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Colombian Teas

Posted by Martin Birkhead on

Colombia is known for many things like its coffees, but what most people don’t know Colombia for is its teas. It is quite interesting to know that Colombia is a tea producing country. It started its tea production in 1950s when the country’s’ government started tea plantations after purchasing tea trees from Brazil. The plantation was done in three areas of the country as a means of diversifying agriculture. Though Colombia is not one of the foremost tea producing countries in the world, they have been able to develop a large variety of tea producing factories in the country. One...

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Zero Waste

Posted by Gaynor Birkhead on

Zero Waste

ZERO WASTE MOVEMENT Simply, Zero Waste is to send nothing to landfill and plastic is the biggest culprit which is why we introduced our 100% plastic free packaging over 12 months ago. Our aim, in our own small way is to reduce what we waste, we try to reuse as much as we can, send little to be recycled, and compost what we cannot.  It's not about perfection; it's about making better choices. New shops are opening all the time offering zero waste, we are working with them to help reduce excess packaging, 100% plastic free is the start, others...

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Milk in Tea?

Posted by Martin Birkhead on

Milk in Tea?

When did we British started putting milk in our tea? The answer is, it is impossible to put a date to it! It seems to have started in the days when green tea was more popular than black tea and maybe the milk helped to soften the strong taste of the black tea, or, maybe it was a result of contact by merchants with the Mongolians or Manchus who put milk in their tea. Or, was a little milk poured in to the new and very fragile porcelain to stop it cracking before the hot water was added, this started...

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15 Benefits of Red Tea, Rooibos or Redbush Tea

Posted by Gaynor Birkhead on

15 Benefits of Red Tea, Rooibos or Redbush Tea

Rooibos Tea aside been refreshing comes with amazing health benefits that includes supporting healthy heart, preventing cancer, managing and preventing diabetes, supporting healthy digestion, fighting inflammation, promoting stronger bones, supporting weight loss, slowing down ageing process, treating blood pressure, supporting healthy skin, fighting dandruff and supporting kidney health. A herbal remedy used to treat a slew of ailments for many centuries, Rooibos tea has a distinguishable taste. It is native to a specific region in South Africa; it has been harvested by the natives of Cederberg region, the indigenous Bushmen, for a very, very long time. What is Rooibos Tea?...

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10 Benefits Of Black Tea

Posted by Gaynor Birkhead on

10 Benefits Of Black Tea

We have put together 10 health benefits of Black Tea, based on having a cup or two on a regular basis, though it should be noted that it is recommended that black tea should be consumed without any additives like milk or sugar to truly harness its benefits.

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