Eat Like a Queen

Photo by Romu00e9o on Pexels.com In the past 70 years we’ve learned so much about our favorite monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. We know her favorite breed of dog is the corgi and spends her summers at Balmoral Castle each summer. But what are her favorite foods? It is said Her Majesty is a very healthy …

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Ideas for a Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

Photo by George Dolgikh @ Giftpundits.com on Pexels.com Celebrate the moms (or mums) in your life this year by giving her a tea to remember. Try our menu below for a few quick ideas. Berry and Citrus Salad with Fresh Mint. Slice strawberries, peel and section oranges, tangerines, and grapefruits, and add blueberries, raspberries, or …

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Spring Time Tea Time

Photo by Olya Kobruseva on Pexels.com With the weather outside improving and most pandemic restrictions being lifted it’s a perfect time to have a spring tea party.  Start out by setting out a selection of finger sandwiches of egg salad, chicken salad, or cream cheese and vegetable cut into little rectangles. You can group them …

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British Pie Week 2022

British Meat Pie Welcome to British Pie Week! Meat pies have been a popular part of British cuisine since around the 12th Century. From March 7 to 13, 2022 we celebrate all things pie, from sweet to savory. This is the perfect time to learn about British pie, try new pies, or even make a …

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Happy St. David’s Day!

Photo by Lisa Fotios on Pexels.com Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus! March 1 is St. David’s Day, which is widely celebrated in Wales. Although not everyone can make it to Wales at the moment, you can still honor the day at home. Who was St. David and why do people celebrate on March 1?  St. David …

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A Burns’ Night Celebration

Photo by Callam Barnes on Pexels.com Every January 25, Scots celebrate their most famous bard, Robert Burns. The first Burns’ night was held by his friends to honor his memory in 1801 and is still celebrated over 220 years later!  Although the current COVID-19 pandemic is still challenging social events and get-togethers, you can still …

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Celebrate National Milk Day

Photo by Charlotte May on Pexels.com In the 90s there were commercials for Got Milk? which promoted the consumption of dairy milk to a young audience. They even included celebrities sporting milk mustaches in print ads. Now, although the era of Got Milk? is over, it’s not been forgotten. In fact, there’s still a day …

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Roasted Holiday Brussel Sprouts

As a kid, I absolutely HATED brussel sprouts. They were always boiled and they tasted gross. Some melted butter and a bit of salt and they were slightly more tolerable but still nasty. They were demonized in 90s television so I felt I wasn’t alone in my hatred of brussel sprouts. Enter the roasted brussel …

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What a Spread!

Photo by Brett Sayles on Pexels.com Parties and get-togethers are swinging this holiday season, especially a year after many people were unable to see their loved ones in the past year and a half. Thanks to vaccines, holiday parties are possible again. If you plan to hold a holiday dinner or party, try a few …

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DIY Gift Baskets

English Tea Store has always carried pre-made gift baskets. But if you have no idea what kind of gift basket to give someone or don't see it on our website, why not make your own gift basket? Try a few of these ideas: Bubble Tea Gift Drinking bubble tea is an experience in itself so …

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