Recipe: Viennese Fingers and Rosettes

Hello everyone, this is Julia from over the pond with my first blog and recipe.  These Viennese fingers and rosettes are made with a kind of shortbread mixture and are very rich.  I hope you enjoy making them and eating them with a nice cup of tea. 6 oz (1 1/2 sticks) butter 2 oz …

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A Pirate-ish Tea Time Treat

In this day and age of telecommuting, you can work for someone for years without ever coming face to face. So it was with me and the folks at Online Stores, Inc., parent company of The English Tea Store and this blog. I finally got that “face time.” Little did hubby and I realize that …

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“Tea and Cookies” by Rick Rodgers

What better way is there (next to warm buttery scones) to complement a nice cup of tea than the addition of a cookie? Better yet, a plateful of cookies.  There are so many varieties to choose from. Tea and Cookies by Rick Rodgers is a wonderful new book for all of us tea and cookie …

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Snacking British Style

Snacking British style is part of this tea lover’s secret for living the “tea life.” Since my preference is for a more British style tea time, this seems only natural. Now, I pass on that secret to you. What constitutes “snacking” in Britain is pretty much the same as here. It’s basically grabbing something to …

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Teatime Cookie Extravaganza

What’s a cup of tea without a teatime cookie? Lonely. And with all the options out there, you have no excuse for it. Even those watching their intake of fat and sugar can find tasty choices. In fact, those choices are so numerous that you could have a teatime cookie extravaganza! Your cookie selection can …

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McVitie’s Digestives Give Teatime Crunch!

Teatime with McVitie’s Digestives is a crunchy affair (unless you dunk, that is). Bite, crunch, gulp, sip — that’s my teatime melody. Some of these round, crispy crackers (or are they cookies?) are plain while some are topped with either milk chocolate or dark chocolate. Yum! Crunchy delight and chocolaty goodness combined in one tasty …

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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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Stitch and Sip

By Stephanie Hanson Lately, there seems to be a big return to handmade and textile arts. I am in full support of this movement, and as everything in my life has to be about tea, I started thinking about ways to blend the two hobbies. I'm a firm believer that any occasion can be turned …

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