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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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration

Photo by Dominika Greguu0161ovu00e1 on Pexels.com February 6th, 2022 marked the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s accession to the British throne in what’s known as Ascension Day.  Her Majesty was only 25 years old when her father, George VI sadly passed away while she was on a trip to Kenya. In the next 70 years, Queen …

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Upcycling to Save the World

Photo by Lena Khrupina on Pexels.com Every year, billions of pounds of trash are sent to landfills to take up space and sit there for generations. We can try to reduce the amount of trash being sent to the landfill by upcycling old things like teaware. What is Upcycling? Upcycling helps give new life to …

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Protect the Honey Bees

There is nothing like a good cup of tea with a few teaspoons of honey. Sweet, soothing, and warm. It's the simple pleasures in life that give us joy but we have to remember who helps bring that joy: Honey Bees. A precious part of our ecosystem, bees make honey and pollinate flowers and other …

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Happy National Hot Tea Month! 🍵

Happy National Hot Tea Month! Each January for the past few years, we here at the English Tea Store are always celebrating National Hot Tea Month. Since we are a store that sells tea, much of our customer base enjoy their tea hot. But who do we have to thank for hot tea? The tea …

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A British Christmas Dinner

If you traditionally have a British style Christmas dinner or if you want to change up your Christmas dinner this year, then English Tea Store is your place. We carry many of your holiday favorites to help make Christmas a memorable one for you and your family. Our British food comes straight from the UK …

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Tea Brewing Temperatures & Times! 🍵

On some packages of tea, you may have seen some instructions on how to brew your tea. Now you’re probably thinking, “Why do I need instructions on how to brew tea? It’s just water and leaves!” It’s more than just placing a tea bag into a cup and pouring hot water over it! It takes …

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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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Tea Facts You Won’t Believe: Rooibos Tea

Red tea, or Rooibos, as it is traditionally called, is an herbal tea originating from the Cedarburg region of South Africa. Rooibos tea is known to tout medicinal and health benefits ranging from helping with insomnia to your liver. This tea supplies many beneficial nutrients and antioxidants, which could explain why it has gained popularity …

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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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