Tag: tea

High Tea at the Forresters

 

Every year about this time, my wife Marie and a friend host a “high tea” at our house for about 20 ladies, usually a mix of Americans and Japanese.

Man, it’s posh! The Pump Room in Bath, England, the site of many a high tea in Regency novels, has nothing on Marie’s teas. (The photo below, taken before the piles of delicacies were put on the tables, doesn’t really do the scene justice.)

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My questions for you today are simple. Where is the best-tasting coffee in the world grown? What are the best beans? What is the best roast? Do you like dark or light or (perish the thought) blonde? Is it worth purchasing coffee which is grown in the foothills of the Himalayas and harvested bean by […]

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On one of @simontemplar‘s threads, we were conversing on the size of coffee/tea mugs. About the largest decent mugs one can find run about a pint. In this age of the trente latte, that is unconscionable. Now, one can find mugs up to 24 oz., but they tend to be large open affairs. Preview Open

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Amidst the confusion of today’s Catholic Church, there are voices that speak out clearly and distinctly. I profiled one of these voices here (where Cardinal Willem Jacobus Eijk, Archbishop of Utrecht, Netherlands,  penned a commentary wherein he hammered the German episcopate and Pope Francis for playing fast and loose with giving Holy Communion to Protestant spouses […]

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The Bolshevik Revolution at 100

 

The Greater Boston Tea Party is mourning 100 years of communism Tuesday night, Nov. 14, in Boston. The featured speaker is Alexandra Vacroux, Executive Director of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University. You can find all the details here (PDF) — hope to see you there!

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You Ricochetti are all over the world, and like all kinds of drinks!  Here is fodder for pleasant and friendly thoughts having nothing to do with our big disagreements! I drink tea.  I never touch coffee.  My brief childhood experiences of coffee were consistent with Nietzsche’s assessment of coffee.  By contrast, and in my experience, tea extends life, expands consciousness, and is vital […]

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