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MMM…Typhoo tea. If you have not experienced it yet you need to! Typhoo was founded by a man named John Summer in the 1900s. He inherited his father’s grocery shop in Birmingham and his sister influenced him to start selling a tea that aided in indigestion, which she commonly experienced. Once he began investing in this tea, he decided it was doing so well in the market that he needed to name it. He had some criteria for the name though:

 

 

  1. It must be distinct
  2. It must trip off the tongue
  3. It must be protected

He chose “Typhoo”, which in Chinese means doctor. This name is fitting because it aided in indigestion! He removed tannins from the tea which were thought to be the cause indigestion.

He was not making quite the profit he wanted to so he began selling teapots and other items that were branded with the name to get the name out there in 1906.

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By 1909, this plan flourished and John had paid off his debts. This brand has grew ever since.

BY THE MID 1960’S, TYPHOO WAS ANNUALLY PACKAGING 80 MILLION POUNDS OF TEA!

 

One thing we really enjoy about Typhoo is that they fund Disability Sports events across the UK and the Big Brew Campaign to “tackle the stigma around mental health by getting people to sit down and talk about their problems over a cuppa.”

 

Here at ETS, we offer you Typhoo teas in both tea bags and loose leaf. Although we have more tea bag options, our best seller is the Typhoo Loose Leaf Tea! This tea will last you a long, long time because you only need less than a teaspoon for a rich cup of tea!

 

Typhoo Loose Leaf Tea - 9oz (255g)

  • Rich and Smooth
  • Brew 3-5 Minutes
  • Caffeinated
  • Kosher
  • Black Tea
  • 9 ounces / $9.49
  • Made in Great Britain
  • Also Available in Tea Bags!

 

 

 

“Forty years ago I lived in Scotland. Typhoo was my favorite tea. It is as good now, even better: a great black tea. I’ve had many black teas and can’t recall one I like better.” – DJ, an ETS customer

 

 

 

Next on this list is for our decaf tea lovers, the Typhoo Decaf Tea Bags!

Typhoo Tea Decaf Tea Bags - 80 count

  • England’s Most Popular Decaf Tea
  • Full-Bodied and Smooth
  • Tons of Flavor
  • Kosher
  • Decaffeinated
  • Black Tea
  • Wrapped in Foil for Freshness
  • 40 Tea Bags / $11.89

 

 

 

“I enjoy Typhoo in the evening when I want a black tea, but I want to avoid the caffeine. Typhoo has a very enjoyable taste.” – Owen, an ETS customer

 

 

Another best seller, is the Typhoo Gold Tea Bags.

Typhoo Gold Tea Bags - 80 count

  • Premium Brew
  • Rich and Full-Bodied
  • Assam and African Black Tea
  • Gluten Free
  • Golden Liquor
  • Caffeinated
  • Wrapped in Foil for Freshness
  • 80 Tea Bags / $9.99

 

 

 

 

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A sign of the times changing is that people are beginning to go back to basics. This means that people are choosing to make their own things rather than go with store bought. Homemade can be better for several reasons: better ingredients, meaning you’ll know exactly what goes inside.

 

Along with making homemade, people are making things that have never been made before. For example, I’m sure you have heard of green tea ice cream, but have you heard of black tea ice cream?  If you are not a fan of iced tea during the summer months, then try making tea ice cream. Nearly everyone loves ice cream and if it’s too hot and humid to brew a cup of tea, try making a rich, creamy ice cream to cool down with.

 

What you need:

 

2 cups )about 473ml= of heavy cream

1 can (14oz/397g) of sweetened condensed milk

4 teabags or about 2-3 tablespoons loose leaf tea of your choice.

 

To start, pour in the 2 cups of heavy cream into a saucepan and put on a medium-low setting. Keep an eye and stir it occasionally until the cream starts to get warm, when it starts to steam or bubble.

 

Remove from heat and place the teabags in, letting it steep for 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on how strong you like your tea. Remove the tea, strain the cream to get any extra bits and pieces out with a fine strainer into a bowl, and place in the refrigerator to cool completely.

