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Watermelon iced tea

It was Sam who gave us our first taste of watermelon iced tea. She cut seedless watermelon into small cubes, dropped them into glasses of iced tea, gave Speedy and me each a … [Read more...]

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Thai spiced iced tea

When Speedy saw Giada de Laurentiis making this spiced tea on her TV program, the first question he asked was whether we had star anise. Of course, I said, we always have star … [Read more...]

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Tea milkshake

I never liked milk in my tea. I always felt that the milk drowned out the delicate flavors of the tea. It wasn't until Alex developed an affinity for milk tea and learned how … [Read more...]

Lemongrass and ginger brew

Lemongrass and ginger brew

Cold and wet day. I've had three cups of coffee since I woke up this morning, I wondered if a cocktail drink would be good to keep me warm but I finally decided on a hot brew. … [Read more...]

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Masala chai (spiced tea)

Chai means tea in several South Asian languages. Masala (literally, a mixture of spices) chai means spiced tea although many people associate masala chai with spiced milk … [Read more...]

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Have you ever drank a rose?

When I was in Kuala Lumpur last year, I visited a tea shop called Purple Cane in the Chinatown district. I bought several canisters of loose tea leaves and the small ones I … [Read more...]

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Homemade flavored iced tea

If I can't stop complaining about the heat this summer, it's because there's still too much to complain about. Often, I feel I'm going to wither -- literally. There seems to … [Read more...]

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Honey – lemon drink

Live interaction with readers is one thing that a column writer does not enjoy. Lucky me, I was a blogger before I was a newspaper columnist so I know the value of real … [Read more...]