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Dining with Tea

October 16, 2013

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”  Virginia Woolf

We love tea. We love food! But more than those things, we love dining. And we’re not talking about fine dining exclusively; we’re talking about the experience of pausing in your day, disregarding the messes around you, and sitting down to focus on those you love as you eat and drink. So from now on, we will regularly blog recipes, with a goal of 2-3 per month! The recipes will be wholly from scratch (and all will incorporate tea!); and we will share our experience with the recipe we recommend that day. We promise that these recipes are good and simple, simple enough to create a mess that you can invite others into. (Check out for a head start!)

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I find it very easy to say “everyone should cook in their home”, and much harder to commit to a 30-minute meal after a long day at work. I come up with so many excuses not to cook! “My kitchen is a mess”, “I don’t cook gourmet food”…the list could go on. However, the best conversations in my house always seem to occur in the kitchen! Whether we are dining at the table, sitting on the floor going through recipes, or talking about life while we wash the pile of dirty dishes, this simple fact remains: profound good happens around delicious food. I will confess to you that I leave a pile of dirty dishes quite often. Why? Because I don’t want to give up the joy of hospitality! The food that blossoms from creativity and invites others to the table really does feed the soul.

We invite you to cook. Try it, get creative, and discover that tea goes beyond the cup! We invite you to invest your heart as you fuel your body; we believe they should never be separated.

Think well, love well, sleep well. Start by dining well.


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  1. “However, the best conversations in my house always seem to occur in the kitchen” Thanks for sharing Stephanie – This is my favorite quote and SOOO true. So many memories are made in the kitchen involve making and serving food! And the dishes – they will be there in the morning! Enjoy your family and/or guests!

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