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This Is How To Make A Bigelow Tea-Inspired Cocktail For Your Next Happy Hour!

Bartending – even in your own kitchen – can be scary stuff, especially when recipes call for artisanal simple syrups, spherical ice cubes and bitters. But, fear not! Bigelow Tea has just the selection of simple (and delicious) cocktail recipes for your next virtual happy hour! From a sophisticated I Love Lemon Gimlet to a classic “Constant Comment” Cosmo (see below), these cocktails will not disappoint. Quick tip: since most of these recipes call for steeped tea, be sure to plan for 30-40 ...
Tags: Tea, Recipes, Cosmo, Green Tea, Bigelow, Bigelow Tea, Tea Recipes, Mint Medley, Blue Curacao, Iced Tea, Teaproudly, Constant Comment, Perfect Peach, I Love Lemon, Bigelow Constant Comment Tea, Cosmo Ingredients


Blast From the Past: It’s a small tea world after all

With the wealth of valuable knowledge we’ve accumulated over the years, we feel that some previous posts are worth sharing again. Thus, Fridays are “Blast From the Past” – where we choose a T Ching post from this month but a previous year that we feel is worth another read and breathe new life into it. Enjoy! Originally Posted: July 2011 Contributor: Dharlene Marie Fahl   “How many stories can you write about India?” Dan Robertson of The Tea House asked me.  ...
Tags: Tea, China, India, America, Nepal, San Diego, Bangladesh, Archives, Savannah, India China, Dan, Bihar, Las Vegas Convention Center, Siliguri India, Tea House, Dan Robertson


Drinking Tea Virtually

Guest contribution by: Jennifer Brenner, Director of TeaFestPDX For many of us who run tea festivals, it was a hard decision this year to cancel events into which we normally pour hours, days, and months of energy and love to create.  Our passion for all things tea inspires us to go to great lengths to bring people together to celebrate the leaf.  When the pandemic forced all live events to temporarily cease, we were left with two choices – take a year off, or create some...
Tags: Tea, Oregon, Current Events, Festivals, Portland, Raj Vable, Tea Festival, Noli Ergas, Tea School, COVID, Online Tea Events, Portland Tea Festival, Virtual Tea Festival, Jennifer Brenner, Suzette Hammond, Yaupon Holly


What is UMAMI?!

The word is now fashionable in restaurants across the world, but what is this fifth taste sensation called umami? Trying to describe umami is a challenge in the same way that describing sweet is next to impossible. We know what a sweet taste is because we have experienced it and it is fully on the tongue. Umami is not salty, sweet, sour, or bitter; nor is it a combination of any of these. ...
Tags: Tea, Japan, La, Hawaii, West Coast, Umami, MSG, Ikeda, Chiki Tea, Ajinomoto, Flavor Profile, Umami Burger, Kikunae Ikeda, Basics & Tips, Tea Flavor, Lera Zujeva


Celebrating the Season With Fragrant Melon and Tea

With seemingly  not much to celebrate in our world at the moment, Mother Nature and those who assist her (the growers, the pickers, the cultivators, the sellers) are truly sowing joy as summer has officially begun at our local farmers markets (visiting them with masks and social distancing required and no sampling allowed; no selecting your own fruit either—where I live, you just leave it up to the experts to choose the ripest, readiest fruit). I am thinking now of the perfumed melons whose fle...
Tags: Tea, Recipe, Dessert, Frozen Dessert, Melon, Robert Wemischner, Sorbet, Galia, Oolong, Summer Recipe, Cooking With Tea, Ogen, Summer Dessert, Frederic Bisson, Generic License, Frozen Tea Dessert


Tea Party in Your Cupboard

Guest contribution by:  Marilyn Miller Who loves a tea party? Me! I love a tea party so much that my cupboard is ready at any time for that impromptu tea party for myself, a friend, or a small group.  It can be a simple party with a cup of tea and piece of toast or it can be more elaborate with sandwiches, scones, and sweets. My first memory of having tea was at eleven years old. My mother and I visited...
Tags: Tea, England, Marilyn Miller


Blast From the Past: Tea in the Galaxy

With the wealth of valuable knowledge we’ve accumulated over the years, we feel that some previous posts are worth sharing again. Thus, Fridays are “Blast From the Past” – where we choose a T Ching post from this month but a previous year that we feel is worth another read and breathe new life into it. Enjoy! Originally Posted: July 2007 Contributor: T Ching “No,” he said, “look, it’s very, very simple … all I want …...
Tags: Tea, Blast From The Past, China, India, Archives, Douglas Adams, Arthur, Ceylon, East India company, Ching, Generic License, The Hitchhiker's Guide to, Nutri Matic


