Exploring Devonshire Tea

Featured in a recent article of mine as one of the teas that I would like to explore more, Devonshire Tea is a black tea that I decided to get to know a little better this month. A blend of different black teas (rather than a pure black tea) this blend uses teas grown in …

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The Diaspora of Tea

Although all tea (Camellia Sinensis) originates in the Eastern part of the world, as in so many other aspects of modern life, there exists a complex network of tea exportation, adaption, and dissemination—a widespread and multi-layered diaspora of tea. If you are wondering what exactly I mean by “diaspora of tea”, think of the geographical …

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The Tea Princess Has a “Breakdown”

Your fave “Tea Princess” had a teensy weensy bit of a breakdown recently. No, I didn’t succumb to the screaming meemies, but I did struggle valiantly for over a week with a temperamental computer that finally died. Even expert assistance could not revive it. Sigh! Somehow I made it through this trying and traumatic time, …

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Cold Tea on a Hot Day

...or How to Make Good Ice Tea. I did not commit a typing error: The term is ‘ice’ tea, not ‘iced’ tea. In the southern part of the United States, one says, “Would you like a glass of ice tea, honey?” This is known as dialect and a perfectly acceptable way of speaking. I have …

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When a Breakfast Tea Isn’t

There are quite a few “breakfast blends” out there. These are teas that have been blended to “pack a punch” to help you start your day. However, some of these excel in flavor while remaining mild to such an extent that they go beyond breakfast. These blends often contain teas from the Assam, Nilgiri, and …

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Tea Vacation with Agatha Christie

Lately I have been armchair-traveling around the world, planning tea vacations. Tea vacations? you say. The fact surprised me, too, but given second thought it is a perfect idea—a vacation for people who love to travel and love to drink tea. At the moment, I prefer the comfort of my armchair, tea in hand, and …

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Tea Showdown — Devonshire Tea vs. PG Tips

My tea adventures have ranged far and wide over the past year. While my focus has been on loose leaf teas (strongly preferred), a few bagged teas have crossed my path. PG Tips has been a favorite for years and has a long history dating back to the 1930s (although the company was started in …

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Devonshire Tea Review

© 2010 A.C. Cargill photos and text – All rights reserved. No copying, posting on other sites, or other uses allowed without written permission of the copyright holder. The Subject: Devonshire Tea from The English Tea Store. Rating: Water temperature: 212° F Steeping time: 5 minutes Tea type: Black Scents, flavorings, etc.: N/A Aroma, dry: …

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Devine Devonshire Tea

Did you know that they grow tea in Devon County in Britain? No, not really. But there is a tea company there that bags and sells a tea which is just starting to make a splash (pun intended) here in the U.S. If you’re a Twitterhead like me, you already know that. You also know …

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Devonshire Cream Tea

Straight from our friend Gavin in the UK! The history associated with these most delicious and World Famous of Afternoon Teas is both long and interesting. It was in the mid 1600's when tea first became really "fashionable" in the UK, and that was all because of a Portuguese Princess, Catherine of Braganza, who loved …

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