Tea Recipes

By Chris Robideaux There are many different kinds of easy-to-make tea recipes, pertaining to most every kind of tea leaf on the planet. There are recipes for brewing chai – a particularly popular recipe subject – as well as those for cooking tapioca for ‘bubble tea”, which includes brown sugar, honey and tapioca pearls, and …

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Oolong Tea and Weight Loss

When considering some of the rather lofty health claims made for certain products – yes, tea is among them - it’s a good idea to proceed with a degree of caution. There’s no shortage of apparently valid studies that indicate that tea does have some health benefits. On the other hand there are merchants and …

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Can Tea Help You Reach Your Goals?

As we march forward to the beginning of a new year, many of us reflect upon our lives and re-assess our behaviors with a desire for self-improvement. There are many common New Year’s Resolutions that can be supported by the drinking of tea, so let’s take a closer look at how what’s in our cup …

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Twitter Contest!

Great news, everybody! English Tea Store has decided to spread the word about its great-tasting tea and nifty tea accessories by giving stuff away! Just convince five of your friends to follow ETS on Twitter and you’ll be entered to win the following: a 2-cup Ceramic Infuser Teapot (you pick the color) and a sampling …

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Why Tea Instead of Coffee?

Some of us prefer coffee. Others like tea. The latter, of course, is clearly the obvious choice and the superior drink by far, but this is neither the time nor the place to engage in that debate. Why do some people like coffee while others prefer tea? Like any matter involving taste and preferences the …

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New Year’s Tea Time Resolutions

By A.C. Cargill Another year is approaching its end, along with some great tea adventures. And what a year it was! New tea blends have titillated tea drinkers’ tastebuds. New tea blogs, with postings from really serious tea professionals as well as tea enjoyers, have opened up tea horizons to the whole world. New teapots, …

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Tea & Alzheimer’s

By William I. Lengeman III According to the Alzheimer's Association, there are 5.2 million people in the United States who are currently suffering from this disease. By their estimate, one American develops this condition every 71 seconds and a total of 10 million baby boomers are expected to develop Alzheimer's throughout their lifetime. In 2006, …

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Review — Le Marche Spiced Tea

Here it is Christmas time – a time for reminiscing, a time for nostalgia. They say that smells can trigger memories and I was most certainly reminded of that fact when I received my order of Le Marche Spiced Tea from the English Tea Store. From the moment I opened the bag and took in …

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Hibiscus Tea and Health

By Alexandra Hoover For people looking to improve their well-being, drinking hibiscus tea is a good option. Not only is it tasty, but hibiscus tea can help alleviate heart problems. Clinical trials have demonstrated that consuming hibiscus tea is extremely healthy for people. The more cups a day people drink, the better it is for …

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Why Your Black Tea Tastes So Lousy

You could safely say that black tea is the old warhorse of the tea world, that it still reigns supreme in many parts of the Western Hemisphere. While green, oolong and various other teas have begun to make inroads here recently, black is still the one most people in this part of the world probably …

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