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Posted By: mary-tea1

Fun Tea things - 01/29/16 03:16 PM

Dear tea readers,

Here's a fun little gadget for tea~

A tea bag button! It is a little silicone button that sticks to your tea cup and then can wind the tea bag around it. This holds your tea bag in place!

They are available all over on-line and also at major retailers such as Bed,Bath and Beyond.

Cute!

*I have no affiliation with this tea item and none with the store mentioned, this post for information purposes only for tea drinkers.





Mary Caliendo
Tea Editor
Posted By: mary-tea1

Re: Fun Tea things - 03/20/16 10:09 PM

Dear Tea Readers,

Did you know that many large and small tea brands are on social media?

Please check Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for your favorites, A lot of great information such as types, recipe ideas and sweepstakes, free giveaways, and coupons.

Thanks and have fun exploring!

Mary Caliendo
Tea Editor
Posted By: mary-tea1

Tea Fashions - 03/24/16 05:27 PM

Fashion What to wear to a high tea.......

as seen in the 2/14/16 edition of Chicago Tribune's Answer Angel by Ellen Warren a woman was in a quandry about what to wear to a tea.
the answer angel told her that long ago it was called:
"day dress with a hat" (From Britain). What that means is that one needs to wear a nice looking dress that you'd wear to a brunch or a lunch. And the hat is optional. Also many women will also wear a fancy blouse and fine dress slacks.

The Answer Angel also told the woman to even google Duchess Kate and see what she's wearing as she is setting trends in leaps and bounds!

If you get to go to a tea, enjoy and have fun with it hat and all!


Mary Caliendo
Tea Editor
Posted By: mary-tea1

a tea tidbit - 04/10/16 05:21 PM

Dear Tea Lovers,

Here's a list of some of the oldest tea brands in the world:

1.Wissotzy Tea (Russia) business est. 1849
2.Mariage Feres (France) business est. 1854
3.Kusmi Tea (France) business est. 1867
4 Yorkshire Tea (England)business est. 1886
5.Lipton Tea (USA) business est. 1890
6.Red Rose Tea (Canada) business est. 1894
7.Barry's Tea (Ireland)business est. 1901
8.Bigelow Tea (USA) business est. 1945
9.Celestial Tea (USA) business est. 1969

I hope your favorite brand is on the list!

Mary Caliendo
Tea Editor
Posted By: mary-tea1

New Snapple Teas~~ - 05/11/16 10:55 PM

Dear Tea Readers,

The brand Snapple has a couple of new teas~ (can be found in the tea aisles) They are called Straight Up Tea, each of the bottles are 18.5 ounces. And black tea is used except in the case of Red Bush & green tea in the Rooibus and Honey Green respectively.

These bottled teas claim no artificial anything! All natural ingredients. 3 levels of sweetness.

Sweet Tea at 180 calories & a whopping 44 g of sugar! (but it does get better)

Honey Green Tea at 90 calories & 21 g of sugar
S. African Rooibus 90 calories & 22 g of sugar
Sorta sweet at 90 calories & 21 g of sugar
Unsweetened at 0 calories & 0 g of sugar (the best choice)

At least we can see that some manufacturers are sort of listening~ better products for people.

*I have no affiliation with this brand. This post is for tea information only.

Watch your bottled teas for the sugar content.

**Also this brand has a current buy one get one free coupon in the weekend newspapers.

Mary Caliendo
Tea Editor
Posted By: mary-tea1

Re: New Teas in the RTD market - 08/10/16 04:36 PM

Dear Tea Drinkers,

Pepsico Brand has come out with new Ready to Drink(RTD) teas in cans.

They will be mixing their popular Brisk Tea with Yerba Mate'. It will be called Brisk Mate'.

Sounds like an exciting new product, just watch the sugars on this.

I have no affiliation with this brand or product, nor am I endorsing it. This post for reader enjoyment.

Mary Caliendo
Tea Editor
Posted By: mary-tea1

Tea Room Visits - 11/06/16 03:04 PM

Dear Tea Readers,

I'll be going shortly to a tea room for lunch with my daughter, the upcoming holidays not only provide together time with my immediate family, but also fun and exciting holiday themed activities.

Is anyone going to a tea room or having holiday experiences with high tea or giving the gift of tea?

Mary Caliendo
Tea Editor
Posted By: mary-tea1

Stomach Ache drink this tea! - 11/30/16 12:40 AM

Dear Tea Readers,

Over indulgence, and other holiday fun leaves our tummy's in rumbles.

