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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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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Barista Italian Blend Beans - Coffee enthusiast Review

Barista Italian Blend Beans - Coffee enthusiast Review

We had one of our sternest critics and also someone whose honest opinions we certainly trust to review our Barista Italian Blend- 100% Arabica Coffee. Not only that but we also gave him a couple of our new trial beans to blind taste.

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Every Purchase Makes a Difference - Packaging Guide
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.