Author Archives: Teaman

Root Beer Flavored Tea?!

Sounds too good to be true… tastes like root beer without sugar or  sweeteners or caffeine.  Its the new Rooibos Sassafras herbal blend from devotea.com .  Many of you may already be familiar with Rooibos, a South African bush that … Continue reading

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Chatsford Teapot Lids

Great News! Devotea.com is now offering replacement lids for the current generation of Chatsford teapots (production starting around the year 2000). They have lids in most of the available sizes and colors, though not all. The lids are recovered from … Continue reading

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When you need a good teabag…

First of all I much prefer loose tea to teabags. Much more variety, better quality, and better flavor all point to loose tea. That said, teabags are sometimes simply more suitable to the task at hand. They are easier to … Continue reading

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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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