 

Once the cream is completely cool, take it out of the refrigerator and whip with an electric mixer until soft peaks form (cream must be VERY cold! I learned this during the test run!). Pour in the condensed milk and gently mix in with a spoon or on the lowest setting of your mixer. When mixed together, pour mixture into a container of your choice, and place in the freezer for at least 4-8 hours.

After the ice cream freezes, take it out and let sit for a little bit or run scooper in hot water before serving. Serve with cookies, fruit syrup, or for an even more fun twist, add bubble milk tea pearls! Be even more creative and fill ice cream molds with the mixture, add a stick, and freeze to make creamy tea popsicles!

Be creative and make homemade!

 

-CD

 

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We just have to start out by telling you that this brand, Twinings Tea, has been around for 300+ years! Thomas Twining, the founder of Twinings Tea, turned his back on following his fathers footsteps in 1701, and began handling early shipments of tea at the age of 26. In 1749, Thomas’ son, Daniel began exporting tea to America after his fathers’ passing. In 1787, the logo was developed and is the oldest commercial logo that has been continuous since it was made.

In 1837, Twinings Tea was the main supplier of tea to Queen Victoria’s household. Twinings held their ground even when wars broke out and continued producing tea for Red Cross POW parcels, Women’s Voluntary Service and YMCA Wartime Canteens.

Twinings famous English Breakfast Tea was first made in 1933.

Now there are over 500 varieties of tea!

 


Now let’s talk ETS FAVORITES. We love them all but we want to show you some of our best sellers. We sell Twinings tea bags, k-cups, loose leaf and iced tea.

 

  1. Let’s talk Christmas in August. Our top seller of tea bags is the Christmas Tea:

Twinings Christmas Tea - 20 count

  • Black Tea
  • Holiday Spiced Cinnamon and Cloves
  • 20 Tea Bags
  • Caffeinated
  • Made in Great Britain
  • $4.24

“Bought my first box of Christmas tea at the Twinings tea store at Disney 3 years ago and have been drinking it year round since! It’s my favorite!” (Posted on 4/27/2017) – Kitty, an ETS Customer

 

 

 

2. Perfect for the indecisive, the lover of all teas or the taste tester is the Variety Pack Tea K-Cups:

Twinings Variety Pack Tea K-Cups - 10 count

  • Earl Grey: Black/Bergamot Flavor
  • Green
  •  Chai: Black/Cinnamon/Ginger/Cardanin/Clove
  • Chamomile
  • English Breakfast
  • 10 K-Cups
  • $8.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. A best seller of loose leaf tea is the English Breakfast Tea:

Twinings English Breakfast Loose Tea Tin - 3.53 oz (100g)

  • Blend of Ceylon, Kenyan and Indian Teas
  • Full Bodied Brew
  • Caffeinated
  • 3.53 oz.
  • $6.39

“Super markets simply do not recognize tea in anything other than bags, or occasionally Earl Gray in small tins. I depend on The English Tea Store to send me orders of three Twinings English Breakfast 7.04oz tins of loose tea at regular intervals. The tea is always fresh and flavorful, the tins arrive very shortly after the order is placed and the price is quite attractive. I have been and will remain a faithful customer.” (Posted on 12/10/2016) – Will, an ETS Customer

 

 

 

 

4. And lastly, iced tea for when you want something cold on a hot day, Cold Brewed Iced Tea Citrus Twist is an ETS favorite:

Twinings' Cold Brewed Iced Tea Citrus Twist - 20 count

  • Cold Brew
  • Black Tea with Orange, Lemon, Lime and Bergamot
  • 1 Bag Makes an 8 oz. Glass
  • Caffeinated
  • 20 Count
  • $3.80

 

 

Stay tuned for next weeks brand: TYPHOO!

I am currently at the age where many of my friends are getting married. A lot goes into planning the wedding, with the dress, the cake, and the decorations. Party favors are some of the most important things when it comes to party planning? Many couples tend to choose a theme to go along with their wedding.

 

Since I am going to get married myself, I have been looking around for tea time themed party favors as that’s the theme I wanted to go with. That was when I found these, the perfect tea themed wedding favors. Whether you are throwing a big wedding or a small one, these tea themed wedding favors will charm your guests! Not only do some of these come in multiples but if you order more than six, you will get a discount.

