Recipe – Mushy Peas

I had to find my Grand Mother's recipe book and she did not write much down so it is very small!! My Mother never wrote this sort of thing down either. We used to be able to buy a cardboard carton with marrowfat peas in along with two tablets of bicarbonate of soda and all …

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Blueberries in the Morning

One thing I love the smell of in the morning, is blueberries. Blueberry muffins, blueberry pancakes, and now blueberry tea. Recently I tried out the English Tea Store’s Blueberry Green and it’s one of my new go-to teas - refreshing enough to wake me up but also somewhat calming. Good for a weekend morning where you can …

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January was National Hot Tea Month

The start of the new year, January being National Hot Tea Month, and new writers all facilitated bringing you new teas to try this month. I intended to write this article many weeks ago and title it, "January is National Hot Tea Month." If my life is like yours in any degree, you are well …

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Women’s Day Product Feature

We are please to announce Woman's Day chose our Tea for One as their Pretty Pick, in February 2015's issue. The Amsterdam Tea For One featured comes in more than a dozen cheery colors and we have guaranteed the $10.99 price during the run of this issue. This set is very affordable and durable, and …

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January 2015 Teas of the Month – China Jasmine Green

Earlier this month we presented our first tea of the month for January, Buckingham Palace Garden Party. Our other tea is the China Jasmine Green tea. The description on our website is very brief: "The China Jasmine tea blend from English Tea Store is a green tea with a surprising body with the captivating character of …

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Recipe – Mars Bar Cake

When my dentist was pregnant she craved sweet things and I made her a Mars Bar cake which she loved but banned me from making it unless she was pregnant.  To say this is fattening is a bit of an under-statement. You will need 3 Mars bars 150 g (1 1/2 stick) butter 150 g …

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Honeybush vs. Redbush Tea

I like both Redbush (Rooibos) and Honeybush teas, though both are actually the leaves of flowering legumes, and not really tea at all. Neither has caffeine, both are low in tannin, and both come from Africa. Both are rich sources of antioxidants. Both have naturally sweet undertones. Close cousins, both these herbs require a longer-than-Ceylon …

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Recipe – flapjack

Flapjacks are easy to make and last a while in an airtight tin.  I sometimes double up the recipe and hide half of them to make them last longer! 250 g (2 sticks) butter 250 g sugar (1 cup) (either caster of a mixture of brown sugar and caster) 4 tablespoons of Golden Syrup 500 …

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