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Nov 5, 2020

What is Gunpowder Tea?

Gunpowder Tea is believed to have originated in China in the 7th century where its original name was zhu cha or “pearl tea”. However, it wasn’t until the 19th century that it earned its name of Gunpowder Tea.

Jun 13, 2019

Rosebud Lemonade Iced Tea Recipe

Real iced tea is finally receiving the attention it deserves so we have decided to kick off our iced tea recipes with the simplest method going - the 'pour over' method with our delicious, caffeine-free Rosebud Lemonade blend. Here we use the simple 'pour over' method; that is, make a traditional hot tea brewed at double strength, which is then cooled in the fridge and then served over ice. Ingredients (Serves 4) 8 heaped tsps Rosebud Lemonade tea 1L 100°C water Ice Lemon slices Lemon juice and sugar syrup (or honey) to taste

May 1, 2019

What is White Tea?

White tea is the most rare type of tea and is named after the tiny white or silver hairs on the tea bud as it develops at the tip of the shoot. Once the new buds have been plucked, they are dried in the fresh air. When brewed, white tea should produce a very pale liquor with a light, sweet flavour.

Dec 1, 2018

How to Brew

The world of loose leaf tea can seem a bit prescriptive at times and this can, understandably, put people off. For ease, we provide you with specific brewing instructions for each tea and fruit tisane in our range, both on our online product pages and our packaging. Nonetheless, below are four basic brewing guidelines that we recommend you follow

Mar 12, 2018

Chai Infused Bloody Mary by East Cliff Kitchen

Since our very early days, we have been very lucky to work with the incredible chef/art talent that is Cherry Truluck of East Cliff Kitchen in Folkestone, specialising in local, pescatarian cooking. Below, she shares unique Ruby's Rooibos Chai infused Bloody Mary recipe with us which have become a staple of her pop-up brunches which have been taking Folkestone by storm in recent months...

Jun 1, 2017

Just Landed - Ceremonial Grade Matcha!

It's been a lot of work behind the scenes but we are proud to finally be unveiling our latest offering - our high quality, Ceremonial Grade Japanese Matcha! While we at Debonair Tea Co. enjoy all that the Japanese matcha tea ceremony has to offer, matcha has become quite the superfood darling in recent years and for good reason; it has 137 times more antioxidants than regularly brewed green tea!

Jul 15, 2016

It pays to buy good tea - but not if your water's unfiltered!

"IT PAYS TO BUY GOOD TEA" - It's a phrase that adorns many a vintage wooden tea chests, but it doesn't come without caveats.Today we talk one condition in particular: the need to prepare your tea in equally good water, which effectively comprises 99% of your brew!Debonair Tea HQ is situated in what we could definitely claim to be the hard water capital of the UK. The White Cliffs of Dover are pretty close neighbours and, given that hard water is formed when it percolates through deposits of limestone and chalk, you can imagine just how hard the water is.

Jan 5, 2016

Bitter about drinking Green Tea? You might be brewing it all wrong...

Want to embrace the health benefits of green tea but don't fancy incorporating it into your diet because it all tastes bitter and boring? We hear this feedback all the time and it breaks our hearts! There is a huge amount of diversity and complexity of flavour in the huge range of speciality green teas produced around the world.

Sep 23, 2015

Simple Masala Chai Recipe

Authentic chai does require a bit more patience than instant chai latte powders but it is a much lighter, healthier drink and, actually contains tea! Make with milk or mylk - if plant-based is your bag we recommend oat or almond. Here's our super-simple go-to recipe...
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