News Tagged ‘Specialist Teas’

Pouring Tea after Years of Coffee…

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

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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Creme Earl Grey…pure leaf tea poetry

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

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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Wiedouw Single Estate Long-Cut Organic Rooibos – Exclusively available at Chateau Rouge Luxury Teas

Friday, July 6th, 2012

The Wiedouw Rooibos Tea Estate

Wiedouw Long-cut Organic Rooibos Tea is available exclusively at Chateau Rouge Luxury Teas. We sell the only true single estate long-cut Rooibos tea in the UK, and as far as we are aware are the only company importing and selling Rooibos direct from a tea farm in South Africa and not through brokers in Europe. Read the rest of this entry »


 

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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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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Best Tea to have with Christmas cake

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

We all know about food and wine pairing…but food a tea…The choice of tea can easily add to a dish, be it cakes, or even breakfast or best tea after dinner. For a traditional Christmas cake we suggest a more ‘traditional tea’. 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 »


 

Old vs. New. Tea bag vs. Loose leaf tea? A Chateau Rouge Speciality Tea perspective in Spitafields (London)

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
Chateau Rouge Photo of the week - Fiat 500 vs. Audi Q7 - Leaf tea vs. Tea Bag

Chateau Rouge Photo of the week - Fiat 500 vs. Audi Q7 - Leaf tea vs. Tea Bag

This weeks photo of the week (without the tea)

Wondering through the streets surrounding Spitafields market in London the other day, we came across this fantastic picture. An old Fiat 500 taking on a mighty Audi Q7. And what struck us most about this picture, other than feeling it was David vs. Goliath (and hoping the Audi had its brakes on), but what the 2 vehicles symbolise. Read the rest of this entry »


 

Top 5 Speciality Tea Questions everyone asks

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Chateau Rouge Speciality Tea at Bath Coffee Festival

We had a great time at the Bath Coffee Festival in Bath. It was our first trip out to that part of the country since launching in Harvey Nichols. It was a fantastic weekend, and always a pleasure to visit beautiful Bath! Through serving plenty of tea samples over the 2 days, running demonstration workshops and with having the opportunity to meet hundreds tea and coffee lovers alike; I thought it would be good to highlight the main questions asked about Speciality Leaf Tea. Tea popularity is definitely on the rise and a whole tea ‘re-education’ under way – a journey of tea discovery and hopefully discovering something remarkable along the way. After all it is a journey not a destination! Read the rest of this entry »


 

Health benefits of Jasmine Green Tea. Luxury Tea Weight Loss Diet

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Chateau Rouge Green Tea Weight Loss Diet

Jasmine green tea not only tastes great but it is proven to be a great health drink too. No wonder the well fed Chinese emperors loved jasmine.According to legend a Chinese emperor in the Song dynasty (960-1279AD) used several hundred pots of jasmine to perfume the palace grounds. Read the rest of this entry »