The earliest recorded evidence of the cultivation of tea plants comes from China in the 14th century. Many believe though that the plant originated in India. Brewing tea leaves for drinking spread from China to Japan and formal tea ceremonies evolved. During the 1620's it was introduced into Europe. Later, tea was imported by the American colonists, and it's subsequent taxation led to the "Boston Tea Party" in 1773.
For centuries, many cultures have regarded Tea as The "Elixir Of Life". Over the years, Tea has become one of the beverages consumed most universally and is often found at the center of many social activities.
Tea has several meanings:
1.An infusion made from Tea leaves (Including: herbs and spices)
2. Tea like drinks such as blends.
3. A light afternoon lunch or evening meal or snack served with Tea.
"High Tea" is traditionally served with scones, clotted cream, jam, petite finger sandwiches and miniature deserts. And of course, Tea.
There are 6 categories of tea and hundreds of bagged herbs and spices that are still referred to as Tea.
Please tune in monthly for an in depth look into the world of Tea.
For those who supported me at the fairs at Deepwells Mansion on Sept. 9th and Manorville Historical Society on Sept.17th, thank you. It is a pleasure to meet you all face to face.
Hope to see you, and everyone else at St. James Day on Sunday, October 2nd, as well as at Wendy's Art & Spiritual Sale On Saturday, October 15th. (Rain date: Sunday, October 16th)
For more information Please call Cristal Karvecky at:
631-862-9144 or via e-mail NOVELTEAS1@aol.com
Cristal's Tea Of The Month: Stash Organic Cascade Mint (Naturally Caffeine Free)
Cristal's Recipe of the Month: Can be viewed at www.pitbullhotsauce.com
Go to Recipes: Where Cristal has been awarded "Chef of the Month"