9 things you didn't Know About Tea

Tea has many uses beyond the beverage realm. Read on to be inspired by its plethora of uses!

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How to make a London Fog (Earl Grey) Latte

Our Earl Grey selection is fit for a king – from our zesty Mr Grey, to our loose leaftea bag and premium options, right down to our rooibos varietal.

But rising in popularity at Starbucks and similar is the London Fog latte, which is a super simple retake of a classic favourite.

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Green Gold

So December has come and gone and if you feel anything like me, then its time for a detox to get your chakra back on track. So you’ve probably heard about the magical elixir that is green tea. Its jam packed with super amounts of anti-oxidants, vitamins and general uber goodness that has gym bunnies and health conscious folk alike talking.

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Kusmi Tea launch at Melrose Arch

The launch of Kusmi Tea in South Africa was held at The Tea Merchant store in Melrose Arch (Johannesburg) and was hosted by Phillip Tobiansky, Belinda Tobiansky and Carin Silberman. The launch was officiated by Her Excellency, Elisabeth Barbier, Ambassador of France.

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October 10, 2014

Cast Iron Teapot ›

New cast iron teapots to brighten up your summer!

We have just received some amazing new cast iron teapots, full of color and joy! Here's a sample of some of the new teapots, lots of exciting items to get your Christmas shopping done early!


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Tea in the spotlight: Rooibos Shangri La

Shangri La was first described in James Hilton’s 1933 novel – Lost Horizon. It has since become synonymous with Orient exoticism and a mythical utopia.

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The Tea Merchant retail stores

Store Openings Galore 
The Tea Merchant website means you are able to order your tea treats from our website at any time of the day, and receive it on your doorstep 3-5 days later. However we have also been very busy extending our "real world" footprint, just in case the pictures of our products seem too good to be true! 

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