Posts tagged "tea"

Amnesty International: Iranian Women Are Being Made Into “Baby-Making Machines”

An Iranian bill restricting the availability of contraception and abortions in order to boost the country’s population is effectively going to turn Iranian women into “baby-making machines.”…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 11, 2015

10 Book & Tea Combos To Curl Up With

There are few things in life better than curling up with a good book and a cup of hot tea.  Now that temperatures are dropping and snow is coming, it’s prime time to get your reading and sipping on, so we’ve put together a list of some books we loved this year and recommended tea…

By: Katie Oldenburg / November 18, 2014

10 Teas For Introverts (And Why They’re Better Than Coffee)

For as long as I can remember, I’ve pretty much been a tea aficionado. There’s something about waking up to a nice, warm and light cup of herbal bliss that trumps drinking coffee everytime; in fact, as an introvert, curling up with a good book while sipping delicious blends should be the only way to…

By: YourTango.com / October 26, 2014

10 Things I Learned Working At A Tea Shop

I spent a good chunk of last year working at a gigantic tea store chain. Since lots of great conversations happen over hot beverages, I’d associated tea with lots of special moments in my life, but I hardly knew anything about where it really comes from. From my first day on the job, I wa…

By: Claire Hannum / September 18, 2014

Must Haves: 11 Quirky Tea Infusers For Funny Folks

The only thing better than a good cup of tea is a good cup of tea that makes you laugh. Don’t think that exists? You’re wrong. The next time you’re entertaining guests or in the mood to sip on some loose leaf, consider one of these clever infusers to stir things up a bit. If…

By: Katie Oldenburg / April 23, 2014

Woman Loses Teeth Due To Very Strong Tea

Tea: It’s good for you, but only if you don’t drink too much of it. And by “too much of it,” we mean a pitcher made with 100 to 150 tea bags. That’s how much a Detroit woman drank each day, and doctors eventually realized that her years of back, arm, leg, and hip pai…

By: Newser / March 23, 2013

I Pity The Fool Who Doesn’t Brew Their Tea In This Teapot

My little tea time routine involves brewing some vanilla chai, putting on some chill music, eating a square (or three) of dark chocolate, and flipping through a fashion magazine. It’s totally relaxing, but you know what’s missing? Mr. T glaring at me from the side of my teapot. Yep, that would really take the whole…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 9, 2012

Dam Those Tea Bags!

I just recently discovered the joys of tea, and oh how I love sipping English Breakfast in the morning and a soothing vanilla blend at night. What I don’t love? Taking out the soggy tea bag and leaving drips everywhere. That’s why I’m so excited about this ingenious — and cute! — tea dam cup,…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 6, 2012

We All Drink From A Yellow Submarine

Tea isn’t supposed to be exciting; it’s supposed to be soothing. Says who? This adorable yellow submarine tea infuser is guaranteed to liven up your cup. Just stuff some tea leaves inside and dunk in hot water for a few minutes. You will, however, be singing “Yellow Submarine” for hours afterward. Sorry.

By: Leonora Epstein / June 8, 2010

Zipper Cups Bring Togetherness

Taiwanese designer Lee Weilang’s Zipper Cups are so charming that they make having tea quite a titillating, bonding experience. The white ceramic mugs feature a zipper with a slit down one side. The cute design reflects two people coming together for conversation and also, conveniently, holds their tea bags in place. Who says fashion can’t…

By: Edo Chorm / March 1, 2010

More Satisfying Than Your Average Iced Tea

Lipton asked six artists to design labels for its new flavors of Brisk Iced Tea, and our jaw dropped when we noticed Tristan Eaton’s, which illustrates the sweet tea experience. “The inspiration for my design was capturing a moment of absolute happiness and satisfaction,” he said. “Hopefully my Sweet Tea flavor can give us all…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 11, 2010

Get Loose With Some Tea

Steaming cups of tea are one of the only things getting us through this cold spell, and as a result, we’ve become expert sippers. Regular ole filter bags are fine in a pinch, but we’ve become a little snooty and like the dynamic flavors loose teas create. The funny-looking Luci Loose Tea Infuser will tur…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 2, 2010

Ever Steep Your Hair In Tea?

We’ve heard about some weird natural hair treatments that involve everything and anything in your kitchen—eggs, avocado, honey, olive oil, beer even. For model Elaine Irwin Mellencamp, the secret ingredient is tea. She says, “To brighten and add a burst of shine to your hair, soak it in tea. The tea lowers the hair’s pH,…

By: Leonora Epstein / January 22, 2010

DIY Project We May Actually Tackle Over The Holidays

Remember our old friend Este Lewis, the 25-year-old artist who makes ultra cute wallpaper out of images of everyday objects like candy dots and pencils? That little busy bee is at it again with one of the most interesting and easy — albeit time-consuming — projects ever: She’s made a scented curtain out of tea…

By: Erin Flaherty / November 11, 2009

Tea Baggers Rejoice: Hot-T-Wand Lets You Have Tea Anytime

This Hot-T Wand almost seems like something that could be an iPhone attachment and application; it’s so techy and compact. Insert the heatable stick (with safety sensors) into a cup of water, wait for the water to get hot, then dip in your tea of choice. When done, there’s a heat-protective capsule to insert the…

By: Leonora Epstein / September 10, 2009

A Tea Set For Fun-Loving Ladies

I love drinking tea, but I’m a little sassier than most tea sets. Luckily, lingerie designer Tina Tsang has created a gorgeous-yet-quirky tea service that suits the modern tea-drinking woman. Lovely legs with gold heels pop out of the teapot, sugar bathtub, teacup, and milk pitcher. The tiered dessert stand reminds me of a party…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 30, 2009

Tea Soothes Criminal

A thief with a knife came at a woman and her six-month-old baby as they walked down the hallway in a Tokyo apartment building. The armed man demanded money, but when she told him she had none, he barged into her apartment. The woman made him a cup of tea, and the thief put hi…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 8, 2008

Crave: Kahla Velvet Cups

Who doesn’t want a handful of velvet? It’s soft like a bunny, sexy to the touch, and now it can prevent second degree burns too! The Touch Cups, made by the German porcelain company Kahla, are strategically covered in velvet and come in cool colors. While traditionally the furry fabric is dainty and easily ruined…

By: Simcha / July 8, 2008

Coffee, Tea, And Chocolate Baths

Scientists and anti-aging specialists are really into researching the health benefits of drinks like coffee, tea, and red wine, and there seem to be positive advantages, such as discouraging the development of colon cancer and the like. But those benefits come from consuming the beverages in moderation — so, what does bathing in them do?

By: Catherine Strawn / February 25, 2008

Weekly Turn-On: Tea Time!

I’m not talking about teabagging here — more like Queen Elizabeth’s afternoon cup o’ English Breakfast makes some people horny. I came across the blog Tea Birds and was instantly confused — I’m a coffee drinkers to start with, but do some people actually have a fetish for pretty girls drinking a hot cup of…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 5, 2007