Many myths – and recipes – surround Earl Grey, whose distinctive flavour and aroma come from combining black teas with oil extracted from bergamot rind (produced from the bergamot orange, a small citrus tree grown only in southern Italy). The history of arguably England’s most famous tea dates back to the 1830′s. Earl Grey is named after the British Prime Minister Charles, 2nd Earl Grey (1830-1834). Read the rest of this entry »
Archive for June, 2012
In addition to the already successful retail range of teas sold in in stores like Harvey Nichols in London, Chateau Rouge has launched an extended range of teas packed in smaller sizes. The new smaller pouches will be available in 10g, 50g, 100g and 250g resealable foil tea pouches for all our loose leaf teas. Read the rest of this entry »
We often asked why ‘Chateau Rouge’ and why French tea sold in England? Well the answer is really simple, besides being in love with both Paris and London, finding it impossible to have to live in only one or the other, and creating a brand that enables us to have both. The real question you may be asking is, if England is known the world over for it’s love of tea and in many ways for creating the ‘afternoon tea’ tradition, then how does France fit into the picture and do they really drink tea in France?
Our afternoon tea celebration to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee in London, a fantastic weekend full of tea celebrations! Interesting though, it was Catherine of Braganza, the Portuguese wife of King Charles II of England who originally introduced the custom of drinking tea in Britain in the 16th century.
Not tea related! But a great way to finish off the week and get inspired for the weekend, especially considering we may all hopefully get out and have some fun playing sport this weekend (in between glass of refreshing ice tea of course!) and of course the Summer Olympics soon. Enjoy!