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.

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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 more…


‘A-R-T’ and ‘T-E-A’: two very small words with a big connection. Let’s not get off to a confused start… I’m not trying to tell you that the contents of your kitchen cupboard are auction-worthy, that your office tea slave is the next Picasso or that your morning mugful is a masterpiece in the making. Nor am I launching a fierce campaign to see a soggy teabag win the Nobel Prize for Art. I simply wish to draw your attention to the generally unappreciated value placed upon the tea leaf in the world of art. Why am I doing this? Hidden amongst the shadows of great masterpieces and swarms of magnus opera lay paintings and posters, wondrous and breathtaking, depicting the act of drinking tea. A patron of the tea world, I implore you to follow me into the misty shadows of the art world as I shed light on those forgotten gems, torch in hand. Read more…


Of all the UK’s food award schemes, GREAT TASTE is the most important. Completely independent and uncompromisingly rigorous, it is trusted by retailers, buyers and consumers. GREAT TASTE is to speciality food and drink what MICHELIN is to fine dining.  Read more…


Please note the last shipment date for guaranteed Christmas delivery is by 12h00 on 18/12/12. We are closed between Christmas and New Years day (inclusive) and all orders placed during this period will only be delivered once we reopen in January 2013.

However we are offering FREE shipping on all UK orders from 19-31 December 2012, with the delivery of your orders then the start of January 2013.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for their support through 2012, and very excited for 2013 as planning a number of range extensions and will continue on our mission to discover the worlds most remarkable teas.

From all of us at Chateau Rouge, we hope you have a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2013


Add this to the list of things science can’t explain, like the Taos hum or Naga fireballs. I’m an insurance adjuster. We’re a jaded, thick-skinned lot, and no matter what names you call us or legal action you threaten, we get all our crying done the first month on the job. We chomp animal crackers while we crunch numbers, and hold Dum Dum suckers in our cheeks like Kojak, white stick hanging from lips all day long. Sometimes we make you listen to You Can’t Always Get What You Want on the Muzak while you wait on hold for us to decide your economic fate. We take our coffee thick and dark, the most hardcore among us chain smoking between cases of Diet Coke or bourbon at our desks.

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Christmas 2012 Advent Calendar

It’s December and we getting into the Christmas spirit at ‘le Chateau’… To celebrate Christmas this year we thought it would be fun to create a Chateau Rouge Advent calendar, with a daily special offers (FREE tea and special discounts on selected products) just for you until the 25th of December. We want to have some fun, share in the celebrations and make sure that you all have some good tea to keep you warm during the holidays. Please feel free to forward any vouchers onto your friends and family, and also join us on Twitter or Facebook to keep updated on the daily events from now until the 25th December.

We’re feeling very philosophical this lazy autumn Sunday afternoon at ‘le Chateau’ (aka Chateau Rouge Teas home). Enjoying a delicious pot of Earl Grey Leaf Tea in one of our new glass tea pots and pondering over some beautiful dreamy poetry thanks to Laura…

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