Our Best Christmas Mugs!

New in at Carry On Tea & Sympathy – and just in time for Xmas – are a new range of fabulous British mugs and teapots. Adorned with a cool variety of Union Jack designs, these are just some of the crockery items available from our grocery store.  Come down and find the perfect gift for the tea lover in your life this Christmas!

All-New British Mugs And Teapots


Want hot drinks on the move? Our carry mug is for you, and we even sell our own brand of Rosie Lee – tea!

Much Ado About Stuffing!

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, Nicky – ever generous and kind – thought she’d share her famous stuffing recipe with all you lovely people. This recipe is perfect for turkey and you’ll hopefully have most of the ingredients lying around your kitchen already. So try it out this Thursday for a fabulous Thanksgiving feast!

Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe by Tea & Sympathy

1 large onion chopped
2 sticks celery chopped
2 red apples chopped
6 rashers bacon chopped
3 sausages out of skin
1/2 cup pine nuts
1/2 cup fresh chopped sage leaves
1 tsp dried mixed herbs
salt & pepper
2 cups fresh breadcrumbs
1 or 2 eggs

Fry the onions until soft then add the bacon. Cook for a few minutes then add celery, apples, nuts, sausage meat, sage, herbs, salt and pepper. Fry until it is mostly cooked. take off the heat and add the bread crumbs and beaten egg or eggs. Put into a baking dish and bake for approx 45 minutes in a 375 degree oven.


For the truly lazy we also stock Paxo at our Carry On Tea & Sympathy grocery store. This is a stuffing mixture you can add water to then bake in the oven. So whatever your time constraints this Thanksgiving – Tea & Sympathy has got you covered!

Weetabix… Don’t Let Them Go Soggy!

America likes its breakfast cereals sweet, colourful, and largely made up of marshmallow. With cereals in Britain, we have a reputation for being a bit blander  – but the country’s not too worried, downing 6.7kg of the stuff each per year! British adult breakfast cereals may not be appealing to the eye (we’re looking at you, porridge!) but more than make up for it with lower sugar levels and great taste. In this week’s British Pantry we take a look at Weetabix, which isn’t just the most popular cereal in the UK, it’s also – for better or worse – a part of the culture too.

Weetabix in Popular Culture

Weetabix Skins

Advertising for Weetabix in the 1980s featured the ‘Weetabix Skins’, a skinhead gang that threatened viewers to “make it neat wheat mate… If you know what’s good for you!” OK!!!

Jon Stewart

The Daily Show presenter is pretty hilarious when turning his attention to most topics, and Weetabix is no exception. During a Daily Show package on American soldiers working in Afghanistan, he said:

“To the NATO Allies that we met. The troops from the other countries that were there. That give so much. Your service is much appreciated. But that is no excuse to introduce Weetabix to our troops. I’m sorry. That is not a breakfast. That is a building material.”

The Weetabix Challenge

Two minutes to consume two Weetabix with no liquid. Is it possible? [LANGUAGE WARNING]

Liam Gallagher

After Manchester United and England footballer Wayne Rooney had a hair transplant, pundits were at a loss with how best to describe it. Former Oasis singer and Manchester City fan Liam Gallagher stepped in, describing Rooney as “A balloon with a Weetabix crushed on top.”

CBS: NYC’s 16 Best Iced Coffee Drinks

It’s always nice to make a list – even more so when it’s one you’re not strictly meant to be on. So to have our iced tea featured is CBS New York’s ‘Best Iced Coffees‘ put a big smile on our face. And as the city begins to heat up, we’ll be making sure to that we brew to meet demand. If you’ve never tried a cup, let us tell you it is the finest iced drink this city has to offer – and far more refreshing than a coffee.

NYC’s 16 Best Iced Coffee Drinks

April 10, 2012 6:00 AM

The city that never sleeps runs on coffee.  Now well into springtime, some New Yorkers prefer their caffeine chilled. They turn in steaming cups of java for frosty mochas, frozen cappuccinos and iced lattes. Here are some of the city’s best places to quench your cold coffee cravings. by Sherry Mazzocchi….

Tea & Sympathy

108 Greenwich Ave.

New York, NY

(212) 989-9735

If you are tired of iced coffee, are you tired of life? No, just switch to Tea & Sympathy’s iced tea. Made with real tea leaves (not powders) and flavored with fresh fruits, mint leaves and other good things, they serve some of the most refreshing drinks in town.

Easter Eggs have landed!

With just under a month until Easter – it falls on Sunday 8th April this year – it’s time to think about eggs. And make sure you bag yourselves one made of the milkiest, creamiest chocolate in town – that’s right, British chocolate! We’ve sung its praises before, but the key to the superior confectionary of Cadbury et. al., is the strict use of good stuff only: cocoa, sugar, milk – and no high fructose corn syrup!!

Prices from $4.50 – $12. And we have Cadbury Creme Eggs!

Forbes Life Christmas shopping guide

While we’re firmly in the 99%, it’s nice to see the 1% chose to do their festive shopping with us. Here we are in the Forbes Life Christmas shopping guide. And with prices that anyone can afford – our Christmas puddings range from $6.95-$45.00, and our crackers from $14.00-$55.00. Also check out our own gift guide, with plenty of ideas for family and friends.