Sweet Tea Began in England

Queen Elizabeth IForeign dignitaries visiting the court of Queen Elizabeth I often remarked upon the shocking condition of the monarch's teeth. They were rotten, a deplorable condition aggravated by her addiction to sugar. But don't blame tea with sugar for her decaying teeth because she didn't live long enough to taste the exotic new herb from…

Tea Can Lift Your Mood

I discovered this humorous Grant Wood painting titled Daughters of Revolution recently while visiting the Cincinnati Art Museum. It never fails to put a smile on my face.Grant Wood, Daughters of RevolutionWood (most known for his iconic American Gothic) stirred up considerable controversy with his satirical portrayal of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a…

Old MacDonald Had a Tearoom

Virgina MacDonald, Tearoom Pioneer The early third of the 20th century saw incredible growth in American tearooms. In a Saturday Evening Post article from 1938, writer Milton MacKaye perfectly described this modern social and culinary scenario from a male point of view -Many men—and I number myself among them— have what may be described as…