Month: July 2012

Unique and sophisticated tea cocktails for the dog days of summer

It’s the height of summer, and these long, hot days practically beg us to get a bit more creative with our liquid refreshment. If you still haven’t gotten around to making a few tea cocktails to dazzle your guests at a summer…

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The evolution of my tea complaints (it’s a good thing)

Based on my anecdotal evidence, high-quality tea is coming into its own. In fact, I would even go so far as to say there is a c-change happening in the tea industry. I felt it this past January as I crisscrossed the United States…

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It’s the little things, like porcelain dogs and a bit of tea

My mother-in-law, Marjorie Blumenfeld, was a woman of exquisite taste. Beautiful clothing and hats, the freshest foods in Manhattan, and an exquisitely decorated apartment at 110 Riverside Drive…

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Tactile tea

My grandmother kept her tea in a wooden caddy that had an ivory band around the lid, and a tiny brass-bound lock that turned with a smooth and promising click. The lock, I suppose, was an echo of the 18th Century…

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Summer iced teas with an extra kick

What would the scorching summer heat be without freshly brewed iced tea? I always begin my summers missing my daily hot tea … until I brew my first batch of iced tea and I fall in love with it all over again…

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