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January 16, 2018


BIG 5 LOOSE LEAF TEA COMPETITION – OCTOBER 2017 TO JANUARY 2018 - THAT’S A WRAP!

What a fantastic and heart-warming 10 weeks we have had, in line with the launch of our Big 5 tea blends. In case you missed it, we decided to celebrate the launch of our new range of tea’s, by giving our loyal followers the chance to win their own selection! Over the course of October 2017 to January 2018, we ran 5 competitions showcasing our new range of Big 5 teas.

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December 07, 2017


THE TEA MERCHANT – BIG 5 LOOSE LEAF TEA COMPETITION – AFRICAN SAFARI

So, here we are on our forth tea in the Big Five launch! Which is your favourite so far? We have had an incredible response to our competitions on Facebook, and we look forward to announcing the grand winner early in the new year.

Are you a sucker for a good brain teaser? You could WIN a tea hamper to the value of R500 AND you’ll be entered into the grand draw for a R1500 voucher from The Tea Merchant.

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November 24, 2017


THE TEA MERCHANT – BIG 5 LOOSE LEAF TEA COMPETITION – AFRICAN SAFARI

THE TEA MERCHANT – BIG 5 LOOSE LEAF TEA

COMPETITION – OCTOBER 2017 TO JANUARY 2018

 

AFRICAN SAFARI

We are well into the launch of our new Big 5 teas, and we so appreciate the support and excitement that our fans have shared with us!

Have you entered our latest Big 5 competition? If not, best you get entering! But before you do, make sure you’ve got your thinking cap on.

You could WIN a tea hamper to the value of R500 AND you’ll be entered into the grand draw for a R1500 voucher from The Tea Merchant. Simply locate the competition post on our Facebook page, post your answer in the comments, and remember to share with friends and family so they can enter too. The winner will be announced on 27 November 2017, and grand winner will be announced early in the new year.

Our newest tea in the Big 5 squad is ‘African Safari’. Rich and flavourful with a touch of mint, African Safari is a semi-fermented tea, packed with delicious aromas of mint extract, Erica leaves, field horsetail, aniseed, green mate and rosemary leaves.

Best known as the Golden Detox, African Safari has a blend of oolong and green mate, providing energy and vigor with every sip.

For the perfect balance of fragrance and taste, add 16 grams for every 1 litre of water, and steep for 1 to 2 minutes. Water temperature at 80C.  

To purchase our African Safari tea online, please visit our online store:

https://www.theteamerchant.co.za/products/african-safari

November 07, 2017


THE TEA MERCHANT – BIG 5 LOOSE LEAF TEA COMPETITION – OCTOBER 2017 TO JANUARY 2018

After the huge support we received for the first competition with Heart of Africa, we have been so excited to see the support grow with the introduction of African Sunset. Our tea fans seem to be exceptionally good at mathematics, so we have posed an even trickier riddle for this competition. Simply share the answers with us in our competition post, and you could be a winner! Every correct entrant will stand the chance of winning a Tea Merchant hamper to the value of R500, and they will be entered into the grand draw for a further R1500 voucher to shop at The Tea Merchant stores. Doesn’t that sounds amazing?

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October 19, 2017


THE TEA MERCHANT – BIG 5 LOOSE LEAF TEA COMPETITION – OCTOBER 2017 TO JANUARY 2018

Our Facebook page is abuzz with giddy excitement over the announcement of our Big 5 loose leaf tea launch. Here at The Tea Merchant, we are equally thrilled, and look forward to a wonderful launch over the next few weeks and into the new year.

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September 26, 2017


Tea Health, Tea Clippers & The Tea Bag. Join us for our final leg of the tea journey!

In our last article, we explored the growth and development of tea in Britain, and with it, the exorbitant taxes that were attached to tea. These high taxation laws led to the illegal tea smuggling trade, which contributed to more than double the volume of tea imports during the 18th century. If you missed the last article, make sure to read it on our blog.

In this article, we’re looking into the tea and health debate, tea trading and consumption, and how this has influenced our modern-day tea drinking. This article concludes our Tea Journey, and we’re very excited to announce one lucky winner on 29 September 2017. It’s not too late to enter, so give this article a read, then simply share it on Facebook and tag The Tea Merchant for your chance to win a tea hamper to the value of R500.

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September 20, 2017


Travelling through time on our tea journey!

We all know that tea drinking forms part of our everyday ritual now, and we often take this for granted in our busy hustle and bustle. But did you know that tea wasn’t always so accessible? In years before us, tea came with incredibly high taxation, which created a divide between the rich and poor, and ultimately lead to tea smuggling. In the below article, we unpack the high demand for tea in Britain, and provide insight into the illegal tea industry.

More so than any other population, the British people took tea drinking to a new level, showing huge enthusiasm and revelry over this new-found drink. Tea soon became a popular drink in many coffee houses around Britain. These coffee shops served as both a place to transact for business purposes, as well as relax for pleasure, although coffee shops were only frequented by middle and upper-class men, while women drank tea in the confines of their own home.

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