8 GREEN TIPS ON USED TEA LEAVES…

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These 8 green tips on used tea leaves is from the site Green Living Tips which explains about how tea can affect the environment.

Uses for used tea leaves

  • If you do use tea bags, instead of throwing them into your household trash bin – they can be composted or added to a worm farm.
  • I’ve seen dried tea leaves suggested as an incense (although in my opinion, burning tea leaves smell pretty bad)
  • Following on from the last tip – burning tea leaves is said to repel mosquitos (that I can believe)
  • Dried tea leaves can absorb moisture in cupboards and odors in refrigerators
  • Tea leaves sprinkled in kitty litter can help reduce smell
  • Remove oil from pots and pans without impacting on their “seasoned” aspects
  • Dried tea leaves can sop up oil spills in the kitchen.
  • Soak old tea bags in melted…

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FATE TAKES TWO HANDS, MEMOIRS OF A PHYSIOTHERAPIST, Free on Kindle (limited time)…

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The book ‘Fate Takes Two Hands’s Memoirs of a Physiotherapist’ was written by my mother in law who wrote about her life before she became a physiotherapist during the Second World War.

Based on a true story this is a heartwarming tale of a wartime working life of a physiotherapist during the Second World War. Born in Manchester in 1916, the author went with her parents to a pantomime to see Peter Pan. From that day forward she set her sights on being on the stage with her name in lights.

However, her mother and father had other plans for her. She tried every trick in the book to avoid going down their career route, and shares her love, loss and friendships to pursue her dream of being an actress.

That was until she met Audrey, who changed her direction in life into the hospital theatre rather than the…

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ONE MORE REASON TO DRINK GREEN TEA…

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I bet you didn’t know that sipping a cup of green tea could actually stop you going senile.

Scientists at Newcastle University have discovered that green tea can protect your brain.

It’s rich in polyphenols, which can protect against Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.

I really wish I could grow to like the taste of green tea with all its added benefits, but it just doesn’t do if for me. How about you? …

Get some healthy green tea ice-cream from Haagen-Dazs – they say “our green tea ice cream is made from a highly sought Japanese Matcha green tea, a ceremonial tea prized for its intense yet delicate essence. enjoy its soothing green tea flavor enhanced with the richness of pure, sweet cream.” The nutritional information panel states that one half-cup serving contains 250 calories and 17 grams of fat. The ingredient list reads: cream, skim milk, sugar…

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Advantages and disadvantages of tea

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Tea – Tea is very popular soft drink in all over the world including India especially in winter season. All types of teas are made up of plant Camellia sinensis. Each and every person likes tea after breakfast or in evening.  There are popularly two types of tea

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  1. Black tea
  2. Green tea

Advantages of tea – There are some benefits of tea which are discussed below

  1. Tea has antioxidants which is helpful in slow down aging due to regenerates and repair of the cells.
  2. Tea is helpful to prevent the creation of dangerous blood clots which is the main cause of heart attacks and stroke.
  3. As per researches, the persons who take daily tea so they have stronger bones compared with  non-tea drinkers.
  4. The tea is helpful in lower the risk of high blood pressure.
  5. Tea is benefit in decreasing the cholesterol.
  6. As per research, consuming daily tea may lower…

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CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN, TEA PAIRINGS TO MATCH THE FESTIVE FOODS…

With Christmas now well and truly on countdown I thought it might be nice to write a post on tea pairings with some of the festive foods we eat.

When drinking Lapsang have it with chicken or smoked salmon sandwiches or walnut cake or Stilton cheese, to enhance the flavour of the tea and/or food.

Of course, Christmas isn’t Christmas without chocolate but with different strengths of chocolate, this does mean there is a choice of pairings. With dark chocolate, try Assam, Darjeeling, Earl Grey, Gyokuro, or Oolong. With milk or white chocolate try Darjeeling, Dragonwell, or Oolong,

When drinking Earl Grey have it with fine pate or ham and mustard sandwich’s or Crème Brulee or Leicester cheese, to enhance the flavour of the tea and/or food.

When drinking Ceylon tea try having it with cucumber or tomato sandwiches or tarte au citron or mature cheddar cheese.

Fortnum and Mason have some amazing goodies paired with specific teas like the festively fragrant notes of zesty clementine, festive spices and cocoa nibs in their Christmas Tea. 

Some partnerships succeed against the odds, others are so well-matched it’s hard to imagine one without the other – like their Blanc de Noirs Champagne NV and our Golden Oscietra Caviar.

A hand-graded, deep gold and deliciously nutty treat for any true caviar connoisseurs, it pairs perfectly with any Fortnum’s Champagne – but particularly with the honey, spice and dark fruit notes of our Blanc de Noirs Champagne.

Forget a nightcap liqueur coffee – the finest way to round off a full day of feasting is with a cup of our bold Christmas Coffee and a box – to share or snaffle solo – of their exceptional Christmas Chocolate Liqueurs.

The sugar-steeped sweetness of their Glacé Apricots making the perfect counterpoint to our full-bodied Fortnum’s Stilton.

LAST MINUTE HANDMADE GIFTS FOR #CHRISTMAS…

Last minute handmade gift ideas that are great for #christmas. Easy to follow these lovely teacup candles infographic from Pinterest.

If you haven’t got any tea cups to use how about these shells instead, also from Pinterest

If you are handy with the knitting needles and have some spare wool around why not get this free tea cosy pattern from Love Knitting on Pinterest.

Or copy this DIY cup cosy also found on Pinterest

There are lots of easy handmade gifts all around tea which could soon be knocked up for any tea lover. These were just a few I found on Pinterest. It has inspired me to quickly knit up some of the cup cosy for my friends.

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PRETTY TEA ROOMS IN PRETTY EASINGWOLD…

It’s worth a visit to the lovely Georgian village of Easingwold to appreciate the lovely tea rooms and cafes available. The Clark’s have two to choose from, Clark’s Tea Rooms, Market Place, Easingwold, Yorkshire, YO6 3AG Tel No 01347 823143. This tea shop has all the same cakes, breads and pastries sold at their other shop ‘Clark’s Cafe’ bakery.

It’s divided into three rooms with walls adorned with local artists work and a smokers parlour at the back.The position of this tea shop in the central Market Place is perfect for a stop while shopping where you can enjoy their delicious home-made cakes and a refreshing pot of tea.

Clark’s Cafe, 195 Long Street, Easingwold, Yorkshire, YO6 3JB Tel No 01347 821285. This shop started back in 1925 when the Clark’s grandmother-in-law used to make scones and tea and sell it from the kitchen window to road repair men and cyclists.

You can see from the displays of canal-wares around the room that the owners enjoy narrow boats.

There is also a pretty garden with outside seating for the good weather months.

Everything is made on the premises with the speciality being the all day breakfast, ploughman’s lunch and the set afternoon or cream tea. This comes with a selection of sandwiches, scones with cream and cakes and tea.