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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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5 Delicious Tea-Food Pairings
2 years ago

5 Delicious Tea-Food Pairings

We’ve become savvier consumers. We want to know where our ingredients come from, we’re open to trying new ethnic flavors, and basic just doesn’t cut it anymore. We don’t want …
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Cool Tea Bag Art Pieces to Inspire Your Inner Matisse
2 years ago

Cool Tea Bag Art Pieces to Inspire Your Inner Matisse

Here at the Tea Kitchen we’ve written about using tea as a beverage, beauty product, and cooking spice.  Now we’re here to tell you about another cool use for tea: …
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How to Host a Japanese Tea Ceremony
2 years ago

How to Host a Japanese Tea Ceremony

If you want to infuse a little history and a lot of tradition into your tea party, put a Japanese spin on it. Japan is famous for its long, choreographed …
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Ten Cool Tea Parlors To Check Out
2 years ago

Ten Cool Tea Parlors To Check Out

From sea to shining sea, there are some great places to grab tea.  From parlors you should hit up to relish in their history to parlors you should visit …
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Thanksgiving-Themed Teas to Honor the Holiday
2 years ago

Thanksgiving-Themed Teas to Honor the Holiday

In November 1621, English Pilgrims and Wampanoag Native Americans gathered for the first Thanksgiving feast at Plymouth. Almost 400 years later, we carry on the tradition, gathering with friends and …
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5 Recipes That Infuse Tea With Marinade
2 years ago

5 Recipes That Infuse Tea With Marinade

When you’ve got a little extra time on your hands, or you’re just really good at planning in advance, marinating meat is a wonderful way to make sure your dinner’s …
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5 Recipes That Add Tea to Your Soup
2 years ago

5 Recipes That Add Tea to Your Soup

Tea’s not just a drink. It’s an ingredient. And soup is a great way to incorporate it as such. Whether tea is used as a broth or its leaves are …
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