What Is Cream Tea & The History (It’s National Cream Tea Day)

The last Friday in June is National Cream Tea Day, which begs the question: What is cream tea? Most Americans might think the obvious: It’s adding cream to your tea. But no. It’s what now is the practice of adding jam or preserves (traditionally strawberry) and clotted cream to scones, which are served with a…
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Elephant Tea Gift Canister With Earl Grey Tea For Mother’s Day

Here’s a lovely tea gift from Williamson Tea: a metal tea canister beautifully designed with an elephant decked out in paisley. Inside: 40 premium Earl Grey teabags. The tea is grown exclusively on Williamson’s Kaimosi tea farm in Kenya. The farm sits beside the Kakamega Forest, a subtropical rainforest. This fresh, bright, and fragrant black…
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Persian Rose Tea, A Beautiful Mother’s Day Gift

This beautiful Persian Rose tea is the signature blend of Nini Ordoubadi, master blender, and proprietor of Tay Tea in Woodstock, New York. It was her first blend and remains her personal favorite of many wonderful blends she was created over the years. She blends fine black Ceylon bergamot-scented tea with rose petals, organic rose…
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Adagio Irish Stout Tea, A Limited Edition For St. Patrick’s Day

[1] Adagio’s limited-edition Irish Stout tea (all photos © Adagio Teas). [2] Drink it hot or iced, black, with milk and sugar…and perhaps some whipped cream! [3] Paper infuser bags for loose tea. Get them here.   The Irish now drink more tea per capita than any other nation in the world—between six and seven…
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