NEWS

7th Apr '17

This week’s top tea story centres around the new trend in London’s most stylish restaurants of offering a tea pairing menu alongside main courses, this in response to the growing number of diners seeking non-alcoholic beverages.

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How tea replaced wine in London’s top restaurants

27th Mar '17

It has been over 70 years since George Orwell famously wrote his guide to making the perfect cup of tea in the London Evening Standard entitled ‘A Nice Cup of Tea’.

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Never boil water twice and other modern tea rules

11th Mar '17

And now for a bit of history...

You don't have to be British to know about "teatime" - though you might have to be to know the details of the institution.

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Why is ‘Teatime’ in the Afternoon?

23rd Feb '17

Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party immortalised the cheese and wine parties of the aspirational middle classes in the 70s. Today, a tea expert claims that 2017’s trend should be cheese and tea parties.

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Tea is a better pairing for cheese than wine, says expert

9th Feb '17

Green tea lovers already know that its miraculous properties have excellent health benefits but a new study claims it can also help fight several major diseases.

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Green tea could help to combat bone-marrow disorders

26th Jan '17

If you’re looking to discover more tea experiences and flavours than your daily 7am English Breakfast or 4pm Earl Grey, new book The World Tea Encyclopaedia will do exactly as it says on the hardback and open your eyes to a myriad of undiscovered teas.

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The World Tea Encyclopaedia lifts the teapot lid and allows readers to peer inside

11th Jan '17

Reports out today suggest that the over 50s shouldn’t drink caffeine after lunch if they want a good night’s sleep.

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5 health-boosting teas for everyday

16th Dec '16

Did you know that December 15th marks International Tea Day?

Sure, every day celebrates something... but for obvious reasons International Tea Day is close to our hearts.

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Our favourite mentions of tea in literature

2nd Dec '16

Seasoned food writer and executive editor at foodie bible Bon Appétit Christine Muhlke wrote in American GQ this month about ‘the coffee-ization of tea’  and why your next cup of coffee should actually be a tea.

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The ‘coffee-ization of tea’ is here

17th Nov '16

Think every nation takes its tea like you do? Think again. This neat infographic illustrates how 22 countries around the world drink tea, from Pantyhose tea in Hong Kong to pudding tea in Malaysia.

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9th Nov '16

As Britain approaches its coldest winter in years, NHS bosses say that drinking more tea could relieve struggling A&E departments and demand for GP appointments.

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Britons urged to drink more tea this winter to avoid an NHS crisis

20th Oct '16

Get your facts straight about tea!

We have devised a list of 8 of the most common false myths about tea that need to be corrected...

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8 false tea myths that need to be corrected

6th Oct '16

In 1658 the first advert for tea in England appeared on September 23 and this anniversary is being celebrated by Google with one of its hallowed Google Doodle illustrations.

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Google celebrates Tea Drinking in the UK’s 385th anniversary with a Google Doodle

22nd Sep '16

Glasgow’s famous Charles Rennie Mackintosh legacy site will be revamped to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth in 2018.

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Willow Tea Rooms set for £9m restoration

12th Sep '16

The British TV series Downton Abbey has been credited with doubling sales of British tea in China and sparking a trend for quintessentially British tea salons.

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Downton effect doubles British tea sales in China
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