March 2015 Tea of the Month – Vanilla

Our second tea for March is vanilla flavored black tea. According to our site, "Vanilla calms the nerves, lifts the spirits and improves the romantic aspect of one’s life." Wow. Maybe I should have written about this one last month instead of wasting space driveling about chocolate (oh, wait, sorry, chocolate is never drivel.). I've lately …

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February 2015 Teas of the Month – Chocolate Mint

What do you give a tea lover for Valentine's Day? Chocolates. Chocolate Mint Tea, that is, and it happens to be our other Tea of the Month for February. The Chocolate Mint Flavored Black Tea blend from English Tea Store is the delectable paring of chocolate and mint. This tea delivers a bright and coppery infusion …

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NovelTea – Bubble tea

One of my favorite ways of enjoying tea may not be familiar among the British but it is beginning to sweep the United States by storm. Bubble Tea, or Pearl Tea and Boba Tea (boba is what bubble tea is called in the area I live in), is a Taiwanese variant of milk and tea …

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Holiday Tea Time — Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is once again upon us. And tea is an important part of this annual gathering of kith and kin. No matter what you traditionally serve in your house, there is a tea that is perfect to go with it. Flavored teas are especially welcome at such times, and not just any flavors but typical …

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Earl Grey Tidbits & Trivia

As promised in the title of this article I will now attempt to regale, thrill and enlighten you with some tidbits and trivia about Earl Grey tea. But first a few basic facts. Earl Grey is named for a real person - an actual English Earl who lived in the nineteenth century. The other key …

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Taking Tea in France

Unless I missed a memo at some point I'm pretty sure that when it comes to beverages the French are not known for tea, but for one thing - wine. The French language has even given us the term for a wine expert - sommelier. It's a term that's gradually being adopted by the tea industry. …

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Earl Grey Tea for Your Health?

What can you say about the potential health benefits of Earl Grey tea that you can't say about black tea? Now, I guess I should explain that one. As a general rule, Earl Grey tea and black tea are the same thing, with one key difference. Though other types of tea are occasionally used to …

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A Brief History of Jasmine Tea

It's probably safe to say that the possibilities for flavoring tea are bounded only by the imagination. But there are a few flavored teas that have become tried and true favorites over the years. One of the most famous of these is probably Earl Grey, which is typically made by flavoring black tea with oil …

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Review of Genmaicha Green Tea from The English Tea Store

Genmaicha is one of the more easily identified teas, thanks to the noticeable presence of toasted rice among the tea leaves. To the uninitiated, this might at first seem slightly peculiar. But, as Genmaicha lovers know, these little pieces of toasted rice are the perfect complement to the sweet, grassy flavour of Japanese green tea. …

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Spicing Up Moroccan Mint Tea

On a recent trip to Morocco, I had the chance to partake in a variety of Moroccan tea experiences. There has been much written about Moroccan mint tea on this blog (and rightly so - it is a tea worth writing about!), including how to make it, teahouses where you might sample some, pouring techniques, …

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