Going For Gold!

With the Olympics going on at the moment, it’s been quite a ride so far for the delegates over at Rio de Janeiro. History was made not just by America’s own Michael Phelps but some nations alone such as Fiji, who won their very first medals. Whether you support Team USA, Team GB, or any …

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PG tips – Flavored Teas!

If you know me, one of my favorite brands of tea to brew is PG Tips. It is usually my go-to tea for whenever I feel like I need a good pick-me-up or something to warm me up in the cold days of winter. It was one of the first British teas I tasted before …

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Tea Infusers

As a tea lover, I can’t go a day without at least one cup of tea. I brew my tea either using teabags, self-made teabags with loose leaf tea, or loose leaf in a strainer. Lately in my efforts to go green, I have begun to use the strainer as much as I possibly can. …

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Red Nose Day

If you have seen some of Britain’s greatest celebrities sporting bright red clown noses, you must be wondering why. It’s all for a good cause! Every two years, an organization called Comic Relief puts on an event and it’s celebrated all over Britain. Comic Relief itself was created in 1985 by Richard Curtis after being …

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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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Louis the PG Tips Chimp – RIP

Not to be too much of a downer, but it was revealed not so long ago that a certain individual named Louis passed on at the age of 37. I omit his last name because I gather that he didn't have one. Louis, one of the beloved PG Tips chimps, was living out his twilight …

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PG Tips Monkey Pens Life Story

It might be stretching the point a bit to say that PG Tips, the popular British tea maker, built their success on their clever advertising campaigns. It would have all been for nought if no one liked their tea but it probably didn't hurt that they've come up with some of the best known ad …

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3 Teas Compete — Which Is the Better Builders Tea?

Prepare to get hammered … uh, squared off … hm, nailed … er, leveled … oh heck, let’s just get acquainted with a British-ism: builders tea. It’s one of those odd names like “toad in the hole” and “spotted dick.” A quick peek reveals something more familiar, such as “sausages in Yorkshire pudding batter” and …

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