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Tea and Food Pairing

Were you intrigued by the title?  Did you think it a rather strange pairing or something you already embrace? For this series of tea and food pairing ideas and suggestions, I thought I would start with cheeses.  I am all for prolonging conversations and connections and a cheese board helps that.  Helpful, I think, for…

Zero Waste – For Your Everyday Cup of Tea

Tea is our ‘go-to’ drink, from that first much needed cup to that last one that will lull us into dream world.  Not to mention all the ones in-between.  Small changes in how we brew and dispose of our everyday tea will make a difference too. Loose tea v. Tea bags – There are now…

5 Benefits of Ceylon (Sri Lankan) Tea

The tropical island of Sri Lanka with its lush rain-forests and mountains to turquoise seas lies just south of the tip of India.  Tea has been grown for more than 150 years.  Ceylon tea has a world renowned reputation and it’s a brand in itself.  The terroir of the rich mountains and rain-forests give Ceylon…

Tea and Food Pairing – Cheese

Were you intrigued by the title?  Did you think it a rather strange pairing or something you already embrace? For this series of tea and food pairing ideas and suggestions, I thought I would start with cheeses.  I am all for prolonging conversations and connections and a cheese board helps that.  Helpful, I think, for…

Tea Cocktails

Rhubarb and Rooibos Cocktail Ingredients 1kg of red rhubarb, cut into batons 500g of granulated sugar 15/20g of organic rooibos 2 limes, peels and juice 1 liter of filtered water Method Place all the rhubarb batons, sugar, rooibos, lime peel and juice and splash in the water into a large enough container.  Stir until the…

DIY – Your Own Herbal Infusions

Spring is a time you notice new growth.  As winter recedes, from the bareness comes forth new growth and colour.  When you walk the dog or on those long weekend walks, a bit of foraging could bring new and natural tastes to your tea cup. These are only guidelines; please make sure you can collect/pluck…

10 Smart Business Advice I was Given

When I made the transition from the corporate to running my own business, there were elements I was confident about.  I knew my skills and experiences in planning, organisation and administration would be transferable into my new venture.  For the briefest moment I thought about studying a business course but that was only the briefest…

Productivity Tips for the Busy Tea-Lover

Every Sunday, you set intentions for the week ahead; plan, prepare and proceed!  Then Monday morning starts with a nightmare journey into work or the meeting you had been prepping for ages gets postponed.  Or if like me, you are self-employed the co-working space has poor internet connectivity and all your plans needs to be…

Hacks Every Tea House Should Know

Tea houses, tea rooms, tea bars are all on the rise right across the country.  Coffee shops are now offering a much wider selection of teas and infusions.  Cafes, delis and restaurants are offering tea with and after main meals. It’s a good kind of storm in a tea cup! It’s exciting to see tea…

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making Tea

We have been drinking tea for such a long so why do we still get it wrong? Most of us drink more than 2 cups of tea a day and yet we seem to brew it quite badly.  Why? Is it because we make tea more out of habit and we aren’t even aware of…

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