 

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Heart Shaped Tea Infusers are a good party favor to give to guests along with any kind of loose leaf tea and a few biscuits. Give them an opportunity to try it for themselves and let them steep their own tea in their infusers. If they choose not to use them at the event, it’s perfectly fine. They can still bring home the infuser!

 

 

 

 

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Enchanted Carriage Boxes and the Sweet as Can Bee Boxes are two adorable boxes to fill with any sorts of goodies you choose. Try Jordan Almonds, candies, chocolate, you choose! They’re also excellent for children’s parties or baby showers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can also adorn the tables with miniature tealight tea cup candles (literally). These cute little lights are made of porcelain and decorated in gold accents. You can also send home a tea light with your guests to thank them for coming with their own miniature tealight! This version comes with its own saucer, making it look even more authentic!

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Finally, our Honey Pots with Dippers are something your guests must have! These are pretty small but you can actually use these. With the words “Meant to Bee” written on them, it’s a cute little bee pun that will make your guests chuckle.

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These are are not only for weddings but you can also use them for other occasions, like baby showers, birthday parties, and even just a general tea party. These will put smiles all over your guests faces and it will make you the life of the party.

Next on our “Breakdown of Brands” series, we want to bring to you PG Tips. Sourced out of the UK/Great Britain, PG Tips has been a Britain novelty since the 1930s. They have a special “Pyramid Bag”, developed in the 1990s, that their teas come packaged in that they like to describe as a mini teapot, allowing the leaves room to infuse. They offer Decaf tea, Fruit tea, Herbal tea and Green teas. 2005 was PG Tips 75th birthday, so they must be doing something right!

Their leaves are 100% natural and environmentally sourced..they are all about helping the planet, which we at English Tea Store love.

 

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In 2006, they introduced “Monkey” as the face of PG Tips.

Monkeys Top Tips:

  • Use Fresh Tap Water (more oxygen = fuller flavor)
  • If Using Hard Water, Use a Metal Kettle
  • Savor Every Sip!

 

 

Here at ETS, we sell mostly Tea Bags from the PG Tips brand but we also have a Loose Leaf Option.

 

Our Best seller is the Black Tea Pyramid Tea Bags:

PG Tips Tea Bags - 240 count

  • Black Tea
  • Caffeinated
  • Made in Great Britain
  • Stronger than Indian/African Tea
  • 240 Pyramid Tea Bags
  • $20.99
  • This tea is also available in loose leaf!

 

“I am a huge tea drinker. I have tried every tea I ever came across. PG Tips is by far the best tasting tea I have used. It is stronger than most tea bags but not too strong. It’s just perfect. I drink it with honey and a little milk. I was first introduced to PG Tips on one of my trips to England. I couldn’t find it in the U.S. until someone told me about the English tea store. (Posted on 5/28/2017)” – Jean, a ELS Customer

 

 

 

Also receiving top reviews from our customers, is the Fresh Pyramid Tea Bags:

PG Tips - Fresh  - 80 count

  • Black Tea
  • Caffeinated
  • 100% African
  • Smooth and Fresh
  • Deep Red Color
  • 80 Pyramid Tea Bags
  • $8.19

 

 

 

 

 

 

The last tea we would like to feature is the Gold Pyramid Tea Bags:

 

PG Tips Gold - 80 count

  • Black Tea
  • Caffeinated
  • Rich Aroma
  • Fine Mix of African, Ceylon and Assam
  • Rich Gold Color
  • 80 Pyramid Tea Bags
  • $10.19

 

Stay tuned for next weeks brand: TWININGS!

 

 

 

 

You may have heard the saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and I agree with it very much. If you go without it, it will impact your day. When I was growing up here in the United States, there had even been public service announcements reminding us to eat breakfast! I must say they were pretty effective, because I still remember a hungry student in one of the commercials imagining her teacher as a frosted donut.

 

While most like to have cold cereal for breakfast and others a bowl of oatmeal, some may need a bit of protein, and that’s where soft boiled eggs come in. When these are made, some like to eat them with toast and dip the toast pieces in the yolk, otherwise known as eggs and soldiers. Now, why are they called eggs and soldiers, even though the soldiers are just toast? The strips of toast are supposed to represent soldiers, marching on in formation, like in a parade. The eggs are usually placed in special egg cups and are opened by tapping the tops lightly.

