New Opening

We are so happy to be able to tell you about our newest store opening.  It has been three years since our last opening – and the truth is – we had the… Continue reading

Quote of the Day

I always fear that creation will expire before teatime – Sydney Smith

STC – Group One

What a week!  We’ve just held our first Specialty Tea Certification course – and it was a blast.  We had a thoroughly enjoyable time giving the course – but more importantly – meeting the… Continue reading

Probiotics and Prebiotics

You may have heard these buzzwords in the media lately – what is it and why do you want it?  “Functional foods” – or foods that have a functional effect on our health… Continue reading

Health Claims Approved

Here is some exciting news from the tea industry to share – below is the media release by the Tea Association.  We have obviously known and been able to prove for years the health claims… Continue reading

First Flush

We’ve received our first flush teas and we are so excited – we’ve brought in a first flush Darjeeling from the Makaibari estate as well as a first flush Assam – Sewpur – very interesting… Continue reading

Quote of the day

If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty – Japanese Proverb

Quote of the Day

“Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company.” – Author Unkown

George Orwell – on Tea?

Well – we knew some people had some rather strong opinions on tea – but we were recently forwarded this essay by George Orwell – and think he has taken strong opinions to… Continue reading

Why loose leaf?

Well – if you have to ask – then you’ve probably never had loose leaf tea.  Here is an article that was just printed in Scotland’s Daily Record that made us snicker.  There… Continue reading

Brewing the perfect cup of tea

Begin with good tea – tea – even loose leaf quality – is the cheapest beverage in the world next to water – so there really is no excuse to be drinking poor… Continue reading