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Want to make Easter more interesting for the candy lovers in your life? Add some British chocolate to an Easter basket and watch those eyes light up! Chocolate eggs are very common in the UK, many hollow but filled with delicious sweets!

Along with hollow chocolate eggs, don’t forget the filled eggs like Cadbury Creme Eggs! While these are sold in the US, these are completely different! These eggs are actually just a bit bigger than the ones sold in American stores. There is also caramel for those who prefer Cadbury’s sweet, creamy caramel than the Creme Egg filling. These eggs are an Easter tradition for many, so people like to stock up on these. And who needs jelly beans when you have Bassett’s Jelly Babies? Add a bag of these chewy sweets to any Easter basket or cake and there will be smiles! They come in the same flavors from Jelly Babies only they’re in the shape of cute little bunnies! Children and adults alike will find them adorable but they will be quickly gobbled up!

For all of our other Easter treats like Galaxy Bubbles Eggs, Malteaster Bunnies, and Smarties-filled Chicks, visit our Easter Specials section. There are also other lovely Easter gifts such as tea and pre-made gift baskets, as well!

Happy Easter!

*Note: Please check weather forecast for warm weather when handling chocolate outdoors, especially in spring!

 

-CD
https://www.englishteastore.com/easter-specials.html

 

Daffodils or other fresh Springtime flowers are essential! (Photo source: A.C. Cargill, all rights reserved)

Daffodils or other fresh Springtime flowers are essential! (Photo source: A.C. Cargill, all rights reserved)

The date on the calendar may change from year to year, but Easter remains the same, that is, a time of renewal and for observing the coming back to life of the world around us. Flowers bloom, birds sing, and the Sun is higher in the sky, giving us all a feeling of waking from a long, deep rest. Or switching from watching a black-and-white movie to a color movie. Well, you get the idea.

Your Easter tea time needs to reflect that sense of renewal and awakening, and I have five items essential to doing just that.

An adorable 14" stuffed bunny that sings "Little Bunny Foo Foo" while his ears wiggle and his head sways side to side. (Photo source: The English Tea Store)

“Little Bunny Foo Foo” (Photo source: The English Tea Store)

1 Fresh Flowers

Lilies are the traditional choice here, but daffodils are in bloom and tulips are another option.

2 Stuffed Bunnies

Well, actually, bunnies and chicks and baby ducks are appropriate here since they all symbolize new life. Some are even quite musical, such as this bunny that sings “Little Bunny Foo Foo” while his ears wiggle and his head sways side to side. Be warned, though, that the song will get stuck in your head just like that “Barney” song.

Pile it on! (chocolate, that is) (Photo source: A.C. Cargill, all rights reserved)

Pile it on! (chocolate, that is) (Photo source: A.C. Cargill, all rights reserved)

3 Lots of Chocolate

By “lots” I mean a TON! And in any and all of the traditional Easter-time shapes: eggs, bunnies, squirrels. Throw in some chocolate chips and nutty chocolate candy bars for good measure. Lots more options here.

4 Colorful Teawares

Having a tea time at Easter gives you the opportunity to sport light and bright colors, and a pastel-colored teapot is very much the thing here! They come in a variety of hues and can match those eggs you dye. Crisp, white table linens will be the perfect backdrop. And pastel cups and saucers like these will make your tea time seem all a-bloom!

Light, bright colors are a good change after the dark colors of Winter! (Photo source: The English Tea Store)

Light, bright colors are a good change after the dark colors of Winter! (Photo source: The English Tea Store)

5 Fresh, Light-Tasting Teas

Let’s now focus on the key ingredient here: tea! Start with these straight teas:

  • Spring Pouchong Tea — From an area of Taiwan with pristine waterways and thick forests. After plucking, the leaves are only allowed to oxidize for a limited amount of time before they are wrapped in paper and dried. The liquid has fragrances of flowers and melon and a rich, yet mild flavor.
  • Dragon Pearls Green Tea — The top two leaves and bud of new season growth are hand rolled into small pearls. Infuse in a cup and watch the pearls unfurl, showing those leaves and buds. The aroma of the pale green liquid is sweet and floral, like spring meadows or cool forests.
A bit of a light tea like Dragon Pearls will put a lift in your Easter tea time! (Photo source: A.C. Cargill, all rights reserved)

A bit of a light tea like Dragon Pearls will put a lift in your Easter tea time! (Photo source: A.C. Cargill, all rights reserved)

  • White Monkey Paw Green Tea — Made from the top two leaves and the bud of new season growth (late March /early April). A very delicate but intense full green tea flavor. Even though this is a green tea, the visual appearance and cup liquor is so delicate that it can also be considered a white tea.

Give good consideration to some of these fruity and floral flavored teas:

  • Lemon Green Tea — A blend of tart lemon and sweet green tea. Very refreshing over ice!
  • Mango Mist Black Tea — Naturally flavored Ceylon black tea.
  • Peach Apricot White — A paradise of fruit flavor with a base of delicious white tea enhanced with peach and apricot.

Time to get hopping and prepare the best Easter tea time ever!

See also:
Tea Tale — Yellow Bunny’s Easter Teatime
Easter Teatime Hop-Along
Colorful Teawares for Your Easter Teatime
Cadbury — The Easter Bunny’s Friend
Cadbury Easter Candy: A Holiday Treat by Lainie Petersen
Hot Cross Buns by Jess Hodges

See more of A.C. Cargill’s articles here.

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As a kid, one of the joys of Easter was discovering the many and varied items hiding in our Easter Baskets. Sure, the Easter eggs were fun to make and to find, but as I didn’t much care for hard-boiled eggs, after all the eggs were found, the thrill of the hunt dissipated quickly.

The thrill of the basket, on the other hand, meant that there would be goodies and treats and small little items that could be enjoyed slowly, one by one. I usually elected my absolute favorites to be savored last. There was a random quality to the treasured trinkets and candies that enhanced the exciting sense of “discovery”. I would experience the same thrill each Christmas. After the larger gifts, which often reflected things that we had specifically asked Santa for, the biggest thrill was the in the stockings. Stockings had things you liked, that you enjoyed, that you didn’t ask for but got anyway.

Perhaps it’s the idea that both of these things, the basket and the stocking, being oddly-shaped containers, could and would hold anything. Anything could be in them! Anything! For no matter how silly or small the item, its inclusion in the Easter basket automatically deemed it as special. Among all the things an Easter basket can hold, what they hold first and foremost is the mysterious allure of surprise.

Years later, not much has changed. Even though the family is older, and we no longer get together to color and hide eggs, our family holds firmly to the tradition of creating an Easter basket for each other. It is of course the wisdom of growing older that helps us to understand that it is the little things in life that mean so much.

So when I found out that I could create my own Easter Basket at The English Tea Store and fill it with a random assortment of teas, accessories and chocolates, my mind raced with the possibilities with the unfettered glee of a nine-year old child! I also realized that a selection of tea and English candies probably excites me more than the rest of my family. In the two times I traveled through England, I had made a habit of trying out all the candy bars and candies that we couldn’t get here in the States every day that I was there. Even now, visions of Revels, Lion Bars, Wine gums, Maltesers are dancing in my head. I may have to simply create my own Easter basket and if they are lucky, I will share the spoils with my friends and family. Either way the thrill of discovery and the joy that comes from appreciating the little things in Life is most certainly alive this Easter season.

Madam Potts’ blog, Mad Pots of Tea!

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