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How to Make Chocolate Tea Using Brodies Tea

Instead of running out and buying some chocolate tea, which you may or may not drink, try to make your own. It is really easy. To make chocolate tea, you need to start with a good black tea. Since Brodies makes chocolates as well as good-tasting teas, use one of their teas. To begin, gather the follow ingredients: 3 teaspoons of cocoa 3 cups of milk 3 cups of Brodies Famous Edinburgh Tea 6 sugar lumps First, set aside about 1 cup of cold milk and heat the rest of the milk. Gradually blend the cocoa into the cold milk and add to the boiling milk. Next, beat the mixture with a whisk. Then, make the english breakfast tea, sweeten, leave to cool. Finally, mix the two preparations together and serve with ice cubes. Recipes makes 6 cups of chocolate...

Scottish Blend Commercial: Dawn

All this year, during the first Monday of every month, we have been highlighting Scottish Blend commercials.  Although this is not the first Monday, this is one of our favorites.  Today, its the Dawn...

Free Tea Recipe ebook

What kind of recipes did your great-grandmother make using tea?  Well, now you can find out. Courtesy of teadog.com, you can get a free tea ebook.  Get the tea ebook “Your Great Grandmother Made Better Tea: 50 Ice Tea, Tea Punch, Tea Dessert Recipes from 1890 to 1920″.   You can get it free with from teadog.com in PDF, Kindle or ePub (for Nook and other readers) format. Discover tea recipes that have been lost over time with a compilation of 50 tea recipes from 1890 to 1920.  Make interesting drinks, punch and...

Tea History: John Gray

Part of our monthly series on tea history.  History has left records of many tea companies who are no longer in existence.  John Gray & Co was a tea dealer located at 32 Albany St in Edinburgh.  Here, you can see a lable for 1 pound of Gray’s Super Quality Tea. Thanks to Edinburgh City of Print for the image. You can see more of their work in...

How Edinburgh Tea Makes the Perfect Cup of Tea

Everyone has a special way they make a cup of tea, even tea companies.  Edinburgh Tea Company recently shared ls how to make the perfect cup of tea. Obviously, these directions work best with a nice cup of Edinburgh Tea.   You can find these directions on the Edinburgh Tea official website. Using a good quality loose leaf or bagged tea really does make a difference if you want a perfect cuppa. That’s why we always buy clean, main grade teas that have finesse in the taste and don’t leave dust in the bottom of your cup. Here’s a few tips that work for both leaf tea and teabags: * Always use freshly drawn boiling water. (This keeps as much oxygen in the water as possible.) * If you are using a teapot, add one 1 teabag or 1 rounded teaspoon of loose tea for each cup, and add an extra one for the pot. * When using bagged tea in a mug, one teabag per mug will be the right amount. * Start brewing your tea as soon as the water boils. Grandma’s adage of ‘taking the pot to the kettle’ is very true. * Pour your hot water onto the tea rather than adding the tea to water. * Brewing time makes a huge difference. Our tea blender John brews every batch he tastes for exactly five and a half minutes to extract all the flavour components. We recommend a 5-minute brew if you’re drinking black tea at home, and a 3-4 minute brew if your cuppa is green or white tea. Tea cosies are optional but do...

Tea History: Angus Morrison & Co

Part of our monthly series on tea history, which runs the second Monday of each month.  Angus Morrison & Co. were tea and coffee specialists located in Chapel Lane in Edinburgh.  Below is an ad for their Mohr Tea. Like many tea brands, Angus Morrison & CO is no longer around. Thanks to Edinburgh City of Print for the image. You can see more of their work in...