Is It Scone Time Yet? Definitely…Somewhere!

A lot of folks will read this article title on either Facebook, Twitter, or other social media sites and click “LIKE,” “Favorite,” or otherwise indicate agreement. True scone lovers know that anytime is good for scones, especially when served with tea. The most common time of day for serving scones is an afternoon “cream tea” …

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Recipe for Green Tea Citrus Cranberry Scones

Small pleasures are one of life’s great gifts. Holiday shopping, parties and extra work; there are so many things this time of year that can keep you from life’s simple pleasures. Take a few minutes to make this recipe and then steep up a nice cup of tea. Now just sit back let your worries …

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Scones, Clotted Cream, and Jam — Oh, My!

Scones, baked fresh and then split open like we would an American-style biscuit, then topped with clotted cream and jam are the quintessence of Afternoon Tea heaven. Yet, there is some discord out there among aficionados about which to plop on that scone first: the clotted cream or the jam! A real dilemma. The operative …

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Tea and the Strange Transformation

A strange transformation has taken place in our house over the past few years, and it’s all due to tea! The change has been in two main areas: what we consume overall and what we talk about. What We Consume Hubby and I grew up in a pretty typical fashion where not every food choice …

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Vegan Variation on a Scone

Scones are arguably the most popular component of a traditional afternoon tea. It’s a rare tea room review that we receive at TeaGuide that does not reference the scones served – whether they were too small or too large, too hard or too doughy, or happily just right. The first scones were cooked up in …

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Will the Real Devon Clotted Cream Please Stand Up?

What’s teatime without scones and Devon clotted cream? Blah. Which explains why there is a growing market for these tasty treats. In fact, the popularity of Devon Clotted Cream is resulting in a bunch of “wannabes” out there — clotted creams that are made elsewhere and use the name. There is now a concerted effort …

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10 Different Ways to Eat a Scone

Scones are a very traditional teatime treat, so much so that some people are quite adamant about the proper way to eat them. I, however, can think of at least 10 different ways to indulge my scone craving. They may not be traditional, but they are certainly tasty. The first five ways cover different methods …

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Tips When Visiting a Tea Room

Plan your visit by deciding what type of tea experience you would like. A reservation is usually required twenty-four hours in advance for a full afternoon tea (tea, savouries, scones, sweets and dessert).  If you prefer a cream tea (tea, scones, jam and cream) or a light afternoon tea (tea, scones and sweets), a reservation …

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Scones — The Ideal Tea Time Treat

Cookies are great, sandwiches, too, but scones are the ideal teatime treat. That’s this tea lover’s opinion. Of course, the fact that people around the world eat scones with their tea on a daily basis can be pretty persuasive when one is contemplating the plethora of choices available to accompany a cuppa tea. So, why …

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Snow Day Tea Time

Indoors it’s warm and cozy while outside a blanket of white makes a great tea time scene. Here in the Southeast people still “Ooo!” and “Aah!” when snow falls. Kids rush outside to build snowmen and generally enjoy this strange, icy, white substance all over the ground before the temperatures warm up too much and …

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