I like to start my day with something dark and serious. A cup of tea that can grab me by the shoulders and give me a good shake. But recently, I’ve noticed that after lunch, I’ve got a hankerin’ for something a little more mellow. Still bold – I need to know it’s there – but slightly… less intense.
Like many bloggers, a steaming hot cup of tea is a necessary part of my daily routine. In fact, my housemate and I don’t just have the odd box of tea. We have an entire cupboard crammed full of the stuff: Earl Grey, Lady Grey, English Breakfast, builders’, peppermint, lemon and ginger, rooibos, chamomile, Darjeeling straight from India, chai, green tea, Dorchester anniversary blend. You name it, we’ve probably got it. Read the rest of this entry »
We would like to congratulate the winner of our Prestat luxury chocolate Easter egg competition – Mawgen Baber from London, England! We are all very jealous as we have been looking at this delicious 454g truffle filled egg all week long. Thank you again for everyone who entered the competition! We wish you better luck next time and hope you have a happy Easter!
You are: Amongst beautiful tea gardens high up in the Nepalese Himalayas
Drinking: Chateau Rouge Organic Oolong Tea
“Sorry, Oo-what?” Yes I’m sorry to say I’d previously been dragging my heels when it came to trying Oolong Teas. Having just got to grips with the many different types of black, green and white teas, I just didn’t know if I was ready to venture into this new tea world that people raved about!
WIN an Exclusive Luxury Easter Egg and Tea Hamper worth £100. LIKE/SHARE on Facebook by 26 March 2013 to WINWednesday, March 20th, 2013
We have partnered with Prestat luxury chocolates for a great chance to win a specially made HUGE 454g truffle filled Easter egg. PLUS we have selected two of our favourite Chateau Rouge Teas that best go with the milk chocolate egg, worth £100 in total. All you need to do is LIKE/SHARE the post on the Chateau Rouge Facebook page to have a chance to win. Remember you must be in it to win it!
Note: Only one entry per person. The winning prize includes: a specially made 454g (1lb) Prestat luxury Easter egg (www.prestat.co.uk), White Monkey green tea, Fikkal Ilam black tea and Swissgold tea infuser value £100. Winner chosen at random from Facebook entrants. Competition closes Tuesday 26 March 2013 24h00 GMT, to give us time to make sure you get your prize in time for Easter Sunday.
We will be donating all online profits today & tomorrow (15 and 16 March 2013) to Comic Relief for Red Nose Day – please share this update! Shop today and really make a difference…
Update: A special thank you to everyone who helped support us this year, and helped make a difference in the lives of so many who need it!
The enjoyment of tea drinking is shared by many around the world whether as a connoisseur of tea, delighting in delicate infusions, or preferring more humble brews with hug-a-mug comfort. I’ve come across tea lovers who have elevated preparation and imbibing to the point of ritual; all well and good if you have the time for such practices. For others an appreciation of tea exists in the choice of tea bags available on the supermarket shelf.
Having already enjoyed Chateau Rouge’s Rooibos teas, I just had to try their Ferguson’s Ceylon black tea when I heard it received the ‘Great Taste’ Gold Award 2012! So on went my explorer’s hat and off I went to find out where on earth Ceylon was and what I thought of this award winning tea… Read the rest of this entry »