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Tea in the Land of the Samurai

Exploring the history, geography, culture and production of tea in Japan.
17 December 2019

Tea Around the World

Renowned as the epitome of Englishness, the cup of tea has a rich tradition in the British Isles. But there are many other countries where tea history...
11 October 2019
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Matcha Tea

Matcha Tea- Arguably the best known of the teas to come out of Japan, matcha has found its way into a variety of foods and beverages. Although relatively...
12 September 2019
Tea Travels: Assam

Tea Travels: Assam

Exploring the spectacular tea estates of  northern India – here are the notes of our Tea Tasting Team’s trip to Assam.
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Darjeeling’s First & Second Flushes

Ahmad Tea’s Tasting Team explores the amazing contrast between Darjeeling’s first & second flushes in the Tea Room.
07 August 2019
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Focus on Africa – Tea in Uganda

Our African Tea journey arrives in Uganda, a country that has overcome political turmoil to become Africa’s second largest tea producing country.
25 July 2019
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Jasmine Tea

Jasmine tea is the most famous scented tea produced in China and can be thought of as its national drink. The classical technique of scenting tea with...
19 July 2019
Chinese Speciality Tea

Five Extraordinary Flavours from China

Rarely has the Tea Room hosted such colourful and varied guests as this quintet of speciality Chinese green, white and oolong teas. Our Tasting Team explored...
15 July 2019
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Delicate & Delightful: Darjeeling’s First Flush

Last month our lucky Tea Team inspected some of the tea plant’s most prized offerings when a selection of first flush samples arrived fresh from the...
05 June 2019