Over the Teacups

Giving Voice to the Tea Industry

Baking Contest at Clark County Fair

The third annual Amazing Scone Baking Race is on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Clark County Fair. So easy to enter! Just bake your scones at home, drop off your entry and recipe (using King Arthur Flour, please) before fair time Saturday morning. Judging is at 1:00.

King Arthur Flour Plans Fall Baking Classes

Bakers from around the world enjoy the finest flours and baking accessories from King Arthur Flour. They have an amazing selection of baking ingredients including chocolate (yes, chocolate). I use King Arthur Flour in all of my baking recipes especially when toying with tea recipes.

Free Kindle Cookbooks for Mother’s Day

Free Kindle Cookbooks for Mother’s Day Weekend.  Yes, three of my cookbooks are available this weekend only for free download at Amazon Kindle.  Enjoy!   Lavender Cookbook: Essential Lavender Recipes on Kindle   Cookbooks in general have always piqued my fancy and then I fell in love with lavender.  In this cookbook and recipe collection, […]

Energy Drink Craze Creating a Public Health Risk?

It may sound extreme, but the consumption of energy drinks is one the rise. Last year energy drink sales raised by 17 percent making energy drink companies $9 billion. So the fact that a large number of the public is drinking them is proven. Now as to whether they are a threat to public health that gets a little trickier to claim. We can say that there are plenty of detrimental health scenarios caused by energy drinks. In 2009, at least 13,000 emergency room visits were associated with energy drinks. Not quite an epidemic, but a large enough number to raise some eyebrows.

STI Advisory Board Elections 2012

STI Advisory Board Votes This Week

The STI Advisory Board has four openings available. Ballots were emailed to members last week. If you missed your e-ballot, I placed a link on my website and I am humbly seeking your vote.

Food 411: San Francisco

If you’re the type of diner who orders the same items off of the menu every time you eat out, this article may not be for you. If, on the other hand, you’re the type that is always to trying something new, you’ll love what you’re about to read. There are exciting adventures waiting for diners just about everywhere these days. Here are some of the hottest trends going on in San Francisco this year.

The Tea Dance at World Tea Expo

World Tea Expo is this weekend, Las Vegas, June 1-3. Fun times! A tea dance at World Tea Expo? Really? http://on.fb.me/L7bwUK

American Tea 2012 – Brooke Army Medical Center – San Antonio, TX

American Tea 2012 – WRNMMC – Walter Reed National Military Medical Center – American Tea Volunteers armed with donations of china, table cloths, flowers, teas, finely baked deserts and musicians; bring the taste and spirit of home to our warriors in transition, their visiting family members, and caregivers. You can be part of this effort to express thanks and appreciation to those who have served our nation so well, here are a few options.

Steaming Excitement for the SF International Tea Festival 2012

The Imperial Tea Court hosts the first annual San Francisco International Tea Festival on Saturday, Febuary 25, 2012, in the city’s landmark Ferry Building. A local tea expo, the tea festival is expected to attract visitors from around the world.

Writing About Tea at World Tea Expo

Tea Magazines and Tea Blogs and World Tea Media
The merry cheery buzz of tea enthusiam is increasing on the World Tea Expo exhibition floor this morning as exhibitors prepare to share their tea knowledge, tea sources, and tea wares with businessess in attendance. If you’ve attended many trade shows, you know what I mean. It’s a sensual experience at any tea gathering from tea party to tea room to tea trade show. The pleasant hum of cheery voices rises from the trade show floor to the press room.

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