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First Flush Darjeeling: A True Delight

Many people are familiar with the musky spiciness of Darjeeling with its floral aroma, however a lesser known fact (and perhaps best kept secret) is that of ‘First Flush’ Darjeeling.

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A Basket full of Easter Delights

This Easter we are paying homage to the sweeter teas which burst with scent and soul.

Find peach perfection in our White Diamond Herbal Tea with apple pieces, sugar ice crystals and romanic chamomile to name but a few of the ingredients which give this tea its creamy fruity flavour. Sip it whilst the little ones race to claim their Easter eggs.

Pomegranate Orange Fruit Tea is the perfect accompaniment with a warm hot cross bun. With apple and orange pieces, hibiscus, pomegranate blossoms and mullein flowers, this fruity tea is flavoursome and fun – just like Easter itself.  

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December 09, 2013

Tea Terms A-Z ›


Tea Terms: A-Z

Confused by all the tea terms out there, dont stress we've got it covered in this latest blog post. Take a quick read through our A-Z of tea and you'll be a tea pro in no time!

 

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November 06, 2013

Healthy Tea › White Tea ›


Tea Newbie Series: Part 5: White Tea

Do you love a good cuppa but aren’t familiar with the multitude of tea types, where they come from and how to brew them? This five part Tea Newbie series is for you! Find out all you need to know – in your tea break. 


White tea (which, one brewed, is in fact pale yellow) is reported to have became revered during China's Song Dynasty (960-1279) thanks to it being favoured by the royal court. Historically it was harvested in China but of late is also grown in Taiwan, India, Thailand and Nepal

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The Tea Newbie Series: Part 4: Fruit Tea

Do you love a good cuppa but aren’t familiar with the multitude of tea types, where they come from and how to brew them? This five part Tea Newbie series is for you! Find out all you need to know – in your tea break. 


Fruit teas are made from combinations of grated and then dried fruits, and some also include herbs and spices. They often retain the health benefits of their original fruity form, whilst proving a warmer comfort.

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The Tea Newbie Series: Part 3: Black Tea

Do you love a good cuppa but aren’t familiar with the multitude of tea types, where they come from and how to brew them? This five part Tea Newbie series is for you! Find out all you need to know – in your tea break.

Black tea (known as red tea in China and surrounds) is more oxidized than oolong, green and white teas. It is named after the colour of its oxidized leaves. This variant of tea became very popular as a de facto currency due to the fact that it retains its flavour for several years longer than its green tea counterpart, not forgetting it bold and delicious taste.

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How to prepare Matcha Green Tea

Matcha Green Tea is made from 100% purely ground green tea leaves. Only the finest, Japanese ‘Jewel Dew’ Gyokuro tea leaves are used to make matcha. The process is a fine art. For centuries, Japanese farmers have continued the ancient techniques used by their ancestors to produce exceptional quality matcha tea. Matcha tea is a powdered Japanese green tea that mingles the elegance of the Japanese Tea Ceremony and the powerful world of green tea health benefits. Being a powder tea, it stands out because you are consuming the whole leaf, rather than just the water extract.

 Oh, and here's another fun fact; did you know that matcha contains around 137 times more antioxidants than green tea, 70 times more antioxidants than orange juice!

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