They’re here! Our shipment of First Flush teas from India arrived yesterday. From Darjeeling, we have teas from Avongrove and Jungpana…and from Assam, the Silver Needle White returns to our catalogue, along with a spring harvest black tea from the Raidang Estate.
Continue reading What’s New – First Flush 2019
We have been receiving one of our orders from China and, as promised, we have two new Pu Erh teas to offer you…
Continue reading What’s New – Pu Erh
An excerpt from Downtrain by Robert Nisbet…
“Miss Grey was shopping for tea. To the girl at the counter, this was all part of a rather quaint ritual, conducted regularly once a fortnight…but to Miss Grey it was important. She was shopping for tea.”
Continue reading Tea Break – Miss Grey of Market Street
More first flush samples arrived today. We will be choosing from some familiar names, and some new ones; Giddapahar, Oaks, Avongrove, Jungpana, Puttabong and Arya for Darjeeling…Kamakhya, Bordubi, Margherita, and Raidang for Assam. We’ll let you know what we select and, most importantly, when they’re available to purchase!
Taken from a short story written by Anton Chekhov, this excerpt describes how Olga Mikhaylovna entertains guests during a name-day party she is throwing for her husband, Peter. Continue reading Tea Break – “The Party”
We have a new addition to our rooibos offferings – Summer Raspberry! This one has proven to be quite popular already and current stock may be limited. Continue reading Summer Raspberry
Earlier this year we brought in one of our first ever Yellow teas, something we had tried over the years but never purchased. It is certainly one of the lesser known categories of tea but it’s great to be able to offer one now and it has been very well-received so far!
Continue reading What’s in a Colour – Yellow Tea
“Churchill probably drank the smoky tarry deliciousness because it could stand on its own beside the real smoke of his ever-present Cuban cigars…”
We recently came across this wonderful photo and blog post about Winston Churchill and a couple of his favourite habits, namely cigars and the unmistakable smoked black tea called Lapsang Souchong. Continue reading Smoke on the Water
A Conservative prime minister is urged to nationalise a troubled enterprise. The government is accused of taking its eye off the ball at a time of national crisis (what crisis?). Oh, and there’s a referendum on the UK’s relationship with Europe… Continue reading A Strange Echo – Drinking Tea by Candlelight
Many of you will know our popular Taeping blend (Earl Grey with lavender and rose) but did you know it was named after the last clipper ship to win one of the great tea races before steamships took over the trade? Continue reading Taeping and The Great Tea Race of 1866