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The ritual and tradition of tea is transformed into a modern sensory experience with Teforia. The founders have have traveled the world, meeting with leading tea masters and growers, and after immersing themselves in the rich culture and heritage of tea with the goal of bringing the richest taste of tea to your home in every cup, every time. A three step process intuitively brews the tea in the ideal conditions Identify: Teforia was designed to intuitively understand the best infusion method for each variety of tea. Their intelligent infuser is able to “read” each tea package and automatically initiate an optimal brewing recipe. Infuse: Making the delicate, complicated process of infusion a simple, sensory experience, Teforia makes the perfect cup of tea every time, intuitively taking into account the complexities of steeping time, infusion temperature, and tea variety. Imbibe: When it’s time to enjoy, whatever the occasion, personal ritual…

Sweet relief from a hot day or one fraught with stresses and strains can wear on your skin. Discover this gently scented duo of hydrating relief that will put at your fingertips a soothing solution. MIYU BEAUTY offers a little luxurious touch to awaken the senses and soothe the skin. This lovely pairing of TEA and BEAUTY ESSENCE (Pairing No 01) provides a lovely touch for the body and skin that is beautifully blended and not overly perfumed. Imagine lying in wait to quench your thirst, a batch of the MIYU tea, a blend of green rooibos, goji berries, rose petals and snow pear essence, that you adorned with fresh fruit and stored in your refrigerator. The Essence is a facial mist rich in nutrients like a serum, also kept cool in the refrigerator makes for a lovely experience. Just close your eyes, breathe deeply and spritz to refresh your…

There is something magical about the frosty air of winter. Brisk winds and chilly temperatures cause us to bundle up and share the warmth of home with the people we care about. Following the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, winter brunches are a thoughtful and elegant way to slow down and catch up with family and friends. Brunch is a meal that combines both breakfast and lunch and is typically served later in the morning on weekends. The Warmth of a Winter Brunch Hosting a winter brunch offers a feast for the senses as guests walk in from the cold to the flickering of a warm fire and the delectable aromas of winter cooking. The pale palate of the season is enlivened by a colorful buffet of quiches, hearty breads and soup. Spice things up by offering menu selections with traditional winter spices. Nutmeg and cinnamon are showcased…

Aside from water, tea is the most popular beverage around the world. It is available positively everywhere! The popularity of tea outside of China was in Britain. Britain’s large tea trade was due to their supremacy on the seas, making it easier for regular shipments to arrive from China. But what about where tea comes from? How does it grow? Tea is grown on shrubs. A tea plant that has had a huge effect on the tea world is the hardy evergreen called Camellia Sinensis and would, if left in its natural state, grow about thirty feet high. In Assam, wild tea was discovered in 1823 and was cultivated and all went well. Then in 1839, the first shipment of Indian tea was brought to London. In the meantime, Ceylon, which lost its once flourishing coffee trade to a coffee blight which wiped out their coffee industry, turned to tea.…

The beverage of tea, its leaves grown on bushes (a bush produces 3,000 leaves a year/approx 1 lb of processed tea) and the popularity of drinking it on…

There is nothing quite as tempting as a little scone, slathered in butter, jam and devon cream. Scones are a traditional British quick bread consumed in England, Ireland,…

Anytime is the perfect time to embrace an old tradition and make it your own: the afternoon tea. Whether you go out and enjoy somewhere casual like one of our favorites, or somewhere more formal like The Empress Hotel, Victoria BC, Claridges in London UK, or other luxury hotels that feature this wonderful meal on their menu, the flavors of the season are a huge part of the renewal of this fashionable and delicious activity. If you are feeling so inclined, you can whether casual or more elaborate assemble a lovely afternoon tea time incorporating all the richness of taste and color that brings the season alive. Imagine a meal of Lavender Scones with Rose jelly and Devon cream, chopped egg sandwiches, cucumber and mint croissants, herb omelets, roasted tomato crepes with hollandaise sauce. If desserts are your thing, the petit fours are heavenly and deliciously addictive. Springtime tea is…