5 Spots to Sip on Afternoon Tea in Texas

April 25, 2024 | By

If you’ve ever enjoyed a cup of Earl Grey tea, scones smeared with clotted cream, and cucumber and butter finger sandwiches, you can thank an English noblewoman.

Texas’ Only Caffeinated Plant Makes a Buzzworthy Tea

December 14, 2017 | By Susan L. Ebert

With his interest in native plants, it’s small wonder Ellis grew fascinated with North America’s only naturally caffeinated plant—yaupon holly, which grows prolifically in Texas east of I-35 and is considered by most ranchers to be a nuisance. Ellis began reading everything he could about it and soon spread his enthusiasm to two friends who shared his social, environmental, and locavore sensibilities. The three eventually formed the business that would evolve into Lost Pines Yaupon Tea.

Tea Time in Lufkin

September 11, 2014 | By Jennifer Babisak

Aware that social graces are slipping the way of 140-character messages and strings of acronyms, I decide that my daughters (ages 7 and 3) need a preemptive strike of civility.

The June 2024 cover of Texas Highways: Treasures from the Coast

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