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"There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation of life."
-Lin Yutang

October Newsletter

By Judy Larkin | Oct 18, 2020

Dear Friends:  We are now six months into our altered reality.  Even though I try to keep positive there are times when I am anxious and stressed.  I worry about the political unrest all over the world; the economic upheaval caused by the pandemic; when I will be able to see my sister and family …

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What Gives Earl Grey its Unique Flavor?

By Judy Larkin | Sep 9, 2020

Earl Grey is probably the most recognized tea blend in the world. It is flavored by Bergamot oil to deliver a calming and aromatic citrus character. The oil comes from bergamot orange (Citrus Bergamia) which is a citrus fruit grown chiefly in Italy. The tree yields a yellow-green pear-shaped fruit, the peel of which is valued by…

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Tea Started the Women’s Suffrage Movement

By Judy Larkin | Aug 25, 2020

August 26, 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and American women’s constitutional right to vote. Did you know that the Women’s Suffrage Movement Started Over a Cup of Tea? On July 9, 1848 five women met for afternoon tea in Waterloo, NY at the home of Jane Hunt.  Her guests were Elizabeth…

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July 29th is National Lipstick Day

By Judy Larkin | Jul 29, 2020

Why should we celebrate Lipstick Day?  One good reason is because adorning the lips with a bright color helps elevate the mood and create joy and confidence.  Another reason, currently, don’t we just need something to celebrate and feel good about? Lipstick have a long history. It dates back to 2500BC when the first lipsticks…

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Ways to Include Green Tea in Your Skincare Routine.

By Judy Larkin | Jun 16, 2020

June’s newsletter highlights green tea in skincare. Judy Larkin, Co-owner of the company, tasked me with creating a few skincare recipes using green tea. I wrote this article before Covid-19 but we chose to hold off on posting it until the situation started to slow down so our readers could buy any supplies needed for…

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June Newsletter

By Judy Larkin | Jun 1, 2020

Four months into this pandemic and we still here plugging along.  Shows and festivals are now all cancelled through the end of August.  We are waiting to see what the Fall months hold.  Like everyone else, we feel in limbo with not knowing what the future holds.  You will notice that on our website there…

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Flower Petal Jellies

By Judy Larkin | May 17, 2020

When there is time, making jams and jellies is one of my favorite past times. There is always such a feeling of accomplishment to seeing the jars displayed on the pantry shelf.  I also enjoy sharing them with friends and neighbors.  It evokes fond memories of making jams with my mother-in-law, Helen, who shared her…

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On The Search For Creative Knitters

By Judy Larkin | May 6, 2020

2020 Tea Cozy Competition NOW CLOSED MARTINSBURG, W.Va. —  As the world stays at home, a West Virginia tea company is encouraging people to show off their creativity for a chance to win prizes. The Larkin Tea Company in Martinsburg, West Virginia, is on the hunt for knitters to put their skills to the test…

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Hot Cross Buns

By Judy Larkin | Apr 10, 2020

Hot-cross buns! Hot-cross buns! One a penny, two a penny, Hot-cross buns! If you have no daughters, Give them to your sons; One a penny, two a penny, Hot-cross buns! That was a jump rope ditty that children sang as they played at Easter Time. When I was growing up in the North of England,…

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