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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A British Christmas Dinner

If you traditionally have a British style Christmas dinner or if you want to change up your Christmas dinner this year, then English Tea Store is your place. We carry many of your holiday favorites to help make Christmas a memorable one for you and your family. Our British food comes straight from the UK …

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Gluten-Free Holiday Treats! 🎄

The holiday season is here and that means it’s time to break out the holiday goodies! Christmas cakes, puddings, and mince pies are gobbled up each year by millions. However, up until recent years, some people have had to miss out on British Christmas goodies. With wheat allergy and Celiac awareness, vast majorities of food …

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Giftworthy Christmas Candy!

Christmas is a magical time for everyone but for the children, it’s especially magical. School is out, snow is falling, and presents are unwrapped under a beautifully decorated tree with loved ones. The most important memories are developed during childhood, so it is key to make the holidays special for them. Tradition is taught early …

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Celebrate with Chocolate!

Come October, most love to say that these last three months of the year are the best. Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are some of the best times for celebrating. What better way to celebrate the upcoming holidays than with chocolate and who doesn’t love chocolate? Starting with Halloween, the sweet celebrations begin. As soon as …

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Christmas Traditions

The final Christmas blog of the year will reflect on Christmas traditions, comparing them side to side with Britain and the United States. You may have heard of writing letters to Santa and popping them in the mail here in the US, and the United Kingdom does it as well, only they burn their letters …

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Christmas Dinner

When you have a holiday dinner, what is traditional at your table? For my family, it’s pretty similar to the food at Thanksgiving, except we have a ham and sometimes a turkey (with some delicious stuffing) since I have a sister who refuses to eat ham (thank the teacher in high school who scared her …

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Recipe – Christmas Cake

Now I realize a lot of you will not be making your own Christmas cake, it seems to be a British tradition at Christmas, some people do and some do not, I think every household in the UK who make their own cake will have their own recipe for Christmas cake.  I always make my …

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Advent Calendars

Once Halloween is over, the holiday season begins to quickly creep faster and faster upon us! With Thanksgiving being nearly forgotten about thanks to the anticipation leading up to “Black Friday” and people’s impatience go shopping for Christmas gifts so early, it adds more excitement to the holidays. While new traditions are born as the …

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December Tea Roundup

With December coming to a close, the frantic holiday rush picks up and it’s hard to find a good time to wind down and relax with a good cup of tea. My seasonal picks for the month of December from the English Tea Store are sure to delight and soothe even some of the most …

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