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Make the best loose leaf tea

September 22, 2018

Loose leaf tea is rapidly growing in popularity as an alternative to tea bags, and for a nation of tea lovers like Britain, these are exciting times. However, preparing a perfect cup of organic loose leaf tea takes a little more work than the convenience and immediacy of tea bags…here’s how to get it right, first time around. With some tips on what not to do...
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How to Use a Glass Teapot With Infuser

September 04, 2018 1 Comment

"Every tea connoisseur needs to have a glass teapot." Distinctive looking yet minimalist, a glass teapot provides a beautiful way of brewing tea which is sure to be a real conversation starter - it brings the theatre back to the tea making process. Made of 100% food-safe, heatproof borosilicate glass, many glass teapots with infuser come in a set including a cup as well as the teapot – and make great gifts...
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How to change from tea bags to drinking loose leaf tea

July 31, 2018

Do you love tea? This is such a fantastic time to be alive! There are now so many new tea brands online and up and down the country - with ample opportunities to discover your favourite teas. Ironically though, too much choice can often make it even more stressful shopping for teas. So how to choose, and how easy is it to change from loose to tea bags?
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Tea and Coffee Lovers Guide to Football World Cup

Tea and Coffee Lovers Guide to Football

June 18, 2018

It's the football World Cup time, and we have created our own TEAm to enjoy during the global tournament. With a speciality tea (or coffee) in every position that is sure to enhance your viewing experience - with or without caffeine - we are confident our TEAm will go all the way and hopefully we make it to the final... Put the kettle on!
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Best Herbal Tea to Drink During Pregnancy

April 02, 2018

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...

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How to Make Tea The British Way

How to Make Tea The British Way

March 07, 2018

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.

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10 Reasons to Enjoy Organic Tea all year round

January 02, 2018 1 Comment

We’re always enthusiastic to introduce you to the newest and greatest taste experiences from around the world, sharing our enthusiasm for gourmet and fine foods. In this blog post, we’ll be exploring the health benefits of organic tea, ideal for putting a spring into your step as you begin the new year. Tea is appreciated around the world – so here are our ten top reasons to pop the kettle on in 2018...
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Six Questions everyone asks about Speciality Tea

December 23, 2017

Through serving plenty of tea samples, running numerous demonstration workshops with having the opportunity to meet hundreds tea and coffee lovers alike; we thought it would be good to highlight some of the primary questions asked about tea. For some years speciality, loose leaf teas popularity has been increasing and a whole tea ‘re-education’ underway...
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History of teapots, through the ages from China to England

October 16, 2017 1 Comment

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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