July 20, 1994 |
Earl Gray is passe. English Breakfast is old hat. Darjeeling is dated. You'll still find these traditional teas on shop shelves, in primly plain packaging. But they're not what's hot in tea these days. The teas of the moment have fruity flavors, evocative names and bold boxes designed to call attention to the product. Among the choices: Raspberry Bramble, Autumn Apple, Lemon Grove, Passionate Peach, Specially Strawberry, Island Punch, Tahitian Sunset and Sleepytime. Fruit-flavored and decaffeinated teas are now the top-selling lines of John Wagner & Sons in Ivyland, Bucks County, which has been selling teas and gourmet items at home and abroad since 1847.
November 14, 1991 |
The word is out that Ellen Casey, Pennsylvania's first lady, pours a mean cup of tea. Serves a pretty good finger sandwich, too. You'll get a chance to find out by attending the seventh annual Autumn Auction of the Media-Providence Friends School in Media Saturday. Tea for four with Governor Casey's wife is among the items on the block. Other goodies up for bid include a chocolate feast for 10 people at The Restaurant School, a weeklong vacation in Puerto Rico, a Bucks County bed-and- breakfast weekend, a Phillies VIP evening for four at the Vet, and lots and lots of tickets and celebrity items.
September 20, 1989 |
Ben Loy has come of age and it is decided that it is time for this Chinese- American army veteran to take a wife. To that end, his father sends him back to China, where everything has been fully planned. And while the marriage is arranged, Ben (Russell Wong) still manages to fall in love with his intended, Mei Oi (Cora Miao). In "Eat a Bowl of Tea," the year is 1949 and immigration restrictions that once excluded the admittance of Chinese women into the United States have been lifted.
July 16, 1995 |
Sipping a latte right now? Put down the cup. You're not trendy. Tea is it. Pinhead gunpowder. Decaf mango. Black tea. Green tea. Full leaf. Cut. Loose. Bagged. Exotic teas from around the world, plus Caribbean and Asian foods, are the top culinary attention-getters, based on a sampling of new products at last week's 41st annual Fancy Food Show here. More than 35,000 food professionals, including gourmet-food store owners, department-store buyers and chefs, chomped, munched and gulped samples of 1,500 new sauces, candies, prepared foods and condiments from hundreds of exhibitors.
November 17, 1991 |
Although her credits on Broadway and the big and small screen stretch all the way back to 1944 when George Cukor cast her in Gaslight, Angela Lansbury can say without fear of contradiction that she has never before played a teapot. "Never," she declared of her first venture into comic crockery - the Disney Studio's dazzling animated feature, Beauty and the Beast, which will open Friday. Lansbury set down her glass of white wine in a fashionable Westside bistro and pronounced the role of Mrs. Potts exactly her cup of tea. "I loved doing a teapot.
January 3, 1993 |
Twice a month, the Wedgwood Inn in New Hope hosts tea and a tour of the bed and breakfast on Bridge Street where Washington's troops camped before crossing the Delaware. Last Sunday, Carl Glassman, who owns the inn with his wife, Nadine Silnutzer, welcomed the visitors.
June 5, 1991 |
A harpist played glittering classical melodies during the traditional British afternoon high tea yesterday in the luxurious Barrymore Room at the Hotel Atop the Bellevue - and three dozen Philadelphia high school students who had seen such events only in the movies got right into the spirit of things. Nobody even dropped a plate, or consumed a scone (with Devonshire cream) out of the correct order of things. The tiny sandwiches came first, then the scones, then the delicate pastries atop the three-tiered trays delivered to each table, draped with a pink tablecloth.
July 15, 1990 |
I'll be going to London and would like to know about having afternoon tea at the Ritz. Are reservations required? M.R., Ridley Park Reservations for the celebrated afternoon tea at the Ritz are essential, especially during the summer tourist season (which goes through September), when you need to make them two weeks or more in advance if you hope to be seated. The Ritz offers two seatings daily, at 3:15 and 4:30 p.m., and the service includes cucumber, egg salad, salmon and pate sandwiches with a choice of India or China tea - all served from silver trays, of course.
December 5, 2012
GRANTS PASS, ORE. - David Oliver Relin, who coauthored the best-selling book Three Cups of Tea and who said in legal filings about a year ago that his career suffered from allegations of lies in the story of a humanitarian who built schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan, has killed himself. Relin committed suicide on Nov. 14 in the rural community of Corbett near Portland, according to the Multnomah County deputy medical examiner, Peter Bellant, late Sunday. Relin was 49. Relin died of a blunt force head injury, Bellant said.
December 25, 1994 |
Wearing enough pearls and lace to rival an English queen, Barbara Greenhalgh of Wilmington served the ladies tea and dainty sandwiches. Greenhalgh and her daughter, Karen, who own the Croquet & Crumpets catering service, were hired to arrange an afternoon holiday tea for about three dozen members of the Welcome Wagon Club of Media. The event was held Dec. 14 at the Newtown Square home of Sue Haugen, whose foyer was decorated with a huge pot of white poinsettias, greens, and seven wreaths.