The Jewel Tea Company

The Jewel Tea Company, headquartered in Illinois, started its door-to-door grocery-delivery business in 1899. Founded by Frank Vernon Skiff and his brother-in-law Frank P. Ross, horse and wagon were their earliest delivery vehicle! The customers, collectively known as “Mrs. Brown,” shared their product feedback with “Jewel Lady” – the company’s anonymous first customer service representative. These tidbits paint a simpler life and evoke nostalgia, no? Instead of me paraphrasing, I encourage T Ch...
Tags: Tea, History, Illinois, Hamilton, Busch, Miller, Ifang Hsieh, Tea History, Ching, Vintage China, Historical Companies, Historical Tea Companies, The Jewel Tea Company, Vintage Tea Tins, Jewel Tea Company, Frank Vernon Skiff


July 2020 Featured Writer – Regena Rafelson

Here at T Ching, we’re focusing on our intention to shine a brighter spotlight on all our incredible writers. With that in mind, each month we pick one of our talented contributors to prominently display as our Featured Writer. Regena is an articulate and skilled writer who has been writing for T Ching since January 2007 – and part of it since its inception! Regena was also the ed...
Tags: Tea, Announcements, Belle, Columbia River Gorge, Ching, Regena Rafelson, Featured Writer, T Ching Author, T Ching Writer, Writer Showcase, Regena, Patrick Fifty


Repost: Tea Perfumes Best List

Perfume PosseRepost: Tea Perfumes Best List Repost!  I’m still in my perfume funk until my perfumes all get here later in July.  So Cinnamon’s Monday Post about Tea Perfumes led me to think it was time for another look at this.  I know there are tea… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseRepost: Tea Perfumes Best List
Tags: Tea, Beauty, Perfume Reviews


Green Tea For Beautiful Hair

The discovery in 2007 that green tea boosts  the production of detoxifying enzymes  is just one of many that have come to establish this beverage and leaf as an ally to human health and beauty. These days, health buffs are just as likely to  sip on a cup of tea  every day to boost skin health as they are to consume it to boost liver health. Green tea is also playing an important role in beauty, with skin- and hair-care companies alike relying on this ingredient to restore hair to a healthy, shi...
Tags: Tea, Beauty, National Institutes of Health, Hair, Green Tea, Pixabay, Health & Well-Being, Medical College of Georgia, Healthy Hair, Beauty Treatments, Lucy Wyndham, Tea for Beauty, Tea for hair, Green Tea Can Promote Scalp Health


Fairhope Tea Plantation

Guest Contribution by: Donnie Barrett The summer of 2020 finds us very busy at the Fairhope Tea Plantation here in south Alabama.  We are picking, processing, and packaging tea almost every day.  The spring flush was quite plentiful and the summer season is seeing robust growth on the bushes.  We have packaged around 120 pounds of green and black tea this season, and will likely continue producing until October.  I have traditionally called my last batch of the year “Halloween Green.” ...
Tags: Tea, China, Alabama, Georgia, Fairhope, Tea Plantation, American Tea, Tea Places, American Tea Plantation, Fairhope Tea Plantation, Georgia Tea, Donnie Barrett, Fairhope Tea Plantation Images


Bigelow Iced Tea For The Summer Win

Now that summer is here, it’s the perfect time to sip a glass of Bigelow Tea over ice. With the warmer weather comes the reminder of how important it is to keep the body hydrated. Here are a few tips to keep handy while you’re out in the sun this season! Don’t wait until you’re thirsty. Did you know that feeling thirsty indicates you’re already dehydrated? Failing to drink enough liquids throughout the day can negatively affect your physical health and impact your cognitive performan...
Tags: Tea, Recipes, Green Tea, Don, Bigelow, Bigelow Tea, Tea Recipes, Mint Medley, Iced Tea, Teaproudly, Perfect Peach


Blast From the Past: 5 Herbal Teas to Relax Aches and Pains

With the wealth of valuable knowledge we’ve accumulated over the years, we feel that some previous posts are worth sharing again. Thus, Fridays are “Blast From the Past” – where we choose a T Ching post from this month but a previous year that we feel is worth another read and breathe new life into it. Enjoy! Originally Posted: June 2017 Contributor: Erin Young   During the course of our daily tasks, we can experi...
Tags: Tea, Blast From The Past, Archives, Herbal Medicine, Herbal Tea, EGCG, Tisanes, Herbalism, Erin Young, Generic License, Herbal Tisanes, Herbal Tea Bath, Tea Bath, Zen Green Tea Lavender Tea, Nina Nelson


