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Jan 2, 2021

Plastic-Free Tea Bags

Awareness of the excessive presence of plastic in our everyday lives has never been so heightened. Our bags are made from a corn starch material called soilon that we have been using since our tea was first put into pyramid bags back in 2015.

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.

Oct 20, 2020

Masala Chai Drizzle Cake

In a nod to all things autumnal, we wanted to share one of our family baking favourites. Perfect for the cooler days and longer evenings, our Masala Chai Drizzle Cake is just the ticket at this time of year.

Aug 19, 2020

What is Oolong Tea?

Oolong teas, or 'blue' teas, as they are sometimes called, are partially or semi-oxidised/fermented teas. Predominant...

Nov 11, 2019

Speciality Tea as Part of a Vegan Lifestyle

New to veganism? The tea world has just become your (plant-based) oyster! November marks World Vegan Month and this post is inspired by a number of tea drinking friends who have embraced a plant-based diet or have eliminated dairy.

Oct 1, 2019

Is Tea Hydrating?

A question that comes up time and again with our more health conscious customers is whether tea is in fact hydrating. Our recommended daily fluid intake is about 2 litres in order to prevent dehydration but can drinking our beloved cuppa contribute to this?

Sep 8, 2019

Plastic-free Loose Leaf Tea

In our efforts to reduce the use of man-made materials in our business, we have, since the start of 2019, offered all of our loose leaf products and bulk pyramid bags in compostable eco pouches. 

Aug 28, 2019

The Power of Peppermint Tea

Perfect peppermint tea; cooling, refreshing and a nice tingling treat to aid digestion and soothe a sore tummy.  However, Peppermint tea has a wealth of benefits beyond this and a few celebrity endorsers, including none other than Victoria Beckham who drinks it all day, every day! She even served it at one of her fashion shows in New York, tweeting ‘Peppermint Tea is the new Champagne’.

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.

Apr 22, 2019

The Best Tea For Sleep

In the wired 24/7 world we now live it is unsurprising we are frequently asked what the best tea is for sleep. Much l...

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

Oct 18, 2018

Our Tea Sommelier's Selection

As the name suggests, these small batch teas have been carefully selected by our in-house tea sommelier, enabling you to explore the vast world of tea beyond our core range.  
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