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What's the real difference? The Great British Cuppa – Tea vs. Coffee in the UK

What's the real difference? The Great British Cuppa – Tea vs. Coffee in the UK

A recent survey showed that people in the UK search for coffee online more than tea, yet when you conduct a straw poll around the office, the usual preference is tea. We love both tea and coffee here at Chateau Rouge – as well as a good mug of hot chocolate – but it got us thinking…
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A Royal Cuppa - History of Traditional English Tea

A Royal Cuppa - History of Traditional English Tea

In honour of #NationalTeaDay and the actual birthday of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, this Friday 21 st April, we look at the history of England’s love affair with tea and it's connections with royalty. How to take High Tea, and where did Afternoon tea come from? Is it really a 100% English tradition?

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Out and about in the UK – Get exploring this Bank Holiday

Out and about in the UK – Get exploring this Bank Holiday

Get out and about this Bank Holiday Monday! We’re lucky in Chateau Rouge’s home of London to have so much to see and do on our doorstep, but don’t usually get time to explore, so now’s the time. You may already be exhausted from a busy Easter weekend, but here are some fun ideas for getting out and about on your extra day. Discover our must see London sights...

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How can you tell if your gourmet coffee is good, bad or ugly?

How can you tell if your gourmet coffee is good, bad or ugly?

We’re big coffee lovers here at Chateau Rouge, as well as liking a good cup of tea! London just celebrated its Coffee Festival and in honour of this week’s #UKCoffeeWeek, running until 16 th April, where UK coffee businesses raise funds and awareness for the communities of coffee growers, we thought we’d take a closer look at coffee – what makes it good, bad, indifferent, or just plain ugly?!
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Best Dark Chocolate, Easter Egg and tea pairings

Best Dark Chocolate, Easter Egg and tea pairings

It’s nearly Easter – time to reflect, enjoy a bit of extra time with loved ones, and eat lots of chocolate! If you’re a tea lover, why not pair your favourite teas with all those Easter eggs? We've had so much fun testing and trying all these delicious combinations - there is no limit, only your imagination and lots of tea and good quality chocolate...
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Give something a bit different this Easter

Give something a bit different this Easter

Easter is on it's way (and we're very excited) – why not get something different as gifts this year? Chateau Rouge has come up with some gift ideas that should stand out from all the chocolate eggs – or at least complement all the chocolate!
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Our 3 Best Spring Recipes for Easter

Our 3 Best Spring Recipes for Easter

Spring has sprung and the sunshine is here! Makes us think about the Easter break and fun family and food time ahead. Here’s some ideas for some tasty Easter recipes, making the most of those flavourful spring ingredients.
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Top tips for making the perfect cuppa loose tea

Top tips for making the perfect cuppa loose tea

Seán Farrell, founder of Chateau Rouge, is passionate about sourcing and making the perfect cup of organic tea. Here are his top tips for making the perfect brew and some suggestions of what top treats to serve your favourite loose leaf tea with.
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Keep warm this snowy spring

Keep warm this snowy spring

We’re past the March Equinox, the clocks go forward one hour this weekend, the mornings and evenings are getting lighter. You would be forgiven for thinking that spring has sprung – but the weather in the UK is very chilly indeed. Time for some toasty, tasty Chateau Rouge treats?
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7 Best Mothers Day Gift Ideas

7 Best Mothers Day Gift Ideas

There’s just under a week to go until UK Mother’s Day, or Mothering Sunday, on Sunday 26 th March. How do you avoid the clichés and treat your mum, grandmother or other important lady in your life to something special? Here’s our personal pick of the best gift ideas to get.
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Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

St Patrick’s Day began as a religious celebration marking the death of Ireland’s patron saint. Yet it has evolved over the years into a global celebration of the Emerald Isle and all things Irish. Here’s a few fun facts about the day when everyone wants to wear a shamrock.
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Time for a Spring Clean – of your health

Time for a Spring Clean – of your health

This time of year is the perfect time for a spring clean – and your health often needs this as much as your home. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite Chateau Rouge finds for their health benefits – so you can help your health while enjoying fine food and drink.

