Book Review — “The Tea Rose” by Jennifer Donnelly

Jennifer Donnelly's novel The Tea Rose features the spirited Irish lass Fiona Finnegan. Employed by a tea factory and saving to start her own tea shop, Fiona's dreams of a happily ever after with Joe Bristow seem assured. Then tragedy strikes, costing Fiona both her father and her future with Joe. Over many years, Fiona …

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Going Out For Tea

Tea is hot – if you’ll pardon the expression – and it seems a pretty good bet that it’s going to get even hotter in upcoming years. As interest in tea has surged in recent years there has been a corresponding increase in the number of tearooms and teahouses where we can go to enjoy …

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Review — Scottish Breakfast Tea

The Subject: Scottish Breakfast Tea from The English Tea Store. Water temperature: 212° F Steeping time: 5 minutes Tea type: Black blend Scents, flavorings, etc.: Nothing added Aroma, dry: Earthy, planty, good basic black tea smell Aroma in the cup, plain: Full-bodied, expected yet distinct from other Breakfast Blends Taste, plain: Full-bodied, flavorful, slightly bitter, …

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