No country is more proud of its wide selection of high-quality teas than England. When you shop at The English Shop, you can enjoy the aromatic enchantment of traditional and unique English imported teas. Our friendly staff will be happy to help you make a selection from our wide variety of English teas! We know the choice can be overwhelming!
The Largest Selection of Imported British Teas in Missouri
PG Tips Black Tea 40’s 80’s 160’s Decaf, Gold, Extra Strong
Number One tea in England for 80 years
Yorkshire Tea Gold or Red, Black Tea 40’s 80’s Decaf (Our second best selling tea at the shop)
Ty-phoo Black Tea 40’s 80’s Decaf
Welsh Brew Black Tea 40’s
Bewley’s Irish Black Tea 80’s Original, Gold, Decaf,
Irish Breakfast, Dublin Morning
Barry’s Irish Black Tea 80’s Classic, Gold Blend, Irish Breakfast
Glengettie Black Tea From Wales 80’s
Builder’s Black Tea 40’s Brews to full strength in only 20-30 seconds, not the usual 5 minute wait.
Lyon’s Black Tea 80’s
Lifeboat Black Tea 80’s
Tetley Black tea
The London Tea Co. Black Tea
London Cuppa Black Tea
Taylors of Harrogate 20’s 50’s Black, Green, Flavored
Twining’s 20’s Black, Green, Flavored
Ahmad 20’s Black, Green, Flavored
Rington’s English Black or Green Tea 20’s 50’s rich tasting, full bodied
Edinburgh Tea Co. Black 50’s
Simpson & Vail Literary Teas
Wonderful gift selection boxes
The Golden Rules of Tea Making
Always use good quality tea. Always use freshly drawn cold water. Warm the pot.
If using tea bags, use one bag per person. If using leaf tea, put in one heaping teaspoon per person, plus “one for the pot.” When the water is at boiling point pour into the teapot and leave to infuse for 3-5 minutes. Tea steeped too long releases too much tannin and tastes bitter. Remove tea leaves or tea bag to
stop the infusion. Stir and pour. Add milk first or last depending on taste. If you like, add sugar.
Taylors & Harrogate Tin & Box
PG Tips Bag
Yorkshire Gold Bag
Yorkshire Red Bag
The Metropolitan Tea Co. Bag
Tea Forte Tin
High & Low Teas
High Tea is often a misnomer. Most people refer to afternoon tea as high tea because they think it sounds regal and lofty, when in all actuality, high tea, or "meat tea" is dinner. High tea, in Britain, at any rate, tends to be on the heavier side. Afternoon tea (because it was usually taken in the late afternoon) is also called "low tea" because it was usually taken in a sitting room or withdrawing room where low tables (like a coffee table) were placed near sofas or chairs generally in a large withdrawing room.
There are three basic types of Afternoon, or Low Tea:
Cream Tea - Tea, scones, jam and cream
Light Tea - Tea, scones and sweets
Full Tea - Tea, savories, scones, sweets and dessert
In England, the traditional time for tea was four or five o'clock and no one stayed after seven o'clock. Most tea rooms today serve tea from three to five o'clock. The menu has also changed from tea, bread, butter and cakes, to include three particular courses served specifically in this order:
Savories - Tiny sandwiches or appetizers
Scones - Served with jam and Devonshire or clotted cream
Pastries - Cakes, cookies, shortbread and sweets
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About Our Shop
The English Shop is proud to be the only specialty shop bringing your favorite, high-quality English imported items to Missouri.
Since 1984 we have been proudly serving our customers from our shop in Historic Saint Charles, Missouri.
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