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


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…

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tea poetry contest


By Judy Larkin | Mar 28, 2021

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…

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happy purim

Happy Purim. Hope you enjoy your Hamantaschen!

By Judy Larkin | Feb 24, 2021

February 25th is the start of the Jewish Holiday of Purim.  To be quite truthful, I had never heard of it until starting to do research for our last newsletter…

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loose leaf tea


By Judy Larkin | Feb 12, 2021

This Quiz Will Tell You How Much You Love Tea Sometimes you like something without loving it, and sometimes you’re so totally infatuated that you can’t see straight. This quiz…

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a snowy path


By Judy Larkin | Feb 12, 2021

FESTIVE FEBRUARY A MONTH FULL OF CELEBRATIONS February can so often be a dull and dreary month and even more so with many people still in lockdown.  Can you believe…

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saint brigid


By Judy Larkin | Feb 1, 2021

February 1st is Saint Brigid Day, the only female patron saint of Ireland. Everyone is familiar with St. Patrick’s Day but how many of you know about St. Brigid’s Day? …

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brown leaf

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…

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bee balm flowers

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…

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women’s suffrage centennial

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…

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