Thursday, January 3, 2013

It's National Hot Tea Month!

If your New Year's resolution pertains to  health, then you'll be happy to know that according to the Tea Association of the U.S.A.,  the month of January is designated as National Hot Tea Month.   Tea, combined with proper diet and exercise, can be an effective way to improve health. 
Tea is one of nature's most popular, soothing and relaxing beverages, and is the only beverage in America commonly served hot or iced, anytime, anywhere, for any occasion!
I have a tea cabinet [actually it's an Amish-made repro icebox] that's designated exclusively for tea.  Do you have a tea cabinet?

 An inside peek at my tea stash, but don't critique me on orderliness!
Teas that I buy in 1 lb. packages are kept in tea canisters on my counter.
I think I have plenty to get me through the month of January [and beyond]!
Did you know that the Forty-Seventh Congress of the United States wrote an Act on December 4, 1882 to prevent the importation of adulterated and spurious tea?  It can be seen at the U.S. National Archives, Today's Documents
My small collection of repro Americana tea equipage.
January is National Oatmeal and National Soup Month too, and tea can be used to make both of those.  I recently saw a recipe for Chai oatmeal.  Doesn't that sound yummy?
Happy National Hot Tea Month!  Here's to good health and enjoyment! 
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Today I'm joining Bernideen's Tea Time blog for "Friends Sharing Tea."


  1. LOVE your tea cabinet! My collection of teas has outgrown the basket it is kept in, I am working on a better solution. I didn't know it is Hot Tea Month but it sounds good to me, I think I will go make a cup to sip as I work.

  2. Love that old ice chest as a tea cabinet - what serious fun! Thanks for linking up to "Friends Sharing Tea".

  3. Love your cabinet for tea. I could use someplace like that. I have a designated shelf in the kitchen and then a few tucked away in another cabinet for aging. Then my husband has his own shelf for his teas too. We just can't have enough good teas! Love your white canisters for tea too.

  4. Cute post! I had to enlarge your lovely tea cabinet picture to see inside! You do have lots of tea! Love all the white tea canisters! Happy Hot Tea month to you! We are leaving tomorrow for Florida in our RV so won't have internet until we get down there. But I'll have lots of time on my hands to catch up on the posts this winter!

  5. OK, so now I need to organize my teas!! :-)

  6. I do have one cabinet set aside for teas. Also have some lovely old tins that are special to me. One I remember my mum using when I was a child and two from a friend who died too young. They bring me joy.

    Thank you for sharing with us.

    Lil Bit British

  7. Wow, Phyllis, you have a LOT of tea! What are your favorites? Have a great week!

  8. Oddly, I often forget about National Hot Tea Month! I do not have a specific piece of furniture dedicated to tea, but I would like one. I recently saw a Paula Deen "dish pantry" in a local furniture store and thought oh boy, that would be terrific for tea and teawares! And I love your gorgeous copper repro pieces!


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