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Chai: The Experience of Indian Tea

Chai: The Experience of Indian Tea

'Chai. The Experience of Indian Tea' is a book that has developed through a personal journey of learning into the fascinating world of teas. Posted: 20th April 2014 Read more →

Tea industry leaders act to make world's favourite beverage a hero crop

Tea industry leaders act to make world's favourite beverage a hero crop

Last week, tea industry leaders gathered at Unilever House in London to launch a new era of collaboration within the tea sector, led by global sustainability non-profit Forum for the Future. Posted: 18th February 2014 Read more →

Secrets of the Tea Masters

Secrets of the Tea Masters

A new film, which opens a window onto the fascinating world of fine China tea, has just been released on DVD Posted: 18th December 2013 Read more →

Odd Box


Tea & Business

Featured Member: Whittard of Chelsea Plc
Our story began in 1886 when Walter Whittard opened his tea and coff ee store on London’s Fleet Street. His philosophy was always to Buy The Best, sourcing the highest quality teas and coffees, then blending them to his customers’ specifications. Over 125 years later, we remain true to Walter’s founding philosophy.... Read more

Tea Fact - 6/13

5000 years young

A long time ago...... Tea was created more than 5000 years ago in China. More →

Tea Advisory Panel (TAP)

TAP The Tea Advisory Panel was created to provide media with impartial information regarding the health benefits of tea. Panel members include nutritionists; dieticians and doctors. For further information please call 0207 052 8989. Read more...

TEA a brief history...

Tea is so much a part of everyday life in Britain that we might never stop to think about how a unique plant from faraway China became the nation's favourite drink. But the history of tea is fascinating, and in this section we can follow its story from the earliest times in Imperial China right up to its present place at the heart of British life. Read more...