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Tea and Toast

Tea and Toast

By Tea and Toast

Since bread and water is so easily turned into tea and toast, there is always time to partake with a friend. Join us as we discuss tea, our beloved beverage, and celebrate the beautiful things in life.
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Do You Want to Dance?
Do You Want to Dance?
Have you heard of the Tea Dances that were so popular with the youth culture of the interwar years?  Well, take a few moments and listen to this charming piece of tea history.
11:11
November 02, 2022
Homecoming Tea with Julia
Homecoming Tea with Julia
After nearly 4 months traveling the British Isles, Julia has come home!  In this episode she shares her adventures and her observations of the English tea culture, up close and personal.  
23:47
October 01, 2022
Tear Water Tea with Gabriel
Tear Water Tea with Gabriel
With Julia wayfaring about England all summer, I asked my favorite wee man to help me with this month's podcast.  He's a keen tea drinker and is always eager to share his thoughts!
08:00
September 01, 2022
CelebriTEAS
CelebriTEAS
This episode will tickle your funny bone as we share how a few favorite celebrities take their tea.  No scientific studies, no in-depth research, just pure entertainment.  Enjoy!
22:16
June 02, 2022
Drink Tea. It's Good for You!
Drink Tea. It's Good for You!
Do you love tea?  Well, here are a few reasons to love it even more.  From Matcha to Pu'erh, we know tea is a healthy beverage. In this podcast we discuss which tea is best to drink for specific maladies.
19:34
May 02, 2022
The Legend and Lore of Earl Grey Tea
The Legend and Lore of Earl Grey Tea
Was it a heroic Earl or a brilliant marketing scheme that gave birth to the world's most popular tea?  Have a listen to this episode of Tea and Toast and decide for yourself! 
20:54
April 02, 2022
Tea Flight to France
Tea Flight to France
Tea may not be the first beverage that comes to mind when discussing France but historically it does have an interesting, albeit brief, tea culture thanks especially to one member of the royal family.
19:58
March 02, 2022
Tea Flight to East Frisa
Tea Flight to East Frisa
Journey with us, from the comfort of your home, to a tiny corner of Germany where we'll discover a most interesting and unique tea culture.  No passport required!
25:08
February 02, 2022
"I have three teacups..."
"I have three teacups..."
Do you believe every teacup has a story?  Well, we sure do and in this podcast we'll share a few of those with you.  If you have a teacup with a story you'd like to share, let us know.  We'd love to hear it.
15:09
January 01, 2022
Other Tea Rebellions
Other Tea Rebellions
All Americans are familiar with the Boston Tea Party of the American War for Independence, but did you know there were other tea rebellions held throughout the Colonies?  Enjoy this month's podcast and learn more about these brave acts of rebellion that were deep sacrifices to our tea-loving forefathers (and mothers!).
18:20
December 02, 2021
The Heart of Tea
The Heart of Tea
Tea has a spirit and a heart and in today's podcast we share a talk given at a fundraising tea event held in South Carolina.  May you be the heart of tea to someone who needs it this Thanksgiving!
16:30
November 01, 2021
Three of Our Favorite Non-Teas
Three of Our Favorite Non-Teas
Of course we love tea most of all but today we are discussing three traditional tea-like beverages with interesting stories to tell.  Although not tea at all, they share similar properties and are worth giving a try!
29:11
October 01, 2021
Phenomenal Women in the Tea World
Phenomenal Women in the Tea World
To recap our Phenomenal Women Tea Series, this podcast contains a delightful look at each of the women we learned about at our summer 2021 afternoon teas; Queen Alexandra of England, Caterina de Braganza of Portugal, and Penelope Barker of North Carolina.  Truly phenomenal tea women!
31:30
September 02, 2021
Coffee to Tea; Making the Switch
Coffee to Tea; Making the Switch
Have you ever considered trading in your morning mug of coffee for a cup of tea?  Well, have a listen to this month's episode of Tea and Toast TN for illuminating ideas sure to make you succeed in your quest!
19:37
August 02, 2021
Mistakes That Worked
Mistakes That Worked
Every once in awhile, we come across something thought to be a mistake but turns out to be a success.  In this episode we highlight a few mistakes in the tea world that ended up being highly successful...and delicious!
18:32
July 02, 2021
Queenagers' Herbal Tea Blend
Queenagers' Herbal Tea Blend
Looking for a delicious, healthful, caffeine-free herbal tea? Blossom Arts herbalist, Julia Stowe, talks about her special blend designed intentionally for seniors and the very young, or anyone trying to avoid caffeine.  Just four simple herbs blended for flavor and health!
26:39
June 02, 2021
Beyond the Teacup
Beyond the Teacup
We all know how to use tea leaves when brewing our pot of tea but what's a girl to do with those leaves after that?  Have a listen to this month's episode of Tea and Toast TN and hear about a handful of interesting and creative ways to use tea leaves beyond the teacup.
22:53
May 02, 2021
What's in a Name?
What's in a Name?
New parents contemplate, deliberate, even ruminate countless names when naming a child.  After all, it has to last a life time so one best get it right!  Ever wonder how teas get their names?  If so, have a listen to this month's episode of Tea and Toast TN for a bit of fun information on that very subject.
20:43
April 02, 2021
Tea is Better than Water
Tea is Better than Water
Drinking water is so good for us but is tea even better for general health?  Could be!  Have a listen to this month's episode of Tea and Toast TN and lean why that just might be true.
17:53
March 01, 2021
Beautiful Blooming Teas
Beautiful Blooming Teas
What could be more dramatically beautiful than watching tea bloom in a glass teapot?  Where do these blooming teas come from and for what purposes were they used?  Join us for this month's episode of Tea and Toast TN and learn all about these flowering beauties.
17:05
February 01, 2021
Tea Terms
Tea Terms
The word TEA has many meanings and on this month's episode of Tea and Toast TN we will explore a few of them.  So grab your favorite cup of tea and join us for the fun!
25:14
January 01, 2021