Bring On Burns Night!

  Burns Night is an annual celebration of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns (January 25, 1759-July 21, 1796). Burns Night takes place on the poet’s birthday when many Scottish people celebrate the life of Robert Burns by holding a scrumptious dinner known as Burns Supper. How it came to be was back in 1801 when …

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8 Things to Know About Scotland and Tea

Northern Lights, kilts, bagpipes, and haggis aren’t the only things Scotland is known for. There’s William Wallace (comically portrayed by Mel Gibson), Mary (cousin of Elizabeth I, who imprisoned and eventually beheaded her), and tea. Time for some more details, especially about that last item, but also about other things to know (just in case …

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Scotland and Tea

Is it a coincidence that a number of key figures from tea history hail from Scotland? Perhaps so and perhaps not, but it's true. Take for instance the man who gave the tea world what might be one of its most recognizable names - Sir Thomas Lipton. Several decades before Lipton became a household name …

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