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Official Blog of the English Tea Store

April 6, 2009

  • The Tea Bag Story

    According to one oft-repeated legend, tea was discovered in 2737 B.C. by Chinese emperor Shen Nung, who advocated boiling water for health reasons. As the emperor was boiling a pot of water one day, tea leaves drifted on the wind and landed in the water. The ruler tasted it and the rest was history. The… Continue reading

  • Chamomile: The Essence of Calm

    Stress is a part of life. I’ve never known someone who hasn’t experienced stress in one way, shape or form. There is no doubt that tea helps relieve anxieties, but what if you want to really unwind? Herbals would most certainly be the type to brew if you’re looking for a warm beverage before bed… Continue reading

  • It’s Par-tea Time!

    Did you know that ice and tea can be a wonderful change up to your cocktail repertoire? Ever heard of an Earl Grey or Green tea Martini? Change it up and give Kaluha and coffee liqueurs a break and go for the leaf! I think teas and spirits are a perfect combination – after all,… Continue reading

  • The History of Iced Tea

    Did you know that iced teas are uniquely American phenomena? In fact, 80% of Americans prefer drinking their tea this way – and for good reason. Interestingly, iced tea is said to have been invented by Richard Belchynden at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. Belchynden, a tea plantation owner, was intent on sharing… Continue reading

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