GBBO – Ingredients 101

If you have seen an episode of the Great British Bake Off, you will notice some of the contestants explaining their ingredients. If you hear names like “caster sugar”, treacle, or “black treacle”, you may be familiar with it or it may leave you scratching your head, depending on which side of the pond you …

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July 2015 – Teas of the Month

July has arrived! It may seem like the past few months have been flying by, but we're here to give you a little bit of tea encouragement. The teas listed below offer special pricing that will last all month long (no code needed.) The first tea is our Regular Earl Grey Tea in Fine Loose …

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May 2015 Tea of the Month – Earl Grey Green

Is it grey, or is it green? Our second Tea of the Month for May is both! Enjoy 15% off the forever favorite made fresh with bergamot and green tea. Bergamot is a small citrus orange that blossoms in winter. Tea was originally flavoured with bergamot to imitate the more expensive types of Chinese tea. …

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Earl Grey Cream Tea

One tea that has definitely caught my taste buds by surprise is the English Tea Store Brand’s Earl Grey Cream Blend. I made this on a rainy day a few days ago and was very surprised at the taste! A little milk and sweetener helped make this stand out. I wanted something caffeinated but something …

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Trying Out Tregothnan’s Earl Grey Tea

Following on from my explorations of Tregothnan’s Classic Tea, I also had a chance to find out how their Earl Grey stands up to the other Earl Grey blends out there. As mentioned in my previous article, the Tregothnan teas currently being stocked by Waitrose appear only to be sold in bagged form. For the …

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The Earl Grey Tea House

Many tea lovers are probably aware of at least the bare bones of the Earl Grey story. Earl Grey, the tea, for those of you who may not be clued in yet, is a type of flavored black tea that has been doctored up with the highly fragrant and distinctive oil of bergamot. Bergamot is …

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Don’t Mess with My Earl Grey

Earl Grey can be something of an acquired taste for some tea drinkers, present company included. But for those Earl Grey fans who have acquired the taste, it's one that they're quite passionate about. If you need any proof of that, then consider the outcry that recently broke out when Twinings changed the formula of …

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Review — The English Tea Store’s Versailles Lavender Earl Grey

Name: Versailles Lavender Earl Grey Brand: The English Tea Store Type: Black tea, flavored Form: Loose leaf Review: Looking for an elegant, refined tea perfect for summer sipping? Try Versailles Lavender Earl Grey, a tea that is a pleasure to look at, sniff and sip. A very nice combination indeed! The base tea appears to …

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Review — British Earl Grey Flavored White Tea by The English Tea Store

Name: British Earl Grey Flavored White Tea Brand: English Tea Store Type: White tea, flavored Form: Loose leaf Review: For those who enjoy the flavor of bergamot but crave a lighter, cleaner tea during the summer should enjoy this offering from the English Tea Store. This is a "white" Earl Grey, blended from Pai Mu …

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Women’s Names and Tea

Tea has been seen as a “woman’s beverage” in Europe and the U.S. since it was popularized in Britain by Portuguese princess Catherine of Braganza after her marriage to Prince Charles II. As tea became more popular, a lot of tea rooms became havens where women could go and not be seen as wild or …

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