Try this:

Have a cup/mug full of chamomile tea, yes! The calming properties of chamomile calms and chases away inflammation in the tummy. Chamomile is also great for sleep as well. I'd use tea instead of drugs if it's at all possible.


*Please consult w/physician for advice on tea drinking, for allergy or possible prescription interaction.

Mary Caliendo
Tea Editor
Posted By: mary-tea1

A Tea Expo! - 12/14/16 09:30 PM

Dear Tea Readers,


Over 8,000 people plus attended the last Coffee & Tea Expo!

Don't forget the upcoming coffee & Tea Festival NYC will be held at Brooklyn Expo Center March 18 & March 19, 2017.

*If you are an exhibitor don't forget to go to:
coffeeandteafestival(dot)com

Also one can find out all the latest information by following them on Facebook,Snapchat,Instagram and Twitter.


Thanks and have fun if you go!

Mary Caliendo
Tea Editor
Posted By: mary-tea1

Make wine from tea - 03/29/17 10:22 AM

Dear Tea Readers,

Did you know that you can make wine from tea???

It takes several months to make (once mixed it needs to be left alone in a cool dark place for a couple of months)

with only a few ingredients: 4 pints of cold tea, 2# of granulated sugar, 1/2# of raisins, and 2 lemons!

Would you try it?

Mary Caliendo
Tea Editor
Posted By: mary-tea1

Spring tea! - 04/24/17 05:19 PM

Dear Tea Readers,

Don't forget to look for coupons for tea and tea products! The major brands know that you'll be seeking out iced tea in the upcoming months.

Look on social media as well, for example, lots of products have a facebook page. If you have a favorite brand, look for promo offers from them directly most are printable and many have gone to the phone option as well.

Look directly at the tea manufacturers online page~ there also you'll find many offers as well as sweepstakes and other type things of interest to the company, that you could become involved with.

Happy Spring!

Mary Caliendo
Tea Editor
Posted By: mary-tea1

Dunkin Donuts Happy Hour - 05/01/17 10:00 PM

Dear Tea Lovers,

Did you know Dunkin Donuts has a "Happy Hour" where you can purchase a medium size hot or Iced tea for .99c every day from 3-6pm? This promo goes on until August 31,2017!

*I am not being compensated in any way for this mention, this is just for tea lovers and tea readers fun information.


Have a great day.

Mary Caliendo
Tea Editor
Posted By: mary-tea1

Watermelon tea Smoothie Recipe from Stash Tea - 05/18/17 08:27 PM

Dear Tea Readers,

Here's a summer refresher recipe found in a mailer from Stash Tea:
It's called Watermelon & Tea Agua Fresca

6 stash Prem. green tea bags
3 cups hot water
3 cups ice
!/2 watermelon cut into cubes
2 tbsp lemon or lime juice
1 tbsp agave nectar
1 sprig of mint


Directions:
1.steep tea bags in hot water for three (3) minutes
2.combine ice, watermelon, lemon or lime juice, agave, and mint into a blender~pulse until smooth
3.Pour over ice and add the watermelon mixture. Stir well garnish with sprig of mint.

*I am not being compensated for this recipe or the mention of the company name( the name is mentioned for the recipe credit), this is merely for the consumption of good tea things for my tea readers.

Mary Caliendo
Tea Editor
Posted By: mary-tea1

Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane & Tea Sampler - 06/22/17 09:55 PM

Dear Readers,


Author Lisa See's new book The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane is out and she has a tea sampler offered as well. In her story she writes about Pu'erh tea. At her author website you can purchase her book and 7 different Pu-erh loose teas that have been chipped off of tea cakes and tea bricks!
It comes in an organza bag with satin ribbon.
It makes a perfect gift for a tea enthusiast!


Please go to Lisa See's author web-site sign up for her newsletter and purchase her books and gifts and even signed copy.


lisasee(dot)com

Mary Caliendo
Tea Editor
Posted By: mary-tea1

Kourtney Kardashian & Green Tea in People Magazine - 07/27/17 10:37 AM

Dear Tea Readers,

Bits of Info.on tea. The latest issue of People Magazine Food (July 24, 2017) has Kourtney Kardashian endorsing green tea! While this is a great food/beverage choice and great to include in your lifestyle, it isn't a miracle drink. Kourtney claims it keeps her belly flatter and chases away the cellulite.
Although science does know that green tea does "spike" the metabolism, one would have to consistently drink quite a bit (about 7 (8 oz) cups per day) to burn calories. And honestly, that much tea is a lot of tea!