My Introduction to Tea Leaf Reading – Part 2

Continued from My Introduction to Tea Leaf Reading – Part 1 I know that others have written about the methodology of reading the leaves, so I will share some of the things that particularly stood out to me: Vintage china works very well for reading the leaves. It’s easier, however, to stick with teacups that are unadorned on the inside – at least while learning. On the other hand — considering the clums...
Tags: Google, Tea, India, Time, Spirituality, Ikea, Tarot, Amanda, Assam, Tasseomancy, Fortunetelling, Reading Tea Leaves, Tasseography, Fortune-telling, Intuitive Divination, Jaelithe


US woman sparks transatlantic tea war with brutal online brew

Michelle from North Carolina shared her recipe for ‘British tea’. An international incident followedThere have been more severe transatlantic bust-ups over a brew, such as the American Revolution, but few can have been quite so twee. Nearly 250 years after the Boston Tea Party, the British ambassador in Washington and his US counterpart in London are going at it over how to make a decent hot drink.Like many tense diplomatic standoffs, it began with a deliberate provocation. An American TikTok us...
Tags: Tea, Food, London, Washington, US, UK News, US foreign policy, US news, North Carolina, Michelle, Tang, Boston Tea Party


My Introduction to Tea Leaf Reading – Part 1

With the stressors of life during times of personal and global turmoil, I suddenly realized that I never wrote about the Introduction to Tea Leaf Reading class that I took: All the way back in January! Hosted by The Jasmine Pearl Tea Company in Portland, Oregon, the one-evening, single-session class “Tea Leaf Reading For Beginners” was taught by Amanda Mayther, an Herbalist and Educator ( see her website here ). When it is soc...
Tags: Tea, Spirituality, Portland Oregon, Tarot, Amanda, Vancouver Washington, Tasseomancy, Tasseography, Fortune-telling, Intuitive Divination, Jaelithe, Tea Leaf Reading, Jasmine Pearl Tea Company, Amanda Mayther, Jasmine Pearl Tea Company Smith TeaMaker


Family Connection in a Teapot

My Tibetan family has a long history with tea. With many of us still largely sheltering in place because of the Covid-19 epidemic, now is an ideal moment to connect over a cup.
Tags: Tea, News, Grandparents, Himalayas, Buddhism, Families and Family Life, Quarantines, Darjeeling (India, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


2019 Writers Contest – Cooking With Tea Category

For the 2019 Writers Contest, we’ve decided to try something a little different. We’re going to be announcing the post finalists one category at a time, then vote for each category individually. This will give everyone more leisure to read each post and more ability to choose your favorite. See the Writers Contest rules and full ongoing list of finalists Cooking With Tea Spring. Shrimp. Sencha, Robert WemischnerTeasing th...
Tags: Tea, Announcements, Best of 2019, Writers contest, Parfait Glass of Cherries


It’s National Hydration Day, Bigelow Tea Is Here For You!

Now that summer is here, it’s the perfect time to sip a glass of Bigelow Tea over ice. With the warmer weather comes the reminder of how important it is to keep the body hydrated. In recognition of National Hydration Day, here are a few tips to keep handy while you’re out in the sun this season! Don’t wait until you’re thirsty. Did you know that feeling thirsty indicates you’re already dehydrated? Failing to drink enough liquids throughout the day can negatively affect your physical ...
Tags: Tea, Don, Bigelow Tea


The Marginalized Lives and Stories of Tea

The history of tea is filled with folklore and epic international conflicts which often fetishize the harsh realities for the individuals actually involved in the stories. Understanding the stories and struggles of marginalized people is a top priority for the privileged in this world at the moment. For this reason, it is more important than ever to look at these stories in the tea world so we can better know how to support their stories and increase the opportunity for mobilization to a more d...
Tags: Tea, England, Small Business, India, History, Industry, Privilege, Sri Lanka, Assam, Slave Labor, Linda Louie, Tea Plantations, Indentured Servitude, Rui Lui, Grass People Tree Lisa, Bana Tea Register


Support These Black-Owned Coffee and Tea Businesses

Even if you’re used—and loyal—to a particular coffee chain, it can be nice to expand your horizons and try a local, independent coffee shop. And while you’re at it, why not make it a Black-owned business? If you’re looking for a new place to grab a coffee or tea in your area (or know where to go when you eventually…Read more...
Tags: Coffee, Tea, Lifehacks, Black, Black Owned Business


Blast From the Past: Haiku for the Small Tea Grower

With the wealth of valuable knowledge we’ve accumulated over the years, we feel that some previous posts are worth sharing again. Thus, Fridays are “Blast From the Past” – where we choose a T Ching post from this month but a previous year that we feel is worth another read and breathe new life into it. Enjoy! Originally Posted: June 2015 Contributor: Regena Rafelson Hawaii, Vegas Mississippi, Oregon Is this a tea race...
Tags: Tea, Blast From The Past, Oregon, Poetry, Archives, Naomi, Alan Levine, Regena Rafelson, Tea Poetry, US Tea Growers, US Tea Plantations, Regena Rafelson Hawaii Vegas Mississippi Oregon


