News Tagged ‘Luxury Tea’

French Afternoon Tea

Friday, June 8th, 2012

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?

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Chateau Rouge Teas live on French Radio London – for a Calorie Free Listening Experience

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Having already benefited from indulging in a Calorie Free Luxury Tea Experience, why not spoil yourself with a sumptuous feast of french music, interviews and the latest from French London live online.

Chateau Rouge is really excited to be running a campaign with French Radio London from 23 May 2012. Not only is London home to one of the largest French speaking communities outside of France, but is arguably one of its closest foreign cities with super fast connections between London and Paris.

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Tea tasting at the beautiful Sofitel Spa – St James London

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Tea tasting at the beautiful Sofitel 5 Star Spa - St James Piccadilly London


Luxury…Darjeeling Express…the most memorable train trip in the world in search of the best first flush Darjeeling teas…

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Darjeeling Train Fruit shop stopMemories of Darjeeling…

As I sit here on the train from London to St. Ives, winding my way through the beautiful Dorset countryside memories come flooding back to me of the times I have been aboard the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling. This is quite simply the most mesmerising journey I have ever been on . Words can do little justice to the serene beauty on offer during this seven hour weave through the Himalayan Mountains.

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It only takes 3 minutes to make the perfect cup of tea

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Chateau Rouge Earl Grey TeaWe got a new mantle clock and looking at the lovely bright design I remembered the Press Event tea tasting at Harvey Nichols this last week. One question that comes up again and again…so how do you make the perfect cup of tea? Well its really simple, it takes only 2-3 minutes. Read the rest of this entry »


So why did we start drinking ‘tea for two’?

Friday, February 10th, 2012

It all came about due to the social dynamics of society and the idea that women should be primarily based in the home place at the time. Women were only allowed in teashops and tea gardens if accompanied by a male companion – a real luxury! A lady was considered too vulnerable to be allowed to venture into the world alone and as a result they had to entertain in private or be escorted by a male companion. Read the rest of this entry »


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 »


How to make tea, the Chateau Rouge Luxury Tea way

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Tea is a work of art and needs a master hand to bring out its noblest qualities - Okakura Kakuzo, The Book of Tea

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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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Old Leeds Market building as taken for the Chateau Rouge Luxury Tea tasting

Sunday, May 8th, 2011
Leeds Market Chateau Rouge Luxury Tea Tasting 7 May 2011

Leeds Market Building - a truly remarkable building, and an architectural masterpiece

We absolutely fell in love with this building while in Leeds on Saturday for a tea tasting at Harvey Nichols. It’s an architectural gem and a timeless masterpiece! If only everything today lasts this long – something that keeps on getting more beautiful with time, rather than looking dated and out of fashion. Read the rest of this entry »