Today's Teatime

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Welcome to Today's Teatime.  We're going to collect interesting tea news, tea articles, and tea fun in a regular column.  If you want to know about what's going on in the tea world, this is the place.

We're hoping to have some regular categories, like industry news, tea projects, and tea fun.  If you see something interesting you'd like to share, let us know.

Tea Fun

Grandmothers and granddaughters got together for tea in Coon Rapids, MN.  Like these ladies and girls, you can get together for some tea and just enjoy each other's company.  Cute hats!

Here are some healthy ideas on how to make your own tea blends.  Make some green tea, add some fruit, and you have a unique drink that's all your own.  Leave out the sugar or add just a bit to make a great tasting drink that's also good for you.

Did you know there is tea-flavored ice cream?  I didn't, but apparently it exists.  One more thing to put on the list to find.

With tea staining, you can make interesting artwork.  Looks like a good afternoon project.

Tea Benefits

Five tea beauty benefits.

The Daily Mail reports that research indicates three cups of tea per day fights bacteria and might help dental health.

Tea Industry News
Coca-Cola dropped its suit against a family company in Australia over the use of the name "Honest Tea."

Black tea production is up 9.4% over the same time last year.

Kenyan tea industry leaders are concerned about spillover effects from the turmoil in Egypt.

A new cookbook called Teatime provides recipes for everything you need for a great tea party.

The Assam Tribune reports that a dispute is growing over green tea standards.  Several shipments were rejected as not good enough.

Monsoon rains in India have damaged the tea crop, leaving growers wishing they had harvested sooner.

We hope you enjoyed our first installment.  We're going to try to do this almost every day.  If you see a tea-related article that looks interesting, please let us know.  Feel free to follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

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