What My Tea Says To Me: Love

        Does the garden of your mind have rich soil? What thought seeds do you scatter to and fro?         Consciousness flows from mind to heart like water. Sip on the breath of life.         See flowers of love bloom within. Bathe your being in love.         Love your garden – your mind, your soul. For love is the answer. – Jennifer R. Cook  Image and poem copyright to author The post What My Tea Say...
Tags: Tea, Art & Design, Tea Art, Tea illustration, What my tea says to me, Jennifer R Cook


How to Brew Loose Tea: Oolong, the ‘Mysterious’ Tea

Here at T Ching, we are proud to begin featuring these delightful and informative videos by Diane Walden of Cal Teas. We decided to start from the beginning, so up next is this how-to on brewing loose oolong. Most people have heard of oolong tea, but many don’t know what makes it oolong or how versatile it is! ( Learn more about oolongs at our website. ) All “true” tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. Herbals come from a variety ...
Tags: Tea, How To, How-Tos, Puerh, Ching, Oolong, Diane Walden, Loose Tea, Basics & Tips, Loose Oolong Tea, Tea Videos


Sorry, Captain Picard, Your Taste in Tea Sucks

Every June 16 we gather to celebrate Captain Picard, for it is—based on a loose extrapolation of the stardate of Star Trek: The Next Generation’s season seven episode “The Pegasus”—Captain Picard Day. A day to recall his triumphs, his heroism, his morals, and his earnest sincerity. Not this year. This year I come to…Read more...
Tags: Tea, Science, Star Trek, Cbs, Earl Grey, Jean Luc Picard, Picard, Goofballery


These Bigelow Tea-Inspired Recipes Are Perfect For Your Next Virtual Bake-Off

Looking for a yummy recipe to use for your next lazy weekend afternoon at home? Or maybe you’ve coordinated a virtual bake-off (obviously coupled with a cup of tea or happy hour) with your friends and need something easy-ish to make. Well, Bigelow Tea is here to help! All you need to do is a little prep – check out these tips if you’re gathering folks virtually: First, agree on a recipe, along with day and time! Don’t forget time differences for your friends on different coasts!A few da...
Tags: Tea, London, Recipes, Green Tea, Bigelow, Bigelow Tea, Tea Recipes, FaceTime Facebook, Iced Tea, Teaproudly, I Love Lemon, I love lemon quick bread, London Fog Cupcakes, Raspberry Oat Crumb Bars, Vanilla Chai Scones, Bigelow Tea TeaProudly


A Tea Trading Company’s Daughter

A Tea Trading Company’s Daughter (茶行的女兒), first published in 2014 then a new edition in 2019, is a book written in Traditional Chinese by Taiwanese author Wang ShuWan whose father and uncle founded WenShan Tea Company – one of the six major exporters during the first half of the 20th century. The book’s secondary title on the cover reads, “Glimmer of a Tea-Scented Childhood.” The 200...
Tags: Tea, Asia, Taiwan, States, Kung Fu Panda, Wang, Chinese Nationalist Party, Ms Wang, Laura Childs, Taiwanese tea, Tea In Literature, Taiwanese Book, Tea Book, WenShan Tea Company, Tea Trading Company, Wang ShuWan


What is Senchado? Differences Between Sado Versus Senchado

Chances are that if you’ve researched anything Japanese tea- related you’ve come across tea ceremonies – whether it be the classical-looking teacups or participants dressed in traditional Japanese wear. In understanding senchado, let’s review a brief history of tea ceremonies in Japan then move on to a comparison between cha no yu and senchado.  The history of tea ceremonies stretches back several hundred years star...
Tags: Tea, Japan, Tokyo, Green Tea, Kyoto, Tea Ceremony, Zen Buddhism, Sado, Japanese green tea, Meiji, Ingen, Japanese tea ceremony, Sencha, Japanese tea, Uji Kyoto, Beyond the Basics


Lavender Tea Party; Local + Virtual Tea Party

Theme Making it Virtual Themed Tea Menu Suggestion Themed Food Menu Suggestion Themed Decorations Take-home small gift Theme: Lavender Tea Party Laura Childs has just released her 21st Tea Shop Mystery, Lavender Blue Murder. As her host of readers know, she shares her talented main character’s  (tearoom owner & detective)...
Tags: Tea, Bacon, Tea Party, Tea Parties, Susan, Theodosia, Drayton, Pinterest Board, Laura Childs, Lavender Tea Party, Local Virtual Tea Party, Hibiscus Flowers, Nancy Baggett, Lavender Tea Party Pinterest Board