begin? Who was the first to need a vessel to hold hot tea? Through a lot of research, we dug up some truly interesting facts!   The Beginning of An Era   As a lot of people know, tea originated in China.  I went back to my research about tea origins and of course...

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Loose Leaf Tea vs. Tea Bags...What is the Argument?

Loose Leaf Tea vs. Tea Bags...What is the Argument?

If you are a person that enjoys tea, or is just starting to involve yourself in the experience, do you question why there is loose-leaf tea and tea bags to choose from? There are some great benefits to loose-leaf tea, and convenience to a tea bag. In this article, we will dive into the pros and cons of both, as well as how to make your perfect cuppa with the most flavor. History Loose-leaf tea has been around for ages; nearly 5,000 years! China is the known birthplace of the sipping drink. It was discovered when an Emperor was sitting...

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The London Fog: How To Make it and it's History

A London Fog is a creamy, silky-smooth, slightly sweeter take on a cuppa tea. Traditionally, this drink is made with a good, strong Earl Grey tea and frothy milk, with sweetened vanilla. It sounds like a delightful tea latte, doesn’t it?     The name brings a mystery to many folks who enjoy this drink. Where did it originate? Why was it created? Who invented the delicious tea concoction? Unfortunately, there are many people throughout history, whole countries included, that take credit for the idea and creation.   There is one story, however, that seems to be accepted by most as to how the...

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