How to Throw a Valentine’s Tea Party

Surprise the significant others in your life with a Valentine’s Tea Party this February 14th. Show them how much you care for them by treating them to tea, cake, sandwiches, and more. Bake fresh scones from scratch or a mix and set out some jam or preserves like strawberry, cherry, or raspberry in little bowls. …

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Happy National Hot Tea Month!

Happy National Hot Tea Month! January marks the annual celebration of hot tea with National Hot Tea Day on January 12th.  Here are some ideas in which you can celebrate National Hot Tea Month: Hold a Tea Tasting Party Invite some friends and family over and have a tea tasting party. Get some tea varieties …

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National Shortbread Day

What can you do with three simple ingredients? Make simple Scottish shortbread! Sweet, crumbly, and goes with practically any tea. On National Shortbread Day (January 6),  you can celebrate by making this simple recipe!  170g all purpose flour (1 ⅜ cup) 60g caster sugar (about ⅓ cup) 120g unsalted butter (about 8 ½ tablespoons) Preheat …

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Cheese, Please!

One of the fun things about the holidays is snacking. No matter whose house, dinner, or party you go to, there are usually nibbles to enjoy. A standard nibble usually involves cheese and crackers but if you have been to parties recently, you may have seen a cheese board. Cheese boards have always been an …

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Crazy for Cranberry

In my previous post I talked about the popularity of pumpkin. We all know how much it’s popularity has skyrocketed over the last decade but today we will discuss the lesser known seasonal taste, the cranberry. The cranberry (vaccinium macrocarpon)  is one of the very few fruits native to North America. They’re usually cultivated in …

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Why No Student Should Go Back to School Without Tea

After an eight year absence from college, I have enrolled for the Fall 2019 semester! There has been so much for me to do like pick classes, pick up books, and settle my work schedule.  Early in my college days, I had relied mostly on coffee to help me concentrate and keep myself perked up …

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British Influence on Indian Food

British food is not just limited to fish and chips. Did you know that Indian food is a part of it? It’s surprising but India and Britain have a history. During the British Raj (1858-1947), India was under British rule, many British expats would enjoy the exotic flavors and spices of India. Since then, India …

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National Iced Tea Month 2019

Much of America’s tea consumption is taken iced so it’s surprising to know that not many Americans know of National Iced Tea Month. The official date of National Iced Tea Month is June 10. So what can you make iced? Black or Green Tea with Mint - You have to admit that mint makes anything …

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Cherries Are In Season! 🍒

Cherries are in season! These bright red jewels are in season only for a short time so enjoy them while you can this season! Hold an all-cherry tea time this summer with just a few ideas: English Tea Store’s Sencha Kyoto Cherry Rose Festival Green Tea - A smooth green tea with sweet cherry and …

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