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It's tea time at the Detroit Lakes Library

'Alice's Tea Cup' offers up a host of delictable recipes and anecdotes gleaned from almost 10 years of history at New York City's popular tea shop of the same name. Submitted Photo

Have you heard there are more benefits to drinking tea than water?

Quite a few of us must have, since tea is the most widely consumed beverage on the planet after water!

Researchers at King's College, London, U.K., found, according to team leader, Dr Carrie Ruxton, a Public Health Nutritionist, that tea is better for you than water because all water does is rehydrate you.

"Tea rehydrates you and provides antioxidants. With tea you get two benefits."

The researchers state that drinking tea may keep you from developing heart disease or cancer, so brew another cup!

"Alice's Tea Cup: Delectable Recipes for Scones, Cakes, Sandwiches, and More from New York's Most Whimsical Tea Spot," by Haley Fox & Lauren Fox.

The delightful sisters and owners of Alice's Tea Cup share nearly one hundred recipes from their charming and wildly popular Manhattan restaurants.

For almost ten years, Alice's Tea Cup has been a destination in New York City for locals and tourists alike who crave a scrumptious afternoon tea without airs or pretension.

Haley and Lauren Fox learned at an early age that tea was more than just a beverage -- it was an event to be shared and protected -- and they divulge their tea-making philosophy and dozens of delectable recipes in this beautiful cookbook.

"The Tea Enthusiast's Handbook: a Guide to Enjoying the World's Best Teas," by Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. Heiss.

In this authoritative guide, veteran tea professionals Mary Lou and Robert J. Heiss provide decades of expertise on understanding tea and its origins, the many ways to buy tea, and how to explore and enjoy the six classes of tea (green, yellow, white, oolong, black, and Pu-erh).

Additional advice on steeping the perfect cup and storing tea at home, alongside a gallery of more than 35 individual teas with tasting notes and descriptions make "The Tea Enthusiast's Handbook" a singular source of both practical information and rich detail about this fascinating beverage.

DL Library Happenings

• Monday, Jan. 28: Beginning Genealogy, 3:30 p.m.

Want to research your family history? Aren't sure where to start?

Come to the Beginning Genealogy class in the Detroit Lakes Library's meeting room.

• Tuesday, Jan. 29: NOOK, Kindle & eReader Class, 4:30 p.m.

Did you get a NOOK, Kindle, iPad or other eReader device for Christmas?

Let us show you how to download free library eBooks to your new device.

Please call, e-mail, or stop by the library to pre-register. Bring your device and/or laptop to class. Limit: 6 people.

• Thursday, Jan. 31 and Saturday, Feb. 2: Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

Library Hours

Regular hours for the Detroit Lakes Library are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is closed on Sundays.

For more information, please call 218-847-2168 or visit your library at 1000 Washington Ave.

Information is also available online at

The Detroit Lakes Library is a branch of Lake Agassiz Regional Library.