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


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,…

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skin care made with tea

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…

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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…

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lilac jelly

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…

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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…

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a plate of hot cross buns

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!…

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a basket of eggs

In Time for Easter

By Judy Larkin | Apr 4, 2020

As children, my sister and I always decorated Easter eggs, and this was a tradition that I continued with my boys and then the grandsons.  We would have so much…

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Are Your Hands Red and Raw from Constant Washing?

By Judy Larkin | Mar 18, 2020

Here in West Virginia at the Larkin Tea Company, we’re not actually distilling hand sanitizer but because our hands are raw from washing them fifty thousand times a day, we’ve…

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Tea and The Coronavirus

By Judy Larkin | Mar 7, 2020

People have been asking us about how safe it is to drink tea from China. Due to the proposed tariffs on tea from China, we ordered our supplies before the…

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