Ideas for a Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

Photo by George Dolgikh @ Giftpundits.com on Pexels.com Celebrate the moms (or mums) in your life this year by giving her a tea to remember. Try our menu below for a few quick ideas. Berry and Citrus Salad with Fresh Mint. Slice strawberries, peel and section oranges, tangerines, and grapefruits, and add blueberries, raspberries, or …

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Spring Time Tea Time

Photo by Olya Kobruseva on Pexels.com With the weather outside improving and most pandemic restrictions being lifted it’s a perfect time to have a spring tea party.  Start out by setting out a selection of finger sandwiches of egg salad, chicken salad, or cream cheese and vegetable cut into little rectangles. You can group them …

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What a Spread!

Photo by Brett Sayles on Pexels.com Parties and get-togethers are swinging this holiday season, especially a year after many people were unable to see their loved ones in the past year and a half. Thanks to vaccines, holiday parties are possible again. If you plan to hold a holiday dinner or party, try a few …

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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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