Foods and Candies
Foods and candies for tea time (both British and other), recipes (with or without tea) original to author.
Irish Brands You Should Try
Ireland shares a culture with the UK that is somewhat similar but also quite different. Many Irish people enjoy tea as much as the Brits do. They also enjoy similar foods such as scones, shortbread, and peas. Let’s take a look at some of the fine Irish brands we at the English Tea Store purvey. … Continue reading
Make Wales’ most famous tea bread for St. David’s Day using this recipe. It has the same ingredients as our previous recipe but is now tailored to American measurements. 1 and 1/4 cups brown sugar1 ¾ cups of flour1 to 1 ¼ cups of dried fruit of your choice (I used a mix of raisins,… Continue reading
Holiday Dinner the British Way
Change up your dinner table this holiday season by doing your meal British style! Shop our Christmas dinner section to find yourself some proper British ingredients Appetizers Create a delectable charcuterie board featuring meats like prosciutto, mortadella, and soppressata and cheeses like sharp cheddar, wensleydale, and brie. Serve with Jacobs Savory Biscuits presented in a… Continue readingbeef, Biscuits, Bisto, british, caledonian kitchen, charcuterie, cheese, Christmas, dinner, Food, Gravy, haggis, Holiday, Holidays, Jacobs, lamb, onion, paxo, pigs in a blanket, potato, pureety, sage, sausages, scottish, seasonings, spiceology, Spices, stuffing, Thanksgiving
All Aboard the Butter Board!
You probably wonder why your social media feeds are being bombarded with pretty looking boards smeared with butter. Believe it or not it’s a butter board, a new trend that is similar to charcuterie and cheese boards that are skyrocketing in popularity. It’s much like a canvas where you can be creative. The best part is… Continue reading
Eat Like a Queen
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 eater and is described as… Continue reading
Ideas for a Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea
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 blackberries. Chop 1-2 sprigs of fresh mint and… Continue reading
Spring Time Tea Time
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 by type or mix them up… Continue readingFoods and Candies, Herbals, Holidays and Events, Preparing Tea and Herbals, Tea – Black, Teawares and Equipment
British Pie Week 2022
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 new British pie. We… Continue reading
Happy St. David’s Day!
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 or Dewi Sant in Welsh, is… Continue reading
A Burns’ Night Celebration
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 celebrate Burns Night at home. You… Continue reading
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