5 Teas That Are Meant to Be Served British Style

Some teas are best when steeped in a gaiwan. Others in a Yixing style teapot. And still others were specifically produced to be served British Style, that is, steeping up a strong and somewhat bitter liquid that reacts well to milk and sugar (these should enhance, not drown out, the tea’s flavor). Sure, you can …

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Alternative Breakfast Teas

Like many tea lovers, I begin each day with a pot of tea, usually with my breakfast (or brunch) but sometimes on its own. While I am a great enthusiast of typical British breakfast blends as well as hearty Assam and African black teas in the morning, all of which do an excellent job of …

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Teas That Can Take the Chill

Summertime means HEAT and lots of it! That means a lot of folks reaching for iced tea. Some teas can take the chill better than others, though, so how do you choose? First, which tea you choose depends on if you care if your tea is cloudy or not. Some teas steep up more clear …

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Review — Stash English Breakfast & Earl Grey Teas

Tea Names: English Breakfast, Earl Grey Brand: Stash Type: Black Tea Form: Paper tea bags, individually wrapped Review: If you are looking for inexpensive, classic teas in a convenient form, Stash’s Earl Grey and English Breakfast teas are likely to be right up your alley. The English Breakfast is a veritable United Nations of teas, …

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Scones — The Ideal Tea Time Treat

Cookies are great, sandwiches, too, but scones are the ideal teatime treat. That’s this tea lover’s opinion. Of course, the fact that people around the world eat scones with their tea on a daily basis can be pretty persuasive when one is contemplating the plethora of choices available to accompany a cuppa tea. So, why …

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Afternoon Tea and Afternoon Tea

You could make the argument that tea is the perfect drink for any time of day. But, to be fair, if you’re sensitive to caffeine (present company included) you may not want to pound down a cup or four right before turning in tonight. Of course, the fact that tea provides a nice pick-me-up probably …

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Tea — It’s What’s for Breakfast

Tea is a splendid idea any time of day - morning, noon or night, before, with or after a meal. So why is it that we have something called a “Breakfast Tea” and what does it have to do with Breakfast? The blend itself, which is comprised of Assam, Ceylon and Kenyan tea, and is …

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Breakfast Tea Demystified

For many in North America, the morning pick-me-up of choice is a cup of coffee. But in other parts of the world, tea is standard fare in the morning, which probably helps contribute to the fact that it's the second most popular beverage worldwide after water. Some of the most popular morning fare is made …

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