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Carrot Cake Muffins

Carrot Cake Muffins

October 06, 2021

The third week of The Great British Bake off is here! This means we've got another recipe for you. 

This week's recipe is Carrot Cake Muffins! 

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Jam Tarts

Jam Tarts

October 04, 2021

We're now into the second week of The Great British Bake Off. Last week we released the Vanilla Custard Traybake recipe as it was voted the most popular on our socials. 

This week's winner was a close one, but it was Jam Tarts! 

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Vanilla Custard Traybake

Vanilla Custard Traybake

September 22, 2021

Us Brits love to bake, but do you have what it bakes to be a Star Baker? We took it to our Instagram to let you vote for which cake recipe you wanted us to share with you. Vanilla Custard Traybake was this weeks winner!

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Iced Tea, the perfect summer drink

Iced Tea, the perfect summer drink

June 10, 2021

Often overlooked, Iced Tea is as about as refreshing as a summer drink gets.  Lightly sweetened with fresh slices of orange and mint leaves, here's our perfect summer Iced Tea recipe.

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Loose-Leaf Tea Love, a guide to using loose-leaf

Loose-Leaf Tea Love, a guide to using loose-leaf

April 12, 2021

Loose-Leaf Tea Love

Whilst it may seem like a lot of fuss to make tea with tea leaves, there are some benefits.  And when the days are slower – the weekend – it’s a great way to take time out, turning the humble tea making process into a ceremony.

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A moment of calm...in challenging times

A moment of calm...in challenging times

January 05, 2021

That cup of tea suddenly becomes more important.  So pop the kettle on and take a few minutes to just be.  Mindfulness is an important tool for coping in today's uncertain world.  Taking a few minutes out to ground yourself and take stock can make all the difference.  

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A peek at what's to come...Christmas 2020

A peek at what's to come...Christmas 2020

September 04, 2020

Well, we won't be the first to say we'll be glad to see the back of this year. And even though summer has only just left us and we haven't even heard a BOO from Halloween yet, it won't be long till Christmas! Whatever happens over the next few months, we're here to make sure no one's short of a good cup of tea, or the perfect stocking filler or tea gift.

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Tea 101: The Best Ways to Branch Out on Your Brew

Tea 101: The Best Ways to Branch Out on Your Brew

August 26, 2020

It’s no secret that we Brits love a good cuppa. Indeed, there isn’t much that a nice hot brew can’t solve. Believe it or not though, there’s a whole world of tea out there that goes way beyond your average box of teabags you’ll get in the supermarket. At New English Teas, we have a world renowned selection of fine and delicate flavour teas to suit all tastes, all crafted with the finest ingredients. But what if you don’t know your Darjeeling from your Earl Grey? What’s actually the difference? For those wanting to branch out on the classic cuppa, we’ve put together our Tea 101 just for you, helping you to discover your new favourite.

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The Possible Health Benefits of Green Tea

The Possible Health Benefits of Green Tea

July 24, 2020

Green tea is one of the healthiest drinks on the planet. From preventing cardiovascular disease to lowering diabetes risk to improving brain function, here are 8 fantastic ways green tea benefits your health.

Antioxidant Health

Green tea is loaded with polyphenol antioxidants including a catechin called EGCG. These antioxidants fight against free radicals to prevent cell damage and protect the body against disease as well as reduce inflammation

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History and Evolution of the Tea Caddy

History and Evolution of the Tea Caddy

July 24, 2020

We’re all familiar with the tea caddy as a box or receptacle used to store tea. But how much do you know about its origins? Read on to learn more about the history and evolution of the trusty tea caddy.

Where Does the Caddy Get Its Name?

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Tea Traditions Around the World

Tea Traditions Around the World

July 24, 2020

People from all over the world drink tea in many different ways for different reasons. When it comes to tea, every country has its own unique traditions, preparation methods, and blends. This blog post explores different tea traditions from across the globe and how tea is enjoyed around the world...

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Traditional Black Tea - A quick guide

Traditional Black Tea - A quick guide

July 24, 2020

Black tea is a variety of tea that comes from the Camelia sinensis plant. Other teas, including oolong, green, yellow, and white tea also come from this plant, however, what makes black tea unique is that black tea is the only tea that is completely oxidised.

This means that the molecules in the tea leaf react with oxygen, and this is what gives the leaves a rich, robust, malty taste, and gives black tea its signature full-bodied flavour and smooth aroma.

 

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