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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Review — Double Bergamot Earl Grey from The English Tea Store

Name: Double Bergamot Earl Grey Brand: The English Tea Store Type: Black tea, flavored Form: Loose leaf Review: Earl Grey lovers who like a strong dose of bergamot but prefer to not swallow perfume are in luck: This Double Bergamot Earl Grey offers tea drinkers a refreshing cuppa that isn't overpowering but does have that …

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Review — Stash Organic Earl Grey Black & Green Tea

Name: Organic Earl Grey Black & Green Tea Brand: Stash Tea Type: Black and green tea, flavored Form: Paper tea bag Review: I confess to being highly suspicious of Stash’s Organic Earl Grey Black & Green Tea. For one thing, every tea company going has their own version, and all claim that their blend is …

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Green Tea for the Holidays

Green is one of the dominant colors for the holidays (red being the other), so why not for your tea, too? Several choices spring to mind, teas that I have tried and grown quite fond of during the past year. The first green tea that I think of now is Chai Green (a green tea …

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Spotlight on Flavored Tea

There are those tea drinkers (myself among them) who believe that a good cup of tea needs nothing else, whether it be milk, cream, sweeteners, or lemon. But everyone likes what they like, and, of course, there are many people who could not even conceive of drinking a cup of tea without assorted and sundry …

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Review — Stash English Breakfast & Earl Grey Teas

Tea Names: English Breakfast, Earl Grey Brand: Stash Type: Black Tea Form: Paper tea bags, individually wrapped Review: If you are looking for inexpensive, classic teas in a convenient form, Stash’s Earl Grey and English Breakfast teas are likely to be right up your alley. The English Breakfast is a veritable United Nations of teas, …

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Review — Golden Moon Tippy Earl Grey

Name: Tippy Earl Grey Brand: Golden Moon Type: Black tea, flavored Form: Loose leaf Review: It does seem that every tea company has to have its own version of Earl Grey. In fact, I recall a tearoom that proudly declared that it did not offer any teas that are “adulterated” with “flavorings” while unblinkingly including …

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The Advantages of Blended Teas

Tea blends — they’re everywhere these days. Go online and you’ll see dozens of small tea “boutiques” selling their latest tea blends. Some are fairly normal sounding, such as a special citrus and green tea blend, while others are exotic, like a tea blend with a root beer float taste. There are hundreds of different …

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Review of Harney & Sons Earl Grey Supreme

Name: Earl Grey Supreme Brand: Harney & Sons Type: Black tea, flavored Form: Silken tea bag Review: A good Earl Grey can be hard to find. So many companies cut corners on Earl Grey, using only cheap black tea and then covering up its deficiencies with a heavy dose of bergamot oil. Fortunately, the good …

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Who Are Twinings of London?

What can you say about a tea company that’s been in business longer than the United States has been a nation? Quite a lot more than we can fit into this article, I’m sure. But suffice to say, for starters, that any company that’s been around for 300 years (and change) must be doing something …

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