5 tips to cleaning your tea accessories

I love drinking tea, but like most people I hate the washing up that comes with using anything in the kitchen. When it comes to tea, there are essential things to keep in mind to take care of your tea accessories. 1. Don’t use bleach If you take nothing else away from this post, remember [...]

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Tea equipment: which teapot should you use?

Of course, we can't talk about tea without talking about teapots. Used widely across the world to brew tea, it's surprising to see that the teapot shape doesn't change much across countries. It's mostly round and always has a spout, a lid and a handle - perhaps the handle has the most variations in design. [...]

What tea should I try if I like a normal black tea?

I’ve ran into this situation a lot of times: most people just like their ‘normal’ cup of tea. Of course, everyone has a slightly different ‘normal’ especially when it comes to the amount of milk added. But generally, a ‘normal’ cup is an English Breakfast - a strong tea that you can personalise with milk [...]

Afternoon Tea is delicious, but what is the history behind it?

The fanciest of china sets, fresh scones, clotted cream and strawberry jam, mini cakes and finger sandwiches. What's there not to love? The British tradition of Afternoon Tea has certainly seen a rise in popularity recently, but where does it come from? With Afternoon Tea Week just around the corner, it's time to find out. [...]