February Tea Wrap Up

The Groundhog was right on his prediction when he said there would be six more weeks of winter. Pretty much everywhere in the United States there is snow, freezing rain, or just cold in general. I have been fortunate enough to live in a state that has managed to avoid most of the dreary, wintry …

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Recipe – Maids of Honour

This is one of my favourite recipes, my Mother made 24 of these most Fridays and they were all gone by Monday!  On her 90th Birthday we had a party with a buffet, games and music, and then supper.  My husband and I made 94 of these for the supper and although there were only …

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Earl Grey Cream Tea

One tea that has definitely caught my taste buds by surprise is the English Tea Store Brand’s Earl Grey Cream Blend. I made this on a rainy day a few days ago and was very surprised at the taste! A little milk and sweetener helped make this stand out. I wanted something caffeinated but something …

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Recipe – Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are so easy to make, do not take very long and go nicely with a cup of mint tea or hot chocolate. Heat the oven to 180 C 350 F or gas mark 4 Grease two baking trays or use baking parchment 4 ozs butter 3 ozs soft brown sugar 2 tablespoons golden syrup …

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Pancake Day

Today is Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday and we all traditionally make pancakes at home. Shrove Tuesday is 47 days before Easter Sunday and marks the beginning, the next day, of Lent. We mostly make  sweet pancakes. Shrove Tuesday was traditionally the day that you used up all your eggs and fats etc., before Ash Wednesday …

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How Matcha Do I Love You?

Don’t know what to get for your tea lover or sweet-eating sweetheart? With Valentine’s Day already here, I have a few picks here that will surprise and wow your sweetheart. For Valentine’s this year, I gave my sweetie some English Tea Store matcha powder. Since he works at a coffee shop, one of his favorite …

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Saint Valentine’s Day

January has come and gone and everything seems to have returned to normal after the holiday excitement. Christmas lights are down and there is a chill in the air. Everything seems blue but one thing that is around the corner will definitely warm your heart. Valentine’s Day. As much as people say that Valentine’s Day …

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Recipe – Ginger Snaps

Ginger snaps (or Ginger biscuits) are very easy to make, especially for the children with a bit of help with the melting process. This recipe makes 24 and they keep well in an airtight tin. You will need: 8 ozs Self Raising Flour a pinch of salt 1 teaspoon ground ginger 4 ozs Caster Sugar …

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February 2015 Teas of the Month – Chocolate Mint

What do you give a tea lover for Valentine's Day? Chocolates. Chocolate Mint Tea, that is, and it happens to be our other Tea of the Month for February. The Chocolate Mint Flavored Black Tea blend from English Tea Store is the delectable paring of chocolate and mint. This tea delivers a bright and coppery infusion …

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Recipe – Peppermint Creams

With St. Valentine's day approaching I thought you might like to try some sweets.  These are so easy to make but look good especially if given as a present in a nice box.  You will need: 2 medium eggs (whites only) 1 lb icing sugar a few drops of peppermint oil green food colouring (optional) …

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