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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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 are readily available at any supermarket. Just remember that nothing sticky or too moist should be served. Bite size is the right size. Everything should…

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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 two years. Once opened, it should be stored in an opaque, air-tight container and kept in a dry, dark place as light and heat will interfere…

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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 is generally seen as a negative quality because people assume that tea should be completely transparent. Some believe that cloudiness is an indication of poor…

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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 reasons concern both taste and safety. Tea, being an agricultural crop is subject to contamination by bacteria, as is virtually every food or beverage item…

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