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Fizzy New Years Punch

Fizzy New Years Punch

New Year’s is right around the corner and I kind of have a love/hate relationship with this Holiday. I like being able to see a lot of old friends and have a good time, but I hate how everything is busy, prices are marked up and it seems that everyone…

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A Special Chai for Thanksgiving

A Special Chai for Thanksgiving

  Oh boy, the big day is coming up. Football, food, family… did I say food? Thanksgiving is wonderful to just hang out, that is until after dessert when we are all so full we feel like we want to burst. Luckily, there is a cure for the post Thanksgiving…

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Hong Kong Milk Tea Revisited

Hong Kong Milk Tea Revisited

  Marcus’ Note: Hello from Hong Kong! I am currently on the first leg of my Asia Tea Trip and thought this would be a great article to resurrect! I will be sending new Tea Time Newsletters in the next few weeks and have a lot of great stuff planned…

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Why These Three Teas are Perfect for Fall

Why These Three Teas are Perfect for Fall

  A lot of people get a bit sad when summer turn into fall. I have the opposite reaction. As obvious as it sounds, it is about the change. I love the crisp air, the colors of October and slightly slower pace. And, with a new season comes new food,…

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How to Pair Food with the Perfect Tea

How to Pair Food with the Perfect Tea

  It seems that almost any restaurant you walk into these days has a wine-pairing guide. The reason why restaurants do this is because they know that a good beverage can enhance the entire dining experience significantly. Think of oysters and Champagne or a robust Cabernet with a fine steak….

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Smoky Tea Infused Bloody Mary

Smoky Tea Infused Bloody Mary

  As Labor Day is coming up this weekend, I thought it would be nice to talk about a great drink for the morning of or after your celebration. As many already know, the traditional Bloody Mary is made with tomato juice, spices and vodka. But sometimes we don’t want,…

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“Jasminey Arnold Palmer” for the 4th of July

“Jasminey Arnold Palmer” for the 4th of July

  Barbecuing on the 4th of July is one of my favorite things to do. The days are long, the weather is nice and you really have nothing else to do while waiting to see some fireworks. The only downside to the all day BBQ is the fact that people…

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Iced Tea Popsicles – As Delicious as They Sound

Iced Tea Popsicles – As Delicious as They Sound

  I don’t know about you, but over here in the Washington DC area we are going through a bit of a heat wave! When I was younger one of the best things about the summer was enjoying an ice cold popsicle on sweltering days like these. Oddly enough, my…

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One of the Oldest Iced Tea Recipes in the World

One of the Oldest Iced Tea Recipes in the World

  June 10th is officially “Iced Tea Day” in the US. I thought it would be fun to celebrate this occasion with one of the oldest iced tea recipes ever published. The recipe was published in 1839 in “The Kentucky Housewife” cookbook. There is a warning that comes with this…

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Recipe: Chai Infused Texas Chili

Recipe: Chai Infused Texas Chili

  Chili was one of the first things I ever cooked. My Dad and I would go to the store and buy our favorite Chili mix at the time. We would spend the next few hours standing over the bubbling cauldron adding spices until it came out with the perfect…

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