Tea Resources

Tea Publications


Tea – A Magazine – Quarterly magazine about tea as a beverage and its cultural significance in the arts and society. (www.teamag.com)


Tea Poetry – book compiled and published by Pearl Dexter, Editor of Tea - A Magazine. (www.teamag.com)


Tea Time – Luscious magazine profiling tea and tea lore. Filled with glossy photos and wonderful recipes. (www.teatimemagazine.com)


Southern Lady – From the publishers of Tea Time with a focus on people and places in the South as well as wonderful tea time recipes. (www.southernladymagazine.com)


The Tea House Times – Go to www.teahousetimes.com for subscription information and dozens of links to tea shops, purveyors of tea, gift shops, and tea events.


Victoria – Articles and pictorials on homes, home design, and tea. (www.victoriamag.com)


The Gilded Lily – Publication from the Ladies Tea Guild. (www.glily.com)


Tea in Texas – Highlighting Texas tea rooms and tea events. (www.teaintexas.com)


Fresh Cup Magazine – For tea and coffee professionals. (www.freshcup.com)


Tea & Coffee – Trade journal for the tea and coffee industry. (www.teaandcoffee.net)


A Tea Reader -- by Katrina Avila Munichiello, an anthology of tea stories and reflections.



American Tea Plantations


Charleston Tea Plantation - The oldest and largest tea plantation in the United States. Order their fine black tea or schedule a visit at www.bigelowtea.com.


Fairhope Tea Plantation – Tea produced in Fairhope, Alabama can be purchased though the Church Mouse gift shop. (www.thechurchmouse.com)


Sakuma Brothers Farm – This tea garden just outside Burlington, WA has been growing white and green tea for ten years. (www.sakumamarket.com)


Big Island Tea – Organic artisan tea from Hawaii. (www.bigislandtea.com)



Tea Websites and Interesting Blogs


Teamap.com - Directory of hundreds of tea shops in the U.S. and Canada.


GreatTearoomsofAmerica.com – Excellent tea shop guide.


Cookingwithideas.typepad.com – Recipes and book reviews for the Bibliochef.


Cuppatea4sheri.blogspot.com – Amazing recipes.


Seedrack.com – Order camellia sinensis seeds and grow your own tea!


Friendshiptea.blogspot – Tea shop reviews, recipes, and more.


Theladiestea.com – Networking platform for women.


Jennybakes.com – Fabulous recipes from a real make-it-from-scratch baker.


Teanmystery.com – Tea shop, books, gifts, and gift baskets.


Allteapots.com – Teapots from around the world.


Fireflyvodka.com – South Carolina purveyors of Sweet Tea Vodka, Raspberry Tea Vodka, Peach Tea Vodka and more. Just visiting this website is a trip in itself!


Teasquared.blogspot.com – Fun, well-written blog about tea, tea shops, and tea musings.


Bernideensteatimeblog.blogspot.com – Tea, baking, decorations, and gardening.


Tealoversroom.com – California tea rooms, Teacasts, links.


Teapages.blogspot.com – All things tea.


Baking.about.com – Carroll Pellegrinelli writes a terrific baking blog complete with recipes and photo instructions.


Teawithfriends.blogspot.com – Lovely blog on tea, friendship, and tea accoutrements.


Sharonsgardenofbookreviews.blogspot.com – Terrific book reviews by an entertainment journalist.


Teaescapade.wordpress.com – Enjoyable tea blog.


Lattesandlife.com – Witty musings on life.


Napkinfoldingguide.com – Photo illustrations of 27 different (and sometimes elaborate) napkin folds.


World Tea Expo – This premier business-to-business trade show features more than 300 tea suppliers, vendors, and tea innovators. (www.worldteaexpo.com)


Sweetgrassbaskets.net – One of several websites where you can buy sweetgrass baskets direct from the artist.


Teagw.com -- Visit this website and click on Products to find tea pillows filled with jasmine, rose, lavender, and green tea.


Goldendelighthoney.com -- Carolina honey to sweeten your tea.


FatCatScones.com -- Frozen ready-to-bake scones.


KingArthurFlour.com -- One of the best flours for baking. this is what many professional pasty chefs use.


Californiateahouse.com -- Order Machu's Blend, a special herbal tea for dogs that promotes healthy skin, lowers stress, and aids digestion.


Vintageteaworks.com -- This company offers six unique wine-flavored tea blends that celebrate wine and respect the teac.


Downtonabbeycooks.com -- A Downton Abbey blog with news and recipes. You can also order their book Abbey Cooks.


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Visiting charleston


Charleston.com – Travel and hotel guide


Charlestoncvb.com – The official Charleston convention and visitor bureau


Charlestontour.wordpress.com – Private tours of homes and gardens, some including lunch or tea


Charlestonplace.com – Charleston Place Hotel serves an excellent afternoon tea, Thursday through
Saturday, 1 to 3


CulinarytoursofCharleston.com – Sample specialties from Charleston’s local eateries, markets, and bakeries


Poogansporch.com -- This restored Victorian house serves traditional low country cuisine. Be sure to ask about Poogan!


Preservationsociety.org -- Hosts Charleston's annual Fall Candlelight Tour.


Palmettocarriage.com -- Horse drawn carriage rides.


Charlestonharbortours.com -- Boat tours and harbor cruises.


Ghostwalk.net -- Stroll into Charleston's haunted history. Ask them about the "original" Theodosia!


CharlestonTours.net -- Ghost tours plus tours of plantations and historic homes.