The story behind the Tea in England banner

I Love My Blog

One of the things I especially love about my blog is my banner. I'm not really sure how many people click on that little 'About' tab at the top of the … [Continue reading]

I can’t resist Whittard tea

Whittard Shop

Once upon a time there was a man named Walter. Walter was born in London in 1861, the son of a wealthy merchant family who owned leather factories in … [Continue reading]

Steamy Valentine Greetings from Tea in England

Vintage Tea Valentine

         Happy Valentine's Day from Tea in England   … [Continue reading]

Are those tea leaves on Harrods’ family tree?

A Harrods Cup of Tea

Whenever I'm at Harrods, the first place I head to is the Food Hall, mainly because it's one of the few places in the store where I can afford … [Continue reading]

London’s Cabbie Tea Huts

Russell Square Cabbie Tea Hut

There are so many, many things I love about London. The most endearing sights for me, as a tealover, are these adorable little green buildings known … [Continue reading]

Tea at 78 Derngate may be the best Afternoon Tea value in England

78 Derngate decorated for Christmas

Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a Scottish architect and designer of both the Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau movements.  My interest in Mackintosh … [Continue reading]

From our Christmas Pinterest Board

I hope you are enjoying the holiday season and that things at your house aren't overly manic. Today I am posting some teacup images from my Christmas … [Continue reading]

The Victoria Sponge – its history and a recipe

Victoria Sponge Recipe

The Victoria Sponge is a sponge cake sandwiched together with raspberry jam and dusted on the top with caster sugar*. It is a quintessential English … [Continue reading]

Ten tips to tracking down a terrific tearoom

Trying to track down a terrific tea room

For over 300 years the English have been drinking tea in tearooms. The first known tearoom was opened by Thomas Twining in 1706 at 216 Strand, London. … [Continue reading]

Lemon Cake recipe from The Tea Rooms in London

Lemon Cake using recipe from from Secrets of the Tea Rooms

Those of us who love frequenting tea rooms (you know who you are), just can't help ourselves from obsessing over their decor, teapots, cups and … [Continue reading]