Queen Elizabeth II Turns 90!

We all know and love Queen Elizabeth for her remarkable reign over Great Britain and the Commonwealth Realms. The world has watched her grow up from a graceful young princess to a strong and devoted Queen, leading her nation through the greatest and the most dreadful of times. On April 21, 2016, Queen Elizabeth II …

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Tea Traditions — Buckingham Palace Tea

Ever fantasized about a “royal teatime” at Buckingham Palace? Me, too, so I checked it out and found that the idea is not as fantastical as it sounds. It’s an annual event attended by over 24,000 lovers of tea time— wow! Of course, my fantasy was for something a bit more intimate. Afternoon tea is …

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Review — Buckingham Palace Garden Party

The Subject: Buckingham Palace Garden Party from The English Tea Store. Water temperature: 212° F Steeping time: 5 minutes Tea type: Black Scents, flavorings, etc.: Earl Grey, Jasmine Aroma, dry: Strong floral (rose, lilac) with hint of citrus Aroma in the cup, plain: Strong floral (rose, lilac) with hint of citrus Taste, plain: Strong floral …

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