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3 Best Recipes that will get you ready for Spring

3 Best Recipes that will get you ready for Spring

Spring is nearly here… You can almost feel it! Days are getting longer; evenings lighter; the chill in the air clearing. Spring brings a host of organic produce, just crying out for simple, wholesome recipes. Think free-range eggs, spring lamb, fresh asparagus. Here’s three of our very favourites, all adaptable and interchangeable with different combinations of the same ingredients. Just have fun!
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Perfect Gift Guide - Celebrate International Women’s Day

Perfect Gift Guide - Celebrate International Women’s Day

March is a month with several dates in the calendar to celebrate the wonderful women in our lives:   International Women’s Day is coming up first on 8 th March, followed by  Mother’s Day, or  Mothering Sunday, on 26 th March. Here’s some gift inspiration for your golden gals.
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All you need to know about British Pie Week

All you need to know about British Pie Week

This week is British Pie week (yes even a week for that)! We just found the definitive guide to pies, with all you need to know and links to our top pie recipes. 
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5 Best Books: Celebrate World Book and Copyright Day

5 Best Books: Celebrate World Book and Copyright Day

It’s World Book Day! What better way to celebrate than curling up with a nice cup of tea or coffee and losing yourself in a great read? The team at Chateau Rouge took inspiration from some of our travels and favourite finds to bring you our list of top reads for all ages to enjoy.
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4 Best Pancake & Crepe Recipes from around the world made easy

4 Best Pancake & Crepe Recipes from around the world made easy

Pancake Day is nearly here – time for some flipping fun! We share some of our favourite pancake recipes for you to try at home on 28 th February – the Chateau Rouge way… There are so many different ways to serve your pancakes, depending on the strength of your sweet tooth or even savoury. Time to experiment?
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Jacques Cousteau - Happiness of the Bee & Honey

Jacques Cousteau - Happiness of the Bee & Honey

Perfectly said: The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it. Jacques Yves Cousteau - Explorer
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Enjoying a good tea or coffee – the French way!

Enjoying a good tea or coffee – the French way!

You may be able to tell from our name,  Chateau Rouge, that we are big fans of both France and the UK. We couldn’t decide between the two, so started a company where we can enjoy the best of both! With Paris Fashion Week approaching, what better time to celebrate le Thé, le Café, la mode, et le joie de vivre Français?
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Labels and love… of a good Italian coffee

Labels and love… of a good Italian coffee

Gucci, Prada, FendiMilan Fashion Week runs from 22 nd - 28 th February – overlapping the equally fabulous Paris Fashion Week by one day. So, where’s a good place to sit and have a good cup of coffee (or a cocktail) and watch the ever-fashionable world of Milan sashay by? This is where our love for espresso all started more than 15 years ago...
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Fashionable food during London Fashion Week

Fashionable food during London Fashion Week

Now that the Valentine’s Day buzz has died down, London will be alight once more for London Fashion Week, running from 17 th-21 st February. What are the fashionable food choices for hungry fashionistas after a busy day at the London shows?
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Fun ways to Cook your way to a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Fun ways to Cook your way to a Happy Valentine’s Day!

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“If music be the food of love, play on…” Enjoy cooking these delicious recipes with the one you love, try them as a tasty treat on your own, or make these dishes for someone special this Valentine’s Day. Go on, you deserve it!
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Be My Valentine? Happy Valentines Day Gift Ideas and more

Be My Valentine? Happy Valentines Day Gift Ideas and more

There’s just under a week to go until Valentine’s Day. Do you make a point of celebrating all things romance on 14 th February, or do you prefer it to slip under the radar? How do you plan to celebrate this year? If you’re still looking for inspirational ideas on the best Valentine’s gift for him or her, perhaps we can help...
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Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Gabriel Verne

Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Gabriel Verne

Happy birthday Jules Gabriel Verne! The author of one of our all-time favourite books Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours - Around the World in Eighty Days.
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Every 2 products sold = 1 Tree planted (costing £0.40 - 0.70 per tree over a 5 year period). Proceeds from the sale of each product directly help improve the environment and combat climate change by planting trees in Zambia with WeForest and 1% for the Planet. These are sustainable long term projects that not only focus on planting trees but on supporting the communities affected to help alleviate poverty.
Weights and volumes of  loose leaf tea tins may vary slightly per product. We pack all our tea tins full and weights are dependent on the type of tea and tea leaf size.
Tea bags tin sizes: 17 tea bags tin, 60 tea bags tin or 50 tea bags refill pouches. We pack our tea bags with larger quantities of loose leaf tea. This ensures a full flavour cup and is possible to use 2x per tea bag - for a large mug or small teapot.  View actual tin and pouches sizes here
Our tea tins (2 sizes) come in our new  Chateau Rouge cartons. Where applicable our jams, honey and preserves are packed in similar boxes of two jars. These have also been designed for gift packaging. All our packaging is made from FSC recycled or recyclable card and we only print using 100% environmentally inks.