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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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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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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How did Ireland become the 3rd biggest per capita Tea Drinkers in the world

How did Ireland become the 3rd biggest per capita Tea Drinkers in the world

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It's often really hard to comprehend how a small country like  Ireland can drink more tea per person (per capita) than China. But it's true...
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Reasons why Top athletes drink tea

Reasons why Top athletes drink tea

Having just spent most Sunday watching a marathon and with some very tired legs at work on Monday, we wanted to look at some facts (and fiction) of tea and sport.
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What is the Real History of Afternoon Tea?

What is the Real History of Afternoon Tea?

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 tea is alive and well on either side of the English channel...
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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.