Which teas to choose for a tea menu

Which teas to choose for a tea menu

  Which teas to choose for a tea menu: our guiding principles and tips Whether you are a tearoom, café, restaurant or hotel you might be pondering the thought “which teas should I choose for a tea menu to offer our customers, diners or guests?” There are several approaches to answering this question but I would…read more

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How to make a good cup of tea

How to make a good cup of tea

How to make a good cup of tea: a step by step approach By using loose leaf tea Loose leaf tea, especially large leaf grades make the best tea, as given a little time, they enable a balanced set of flavours infuse. There are however differences in how black, green oolong or white teas should…read more

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Favourite black tea

My Favourite Black Tea

Which is your favourite black tea? In our latest of a series of polls on our website that we have been running for several years, publicised on social media, we have some insight into which is your favourite black tea. In this poll 43% respondents said that Indian teas are their favourite. Is this surprising?…read more

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tea or coffee

Tea or Coffee?

Tea or Coffee. How do the cups compare? The ongoing debate of tea or coffee has found its way onto the breakfast table and office conversation time and time again – and everyone seems to prefer one over the other. As a tea drinker myself, I’ve always been firmly on the side of the leaves…read more

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English Breakfast tea

English Breakfast Tea

Is English Breakfast tea the best breakfast tea in the world? Breakfast blend is such an important tea that every tea merchant offers it. However, many offer specifically an English Breakfast Tea. What makes this blend so special and how does it differ from Irish Breakfast, Scottish Breakfast, and indeed, what other single-origin teas could…read more

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Tea tasting

Tea Tasting

Tea tasting: how it is done and what to find out Tea tasting is fundamental to the discipline of creating and buying good tea. How do professional tea tasters taste tea and what are the benefits? Ensuring high quality Tea tasters taste all types and grades of tea to ensure that each meets the expectations…read more

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Japanese Green Teas

The Health Benefits of Japanese Green Tea

The Health Benefits of Japanese Green Tea: they have a formidable reputation. From the late nineteenth until the mid twentieth centuries Japan did produce some black tea but this ceased in the face of competition from new tea producing areas of the world. Originally, its tea making techniques and philosophy came from China but this has…read more

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Tea away from home

Tea away from home

Your favourite tea room? Tea away from home: having a cup of tea out. Here’s our reflection… Sitting down in a quaint café studying the thick beams ravaged by time you are greeted by a semi-retired lady who has surrendered to interminable undusted spider’s webs. You fidget uncomfortably on the hard wheel-back chair and adjust to…read more

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Tea general knowledge

Tea general knowledge: Our series.

Here we have some interesting questions relating to tea. They are all quite randomly posed and the answers are in the captions below. If your have some tea questions of your own just get in touch and we will endeavour to answer them!         Tea typically provides 17% of our calcium intake…read more

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Guide to our Tea Shop

A Guide to our online Tea Shop Our website has constantly evolved since Grey’s Teas was established in 2000 but is essentially in its fifth generation. As well as a comprehensive online tea shop we are proud of our supporting information pages and our blog which aim to answer any questions you may have about…read more

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