The Larkin Tea Blog

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

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TEA & POETRY CONTEST 2022

By Judy Larkin | Apr 29, 2022

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 English…

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

By Judy Larkin | Mar 14, 2022

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

By Judy Larkin | Mar 13, 2022

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

By Judy Larkin | Mar 11, 2022

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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THE ETIQUETTE OF SCONES

By Judy Larkin | Feb 23, 2022

Scones really are a must for afternoon tea. When serving serving afternoon tea on a three-tier cake stand, the scones are placed on the second tier.

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FOOD & TEA PAIRINGS FOR THANKSGIVING DINNER

By Judy Larkin | Nov 14, 2021

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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“Fall” in Love with Larkin Tea!

By Judy Larkin | Oct 11, 2021

OCTOBER NEWSLETTER – Credit Card Security, Recipes & October Events Wish you could all come to enjoy the fragrant aromas that are filling the air of our offices as we bag our Fall and Chai Teas.  Although the leaves have only just started to change color, the area farm markets are brimming over with local…

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“Turning Up the Pumpkin Heat”

By Judy Larkin | Aug 13, 2021

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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SPRING TIME IN WEST VIRGINIA MEANS WILD RAMPS

By Judy Larkin | May 5, 2021

It’s ramp time of year again here in the Appalachians. Ramps appear first in their southern range in late March. The season finally ends in the far north in early-to-mid May. The folk medicine reputation which holds both Ramps and Wild Leeks to be powerful healers turns out to be well deserved. They are high…

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