STI is offering an intensive 3 day session in Charleston, SC in which you will not only learn how to hone your presentation skills but also to immediately put them to practical use in a live classroom environment, all under the supervision of seasoned STI instructors and program developers. August 5-8, 2013 and an optional tea tour of the Charleston Tea Plantation – a Bigelow Company.
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, you’ll find a wide […]
Did you know that the biggest buyer of tea from India is Russia? And the second largest buy of tea from India is Kazakhstan? Kazakhstan has a market size of 24 million kilograms per annum, and India meets almost half of this demand. During a visit by the Tea Board of India, major Indian tea exporters and importers will put up an exhibition and hold a tea-tasting session for the general public during the visit.
Tea and Food
It never ceases to amaze me that there is such a correlation between tea and food, culinary tea, tea and food pairings and tea tastings. Tea is currently a very popular topic with culinary insiders from the Culinary Institute of America to local tea tasting classes such as these (try search engines for “tea tasting class” and your city name): The Jasmine Pearl in Portland, OR, NW Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony, Phoenix Tea who has a tea tasting club, Breakaway Cooking with Tea – San Francisco, or Cooking With Tea – Philip Gelb, amongst others.
Libraries and Book Collections Made Easy
My tea friends live on my bookshelves. There’s Norwood Pratt, Alda Ellis, Jane Pettigrew, Elizabeth Knight, Letitia Baldridge, Jill Yates, Pearl Dexter, Frank Murphy, Todd Walton, Katrina Munichiello, Lisa Richardson, Gretchen Iler and others. So many happy tea memories! And always looking forward to seeing familiar faces at World Tea Expo, […]
The Farmer in the Dell of Books
Jennifer’s Book Farm – here a book, there a book, everywhere a book book.
In one of those great organizational days with Brandie Kajino as an accountability partner, I decided that something simply had to be done about my books. If you love books as much as I do, then […]
Home-Made Christmas Gift Baskets Your Family Will Love
Christmas is a time when most of us want to show our loved ones how much we care by giving presents. The stores are full of items that make good gifts, but sometimes it’s nice to give something that’s a little more personal. Creating home-made gift baskets is a thoughtful […]
In his new book, “The One Taste of Truth: Zen and the Art of Drinking Tea”, William Scott Wilson strips away the vanity from tea service and concentrates on the simplicity of all things tea which immediately raises the topic from simplicity to sublime. As he translates from common Chinese and Zen philosophy “found in Asia and printed on scrolls hanging scrolls in tea rooms, restaurant alcoves, family rooms, and martial arts dojos”, the reader is transported to another time and place.
Tea has been a revered beverage for over 2,000 years. Today, it enjoys popularity as the second most widely consumed beverage in the world – second only to water. It even outranks coffee! What was originally discovered as a bush in China has now become the much heralded beverage of drinkers everywhere.
Chinese people have long […]
How To Save On Your Favorite Teas
Tea is a beverage loved by many. This is because tea is easy to make, can be consumed hot or cold and there are many different flavors available to choose from.
Some people may not drink tea as often as they’d like because they feel it is too expensive and cannot afford […]