News Tagged ‘Black Tea’

Best Tea Cake Competition – Hotelympia 2014. Like or Share to WIN!

Friday, May 2nd, 2014


Our New Best Cake Awards COMPETITION starting today – for the next 10 days vote for your favourite cake from this years Hotelympia to WIN a Chateau Rouge Luxury Tea Hamper!

TO ENTER: all you need to do is follow our daily posts on FACEBOOK, TWITTER or GOOGLE+ and LIKE/SHARE. Please include: #chateaurougeteaparty #Hotelympia2014 and cake number: #cake1#cake2#cake3#cake4#cake5, #cake6#cake7#cake8#cake9 and/or #cake10. The winner will be chosen randomly from all the entries for the specific cake that gets the most LIKES or SHARES. So enter each day and share with your friends for the greatest chance to WIN.

We thoroughly enjoyed the show this year! The entries were all amazing, and some really talented chefs. We honestly can’t decide ourselves which of the cakes we liked the most…

Competition closes midnight (GMT) 11th May. Winners will be announced Tuesday 13th May. PRIZE INCLUDES: Organic Honeybush Luxury Tea tin + Imperial Earl Grey Luxury Tea Tin valued at £19.90 plus Free Worldwide Shipping.

Note: We would like to say a special thank you to the organisers (Compass and Hotelympia) and especielly all the entrants! Without them this would not be possible! Unfortunately we are not able to thank you all individually but hope you will get recognised for the amazing work.


WINNER of the Chateau Rouge Luxury Chocolate Easter Egg and Tea Hamper worth £100

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

We would like to congratulate the winner of our Prestat luxury chocolate Easter egg competitionMawgen 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!


Ferguson’s Ceylon Black Tea Review –

Monday, January 28th, 2013

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 »


The old photograph and how we designed the Nepal Fikkal Ilam luxury black tea product packaging

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Always fascinated by stories of intrigue, adventure and inspired by history with Chateau Rouge we wanted to create a brand that not only encaptulates a history and heritage, with stories of discovery, but also a personal touch. In looking at aspects to incorporate in the designs, we wanted to include objects or images that may well have a personal connection or tell a real story, rather than just make one up. The Nepal Fikkal Ilam tea packaging is one such product and tells the story of Sean Farrell’s great Aunt, from Johannesburg in South Africa. Read the rest of this entry »


Making of Earl Grey, a history of England’s most famous tea

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

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 »


Earl Grey for the ladies as well as the men

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

A Picture moment...Earl Grey and cake for afternoon tea today with all the ladies

Lorraine was not feeling well this afternoon and had to entertain two of her lady friends who came over for afternoon tea. Being the ‘house of Chateau Rouge’ they asked for the best teas possible, which lead into a discussion of all the options available…and guess what…they chose Earl Grey. Not such a masculine tea after all, must be the flowers!


Sikkim Temi First Flush FTGFOP1 (speciality black tea) – like Darjeeling, only better…

Sunday, June 19th, 2011
Early morning - Temi Tea Estate, South Sikkim, India

Early morning - Temi Tea Estate, South Sikkim, India

Back again after a few weeks trying some fantastic first flushes from Darjeeling. We thought its a great opportunity to tell you about our little secret… Sikkim Temi 1st flush. Like with all our teas we go to great lengths to choose teas with a story, and the Sikkim Temi is a tea that is no different. It comes from the only tea estate in Sikkim, a government owned estate that has been producing fantastic teas since the 1960′s. Not only are teas from Temi as good as neighbouring Darjeeling, but what makes this tea even more special is the surroundings… Read the rest of this entry »


Chateau Rouge speciality teas – first flush Indian black teas

Monday, May 16th, 2011
Chateau Rouge Luxury Tea Harvesting in India

Chateau Rouge Luxury Tea Harvesting in India

It’s first flush season again and the new season samples have been coming in over the last few weeks. We’ve all been happily tasting them all, and already deciding on our favourites for the season! But what consititutes a ‘First Flush’ and how is this tea different from other teas?

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Tea bags more expensive than an equivalent Chateau Rouge Luxury Tea

Monday, May 9th, 2011

With the amount of tea available online and in-store one cant help but feel overwhelmed by it all. There is a massive selection of teas to choose from: from the more exotic green teas, yellow teas or red teas to the more ‘standard’ black teas, not to mention white tea, rooibos, honeybush or even oolong. Tea is getting more sophisticated! But where do you start and is price really that important or is the more expensive tea, just in more expensive packaging?

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The secret behind Chateau Rouge Luxury Tea Blenders Imperial Earl Grey

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Many myths and recipes surround English Earl Grey black tea, whose distinctive flavour and aroma come from combining various black teas with oil extracted from bergamot rind.

Earl Grey is named after the British Prime Minister Charles, 2nd Earl Grey (1830-1834).  Legend has it while on a diplomatic mission to China; a mandarin confided the recipe in gratitude for saving his son’s life. Read the rest of this entry »