Thursday, August 29, 2013

TAYLORS OF HARROGATE Blackberry & Elderflower


Blackberry & Elderflower

English country garden herbal infusion using only pure natural ingredients. Naturally caffeine free with no added sugar. Use one tea bag. Add freshly boiled water and infuse for 3-5 minutes. Serve without milk, delicious served iced.

This tea is just yummy!!!  It is fresh and has NO bitter or tart taste.  I had one cup and then had to have another right away.  It is just great!!   It is a beautiful color.  I think I may try it cold too.  No sugar needed.  Just really good!!!!
Elderflower Jelly | Acorn Magazine
Elderflowers are the flowers from the Elderberry
Elderflower, also known as elderberry or simply elder, is a medicinal tree. The parts used for medicinal purposes are the bark, the berries or fruit, the inner bark, the roots and the leaves. Sambucus canadensis is the scientific name for this tree, which contains a variety of organic chemicals, such as albumin, volatile oils and nutrients such as vitamin C. A variety of health conditions and problems have been successfully treated for thousands of years using the different parts of this tree.
On line history about Taylors of Harrogate:
Our History
The story of Taylors of Harrogate is one to savor over a cup of our very best tea. Founded in 1886, CE Taylor & Co was a purveyor of the finest specialty teas – a range that has grown to offer teas including black tea, herbal tea, Earl Grey and fruit tea. Based in Yorkshire, Northern England, Charles Edward Taylor was a Quaker with two sons, Llewellyn and Charles. Both young men were sent to Ashby’s in London to learn the art of loose tea buying. Charles, the younger son, opened ‘kiosk’ tea and coffee shops with tasting rooms in Yorkshire’s booming, highly fashionable Victorian spa towns of Harrogate and Ilkley. Local guesthouse proprietors would visit regularly to purchase tea leaves blended to precisely suit their local water source.
Supremely popular, Charles expanded his tea and coffee empire, creating the genteel Café Imperial cafes in Ilkley and Harrogate then teahouses in Harrogate’s Valley Gardens, Winter Gardens, Royal Spa Concert Rooms and also Wakefield, Keighley and St Anne’s-on-Sea.
The Great War seriously injured Charles’ only son Douglas. Bernard, Llewellyn’s son, had a child by his actress wife whom the Taylors ‘adopted’ to give him a settled home. After leaving school and learning the tea trade at Ashby’s of London, he joined the family business and eventually became chairman in 1956. However, James was childless and, without an heir to the business, he decided to sell in 1962.
Legend has it that the café manager at local tearoom ‘Bettys’ overhead local businessmen discussing over tea how the Taylor family were considering putting their business up for sale. She saw the opportunity and excitedly informed Bettys owner Victor Wild. He didn’t want to lose tea and coffee business CE Taylor & Co to a competitor, so he made an immediate offer, which was accepted. The rest is history.
Today, all those fine traditions – buying premium quality teas from around the world and expertly blending them to create the very best tea – are upheld at Taylors of Harrogate. Not only that, but we’re proud to say that one of our creations, the Yorkshire Tea blend, has grown to become one of the most popular teas in Britain, and can now be found in stores all over the world.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Massillon Discount Outlet TEAS!!

I was in Canton tonight, and ran over to Massillon Discount Outlet to see if I could get a tin of Boston's Mint Tea for my cousin.  And I was able to purchase the last tin for her!   When I walked in the store I was shocked to see a ton more tea. I told the guy he was killing me with all the great tea!!  He said that they just received 20 pounds of tea today!!!!  You really need to check out this place if you are in the Massillon/Canton area!!

1070 1st St Ne, Massillon, OH 44646

(330) 832-8006

I love seeing Mighty Leaf there!  They  have a great Jasmine Tea, I just had purchased some, so I left this box behind for you...who ever you are :)

check out the Mother's Milk Rooibos Tea!!!

fun tea set with a pitcher and blooming tea

This one tempted me, but I left it behind.

I was excited to find my sisters favorite tea... Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice. I picked up this box of 50 tea bags for $1.99!!!
We will see if my sister reads this blog and knows that this tea will be coming her way in the next week!  hahaha

Here are some of the fun teas I did come home with.....

I also bought this adorable box that had an even more adorable glass tea pot in it....

I love flowering tea.  It is so pretty and good tasting.



Saturday I went to my mom's to make the scones and shortbread cookies.  Sunday I made the cucumber sandwiches.  You know the hint with the cucumbers is to buy English Cucumbers- the are seedless.  Also you need to score them with a fork. 

To score a cucumber, you run a fork down the sides length wise. 

Product # F1523
Savory Cucumber Dill Mix - Best Seller
Enjoy with veggies or use as a spread for savory cucumber sandwiches.
This "cool" fresh tasting dip is so easy to prepare. Enjoy with veggies or use as a spread for savory cucumber sandwiches. Contains 2 mix packets
Price: $9.75

I made Sweet Spiced Iced Tea to sample
Product # T2074
Sweet Spiced Iced Tea
Black tea blend with cinnamon, orange peel, clove, natural flavors. Contains soy.
Our Iced tea is fresh and natural unlike most powdered and ready to drink teas which contain high fructose corn syrup(bad) and artificial colors and flavors(also bad). Our filters are made of 100% cellulose fibers and do not contain any bleach. Package contains two 1 oz. pouches. Makes 2 gallons.
Price: $9.00

I also made Peach Herbal Iced Tea to sample
Product # T2072
Peach Herbal Iced Tea
Fruit tisane with rose hips, hibiscus, orange peel, lemongrass, natural flavors, licorice powder, chicory root. Contains Soy.
Our Iced tea is fresh and natural unlike most powdered and ready to drink teas which contain high fructose corn syrup(bad) and artificial colors and flavors(also bad). Our filters are made of 100% cellulose fibers and do not contain any bleach. Package contains two 1 oz. pouches. Makes 2 gallons.
Price: $9.00

Product # S1003
Lemon Poppy Scone Mix
Tealightful Signature Yogurt Scone Mix - 100% Natural.
Tealightful Signature Scone Mix. 15 oz. box yields 8 large scones.
Price: $8.50

Product # MX7005
Perfect Shortbread Cookie Mix

All Natural! Best Seller!
Price: $9.00
I have lots of teas to sample!!!

I also made my favorite Savory Sesame Dip
Product # F1522
Savory Sesame Mix - Best Seller
Enjoy with fresh veggies as a dip or use as spread for savory tea sandwiches.
Enjoy with fresh veggies as a dip, thin with milk and serve over fresh greens or mix with minced poached chicken for a delectable savory tea sandwich. Contains 2 mix packets
Price: $9.75

My table is set...I am ready for friends to come and try some tea and goodies..

CHEERS!  I am ready for a spot of tea!

Friends trying teas.... 
The most popular tea??? 
Well, I sold four bags of:
Product # T22194
Toasted Almond Spice Cake - 4 oz. - Best Seller!
Fruit tisane with dried apple pieces, toasted almonds, cinnamon bark, beetroot pieces, natural flavors. Contains nuts.
Discover the intoxicating aroma of carmelized almonds and sweet cinnamon apple cake rolled into one! This tisane has a natural sweetness that comes from beetroot - no sugar needed. Allegen Notes: Contains Nuts.
Price: $15.50
I admit I had not tried this tea before, but realized I loved it too.  I bought a bag for myself as well.  It tasted like a spice apple coffee cake that my mom makes!

Fields of tea

Here are fields of tea, they are beautiful.  I wonder if a sheep ended up wandering into these field if they would dance around with excitement???

When I drink a cup of tea, I would love to dance around like this sheep.
Tea makes me happy, happy, happy!!