News Tagged ‘Green Teas’

Essential tea information – top 5 questions…

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

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We held a an exclusive tea tasting this week at the Vista, on the Trafalgar hotel roof terrace in London, Arguably one of London’s best roof terrace bars and a beautiful contemporary boutique hotel; and were blessed with good weather and a great crowd. There were a number of questions about tea in general and our range that came up again, which we thought may be useful to include in a blog. Read the rest of this entry »


 

Chateau Rouge Teas launches resealable foil pouches. Available in 10 to 250 grams sizes

Sunday, June 10th, 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 »


 

Tea Health Benefits – Chateau Rouge Luxury Tea

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

The health benefits of green tea, as supplied by luxury tea company Château Rouge, are widely documented but did you know you can use these delicate and aromatic leafs in cooking.

In the UK the lovely leaf is often used in frozen yogurts and healthier shacks to enhance the flavours and add that extra touch of ‘health’. On a recent trip to Tokyo, however, I spotted green tea flavoured Kit Kat chocolate bars! Saying that there was also one flavoured with soy sauce – an acquired taste I’ll have to add!

It is easy to enhance a simple dish with the addition of Green tea leafs. Many Asian nations have used green tea in cooking for centuries not just because of its health benefits – high in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals – but also because this simple leaf has a distinct flavour that lends itself rather well to cooking.

Château Rouge has in stock a pretty wide variety of luxury green teas, each promising its own individual flavour. It is recommended that loose teas are used in cooking as they tend to have the best flavours.

One simple way to cook with these is to brew the green tea leafs and simply substitute the water in the recipe with green tea. I find the flavour best suited to sweet dishes, especially plain frozen yogurt or ice cream, where the green tea not only adds a subtle flavour, but also a rather lovely light green colour.

The best way to start though is to simply experiment with the various loos teas, various strengths and off course in various recipes.

Château Rouge are purveyors of fine, premium, specialist and luxury teas that are sourced from around the world. Chateau Rouge Luxury Teas Ltd, Coppergate House, 16 Brune St, London E1 7NJ, England. Company No.5489120 Website by Banksthomas part of the Spinach Group

Green Teas | Oolong Tea | Black Teas | Tisane Teas | Jasmine Green Tea | White Monkey Green Tea | Formosa Pouchong Oolong Tea | Sikkim Temi Black Teas | Fikkal Lam Black Teas | Imperial Earl Grey Teas | Wideouw Rooibus Tisane | Wild Harvest Honeybush Tisane


 

Château Rouge inspired by a history of exotic delicacies

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Château Rouge was inspired by a time in history when traders brought exotic delicacies back from their travels from far away Asia and the Far East. On their return to Europe they would not just trade tea, but tales of another world so far away from most people’s reach, and stories and anecdotes that made the world seem so much more exciting.

Almost a thousand years ago a gifted Persian poet by the name of Ferdowsi Tusi wrote Shahnameh (Book of Kings) – an epic describing the mythical history of pre-Islamic Persia in beautiful rhyming stanzas.

The legend has it that Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi, in whose court Ferdowsi served, had promised a gold coin for every verse but when he saw the length of the Shahnameh he balked and refused to pay! Ferdowsi stormed out in anger taking his creation and eventually dying in abject poverty.

Much in the way Château Rouge has found inspiration, in the following millennium storytellers in tea houses up and down the country and across the sprawling empire would recite the epic of the hero of Shahnameh Rustam, who when he walked his boots sank into stone.

Later through consecutive conquest by the Moguls and Afghan tribes, through the dark times and happier days, Fersowsi’s heroic tale passed from one tea house to another, from one generation to another and from Persia across to India and beyond.

The Moguls introduced exotic Green tea to Persia, the Russians later brought aromatic Black tea brewed in coal-fired Samavars, from the very start tea cementing itself as the national drink.

As travellers and traders sat and listened and sipped tea they passed the epic of Shahmanesh. And so tea drinking became closely interlinked with story telling and poetry – a ritual that continues to this day.

Now no Iranian home is complete without a brewing pot or hot Samavar containing aromatic tea served in small glass cups, strong, black with a lump of sugar – with a copy of Shahnameh sitting close by on the shelf.

Château Rouge are purveyors of fine, premium, specialist and luxury teas that are sourced from around the world. Chateau Rouge Luxury Teas Ltd, Coppergate House, 16 Brune St, London E1 7NJ, England. Company No.5489120 Website by Banksthomas part of the Spinach Group

Green Teas | Oolong Tea | Black Teas | Tisane Teas | Jasmine Green Tea | White Monkey Green Tea | Formosa Pouchong Oolong Tea | Sikkim Temi Black Teas | Fikkal Lam Black Teas | Imperial Earl Grey Teas | Wideouw Rooibus Tisane | Wild Harvest Honeybush Tisane


 

Château Rouge exhibits luxury teas at The London Coffee Festival

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Château Rouge will be exhibiting its bespoke range of specialist and luxury teas at The London Coffee Festival this weekend. The popular yearly festival is a celebration of not just coffee, but tea and food experiences that relate to the art of consuming a delicious hot beverage.

Spread across six areas: Hyde Park, Soho, Shoreditch, The Hub, The Plantation and The Lab, each ‘themed zone’ offers a unique coffee, tea and food experience.

The festival is essentially a celebration of London’s vibrant coffee, tea and gourmet food culture and is estimated to attract over 10,000 enthusiasts. Niche tea specialist Château Rouge will share its tea expertise and showcase its passion for the humble leaf that has so much to offer.

There will also be artisan coffee, gourmet food and drinks, barista demonstrations and interactive activities all weekend at the festival.

The event also includes live music performances from local artists and a range of fun competitions such as the ‘Out of the Box’ experience – a nine-bar cycling challenge and ten-bean bowling alley.

Château Rouge will join not just the big player in the world of tea and coffee, but similar innovative companies that share a genuine passion for their product – the likes of Flat White, Sacred and Nude Espresso.
Plus, this is all for a good cause with profits raised destined for the Project Waterfall, a world charity that aims to deliver clean water projects in Africa’s coffee-growing nations.
The London Coffee Festival is held from 8-10 April 2011. For more information visit londoncoffeefestival.com.

Château Rouge are purveyors of fine, premium, specialist and luxury teas that are sourced from around the world. Chateau Rouge Luxury Teas Ltd, Coppergate House, 16 Brune St, London E1 7NJ, England. Company No.5489120 Website by Banksthomas part of the Spinach Group

Green Teas | Oolong Tea | Black Teas | Tisane Teas | Jasmine Green Tea | White Monkey Green Tea | Formosa Pouchong Oolong Tea | Sikkim Temi Black Teas | Fikkal Lam Black Teas | Imperial Earl Grey Teas | Wideouw Rooibus Tisane | Wild Harvest Honeybush Tisane