If you want to soft boil some eggs for yourself, it actually does not take very long! What you need are:

 

2 eggs

1 saucepan

Water

Egg cups (optional but are great to have!)

 

Fill the saucepan with enough water to cover the eggs. Turn on the burner of your stove to a medium-high setting and let it get to a boil. Once boiling, place the eggs into the water and let them cook for 2 minutes if they are room temperature or 3 minutes if cold from the refrigerator. When time is up, cover the pan and let sit for 2 minutes.

 

Make your toast however you like it, either lightly toasted or dark. Cut them into strips and put them on a plate. If you have egg cups,  Place the eggs on the egg cups and tap the top of the eggs lightly until the top comes off. Dip toasty soldiers into the runny yolks and enjoy with your favorite breakfast sides and a cup of tea!

Another egg and toast breakfast I really loved when I was growing up was the egg-in-the-basket. It was only a few years ago that I found out about it being popular in the UK. This is very easy to make if you’re not up for boiling eggs and you’re more in the mood for something a bit more fried. Simply cut out a hole in a piece of bread, add butter to a frying pan, place bread onto the hot pan, and crack the egg into the hole of the bread. Let the egg cook and solidify before turning it over, and then give it a nice flip! In no time you will have your egg and toast nice and toasty.

 

Whether you have tried these methods of egg cooking, they have been popular for for years. Try them for a new spin on breakfast.

The English Tea Store currently offers 13 different brands of tea, each with their own specialties. You are sure to find a brand that you enjoy and keep coming back for, especially at our low affordable prices. We want to help our tea-loving customers and break down each of the brands we offer so that you have a further understanding of what each brand can offer you and our best sellers from each.

We first would like to bring our own brand to the table, English Tea Store. We invented this brand so that you, the customer, can enjoy the benefits of a gourmet tea taste without sacrificing your wallet. By bringing you tea right to your doorstep, our ecommerce system allows us to cut out cost of distribution. We sell English style teas without strings or tags. Seem to good to be true? We promise it’s not. You can purchase samples of our tea to try them out first! Be sure to let us know what you think, what we can improve on and any ideas!

The English Tea Store brand offers loose leaf tea, tea bags and K-Cups.

One of our best sellers of loose leaf tea is the Hangover Helper Herbal Tea:

Hangover Helper Herbal Loose Leaf TeaThis tea is excellent after those long nights of drinking some alcoholic beverages or even just to relax after a long day! There is zero caffeine because it is made entirely of herbs and fruit. There are polyphenols in this tea, so the longer you steep it, the better benefits of antioxidants you receive.

 

 

 

 

A best seller in the tea bag category is the Assam Borengajulie Tea:

 

Assam Borengajulie Tea - Tea Bags

 

It may be a tongue twister but this delicious malty tea is sure to not disappoint. This tea is made in India and is made of black tea. It is caffeinated to help get the day  going and gluten free!

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you enjoy your keurig and the ease of sleepily popping a K-cup in the machine in the morning, you should try our Irish Breakfast CO2 Decaf K-Cups:

 

Irish Breakfast CO2 Decaffeinated Tea K-Cups - 24 count

MM MM MMM! This decaf black tea is a wonderful smelling and even better tasting blend. You can also purchase this option in loose leaf or tea bags. You receive 24 K-Cups for the low price of $14.19.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remember, if you are a new buyer to the English Tea Store…try our samples first! You can receive a sampler pack so that you are not stuck with a bunch of tea that you are not fond of. We want to hear your feedback, be sure to check back to this blog for the next brand we tell you all about….PG Tips!

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Traveling this summer and need to have your tea? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! I have gone on vacation several times and put some tea bags in a plastic baggie but it wasn’t very attractive taking it out of a little plastic bag to have some tea. In addition, my tea bags would get damaged whenever I had them in my bag for too long or I would forget about them.

Why not try a tea wallet? With tea wallets, they’re a bit hard to forget! Each tea wallet has 6 sleeves to hold your teabags and 4 little compartments for sweeteners. Just slide in all your tea and sweeteners, fold accordingly, and snap them closed! Put them in your purse, bag, suitcase, or anything you use to travel with. No more damaged tea bags!

