Drinking tea is a ritual which has been around for thousands of years, and on close inspection of what goes into our favourite brews, it’s not hard to see why. Not only can some of the antioxidants in organic herbal tea help lower your cancer risk, boost your immune system and help with nausea, but there are even more advantages of enjoying a daily caffeine-free herbal infusion ritual during pregnancy for the many health benefits it provides you and your baby...
Tea is 'very serious' business for the average Englishman. In a country where everyone has an opinion on how to create the perfect brew, which differs depending on where you come from in the UK, some might say this rigidity in tea drinking etiquette, is a little...eccentric! Most would agree with the old Chinese proverb that “a day without tea is a day without joy”. So whether opting for an afternoon tea, a regular tea break or a trendy organic English breakfast tea, tea is everywhere you look in Britain.
If you love tea, we are pretty confident you have your favourite mug. But did you know as old as tea itself, teapots have an equally rich history? With green tea originating in China over 5,000 years ago and brought to England, Japan and even India - this is where our story begins but takes us all the way back to our kitchen in London sipping an English breakfast tea from a beautiful English bone China teapot set for one...
There is nothing more soothing than a warm cup of organic tea during the winter, or a refreshing glass of iced tea during the summer. It's true—tea is the perfect beverage no matter the weather or season. However, did you know that organic tea not only tastes heavenly but also provides an extensive list of health benefits?
In honour of #NationalTeaDay and the actual birthday of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, this Friday 21st April, we look at the history of England’s love affair for black tea (and victorian sponge cakes) and it's connections with royalty. How to take the perfect High Tea, and where did the tradition of Afternoon tea in England really come from? Is it really a completely English custom?
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Seán Farrell – Founder, Chateau Rouge