National Iced Tea Day!

Did you know that June is Iced Tea Month in the United States? While millions of people drink it all year long, it is widely celebrated during this early summer month on June 10th. It’s a good time, too, since iced tea is a very popular drink among Americans, especially in the summer months! About …

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June Tea of The Month – Sencha Japanese

Quick Blurb: Sencha is Japan's most popular type of tea. Sencha is traditionally a Japanese green tea that is made from leaves of the Japanese tea bush. In recent years, Sencha teas have been known to be produced in China, South Korea, and other countries. In 1740, a Kyoto tea master named Soen Nagatani developed …

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How Matcha Do I Love You?

Don’t know what to get for your tea lover or sweet-eating sweetheart? With Valentine’s Day already here, I have a few picks here that will surprise and wow your sweetheart. For Valentine’s this year, I gave my sweetie some English Tea Store matcha powder. Since he works at a coffee shop, one of his favorite …

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February 2015 Teas of the Month – Ceylon Green

Our first February tea of the month is ceylon green. Imported from Sri Lanka, our Ceylon Green is characterized as smooth and subtle. According to wikipedia, tea production is one of the main sources of foreign exchange for Sri Lanka. Originally known as Ceylon, Sri Lanka is an island country in the Indian Ocean. Great Britain occupied …

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Blueberries in the Morning

One thing I love the smell of in the morning, is blueberries. Blueberry muffins, blueberry pancakes, and now blueberry tea. Recently I tried out the English Tea Store’s Blueberry Green and it’s one of my new go-to teas - refreshing enough to wake me up but also somewhat calming. Good for a weekend morning where you can …

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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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5 Tasty Teas for Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Whether you have a more traditional, Norman Rockwell-esque Thanksgiving dinner or something very untraditional and unique, tea is an important part of that feast. And serving the right tea can make the difference to you and your guests between success or “so long, folks.” Not that anyone would walk away from a great meal just …

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3 Great Recipes Using Matcha

One of the most delightful, special, and versatile of the green teas out there is Matcha. It is not only made from the best tea leaves (with the veins and stems removed) and carefully ground to a fine mesh (by traditional grinding stones or newer machines), it can be used in a variety of recipes. …

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Yes, You Can Enjoy Green Tea in the Fall!

Your first reaction to the article title will be, “Who says I can’t enjoy green tea in the Fall?” And to that I say, “A host of tea experts out there.” Yep, they tell you that green tea is best when fresh, especially if it’s a first flush green tea. Which is usually harvested between …

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When a Cuppa Genmaicha Is Just Right

You may like that English Breakfast at breakfast, some Earl Grey with the mid-morning snack (or in place of it), a nice pot of Mim Estate Darjeeling tea with lunch, some Ti Kuan Yin for that afternoon tea break, and a bit of Adam’s Peak Ceylon white tea for your pre-dinner (or even post-dinner) cuppa. …

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