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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Tea Moments — Watching Raindrops on the Window

By A.C. Cargill Not everyone sees the tea moments in a rainy day. For some people, gray skies that dump their drops of rain across the landscape are just a dreary sight. Certainly, those who live in areas that have frequent rain know what I mean. Cities in the U.S. such as Seattle, Washington, and …

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Clotted Cream vs Double Devon Cream

Is there a difference between Clotted and Double Devon Cream? Well, yes. Actually, there is. You will often find that the two names are used interchangeably, but there is quite a difference between Devonshire Clotted Cream and Double Devon Cream.  This was quite confusing to me until I visited Devonshire, England, several years ago. Devonshire …

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