Petit Fours, Tarts, Cheesecakes, and More! 🍰

Sometimes it’s fun to add something new to tea time. If you’re not up for traditional British fare to your afternoon tea or tea party, why not try a few suggestions below? You can find them at your local market, bakery, or you can make them yourself! You may find a new favorite. Petit Fours …

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You’ll Want To Spread This On Everything: Fruit Butter! 🍎

Today we are going to look at fruit butters! Some of you may have heard of it but others who have never heard of it could be confused. Fruit as a butter? What is that? Fruit butters are its lesser known than its cousins jam and jelly, but it's steadily gaining popularity, especially in the …

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Sweet & Tangy Marmalade

Sweet and tangy, marmalade has been a prized staple of the British breakfast table. But did you know that marmalade is actually not British? Marmalade was believed to be first invented in Portugal, made from quince (which is not a citrus fruit but more like a pear). Marmalade got its name based on the Portuguese …

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Canada Day & Nanaimo Bars

To celebrate Canada Day on July 1st, why not make a traditional Canadian dessert called Nanaimo Bars (pronounced na-nai-mo). The name Nanaimo comes from the city of Nanaimo on the Vancouver Island of British Columbia. The name itself means “big strong tribe” in the local native language. Nanaimo Bars are very popular in Canada and …

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Aah! Now You’re Talking…Bisto

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 …

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Soreen Malt Loaf

If you have ever had a Soreen Malt Loaf in the past and miss its soft, squidgy texture, you’re in luck! English Tea Store has become a supplier of these sticky little loaves. They are the most popular malt loaf in the UK and now they can be enjoyed right here in the US. These …

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Easter’s On Its Way! (Chocolate Alert)

  Want to make Easter more interesting for the candy lovers in your life? Add some British chocolate to an Easter basket and watch those eyes light up! Chocolate eggs are very common in the UK, many hollow but filled with delicious sweets! Along with hollow chocolate eggs, don’t forget the filled eggs like Cadbury …

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Dear Valentine: You Suit Me To A TEA!

  Valentine’s Day is well known for celebrating love between two people. I feel Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers, but for friends and family, as well. After all, these are people you love and cherish. Why not show your love and appreciation for them? Try our selection of Valentine’s Day gifts that are sure …

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Mince Pies

Nearly everyone loves pie, so when you hear about having pie during the holidays, it turns some heads. While beloved pies like apple and pumpkin are served during the holidays, mince pies are the true holiday crowd pleaser. Mince pies have been around since the 1600s and believe it or not, they were originally filled …

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Did Someone Say Apple Pie?!?

At my house on Thanksgiving, there is always dessert: the standard pumpkin pie and an apple pie. Apple pies are at our Thanksgiving dessert menu because some of my family members are not too keen on pumpkin pie, and that is understandable. The idea of pumpkins in a pie do not sound too appealing for …

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