As a former barista, little strikes me as more wasteful than the gigantic piles of coffee straws, stir sticks, and spoons that reliably accompany every warm beverage display. Many coffee and tea drinkers don't realize that by simply rearranging the order in which one mixes a drink, it's possible to never need a stirrer and still enjoy a perfectly mixed cup o' whatever. It's all in the swirl!
This is Offbeat Home's archive of tea posts.
I'm happy to announce that we have two Patrons for the month of May, and one of them is our first gifted patronage. We've been having a good time talking home and life and hot beverages with these two ladies. And now you can just as much fun getting to know them as well.
I'm sipping on The Devotea's limited edition Raspberry Black Tea as I type. (OMG, obsessed with this one!) Because guess what turned up on my doorstep again? Another box full o' delicious teas! If you'd like to get surprise teas in your mail, then you're going to be really excited about this new Devotea development: Introducing the Devotea's USA Tea of the Month Club!
I was gifted an awesome electric kettle from my British friends with a note that said, "So you can make a proper cup of tea. Step away from the microwave!"
And I love it! It's not only great at making water hot, but it also looks great. So here's my roundup of electric kettles that'll not only help you make tea, but will also help make you happy when you see 'em in your kitchen…
I never thought I'd see the day, but it turns out I was in need of a loose leaf tea infuser. I eventually went with the Star Wars Death Star tea infuser. But I had to share all my awesome shopping finds, because I discovered a treasure trove of fun tea infusers. From shark fins (duh) to a "tea Rex," these little guys will brighten your mornings before you even get your first sip of caffeine.
My hubby and I started drinking tea a few winters ago while trying to cut down on sugar and pop, and it's been a huge hit in the house ever since. Unfortunately it did take some trial and error to figure out the best ways to buy and brew a variety of loose leaf teas. That is what I'd like to share, the basics of getting into loose leaf tea without breaking the bank or winding up with a bunch of tea you hate (I swear I didn't just throw out three tins of two-year-old tea that had only a couple of cups used…)