Cooking with tea: Earl Grey Bundt Cake

I have a confession to make: I'm not a fan of Earl Grey. I'll drink it if I must but anything with added bergamot is just not my cup of tea (excuse the pun!). Bergamot is a citrus fruit and bergamot oil is what gives this tea its characteristic taste. Having said that, I love [...]

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What tea should I try if I like a normal black tea?

I’ve ran into this situation a lot of times: most people just like their ‘normal’ cup of tea. Of course, everyone has a slightly different ‘normal’ especially when it comes to the amount of milk added. But generally, a ‘normal’ cup is an English Breakfast - a strong tea that you can personalise with milk [...]

Afternoon Tea is delicious, but what is the history behind it?

The fanciest of china sets, fresh scones, clotted cream and strawberry jam, mini cakes and finger sandwiches. What's there not to love? The British tradition of Afternoon Tea has certainly seen a rise in popularity recently, but where does it come from? With Afternoon Tea Week just around the corner, it's time to find out. [...]