How to Clean a Teapot

Brown Betty TeapotThe English homemaker of the last century followed a simple ritual for washing her Brown Betty teapot.  After use, the teapot was emptied of its spent leaves, rinsed with hot water, and turned upside down in the sink to dry. The Brown Betty was a common utensil in the home kitchen - or…

Does tea cause kidney stones?

If you are a tea professional, there's nothing worse than having your urologist tell you to quit drinking tea because you've been diagnosed with a kidney stone. That's what happened to me a couple of years ago.I was surprised to find tea on my doctor's list of Foods to Avoid, a list I'm sure is…