Lipton Tea: Direct from the Gardens to the Cup

Lipton Tea: Direct from the Gardens to the Cup

Thomas Lipton revolutionized the tea industry in the 1880s by purchasing his own tea gardens and eliminating the middle man.
Hop on a Harley to Tea

Hop on a Harley to Tea

Text by Sylvia Evans •  Photography by Maria Allan My former neighbor Donna asked me to play host to 22 ladies for an elegantly appointed Easter tea. My...
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Taking Tea with Thomas Jefferson

The author of the Declaration of Independence was a savvy tea drinker.
The Tea Diaries: A Step Back in Time in the Village of Near Sawrey

The Tea Diaries: A Step Back in Time in the Village...

Text and Photography by Annie Meadows The delights of afternoon tea are memorable enough, but when enjoyed in the quaint village of Near Sawrey in the...

Teaching with Tea

Text by Betsy L. Haase An oversize electric teapot rested on the windowsill when my eighth grade students walked into the classroom one cheerless day....
The Tea Things of Jane Austen

The Tea Things of Jane Austen

By Bruce Richardson • Images Courtesy of Benjamin Press December 16 marks the 241st birthday of British author Jane Austen. The popular Regency- period novelist was,...
Tea Made in the Shade

Tea Made in the Shade

Text and Photography by Bruce Richardson Japan’s method of growing tea under shade is unique. Since 1835, this cultivation technique has been used exclusively for...
TeaTime 15: Notable Figures in Tea

TeaTime 15: Notable Figures in Tea

Over the last 15 years, the tea culture in the United States and Canada has not only managed to thrive, but has also grown...

Tea in 100 Degrees with the Bride to Be

Text by Barbara McCarty It was a little girl’s dream—it was Madison’s dream. Ever since she was a little girl, she envisioned a fancy and fun...
The Tea People of Hawaii

The Tea People of Hawaii

Anyone who has ever visited Hawaii knows it is a magical place with a powerful spirit and a positive approach to life. How wonderful, then, that...

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Here Comes the Bride

Here Comes the Bride

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