Brew loose leaf tea on the run with this easy-to-use 3 piece travel mug. Mug, infuser and lid screw together to make brewing and cleaning a snap. Keeps tea hot and hands cool.
|Tea in History |
|The invention of the English Afternoon Tea (Low Tea) is credited to the Duchess of Bedford - one of Queen Victoria's ladies in waiting, who came up with the idea of a late afternoon meal of tea, thin sandwiches, and small cakes to overcome the "sinking feeling" she felt. The notion caught on, with Queen Victoria's enthusiastic support.|
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Looking for Something Different for Dad's Day? Consider a Tea Party
No, wait! Seriously: it's natural to think of Mother's Day Tea Party celebrations. But why leave out Dad? Dad might enjoy the show of appreciation if you give him a masculine Afternoon Tea with a robust Black Tea or a pleasant, soothing Rooibos. Is there a bakery or a local Breadsmith store where you could pick up Dad's favorite pastries or baked goods? Think that's too fru-fru for Dad? Consider a High Tea. Sounds too posh? Actually, "high tea" is also known as "meat tea" because it is simply a Meal with Tea, called "high tea" because it's served at a "high table" or: a regular dining table. (As opposed to the lower coffee tables and trays around divans and chairs in the traditional drawing-room or parlor setting of Afternoon Tea (aka Low Tea.) Have a meal of some of Dad's favorite foods with tea. It's summertime--does Dad like cookouts? Serve cookout food and maybe iced tea. Does Dad like camping? Has anyone tried the Fryin' Pan Bread Scones from The Camping Food & Backpacking Food Co.? We think they sound fantastic; if you have tried them, please drop us a note at www.KTeasOnline.com/contact let us know what you thought. . . . Start a new family tradition of Taking Tea for special occasions. We're here At the Intersection of Life and Tea to help.
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It's Summertime! It's Iced Tea Time
time: Common knowledge holds that
Iced Tea came about at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair when a tea plantation
owner and merchant, Richard Blechynden, literally couldn't give away hot tea to
fair visitors! He'd planned to give free samples to promote his tea, but the St. Louis summer was too
hot for very many people to be interested in a hot beverage. In a moment of
inspiration or desperation (both?), Blechynden dumped some ice into his tea and
thus created a beverage that was a huge hit at the St. Louis World's Fair!
Perhaps Mr. Blechynden and the World's
Fair visitors were not familiar with the story of the 1890 Confederate reunion
in Nevada, Missouri.
We had not heard about it, ourselves, until we did some research to
remind ourselves of Mr. Blechynden's name and such details, and we stumbled
across an article that mentioned a newspaper story appearing in the Nevada Noticer on September 28, 1890,
fourteen years earlier than the St.
Louis World's Fair.
Nevada newspaper story described in great
detail the magnitude of the event held at the Artesian
Park at an encampment called Camp Jackson. The newspaper story listed what was served at
the barbecue, such as 11,705 pounds of beef, 60 gallons of pickles, and 880 gallons of iced
tea. That would certainly
seem to indicate that Iced Tea had been a fairly common beverage somewhere
(for someone or several someones to think of preparing 880 gallons of the
beverage!) prior to the St.
Louis World's Fair.
But apparently the beverage was not common knowledge to those in 1904
who thought a delightful new drink had been discovered/invented.
The online article which taught us of
the earlier existence of Iced Tea can be seen at www.lyndonirwin.com/1904%20Tea.html ,
is by Lyndon N. Irwin, and is part of a Missouri State University Agricultural
History Series. The article also quotes
one Pat Villmer of the St. Louis World's Fair Society who wrote that tea "wasn't 'invented' at the World's Fair. The
good people of the South were serving iced tea in their homes long before the
Fair. It was just popularized at the Fair. It was called sweet tea, served
cool, not hot, in the summer in the South. Ice, when available, was used. Remember, ice was the premium in the early
days before refrigeration, not tea."
We certainly learned our something-new-for-the-day with that one!
Did you know?Almost any tea you like hot, you can drink
Don't let anyone
tell you this or that tea won't work as Iced Tea. Try it and decide for
You can make a quick single-serving of iced tea with a
martini shaker. Steep your cup of hot tea as usual. Pour into a cocktail
ice. Close the shaker and shake up the contents well. Pour into a glass
over more ice, and voila! You have iced tea.
Sometimes a tea
that you're not too crazy about hot may appeal to you chilled. Example:
if you're not a fan of green teas, hot, maybe add a little
sweetener and try the cocktail shaker trick. You might discover a new
favorite summer beverage!