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

Time for Tea Cozy Contest

By Judy Larkin | May 5, 2019

There is something nostalgic about a tea cozy. In a world where we’re constantly on the go, we should make more time to slow down. We need to  take time…

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a cup of tea

How To Host An Easy Afternoon Tea

By Judy Larkin | Jan 14, 2019

Would you like to host an afternoon tea but don’t have the time or inclination to spent hours in the kitchen? The following menu has been planned around items that…

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tea canisters

How To Store Tea

By Judy Larkin | Nov 4, 2018

If you are buying expensive teas and not storing them properly …. You are wasting your money. Teas that are vacuum-packed or in sealed tins have a life of about…

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iced tea

Clouds In Your Glass? (Cloudy Iced Tea)

By Judy Larkin | Oct 21, 2018

As people experiment with iced drinks, many are frustrated by cloudy iced tea. “Clouding” refers to the opaque, fog-like appearance of a tea’s liquor that sometimes occurs after brewing. It…

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the harmful effects of sun tea

Say No To Sun-Tea

By Judy Larkin | Oct 21, 2018

  If you are still making Sun Tea, be aware that it is not recommended by The Tea Association of the USA as an acceptable means of steeping tea. The…

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