Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tea Drinking

Are you a dunker or a twirler?
Do you dunk your teabag up and down in a cup of hot water or do you twirl it around in a circle? I hope you don't just let it sit there because more anti-oxidents are released when the water moves through the tea leaves. In fact, researchers say you get up to five times more!

Also, to get the most health benefits from drinking tea, avoid putting milk in your tea. The protein in milk seems to negate some of the health benefits.

A healthier choice is a slice of lemon or bit of honey.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Ideas for Tea Parties

There are so many fun and unique themes for a tea party! Of course, the Mystery tea party plans are great and offer many different themes, from Hawaiian to Western. Now there's even a a mystery tea party plan for children and one that is suitable for a wedding shower.
Several have roles that can be adapted to a part for a man. "The Bodacious Babes of Buzzard Bend" and "Murder at the Earl of Grey's Hound Manor" are two that come to mind.
One customer did "The Decadent Housewives of Hysteria Lane" for her office party. She added a few roles, one was the handsome plumber. His main role was to look handsome and flirt!
Another customer just wrote in to say she did one of the mystery party plans for a wine tasting.
Another clever gal invited guests to come to her mystery tea party and "tie one on." She gave each guest an apron as their favor. They, indeed, tied one on.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Spring Teas

It may seem hard to believe, especially in some parts of the country, but Spring is just around the corner. Oh, alright, maybe down a few blocks and around the corner, but it surely will come.

I'm already seeing advertisments for Spring teas in May and June, and I want to encourage everyone to take advantage of these fun outings. So many tea rooms have had to close their doors due to the economy, so let's support these tea venues whenever we can.

Do your best to encourage and support any tearooms in your area, and let us know about your favorites. Truffles and Lace in Temecula, Ca has closed, and there is none in our local area.

A Victorian Tea and Fashion show will be held at the Fullerton Arboretum in Fullerton, CA June 5. For information call 657-278-4010. That's a long way from where I live, but I plan on attending.