Tea Etiquette, from the present time to yesteryears

by Elena Popec 26. August 2010 14:07

The most appropriate time to drink tea in today’s society is:

-For breakfast.
-On the go.
-At lunch.
-At Brunch (informal Sunday afternoon reception).
-At the end of dinner.
-After dinner.
-At tea receptions.
-At tea party
-At the hotel
-When hosting guests from tea drinking countries.
-At the banquet.
-During a business conversation or negotiation.
-At the buffet table.
-At the business, festive and informal receptions.
-When have unexpected guests.
-As a corporate beverage
-In carrying out tee-breaks and coffee breaks.
-In small teashops.
-At the picnic.
-In any kind of catering establishments.
-As a "supplement" to the brandy.
-On baby shower or bride shower.
-In the case of hangouts.

Let see how it was according to Hsu Tzu Shu who lived in the XV century.

Times for Tea
By Hsu Tzu Shu 

-In idle passing
-When poetry fails to inspire
-Thoughts confused
-In time to a song
-When the music is finished
-A life in seclusion
-Enjoying the scholarly life
-Conversing late at night
-Studying on a sunny day
-In the bridal chamber
-In honor of favored guests
-As host to scholars or pretty girls
-Friends return from far away
-In perfect weather
-When skies are overcast
-Watching boats sail by on the canal
-Amidst trees and bamboo groves
-When the flowers blossom and the birds sing
-On hot days by the side of a lotus pond
-Burning incense in the courtyard
-After tipsy guests have retired
-When the children are out
-On visits to remote temples
-Near a spring or scenic landscape

Noticed how things have changed? When and how do you find time to drink tea?

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Iced Tea Maker Features Brew Stop Filter, Providing Complete Control of Brewing Process

by Steven Popec 24. August 2010 15:16

Innovative new Ice Tea Maker makes it easy to control the taste of the brew

Online tea shop ESP Emporium, purveyors of fine loose leaf tea, has announced the arrival of their “Brew Stop” Iced Tea maker – a revolutionary invention that offers complete control over the brewing process and the taste of iced tea.

“Our iced tea maker makes it very easy to make the perfect brew of iced tea” said Elena Popec, co-founder of ESP Emporium. “A simple turn of the lid interrupts the brewing process without compromising the taste, allowing you to stop the brewing process at any desired point and control the strength of the brew”.

“This iced tea maker puts a twist on the specialty teas we offer” said Popec. “Tasting our tea served cold is a pleasantly unique way to experience flavors that our customers already love, especially so since the strength of the brew can so easily be adjusted”.
 
The new (61 fl. Oz) iced tea maker is comprised of high-quality PC (Polycarbonate) BPA-free material, and is ideal for making up to 7 cups per brew. The stylishly-designed pot is constructed in such a manner as to allow for monitoring of the expansion of the tea leaves during the brewing process, which can be stopped at any desired point.

The iced tea maker is extremely simple to use, with the following general instructions:

1)    Fill the pitcher just below the filter system with ice cubes
2)    Insert the filter and add 3-5 teaspoons of loose tea
3)    Pour in enough hot water to fill the entire pitcher
4)    Place the lid into the filter and let the tea brew
5)    Turn the lid clockwise to stop the brewing process, and enjoy!

ESP Emporium’s new Ice Tea Maker (SRP $38.95) is available immediately from ESP Emporium, and qualifies for free shipping.

About ESP Emporium: The ESP Tea Emporium is an American-based, online tea shop located in the Midwestern US, which specializes in premium loose teas and tea-related accessories.
 
For more information about this announcement please visit ESP Emporium online (http://www.espemporium.com), or contact Steve Popec at 1-866-810-1818.

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