Tea does contain astringent abilities which are also why it is found in lots of makeup these days! But in the long term, the testing is still out on these types of claims.


I'm so glad that Kourtney loves green tea, it is healthful, and a beneficial drink to include in your diet.

She added in the article that she drinks a cup of green tea at early noon & late afternoon. She sometimes adds honey and a splash of almond milk. When she works out, she ices down a green tea! That's fabulous.

I'm just crossing my fingers, that this is not the next genre of an area for the Kardashian clan. I'd love it if tea just stayed tea and not become a Kardashian product line.
*the opinions expressed above were mine alone. My disclaimer.

Enjoy your tea and enjoy your day!


Mary Caliendo
Tea Editor
Posted By: mary-tea1

Re: Fun Tea things Sweeptakes! - 12/11/17 04:55 PM

Dear Tea Readers,

The Tea Council of the USA is launching its 2nd annual #IndividualiTea Photo sharing Sweepstakes.

Share your photo, video, or description with them on Twitter using the hashtag #IndividualiTea and @teacouncil for a chance to win $500.00 and a year's supply of tea! Sweepstakes runs through Jan.31,2018.

Good luck and show them your tea!

Mary Caliendo
Tea Editor
Posted By: mary-tea1

Re: Fun Tea things Sweeptakes! - 01/25/18 10:41 PM

Coming soon to the Brooklyn Expo Center in New York

Coffee and Tea Festival

March 10-11, 2018

Exhibits, Tastings, classes, sellers, and merchandise

open to the public

go to


coffeeandteafestival(dot)com for tickets, discounts and further information


Mary Caliendo
Tea Editor
Posted By: mary-tea1

Re: Fun Tea things Sweeptakes! - 03/01/18 03:02 PM

Dear Tea Readers,

The tea company Stash Tea is having excellent sweepstakes, it is a short expiration so get your entry in quick!
Simply go to their website:

Stashtea(dot)com and enter your email, that's it!

The prize is a $550. value a Tea Lovers Grand prize including a ton of tea and Matcha and tools like Matcha brushes!

and then the runners-up will get a 12 teas pack with a $45. value.

This contest ends on 3/14/18

*this is not a paid endorsement, I am not being compensated for this mention. This is purely for tea lovers enjoyment.

Mary Caliendo
Tea Editor
Posted By: mary-tea1

Re: Fun Tea things Sweeptakes! - 04/03/18 06:11 PM

Hi Tea Readers and Tea Lovers,

I've found another very nice tea contest to enter!

If you love author Debbie Macomber and tea this one is for you!!! You must go to www(dot)e(dot)republicoftea(dot)com (The Republic Of Tea) *It may ask you to sign up your email for a newsletter?

Once there enter your email for a chance to receive Sharing the Joy Of Cooking With Family and Friends Debbie Macomber's Table Cookbook
Vanilla Almond Black Tea
Clarity glass tea pot

Ends 4/30/18 (11:59 pm est) *this is for US residents only.



I hope you'll enjoy this contest. This post is for the sheer enjoyment of my tea readers, I am in no way endorsing nor getting paid for this post!

Have a great start to Spring!

Mary Caliendo
Tea Editor
Posted By: mary-tea1

Re: Fun Tea things Sweeptakes! - 06/07/18 08:43 PM

Dear Tea Readers,

If you sign up to receive emails from The Republic of Tea you will receive a nice tea sample for free! They will send a nice catalog after you sign up and tea sample will be inside.
A few words regarding this brand they use unbleached tea bags, they use what is known as adaptogenic herbs in their teas. A lot of their teas are USDA Certified Organic, NON-GMO, Certified Biodynamic, Fair Trade Certified. All teas here are considered gluten-free. and are Kosher certified as well.

This is great for the tea drinker that is requesting these kinds of things. *please check with your doctor before consuming herbs. Sometimes they interact with prescription meds.

I am not affiliated in any way with this brand, I am not being compensated for this post in any way. This is for the sheer enjoyment of tea drinkers and readers. I did receive a free tea sample for my personal usage. www(dot)RepublicofTea(dot)com

Mary Caliendo
Tea Editor
Posted By: mary-tea1

Re: Thank you Starbucks~No more Straws - 07/10/18 01:51 PM

Dear Tea Readers,

Starbucks is doing away with plastic straws! Today is the last day that you will see the straws being used for Iced Teas and Coffees!

Yeah! This is great for our Earth and the Oceans and us. A true step in the right direction to clean up our planet. Kudos.


