The term elevenses came about during the height of the Industrial Revolution and was in use by 1887 as tearooms blossomed in every city and village from Glasgow to Penzance.
Just as Americans have refined their hot tea ritual, we are beginning to brush up on our iced tea skills as well. Pitchers of weak tea made with grocery brand teabags and sweetened with copious cups of white sugar have become passé. Here are my iced tea suggestions that will leave your guests asking “How…
Perhaps you have been watching the new Netflix adaptation of Jane Austen's novel Persuasion and you wondered about the type of tea her characters drank. Tea historian Bruce Richardson describes the tea habits of Jane Austen and her characters in Regency England.
Tea Maestro Bruce Richardson shares the latest tea and health benefits as reported at the Sixth International Scientific Symposium on Tea and Human Health.
Tea Maestro Bruce Richardson looks into the unique flavor notes of green teas and how to appreciate their vegetative goodness.
President George Washington loved his teatime so much that he ordered a bachelor tea service from China long before he married. Read tea historian Bruce Richardson's account of our first president's tea habits.
Are all grocery store green teas created equal? Bruce Richardson explains why homemade green tea can be healthier and less expensive than bottled teas.
What if Sean Connery as James Bond had been a teetotaler rather than a expert? What tea would he drink to leave us shaken, not stirred?
Tea Maestro Bruce Richardson shares basic guidance to help you care for your teapot collection.
The advent of the tearoom came about in 1875 when Glasgow tea retailer Stuart Cranston hit upon a simple idea for encouraging customers to sample his teas. He provided tables and seating for 16 people at his Queen Street store and advertised a cup of China tea “with milk and sugar for two pence–bread and…