omg they tell you what kind of tea is depicted in the cup on the cover (it's a particular brand's black rose)

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this issue comes at a troubled time in my life, as my two favorite tea pots are leaking and cracked, respectively

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a) I'm glad someone is finally taking down the Williams Sonoma peppermint bark monopoly
b) TWO cozy murders in one Tea Time Magazine issue? truly blessed

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"a collection of the coziest Christmas capers! ... when murder is in the cards, some holiday greetings are addressed to kill."

I love how committed tea time magazine is to the idea that murder is cozy

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some choice business name puns from the Mid-Atlantic Tea Business Association:
"One Steep at a Thyme"
"Desert Breeze Par-Teas"
"Tea You There"

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"I'm sure there's nothing problematic about fetishizing the victorian era" -- the editors of tea time magazine probably

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I don't get the appeal of these stacked tea cup tea pot things? Why would I want to put my teapot on top of my teacup?

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ads for tea party cookbooks: you got me. I do in fact collect tea cookbooks.

some day I should go through and review them all (on BookWyrm). a lot of them I bought because they looked terrible and I wanted to crow about it

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@tripofmice ah yes, the immortal holiday sentiment that love is a burden

@tripofmice very useful for if you never use it, i think

@tripofmice cute storage and always make the right amount of tea for one cup? I don't really get it either

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@tripofmice I think it's meant to be a signifier that you are only brewing tea for yourself and do not want to share

@tripofmice i dunno but i am currently watching it all and loving it

@tripofmice love is a burden we must lay down if we wish to be free

@eldang I have no idea where it's published but it does have a sibling magazine called Victoria I think?

@tripofmice I did some digging, and it's Birmingham AL! I was just asking because there are a bunch of tea rooms in Victoria that go in so hard on this aesthetic, and the Fairmont is the flagship (though everyone says it's overpriced and doesn't offer anything better than the others).

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