Mary Caliendo
Tea Editor

Posted By: Mona - Astronomy

Re: Thank you Starbucks~No more Straws - 07/10/18 06:39 PM

But what about the cups? Their solution for the Uk is to charge 5p for each one used, to encourage people to use reusable cups. Yeah, well . . . .

It's good that they're doing something, but no good crowing about the straws without dealing with what's a greater volume of stuff that can't be recycled.

I hope other companies will also join in.
Posted By: mary-tea1

Re: Thank you Starbucks~No more Straws - 07/10/18 08:17 PM

Dear Mona,

Yes! I hear you, but small steps. Also the trash already in the ocean GOSH let's do something quick. Horrifying.


Mary Caliendo
Tea Editor

Posted By: mary-tea1

Free with email sign up - 08/29/18 07:25 PM

Dear Readers,

Want a free tea bag? Want to see if there are sweepstakes/contests to win? Want some fun teaware?
I found a new tea company that is putting out the cold brew tea and it tastes great. Please go to: https://www.southernbreezessweettea(dot)com and sign up for emails and get a freebie!

*I am not endorsing this company and this is NOT a paid ad. This is for the sheer enjoyment of my tea readers.

Mary Caliendo
Tea Editor
Posted By: mary-tea1

anyone see on-the-go tea? - 10/06/18 02:54 AM

Dear Readers,

Want to learn lots of things about tea? You can visit teaforte(dot)com for great articles on tea education, health benefits, tea origins, and entertainment ideas. The website also has a great deal of simply beautiful pictures.Go to their website and click on Tea Notes.

*This forum post is for the sheer enjoyment of my readers. This is not an endorsement of this tea company and I am in no way being compensated.

Enjoy!

Mary Caliendo
Tea Editor
Posted By: mary-tea1

Cusa Tea Instant Tea Steep Time 3 Seconds - 02/05/19 07:33 PM

Has anyone had On-the-Go tea????


I'm about to taste test the premium instant tea from Cusa Tea. These are single serve, on-the-go tea. The tea is ready in 3 seconds! Wow! That's awesome. Anyone out there tried this? Let me know your thoughts.

Mary Caliendo
Tea Editor
Posted By: mary-tea1

Re: Cusa Tea Instant Tea Steep Time 3 Seconds - 03/07/19 01:57 AM

Dear Readers,

I did a home tea-tasting and my family was invited! I really had fun and so did they. They learned more about tea and want to know when we can do another! I liked this product so much I want to do an article on it!
The convenience factor was number 1.

Mary Caliendo
Tea Editor
Posted By: mary-tea1

Finding Fun Gifts For Tea Lovers - 05/29/19 10:02 PM

Dear Tea Lovers and Tea Readers,

When looking for a gift for your tea lover, got to Etsy! I found so many very cute things from the tea itself, funny mugs, socks, spoons, and jewelry to name a few. Just go to etsy(dot)com and look for the search bar and put in "gifts for tea lovers" and it will reveal pages filled with items.

*this is for my reader's enjoyment, I am not being compensated in any way for this mention.


Mary Caliendo
Tea Editor
Posted By: mary-tea1

Free Lip Balm on Tea Boxes Promotion - 07/13/19 09:36 PM

Dear Tea Readers,

The Celestial Seasonings Tea company has a promotion going on currently. Look for specially marked boxes of tea to also contain a free lip balm! The company claims they're giving out free TLC for your lips. If you're like me, you love getting little teeny freebies like this!

Have a great day!



Mary Caliendo
Tea Editor
Posted By: mary-tea1

Tea House Story Looking for first hand experience - 08/26/19 09:35 PM

Dear Tea Readers,

Who has been to a tea house on summer vacation? Do you go on a themed holiday? Let us know here. I am working on a tea house story. I may include interviews or quotes from my readers!


Thanks

Mary Caliendo
Tea Editor
Posted By: Angie

Re: Tea House Story Looking for first hand experience - 08/29/19 01:53 AM

I don't know of one in my area. The tea house is my house!!!
Posted By: Angie

Re: Tea House Story Looking for first hand experience - 08/29/19 01:56 AM

Originally Posted by Mona - Astronomy
But what about the cups? Their solution for the Uk is to charge 5p for each one used, to encourage people to use reusable cups. Yeah, well . . . .

It's good that they're doing something, but no good crowing about the straws without dealing with what's a greater volume of stuff that can't be recycled.

I hope other companies will also join in.



I belong to a women's group and we meet weekly. I bring my own cup.
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