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About Laura Brienza

Laura Brienza is the author of New York's Historic Restaurants, Inns, and Taverns (Globe Pequot Press 2016) and Discovering Vintage Washington, DC (Globe Pequot Press 2015).
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Women’s History Month: 3 Women Who Shaped the Tea Industry
1 year ago

Women’s History Month: 3 Women Who Shaped the Tea Industry

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March is Women’s History Month. To celebrate, we’ve profiled three women who made a big impact on the history of tea. So sit back and give thanks for these three …
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Recipes to Ride the Earl Grey Trend
1 year ago

Recipes to Ride the Earl Grey Trend

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If you’ve looked at a restaurant menu lately, chances are you’ve seen earl grey somewhere on it. Supermarket News lists earl grey as one of the top 10 trends of …
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Bake Me, I’m Irish: 5 Tea-Infused Treats for St. Patrick’s Day
1 year ago

Bake Me, I’m Irish: 5 Tea-Infused Treats for St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick’s Day is coming up on Saturday, March 17.  In addition to wearing green and waving the Irish flag, try baking one of these tea-infused Irish treats to get …
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3 Black Owned Tea Companies to Support During Black History Month
1 year ago

3 Black Owned Tea Companies to Support During Black History Month

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February is Black History Month. As we honor the impact that black Americans have made on our past, it’s important to support black Americans making an impact in the now. …
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7 Tea-Inspired Throw Pillows
2 years ago

7 Tea-Inspired Throw Pillows

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Drinking tea is a cozy experience. Add in a tea-inspired throw pillow and you might just melt. Any of these pillows are the perfect addition to you, your cuppa, and a …
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Gifts for Your Tea-Loving Valentine
2 years ago

Gifts for Your Tea-Loving Valentine

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This Valentine’s Day, give your tea-obsessed better half a tea-inspired gift and you’re sure to get rave reviews. Consider these delightful presents this February 14th:

1) A Couples’ Mug 

You can’t go …
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7 Tea-Spiked Chocolate Desserts for Valentine’s Day
2 years ago

7 Tea-Spiked Chocolate Desserts for Valentine’s Day

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Roses, hearts, and chocolate are the three pillars of Valentine’s Day planning. This year, bake your valentine a unique kind of chocolate dessert—a tea-infused chocolate dessert. In brownies, cookies, cupcakes, and tarts, tea …
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Romantic Teas for Valentine’s Day
2 years ago

Romantic Teas for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, so it’s time to plan a tea-riffic night for you and your sweetheart. Treat that special someone to a hot night with one of these hot …
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Tea Sales Spike in New York City—Thanks to Mariah Carey
2 years ago

Tea Sales Spike in New York City—Thanks to Mariah Carey

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Mariah Carey is used to packing concert halls and stadiums, but now she’s filling a new kind of space: tea rooms.

This New Year’s Eve, Carey attempted to redeem herself …
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7 Teas Items That Prove Restaurants are Upping Their Tea Game
2 years ago

7 Teas Items That Prove Restaurants are Upping Their Tea Game

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Restaurants are seriously stepping things up when it comes to tea. Consumers are no longer satisfied with a boring black tea bag or a simple iced tea. They want cool flavor …
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