Resolving to Enjoy Tea in the New Year

Tis the season for resolutions, so it seems only natural to resolve to enjoy tea in the New Year. That means doing more than just grab a cuppa and go in the morning. It means resolving to take some time apart from your busy schedule to do something special tea-wise. Try a New Tea Rather …

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How I Spent 2012 (Tea Edition)

There's a popular notion that over the course of seven years the cells of the human body regenerate and you've essentially become a new person, at least in the physical sense. Whether it's true or not is not for me to say, but it's a concept that occurred to me as I reflected on my …

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The Best of the English Tea Store Tea Blog in 2012

The year 2012 has been a busy one for this blog, with a number of writers contributing their efforts to bring you informative and entertaining articles about not only tea but all things associated with it. As editor, it is my privilege to select some of my favorites and also reader favorites (based on comments, …

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The Year in Tea – A Retrospective

The year in tea closed with a bang, of sorts. If you pay even a little bit of attention to the tea industry you probably already know that. Even if you know nothing about tea you might have heard about the wheeling and dealing between some of the big players in tea retailing and those …

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Monthly Tea Gadget and Offbeat News Report II

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to pay tribute yet again to the ingenuity of tea gadget makers everywhere - with a side of offbeat tea-related news. Let's get on with it. First up, the end of the tea bag. Well, don't get too worked up about that one yet. There might be a …

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5 Teas & Herbals to Keep You on Your Toes

As a dancer, I spend a lot of time on my toes. These are four teas and an herbal infusion that keep me on my toes, whether because of an energy boost, or because I never quite know what to expect from them: Gyokuro: This top-tier Japanese green tea has a short steep time due …

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Tea and a Good Read — “The Bookseller” by Mark Pryor

Carrying on in the tradition of others who combine writing about tea and good books to read, I present my take on the latest book recently to pass before my eyes whilst slurping up that tasty liquid. This one is The Bookseller by Mark Pryor. It actually took several pots of tea to read all …

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Beauty and the Teas

There are lots of articles everywhere you look about things you can do with tea – loose or in teabags – besides drink it. I’ve written several of these myself, and certainly it’s a topic that has been visited more than once here on The English Tea Store Blog. When it comes to beauty, tea …

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Homemade vs. Store Bought Tea Blends — Which Is Better?

Tea blends and flavored teas (see what the difference is) are available by the hundreds. Some have been around for centuries and are considered classics while others are thought up in the tea vendor’s kitchen (either residential or commercial). Both of these are considered “store bought.” Inventive tea drinkers add to this array with their …

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Afternoon Tea in a London Tea Room

With so many wonderful places to stop for tea in London, I am hard pressed to settle on a favourite. However, Camellia’s Tea House is definitely one that I would recommend to anyone looking for a good tea spot. It is both a good spot for tea and a spot for good tea. As well …

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