Review — Angel’s Dream Black Tea

A lovely tea, reminiscent of the fall, yet strangely refreshing in the summer, Angel's Dream black tea from The English Tea Store is a blend of maple and blackberry flavors. These two flavors blend surprisingly well together, making a cup which is both warm and refreshing. A full-bodied blend of black teas from Sri Lanka …

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Review — Monk’s Blend Black Tea

Monk's Blend Tea is a highly prized grenadine flavored black tea. This particular Monk's Blend Tea combines a bright and delicious grenadine with a more mellow vanilla flavor to balance out the slight tartness that the grenadine brings. Grenadine is a red syrup used in some cocktails and other specialty drinks. The slightly tart yet …

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Coffee vs Tea

Did you know that drinking tea is much healthier for you than drinking coffee? Many coffee drinkers say that they love their coffee and would never switch to drinking tea instead. However there are numerous reasons why making that switch to tea can really improve your life! Although recent research has shown that coffee does …

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Adding Milk to Tea

Editor's note: The information in this article should be taken as being presented for entertainment purposes only, since much of it has since been shown to be unproven scientifically. Many people add milk to their tea, especially when drinking black teas. However milk, or even milk alternatives such as soy milk, have been said to …

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Some Thoughts on the History of English Tea

In China, the custom of drinking tea leaves has been around for thousands of years, at least since the Tang Dynasty (June 18, 618 – June 4, 907) if not earlier. However, tea only migrated into England much later in the 1660s when King Charles II married Catherine of Braganza, a Portuguese princess who enjoyed …

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Some Thoughts on the History of Iced Tea

Iced tea (known in other parts of the world as "ice tea") is a cold beverage of tea served over ice. Although iced tea is drunk worldwide, it is perhaps best known and loved in the United States, and is especially a staple of southern America's diet, especially in the hot summer months. The following …

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A Recipe for Tea Eggs

A tea egg is a common snack found in China and Taiwan. It is prepared from hard boiled eggs and tea leaves, and is commonly sold by street vendors in Chinese communities around the world. Tea eggs are a beautiful way to use tea to create an edible art form. The tea leaves a deep …

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Iced Tea Brew: Make it Better!

I know you're probably familiar with iced tea blends sold in the stores specifically to make iced tea, such as Luzianne and Lipton Cold Brew. However, did you know that you can make a much more delicious iced tea out of absolutely any tea leaves using special methods of brewing the tea? There are actually …

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Tea Bags vs Loose Tea — A Brief Comparison

The average tea consumer tends to purchase their tea at the supermarket, in convenient bagged form. However you'll notice that many tea enthusiasts show disdain for tea bags, preferring to purchase their tea in loose leaf form. There are many reasons for that disdain, but let's take a look at how much tea bags really …

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My Approach to Dying Clothes with Tea

Using tea to dye fabrics and clothing is an easy, enjoyable way to give them a muted or antiqued look. In fact, tea dying can produce some very interesting visual results! Tea dying does not give consistent results however, and each article you dye will be different from the next. Because you use teabags to …

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