The BEAUTY of Green Tea 🌺

  We all are aware of the amazing benefits that green tea has on our health. Just looking at the chart to the left makes me want to drink green tea all day long! While looking at this chart though, I realized at the very bottom it said "skincare". This intrigued me and I wanted …

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Autumn is Here & We Love Chai Tea!

Chai...now doesn’t that sound like a good ring to your ears? You should know that it brings a good ring to your mouth. In several parts of the world, it’s what they call tea! But for many of us, we think of it as a spiced drink. Chai is usually made with black teas (Assam …

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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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The Twinings in Three Centuries

If you wanted to discourse on the various members of the Twinings tea dynasty, you certainly wouldn't be at a loss for material. The company moved into their fourth century of operations a few years ago and the latest of the Twinings line - Stephen Twining - is in the tenth generation of tea people …

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Stephen Twining – 10th Generation Tea Guy

Many decades ago, for a school assignment, I undertook the task of seeing how far back I could trace my ancestry. Given my limited resources, I was only able to go back a few generations but it was an interesting project nonetheless. In this particular respect I find it a little hard to relate to …

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Tea Pioneers: Richard Twining

Say what you want about a company that's been around longer than the United States, but you've gotta assume that they're doing something right. There may be other tea companies that have been doing business as long as Twinings of London but I'm not aware of any. The firm got underway 307 years again, in …

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What’s in a Name? – Tea Companies

According to Inc. Magazine the five characteristics of a great company name are that it should "stick" with those who encounter it; should tend toward brevity; be functional; tell a story; and invent a new language. Whether or not some of the better known tea companies have names that meet those standards is a matter …

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Tea Pioneers: Thomas Twining

Starting a business can be a tough row to hoe. Nowadays, according to the United States Small Business Adminstration about half of all small businesses here are likely to fail within the first five years. So if you managed to somehow come up with a business that were to survive for the next 300 years …

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Tea Pioneers of Great Britain

The British were not the first people to drink tea and they were not even the first Europeans to do so. They have never grown tea on their own soil, except in very modest amounts at one or two plantations, nor do they drink the most tea on a per capita basis. And yet when …

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The Earl Grey Tea House

Many tea lovers are probably aware of at least the bare bones of the Earl Grey story. Earl Grey, the tea, for those of you who may not be clued in yet, is a type of flavored black tea that has been doctored up with the highly fragrant and distinctive oil of bergamot. Bergamot is …

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