Get Ready for Eurovision 2023!
Get ready for Eurovision! Last year’s ESC winner was Kalush Orchestra from Ukraine. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing war in Ukraine, the country is unable to host this year’s contest. As a result, last year’s runner-up, the United Kingdom, has stepped in to host on behalf of Ukraine. This is not the first time another… Continue reading
Irish Brands You Should Try
Ireland shares a culture with the UK that is somewhat similar but also quite different. Many Irish people enjoy tea as much as the Brits do. They also enjoy similar foods such as scones, shortbread, and peas. Let’s take a look at some of the fine Irish brands we at the English Tea Store purvey. … Continue reading
The Eurovision Song Contest
You may have never heard of the Eurovision Song Contest* but did you know it’s been a part of European culture for generations? The annual music competition for Europe’s best original song only happens once a year which, to many fans, is like waiting for Christmas. From ballads to campy songs, fans find a favorite… Continue reading
Each summer, the best of the best in tennis come together for an all-out tournament in Wimbledon, UK. As you know, the Championships at Wimbledon are the world’s oldest and most prestigious tennis championship in the world. The start of Wimbledon according to some marks the official start of summer. A well-known food at Wimbledon… Continue reading
Aah! Now You’re Talking…Bisto
During the summer, the temperatures go up and the humidity does not help, making cooking in your kitchen a painstaking chore. You can only order out so many times before it becomes expensive and unhealthy. Hearty dinners are important for you and your family, so you want something quick, easy, and delicious. Bisto is here… Continue reading
Nearly everyone loves pie, so when you hear about having pie during the holidays, it turns some heads. While beloved pies like apple and pumpkin are served during the holidays, mince pies are the true holiday crowd pleaser. Mince pies have been around since the 1600s and believe it or not, they were originally filled… Continue reading
Did Someone Say Apple Pie?!?
At my house on Thanksgiving, there is always dessert: the standard pumpkin pie and an apple pie. Apple pies are at our Thanksgiving dessert menu because some of my family members are not too keen on pumpkin pie, and that is understandable. The idea of pumpkins in a pie do not sound too appealing for… Continue reading
UK Sunday Dinner
There aren’t that many opportunities in the year to have a large meal and just go all out. For Americans, there is Thanksgiving, which is held on the last Thursday of November each year. Relatives from far and wide typically come to visit so they can enjoy the annual dinner with the ones they love.… Continue reading
UK vs US: Weights & Heat Measurements
There is a huge difference when it comes to baking in the United States versus the rest of the world and that is weight versus volume. Americans measure using the US Standard while everyone else measures using weight. If you have tried to make a recipe straight from a British or European cookbook or baking… Continue reading
UK Tea Revisited
As I returned to the UK for a blend of business and pleasure, I swelled with pride as I went to cafés and eateries and found the bar had been raised on the quality and range of teas available. A visit to the National Memorial Arboretum in the centre of England was accompanied by a… Continue reading
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