For the Love of Fruit Cake! 🍰

The Original Cake Co. is based out of Lincoln, UK and they pride their expertise in making some of the most delicious homemade fruit cakes in Britain. They typically sell to individual retailers in the UK but we are fortunate enough to be able to sell them to you here in United States. If you …

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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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ETS Pumpkin Spice Scones – product review

I brought home a package of our Pumpkin Spice Scone mix for the weekend, with the promise of baking them and bringing them to our merchandising meeting. These are the kind where you just add water. For comparison, I also baked a batch of regular scones. The instructions on the pumpkin spice were easy to follow …

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The Great Clotted Cream Debate Rages On

Clotted cream is tasty stuff. If you’re never tried it, you might want to do so…no joke…stop what you’re doing, go buy some, bake some scones, and plop on some clotted cream. And jam. But wait…which goes first on that scone: the clotted cream or the jam? The great clotted cream debate rages on. But …

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What Is Genuine Clotted Cream?

One of the wonders of that very special style of British tea time known as the “cream tea” is it’s central figure – clotted cream. Many people here in the U.S. ask what it is and even find the name a bit of a turn-off (I suspect it’s the word “clotted” since it makes us …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Cream Tea

I've been writing about tea for a while now, and I've learned quite a few things during that time. But there are probably as many - or more - things I still don't know. Like, for example, what is cream tea? Until I decided to write this article, I'd always assumed it was tea with …

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Scones, Clotted Cream, and Jam — Oh, My!

Scones, baked fresh and then split open like we would an American-style biscuit, then topped with clotted cream and jam are the quintessence of Afternoon Tea heaven. Yet, there is some discord out there among aficionados about which to plop on that scone first: the clotted cream or the jam! A real dilemma. The operative …

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Will the Real Devon Clotted Cream Please Stand Up?

What’s teatime without scones and Devon clotted cream? Blah. Which explains why there is a growing market for these tasty treats. In fact, the popularity of Devon Clotted Cream is resulting in a bunch of “wannabes” out there — clotted creams that are made elsewhere and use the name. There is now a concerted effort …

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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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