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Our tea wallets are not only useful but stylish. We carry a colorful range of designs from floral to fruity. My personal favorite is cats!

Now, to accompany your tea and sweetener, you or your friends might need some honey. It would be a bit hard to bring a bottle of honey along with you. How about a honey stick? Honey sticks are some of the best things you could have in your pantry or tea cupboard. These little sticks of joy are perfect for enjoying at home or on the go. If you like honey in your tea or a quick snack, then these little honey sticks are for you!

Honey sticks are also good for satisfying a craving for something sweet. They are not just for adults but they are also enjoyed by kids*! Whenever there is a pack of honey sticks at my house, my nieces and nephews always manage to gobble them up!

Try both of these quality products whether you are at home, work, or traveling on vacation. Take them anywhere you want to go!

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Summer brings some of the best fruits around. Strawberries are some of the most popular summer fruits, with it’s sweet, refreshing taste. Strawberry season usually lasts from June until August so it’s a short time to enjoy these bright red gems. They are enjoyed topped on cakes to mixed in salads. If you are one of the few who eagerly awaits for summer to enjoy strawberries, here are a few of our favorite strawberry teas and goodies to help you celebrate strawberry season during the hot summery days:

 

Strawberry Tingle Rooibos has South African Rooibos pairing divinely with sweet strawberries for a caffeine free tingle.

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Stawberry Tingle Rooibos

Long Island Strawberry Green Tea is a blend of Chinese green tea and strawberry. Bits of papaya pieces add an even more fruity kick to this mellow tea.

 

Lady Londonderry is a bit like strawberry lemonade, but for tea lovers! You can always add some lemonade to it, though. I feel that this is one the most summery teas at the English Tea Store. Crisp black tea with hints of fragrant strawberries and lemon. You will definitely taste it!

 

Now, the three teas I have described above are just some of our summery teas you can enjoy either hot or over ice. One of the best ways to help beat the summer heat and humidity here in the US. If you do not want to drink your strawberry fix but would much rather eat it, then take a look at some of our edible strawberry goodies!

 

Jams and preserves are some of the best parts of summer. Some people like to pick strawberries and make jam into them but if you don’t have that kind of time or energy, then look no further. Duerr’s and Abbey Farm strawberry preserves. Duerr’s comes from the oldest jam maker in England (since 1881), so they have quite the experience in making jam. Abbey Farm is an Irish jam, handmade with 100% Irish ingredients. Use either of these sweet spreads on scones, toast, or in a Victoria Sponge.

 

Bird’s Strawberry Trifle Mix is a perfect dessert for when the days get the hottest. All you need is some milk! Everything else is in the box! That includes the sponge fingers!

 

-CD

During the summer, the temperatures go up and the humidity does not help, making cooking in your kitchen a painstaking chore. You can only order out so many times before it becomes expensive and unhealthy. Hearty dinners are important for you and your family, so you want something quick, easy, and delicious. Bisto is here to help!

 

Located in our gravy section are a few little gems called Ahh! Bisto!, or affectionately called Bisto, the gravy mix loved by millions of people in the UK. These tins contain tiny little granules that easily turn into flavorful gravy for your Sunday roast, mashed potatoes, or other meats. Bisto was first made in 1908 when two men named Mr. Roberts and Mr. Patterson were asked by their wives to come up with a way to make smooth gravy in less time. The name Bisto came from the gravy’s unique ability to “brown, season, and thicken” in one.

 

When making a delicious Sunday roast, Bisto has been the staple for generations. Enjoy with classic roast beef or intensify your Shepherd’s Pie! When chicken is made, Chicken Bisto can be used with some potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Chicken is sometimes cooked for a Sunday dinner or at any time during the week.

 

Not only does Bisto make gravy, but they also make some delectable sauces, too! Try their cheese sauce mix! The container calls for 4 heaped dessert spoons (or about 8 dry teaspoons) of the mix and 250ml of water. Mix together and you’ve got some of the best cheese sauce around! Enjoy with brussel sprouts, in macaroni and cheese, or classic cauliflower cheese!

 

Either as a side dish or a main course, Bisto cheese sauce is always a good idea! You don’t need to spend too much time making from scratch with Bisto. The taste and convenience is enough to make you go “Ahh!”

 

-CD

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