Ideas for a Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

Photo by George Dolgikh @ Giftpundits.com on Pexels.com Celebrate the moms (or mums) in your life this year by giving her a tea to remember. Try our menu below for a few quick ideas. Berry and Citrus Salad with Fresh Mint. Slice strawberries, peel and section oranges, tangerines, and grapefruits, and add blueberries, raspberries, or …

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3 Tea Sets for Valentine’s Day

Photo by Melike Benli on Pexels.com Beautiful pinks, whites, and reds can add a warm livery to your love-themed tea party. A Valentine’s tea party can be livened up with some festive teaware. Here are a few of our picks for Valentine’s Day tea sets: The Rose Bouquet Bone China Set is a complete set …

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Celebrate National Milk Day

Photo by Charlotte May on Pexels.com In the 90s there were commercials for Got Milk? which promoted the consumption of dairy milk to a young audience. They even included celebrities sporting milk mustaches in print ads. Now, although the era of Got Milk? is over, it’s not been forgotten. In fact, there’s still a day …

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Tea in East Frisia

Have you heard of East Frisian tea? You probably haven’t. With the recent celebration of Oktoberfest, it got me wondering about how Germans drink their tea. My research then led me to the East Frisians and their tea culture. So who are the East Frisians? East Frisians are a Germanic ethnic group originating from the …

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GBBO – Ingredients 101

If you have seen an episode of the Great British Bake Off, you will notice some of the contestants explaining their ingredients. If you hear names like “caster sugar”, treacle, or “black treacle”, you may be familiar with it or it may leave you scratching your head, depending on which side of the pond you …

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Teas That Don’t Need Sugar

I'm pretty open about not being a fan of sugar or milk in my tea, though I am happy to tell others if I think that a black tea is strong and substantial enough to handle these additions. Still, I would encourage you to try tea on its own, without sugar, both for the health …

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How Sweet It Is!

It never ceases to surprise me how many people apologize for wanting to put sugar in their tea, as if admitting a serious tea-drinking faux pas. I’ve always invited my guests to do what makes them comfortable and to drink their tea in any fashion they feel most pleasing. Still, I get meek apologies as …

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Tea with Milk, Lemon or Sugar

Adding milk, lemon, or sugar to your tea will likely make a tea purist pop his top. The purist considers adding a spoonful of sugar to be the equivalent of wasting a perfectly good cup of tea, because you could get the same result by adding a spoonful of sugar to a cup of hot …

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Got Milk?

By William I. Lengeman III When it comes to tea and milk – as with tea and sugar – everyone likes what they like and there is no correct answer. For many tea drinkers the idea of downing a cup without milk is inconceivable. On the other hand are those who couldn't imagine sullying their …

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Taking My Sugar to Tea: To Sweeten or Not to Sweeten

by William I. Lengeman III In the opinion of novelist Henry Fielding, "love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea." But for so many of Fielding’s countrymen, black tea with milk and sugar is a right and a requirement that's become one of the icons with which the British are closely associated. For many …

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