OLD FASHIONED PEACH PIE

peach pie

Old-fashioned double-crust pie made with fresh peaches and simple ingredients.  What could be better during the summer peach season? (This is one my mother-in-law’s recipes.) Ingredients: 1 package of pastry for a double-crust 9-inch pie 1 egg, beaten 5 cups sliced peeled peaches 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 cup white sugar ½ cup all-purpose…

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Dandelion Tea Bread

dandelion tea bread

DANDELION TEA BREAD Got a lawn full of yellow dandelions?  Why not bake this unusual tea bread that goes well with a cup of tea for a snack or as part of a springtime tea party?  Ingredients: Makes one loaf 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking power ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup dandelion petals…

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TEA & POETRY CONTEST 2022

tea poetry contest

Our second Tea & Poetry Contest was very well received with 35 entries from across the USA. People from all walks of life and ages took part with our youngest contestant being only nine years old! We really want to thank Dr. White-Lewis for being our judge again this year. She is a professor of…

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IT’S NATIONAL PI DAY. LET’S HAVE SOME FUN!

Today, March 14, people across the U.S. will celebrate an icon of nerd culture: the number pi. So well-known and beloved is pi, also written π or 3.14, that it has a national holiday named in its honor. And it’s not just for mathematicians and rocket scientists. National Pi Day is widely celebrated among students,…

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, EARL GREY

Charles grey

When you enjoy a cup of Earl Grey tea, do you ever wonder where the name came from?  A real Earl Grey was indeed connected with the very popular tea.  He was Charles, 2nd Earl Grey and British prime minister from 1830 to 1834.  Today, March 13th would be his 258th birthday! Few tea lovers…

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EVERY DAY IS WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL DAY AT THE LARKIN TEA COMPANY

tea pluckers

March is Women’s History Month, and it is a time to celebrate the contributions women make to the world. We offer greeting cards, tea cozies, Celtic products, and fabulous teas from women-owned businesses. The Larkin Tea Company is a woman-owned enterprise that works with other small, woman-owned businesses across the globe. Also, over the years we have…

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AMISH BUTTERMILK DEEP DISH PIE

How many times have you been forced to purchase a large container of buttermilk for a recipe that only requires 1/2 cup? (Why can’t they sell it in smaller quantities?) This happened to me today and it reminded me of an easy, and very tasty recipe that will use up all that buttermilk. It is…

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FOOD & TEA PAIRINGS FOR THANKSGIVING DINNER

a table set for thanksgiving

Round out your Thanksgiving menu with food and teas that pair perfectly with this annual feast. DINNER TEAS If drinking tea along with the meal you will want to have a tea that can stand up to the multiple flavors of Thanksgiving dinner like the succulent turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, tart cranberry sauce and…

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“Turning Up the Pumpkin Heat”

iced pumpkin spice latte

Dunkin’ starts their pumpkin spice season earlier and earlier every year. The fall menu will be available at participating Dunkin’ restaurants nationwide by Aug. 18, the chain revealed on Wednesday. It features the new Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew and returning Pumpkin Spice Signature Latte, pumpkin-flavored coffee, donuts, muffins and Munchkins donut holes. Not to be…

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POETRY CONTEST 2022

tea poetry contest

CONTEST CELEBRATES NATIONAL POETRY MONTH WITH TEA-THEMED POEMS Tea is a refreshment that brings the world together. Every year around the world, three billion tons of tea are produced for consumption. And every morning two billion people drink tea before beginning their day. To honor how a perfectly steeped cup of tea can make the…

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