ETS Top 2 Christmas Puddings

  We are all about tradition here at the English Tea Store. English Christmas Pudding, also known as Plum Pudding or Figgy Pudding, is a delicious Christmas dinner tradition dating back to the 14th century! It has been changed & re-invented over the years. By Victorian times, it has molded into what they are today, …

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The Two Main Cinnamon Types (All the Rest Come from One of These)

Just as there are various kinds and sources of vanilla, pepper, and other flavorings and spices, so there are different cinnamons — actually, two main ones: Ceylon (True) Cinnamon vs. Cassia Cinnamon. Both come in two basic forms: sticks (also called “quills”) or powdered. The sticks of both are dried in the sun and thus …

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Do-It-Yourself Herbal Infusions

I am a big tea drinker (white, black, green, oolong…all of it really), but I also enjoy those non-tea “teas”, herbal infusions. When I do opt for infusions, rather than buy existing blends, I usually make them myself. It is very easy, and often cheaper. Additionally, the ingredients in homemade infusions are fresher and so …

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Review — Stash Cinnamon Apple Chamomile

Name: Cinnamon Apple Chamomile Herbal Brand: Stash Type: Herbal tisane, flavored Form: Paper tea bag Review: One of the nifty things about drinking tisanes and flavored teas is finding one that is so well-blended that it satisfies your cravings for high-calorie treats. Stash’s Cinnamon Apple Chamomile Herbal is one of those tisanes. Chamomile is a …

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Tea Recipe — “Tea-ramisu”

Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts, so full of fluffy sweet mascarpone cheese goodness and light genoise cake. My only problem? Expresso. This highly popular Italian dessert cake is traditionally created using several alternating layers of a light custard - mixed with the Italian cream cheese mascarpone - and layers of coffee (usually expresso) …

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Blending Teas — Get Creative!

Have you ever considered blending teas on your own? What about mixing favourite flavours to come up with something new and yet familiar to your tastebuds? We began doing just that in our home when our son began drinking tea. Albeit, he was drinking herbal tea with us at dinner, mostly because we didn’t want …

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Review — Le Marche Spiced Tea

Here it is Christmas time – a time for reminiscing, a time for nostalgia. They say that smells can trigger memories and I was most certainly reminded of that fact when I received my order of Le Marche Spiced Tea from the English Tea Store. From the moment I opened the bag and took in …

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The Christmas Cookie Exchange Report

We just hosted our second annual cookie exchange tea, and it was a smashing success. The halls were decked and "fa la las" played quietly on the background while we sipped our cups of cheer. In this case the cups of cheer were a spicy cinnamon black tea and a blooming jasmine tea. The cinnamon …

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