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Traditional British Teas

Traditional British Teas

The story of tea began 5000 years ago in China. Tea was initially drunk as a medicine. However, Europe was exposed to tea in 17th century . The Dutch followed by the Portuguese and then, the British were the pioneer tea traders and tea consumers. Catherine of Braganza who married Charles II in 1662 made drinking tea a trend in England. Tea was available just in small amounts initially at a […]


Blue Voodoo Colour Changing Tea!

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So What is Pumpkin Spice??

October is the month of shorter days, longer scarves and of course, pumpkin spice everything! But what exactly is pumpkin spice and why do we crave it as the weather turns cold? It turns out, there’s a very good reason…   A spicy history… Pumpkin spice has become a big trend and you can now find […]


Blue Tea: Everything You Need To Know

The colour changing tea you’ve probably never heard of! Brightly coloured ‘mermaid’ and ‘unicorn’ beverages have been a big Instagram trend lately. But if like us, you’re not a fan of sugar, syrups and sprinkles then we have some good news! Sometimes nature can be far more magical! Blue Voodoo is a brightly coloured ‘blue tea’. […]


6 Benefits of Drinking Cold Brew Tea

Cold brewing your Yumchaa… If ‘put the kettle on’ are your four favourite words, we may just be about to change your life… What if we told you that you don’t need a kettle to make tea? You actually don’t need hot water at all! Cold brewing is a process where tea leaves are steeped […]


Know Your Cacao From Your Cocoa…

There’s a lot of hype of around cacao lately and while it’s certainly better for you than a block of Cadburys, how does it compare to cocoa? And what exactly is it anyway? A superfood? A typo?? Don’t worry if you’re feeling a tad confused (and craving a chocky biscuit) because this week on the […]


Teas With Aphrodisiac Properties…

It’s that time of the year when love is in the air. But forget oysters and chocolates, here are five surprising aphroTEAsiacs to set the mood this Valentine’s Day… 1. Rose petals / rose hip: No flower is more associated with romance, love and beauty than the rose. According to Greek mythology it was named […]


5 Reasons Why We Love White Tea

Tired? Stressed? Take a deep breath, you don’t need a holiday, you just need some white tea in your life! Soothing, relaxing and incredibly healthy, here’s 5 reasons why we love this gentle beauty: 1. IT’S LOW IN CAFFEINE White tea contains very little caffeine, much less than coffee and significantly less than both black tea and […]


10 perfect presents for tea lovers!

Put on the kettle and skip the queues at Oxford Circus, we’ve got you covered with 10 perfect present ideas!   1. This chai making kit for £25.50: Because honestly, who doesn’t like chai? The magic filter is also great for making tea lattes, tea and iced tea.   2. This little guy (who won’t break the bank!) £5 […]


5 Reasons to Drink Matcha

So what is all this Matcha business about? If you don’t know much about Matcha, we’ll make it simple: it’s is a powdered form of green tea which is made by grinding up the entire tea leaf. Because the leaf is powdered up, just a small amount of matcha is chocked full of the good things […]


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