Guide to good teas

Guide to Good Tea

Guide to Good Tea: by numbers. 1. The Benefits of Loose Tea ...
Christmas teas

Christmas Teas

Christmas Teas: which teas should I choose? No Christmas would be complete ...
Afternoon tea

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea: What would you choose? Afternoon tea is one of those ...
Saffron crocus

Saffron Infusion

Saffron infusion: a distinguished history Saffron has a history stretching back to ...
Ceylon Kenilworth Garden

Ceylon Black Tea

Ceylon Black Tea: ‘the cup that cheers’. Sri Lanka has the perfect climate ...
Pinhead Gunpowder

Green Tea Guide

Green Tea Guide: green teas are not all the same The fact that ...
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 ...
Tea horse road Lijiang, Yunnan, China

Introduction to Yunnan Tea

Introduction to Yunnan Tea: from Yunnan province, south-west China Yunnan is a ...
Favourite black tea

My Favourite Black Tea

Which is your favourite black tea? In our latest of a series ...
Tea tasting

Tea Tasting

Tea tasting: how it is done and what to find out Tea ...
Guide to good teas

Guide to Good Tea

Guide to Good Tea: by numbers. 1. The Benefits of Loose Tea Using loose teas is the best way to make a cup of tea. With loose tea you can appreciate the full, balanced flavour of the tea. Here we explain why. Loose tea makes the best tea. That’s a bold statement you say. Why?…read more

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Christmas teas

Christmas Teas

Christmas Teas: which teas should I choose? No Christmas would be complete without some good Christmas teas to enjoy, no matter how many glasses of wine, champagne or liqueurs are drunk. In fact, several cups could quite conceivably be drunk so which should you choose at the various stages of this special day? Waking up…read more

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Afternoon tea

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea: What would you choose? Afternoon tea is one of those occasions that we all look forward to even if you are not an ardent tea lover. Is it the time to relax and have a soothing cup of tea that lifts you a little towards the end of the afternoon? Is it the…read more

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Saffron crocus

Saffron Infusion

Saffron infusion: a distinguished history   Saffron has a history stretching back to at least the 7th century BC. It is grown in the Middle East and has been traded along the Silk Road, between East and West, for Indian ivory, Chinese silk and Arabian frankincense. Saffron is famed for its value, widely acknowledged to…read more

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Ceylon Kenilworth Garden

Ceylon Black Tea

Ceylon Black Tea: ‘the cup that cheers’. Sri Lanka has the perfect climate and conditions for the cultivation of tea. This explains why Ceylon black teas are amongst the world’s most exported teas.They are noted for being brisk and for their floral aroma and fruitiness. They appear clear and golden-red in the cup. Almost all Ceylon…read more

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Pinhead Gunpowder

Green Tea Guide

Green Tea Guide: green teas are not all the same The fact that you are reading from this green tea guide is good news; for you recognise, perhaps following our blog post An Introduction to Green Tea, that green teas are not all the same. There are many variations in taste dependent upon where the tea is…read more

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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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Tea horse road Lijiang, Yunnan, China

Introduction to Yunnan Tea

Introduction to Yunnan Tea: from Yunnan province, south-west China Yunnan is a region having a border with Laos and Burma, extending north towards the Himalayas. This borderland is a craggy, mountainous area of thick jungle. It is considered the birthplace of tea with native tea trees growing wild – some reputed to be as much…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 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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