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History

History of the Tea Strainer

Samantha Albala

Documentation of tea tools such as the tea strainer appear in ancient history, the earliest models were likely made of bamboo, and later evolved into stainless steel, sterling silver, china, porcelain, silicon, and linen. However, using a tea tool to keep run away tea leaves out of a cup did not become a cited use of the strainer until the 17th century when Dutch merchants made tea more readily available to those outside of the Chinese dynasty.

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Enjoyment

Tea for Two (or More!)

Samantha Albala

A truth universally held by tea drinkers is that a great cup of tea is made even more wonderful when shared with others, encouraging you to get together with one or more friends and bond over a fresh cup. Why not, instead of just an afternoon tea, devote an entire day to tea? In this TeaMuse article, you'll find a few suggestions on how to share and celebrate your love of tea with a “Tea Day” celebration.

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Health & Beauty

DIY Concentrated Beau-TEA Cream

Samantha Albala

Your skin is the largest organ in your body, so it is important to nurture it with the best nature has to offer. With that in mind, tea is a great skin ally because of its many magical properties. Generous in both taste and aroma, a tea blend’s mixture of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals can boost any basic beauTea cream ingredients that are already in your pantry, creating a luxurious treat for your skin.

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Opinions Warm up with a hot cup of tea with winter

Winter Warming Teas

Samantha Albala

ll teas can create a snug comfortable feeling that shelters you from the harsh bitter cold outside. However, there are some teas that are more efficient at warming the body inside and out. The dropping temperatures and shorter days of the winter season can leave you shivering and feeling sluggish. Eating well, exercise, plenty of sleep and tea will help keep the body at peak performance.

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Enjoyment Upcycled Tea Tins

Upcycle Your Tea Tins!

Samantha Albala

Small and sample tea tins are adorable, convenient, and perfectly travel sized, which sometimes makes them too hard to part with. Why not be productive and transform your tins into a new and useful homemade treats? Many found materials or inexpensive items at a your local supply shop can be utilized to upcycle your tins.

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Health & Beauty Treat your hair right with a tea tonic.

D.I.Y. Tea Hair Treatments

Samantha Albala

Brewing a cup of tea and letting it cool, (as one might normally do by accident!) can result in tomorrow's hair-pampering tonic. Tea can be used to enrich hair color, add softness and shine, prevent breakage, and promote hair growth. Which of these effects you want to achieve will dictate which tea to use in creating a concoction.

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