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A Cute Little Tea Story

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I just love Tea stories. I found this and I hope you will like it too. Memories of a Childhood Friend It's been many years now that I've lived in Canada, but I still subscribe to the newspaper from the small town in England where I grew up. The news is often weeks old, yet I maintain that link to my youth and often wax nostalgic. But, on a cold evening last winter, as I sat and read my paper, I was saddened to learn that old Mr Maxey had passed away after a long illness, at the age of 87. For a while, I just stared into my living room, replaying those memories from so long ago. In those days Mr Maxey ran a shop, one of those small everything-in-one shops that you'll find in a country village. Often my mother would give me a few coins and send me down the street words such as, "We'll be needing some greens for tonight, best you'd go to Mr Maxey and get them for us." But whether it was greens, or flour, or potatoes or milk, mum never knew how much I e…

Febuary Tea Corner

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 February is the Month of love!

Colder weather outside encourages people to cuddle up
and enjoy a warm drinks on the inside.

You may like something spicy when it comes in to tea.
You can make a cup of spicy Chai to warm you up.

To make that perfect cup of Spice tea!
 Items you’ll need on hand include:
* 24 ounces water
* Tea (loose Darjeeling is a favorite, but you may use any type of tea bag)
* Tea pot and a tea strainer
* Milk
* Sugar or honey
* Spices such as cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, cloves, anise or nutmeg. cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, vanilla bean, cloves, black peppercorns, anise, all spice, bay leaves, almond or nutmeg
Bring 24 ounces of water to a boil in a pot. Turn down the heat and place the tea into the water to steep for five minutes. Add the solid spices, but be sure to test the tea to ensure the tea isn’t too strong. Stir the tea and put a lid on the pot.
 Leave the tea on low heat for about 15 minutes.
Strain the tea and then add sugar or honey, and milk to tas…