The Science of Tea – only the British!

January 9, 2013By Ann RansonBlog No Comments

Who would know better how to make the perfect cup of tea (besides the Chinese!) than the British? But now even British scientists are studying the matter. In an article published in the UK, the answer is simple and profound: patience. “Scientists have discovered that the key to the best tasting brew is to let … Read More

Health Benefits of Tea

February 5, 2012By Ann RansonBlog No Comments

I found this article and thought I’d share it with you.  I’m always happy to find studies that document the health benefits of drinking tea.  This is the first one I’ve seen that shows them for rooibos,  which technically isn’t a tea, but an herbal tissane referred to as bush tea in South Africa.  It … Read More

Thanksgiving ParTEA

November 24, 2011By Ann RansonBlog No Comments

Thanksgiving is by far my most favorite holiday.  We have a tradition to go to my brother’s in-laws in the country.  They live just far enough out of town to know that you’re in the country, yet not so far that you can’t easily drive out and back in one day.  They are the most … Read More