A Memorial Day Tea Time

Memorial Day is upon us (the real one on May 30th as opposed to the date this year it was observed). One of this blog owner’s sister companies is the United States Flag Store, so this is one of those big days of the year for them. But it’s also a great day for a …

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Origins of the Phrase “A Nice Cup of Tea”

I have always associated the phrase "a nice cup of tea" with the British. Whether it's used anywhere else in the world I can't say for sure but the British seem to give it quite a workout. One of the better-known uses of the phrase is as the title of an essay by George Orwell, …

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