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Chilled Cantaloupe Soup

Chilled Cantaloupe Soup

Cantaloupe isn’t one of my favorite fruits, I have to admit, but this chilled cantaloupe soup is changing my mind. It’s light and refreshing, perfect for cooling off on a hot summer day. It will even carry you into the early days of fall when […]

Understanding the Different Varieties of Tea

Understanding the Different Varieties of Tea

There are more varieties of tea in China than there are of wine grapes in France, each with their own distinct flavor. Whether you prefer black, green, oolong, white, or matcha tea, all teas come from the same plant – Camellia sinensis. The difference in […]

What Can We Say? It Was a Bar Bet…

What Can We Say? It Was a Bar Bet…

** Today I’m turning the blog over to Fiona Quinn and Tina Glasneck, co-authors of If You See Kay, Run to talk about their brand new series. ** Fiona – Fiona Quinn and Tina Glasneck walked into a bar…. Tina – The beginning of a great joke. […]

Tea Lover’s Gift

Tea Lover’s Gift

When I wanted to share some of my Hello Tea Club treasures with my bestie, she quickly informed me that she didn’t have an infuser. How is this even possible? I had to remedy this situation immediately so I started putting together a gift for […]

Scrumptious Blueberry Scones

Scrumptious Blueberry Scones

Scrumptious blueberry scones are a wonderful addition to any afternoon tea. And how can you possibly enjoy scones without Devonshire cream? Today I’m sharing a faux Devonshire cream, as the true cream can take more than 24 hours to make. But this cream is absolutely […]

The Anatomy of a Mystery Idea

The Anatomy of a Mystery Idea

*Today I’m turning the blog over to Nancy Raven Smith to share a little about herself and where her ideas come from.* The most common question I get from readers is where do my ideas come from. For me, it’s generally from things that I read, […]

The Best Way to Brew Tea

The Best Way to Brew Tea

There are many ways to brew tea and none of them are necessarily wrong. But there is a better brewing method that will give you a more flavorful cup over others. This method will also keep your tea hot longer and will reduce the tannin […]

Lemon Basil Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches

Lemon Basil Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches

A delicious chicken salad sandwich is the perfect addition to any ladies luncheon or afternoon tea. This light and easy recipe is a wonderful addition to any spring or summer tea. Lemon Basil Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise 1/4 Cup Sour Cream 1 […]

What Defines a Cozy Mystery?

What Defines a Cozy Mystery?

If you’ve read every book by Agatha Christie or seen every episode of Murder, She Wrote, then you’re familiar with the cozy mystery genre. Cozy mysteries are a sub-genre of crime fiction that are becoming increasingly popular … again. While cozies were very popular in […]

Chilled Strawberry Soup

Chilled Strawberry Soup

Last week I shared that I love spending time at my favorite tea house, Blue Willow Tea Room. The last time I visited, they served a delicious chilled strawberry soup that I’ve been craving ever since. So this week I decided to experiment and create […]