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History of teapots, through the ages from China to England

October 16, 2017

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...

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Top Health Benefits of Drinking Organic Teas

June 06, 2017

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?

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A Royal Cuppa - History of Traditional English Tea by Chateau Rouge Fine Foods

A Royal Cuppa - History of Traditional English Tea

April 19, 2017

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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Best Dark Chocolate, Easter Egg and tea pairings

April 10, 2017

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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Top tips for making the perfect cuppa loose tea

Top tips for making the perfect cuppa loose tea

March 27, 2017

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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Chateau Rouge Fine China Teapot made in England for use with our organic loose leaf teas

What is the Real History of Afternoon Tea?

December 03, 2014

We often asked why ‘Chateau Rouge’ and why French tea sold in England? Well the answer is really simple, we in love with both Paris and London, finding it impossible to have to live in only one or the other, and created a brand that enables us to have both. Fortunately for us, the love affair for a good cuppa organic loose leaf tea is alive and well on either side of the English channel...
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