A Romance with Jasmine Tea

There is a lot to be said for Valentine’s Day - a day that the collective conscious of the world will focus on love. As this is a tea blog, I’ve extended the talk about love to include the things that we love to focus on all the time – like tea. All this talk …

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Tearoom Dilemma

Going to a tearoom can pose a dilemma: if you don’t know why you’re there, you can’t get the most out of the experience. Is it for a social event where you and your family, friends, or fellow members of the “Red Hat Society” meet? A meal featuring tea and tiny teatime tidbits (finger sandwiches, …

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Tea Poetry Contest Winner

The winner has been selected in the Tea Poetry Contest and will receive a wonderful prize package from The English Tea Store. To all those who entered, my thanks. Your entries made this a very tough choice. Keep writing about and enjoying tea! The winning entry: Publishing and Drinking by Meghan O'Connor © 2010 Meghan …

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French Blend Tea and “Magic Kingdom for Sale- Sold”

The English Tea Store’s French Blend tea is a romantic mixture of mystery, depth, and fragrant petals. It hints at royalty, but drinks smooth and easy. It’s a journey from the familiar into the magical, as the first nip of malt touches the tongue, and then fades into perfume. It’s the ideal complement to Magic …

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McVitie’s Digestives Give Teatime Crunch!

Teatime with McVitie’s Digestives is a crunchy affair (unless you dunk, that is). Bite, crunch, gulp, sip — that’s my teatime melody. Some of these round, crispy crackers (or are they cookies?) are plain while some are topped with either milk chocolate or dark chocolate. Yum! Crunchy delight and chocolaty goodness combined in one tasty …

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Review — Borengajuli Estate Tea

The Subject: Borengajuli Estate Tea Water temperature: 212° F Steeping time: 5 minutes (actually, 3 minutes might be better) Tea type: Black Scents, flavorings, etc.: Nothing added Aroma, dry: Fresh, planty tea smell, fragrant Aroma in the cup, plain: Planty tea smell Taste, plain: Strong, somewhat bitter, Aroma in the cup, enhanced: Milk and sweetener …

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Ceylon Tea and Honorable Women

For the past year I have grown to favor Ceylon Tea, and most recently the loose leaves from the Lover’s Leap Estate. The leaves that made the hot tea in my cup near at hand have been grown on moist mountainous land more than halfway around the world from me on the small island nation …

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Why My Teapot Loves PG Tips

My six-cup “Blue Betty” teapot is in love with PG Tips. So are my tastebuds. And my hubby’s tastebuds. It’s a love affair that has grown warmer over the years. For a tea that’s been on the market since the 1930s, PG Tips has continued to stay one of the favorite teas around. Brooke, Bond …

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The Tea Bag Debate

I recently attended a tea bag tasting, as you may have realized from my article about how to do so. I found it interesting that I was the only tea blogger to attend. The other bloggers were more general foodies. Now, I did not have access to the invitation list. But I had a theory …

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Organic Monk’s Blend by English Tea Store

Name: Organic Monk's Blend Brand: English Tea Store Type: Black tea, flavored Form: Loose leaf Review: Now I know what monks get up to in their spare time. They add grenadine to black tea to make everyone's life a little sweeter. OK, well, maybe I am being corny, but this is a really nice tea. …

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