Author Archives: Teaman

Why a good tea cozy is a smart buy!

If you are reading this, you probably enjoy hot tea at least as much as I do. Many ways of keeping tea hot have been proposed and are offered for sale on the internet, however, although they may keep your … Continue reading

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I Miss Pristine Pottery

Update 9/21/16 I checked recently on the current stock of Pristine lids at devotea.com. It’s getting bleak. There is nothing available for the smaller sizes (under 1 liter), and only a few choices (mostly uncommon colors) for the larger sizes … Continue reading

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Cold Brewing Update

It’s iced tea season again in Minnesota (finally!) and I want to remind you of the article from last summer on cold brewing tea. It’s the best way to make iced tea and is safer than “sun tea”. Our staff … Continue reading

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Rediscovering an Old Friend

I brought home a package of Kenilworth Estate OP Ceylon Black Tea last weekend. It’s a tea I’ve enjoyed in the past, being one of the best known Sri Lankan estates, but for me, its been quite a while since … Continue reading

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Cold Brewed Iced Tea – the only way to go!

Summer has finally arrived in Minnesota (at least for a few days) and iced tea is the order of the day.  The question is, how to make it. The traditional way is simple.  Brew a pot of hot tea, very … Continue reading

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Coffee Shop Rant

I’ve got nothing against coffee shop owners personally.  We are just not on the same page when it comes to serving tea.  Most coffee shops, especially those big chains, go to great effort to provide freshly roasted, freshly ground, well … Continue reading

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Easy tea or coffee for one!

This year at the International Housewares Show I found a new way to brew tea or coffee for one.  While the idea has been around for a while, no one has done it quite as well as this company. The … Continue reading

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Ginger Peach Tea

Over the weekend, a friend served me a large mug of Ginger Peach tea from devotea.com. I have to confess, flavored teas have never been high on my list of things to drink.  That said, I found the tea quite … Continue reading

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The Tea Party

I’ll be the first to admit, being a small business owner tends to make one fiscally conservative.  After all, there is no shortage of people trying vigorously to help spend any money that isn’t already spent.  Suppliers, charities, the Feds, … Continue reading

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Chinese Tea Jars

The tea jar is as ubiquitous in China as the travel mug is in the US.  The jar is typically available in polycarbonate, stainless steel, or glass, and includes a sealed cap and a removable filter screen. The idea is … Continue reading

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