f r
^

Lifestyle

Tea Ceremonies from around the world!

Japanese Tea Ceremony (also called the ‘Way of Tea’) The tea used : There are 2 varieties of powdered green tea or ‘matcha’ in this ceremony, namely : Thin Tea (called ‘usucha’) Thick Tea (called ‘koicha’)  which requires about three times as much tea to the equivalent amount of water as sucha. About the ceremony […]

Read more

Chai Smoked Chicken Broth Recipe

tea smoked chicken broth

When it comes to foodies, the more exotic the better. There are sometimes though when you just need a good ol’ fashioned pick me up that is both nutritious and heartwarming in the same breath. That’s the time a pot stew, a broth or a soup is the one thing that will give you the […]

Read more

5 types of tea for every mood

5 types of tea for different moods

“Round food for every mood!” This quote by Chandler Bing from the hit show “FRIENDS” may effectively sum up doughnuts, bagels and POLO, but when it comes to tea, it is farthest away from the truth. You know that tea can do a whole lot of good, from getting rid of acne scars, to calming […]

Read more

When life gives you lemons, why not make lemon cakes?

Moist Tea Lemon Cakes

When life gives you lemons (and it is tea time) why not make lemon cakes? Tea time needs to be fun and tasty, especially if you’re entertaining. So here’s a super easy and quick way to entertain and impress your guests with a bite size treat that is high in flavour and sophistication. Suitable for […]

Read more

Find your future at the bottom of a tea cup!

Tasseography For Dummies

One of the most popular sections in the newspaper happens to be the horoscope. And you can frown at it, ridicule it, or even pretend not to notice it, but you can’t deny the fact that at one point of time or another, you must have sneaked a peek at what the stars have in […]

Read more

5 ways to cook with tea

11081403_10205619493360988_2119848694_n

Tea drinking is one of the subcontinent’s most enduring traditions. But tea can be used for so many other purposes. From an astringent to heal nicks and cuts, to a solvent for paint and even as a headache and stress reliever. What you probably least expected tea to be used in, is cooking. While Indian […]

Read more

Painting with Tea Bags – Activities for Toddlers

march1update6

You’ve enjoyed their flavor, their brew has warmed your heart. Now what if we were to tell you that used tea bags could easily let you have fun, and spend some quality time with your tiny tots? While tea bags aren’t the perfect pigmenting material, creating abstract art from tea bags is both easy and […]

Read more

5 instantly epic ways to upcycle unused tea cups

ussed tea cups

Old unused tea cups can take up space and often be perceived as completely useless or unusable at best. Here’s an idea… why not upcycle them. And here’s what you’ll need to do it. A little flair, a little imagination and a DIY streak that doesn’t know when to quit. Wall storage White tea cups […]

Read more

A three step guide to the perfect cucumber sandwich.

cucumber tea sandwiches

Tea time is the perfect time to indulge in this lovely little treat. An English staple, the cucumber sandwich is a venerable institution at a high tea. Here’s the simplest possible way to make the perfect open cucumber sandwich. The ingredients: 6 slices of white bread (cut into circles with a cookie cutter) 100 grams […]

Read more

6 tips to plan the perfect New Year’s Eve party

new year party

In a matter of weeks, 2014 will be bid adieu and the New Year will be welcomed with fervour and gusto, all over the world! What better way to celebrate the New Year then, than with your best mates? The New Year’s Eve party is a grand old tradition that is held nearly ‘solemn’ all […]

Read more
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers