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Tea Buyers Guide - Part 2 - Green Tea

Friday, 20 April 2018 11:22:00 Europe/London

Tea Buyers Guide - Part 2Tea Buyers Quick Guide 2018 - Green Tea

 

Continuing our buying guide, we will now take a look at Green Tea.

No-one could argue with the huge surge in popularity of Green Tea in the western word, yet many of us brew this tea slightly wrongly, and don’t get the best impression of the flavour. There are also really significant variations in flavour of Green Tea depending on the style of leaf and the country of origin.

We will again start by highlighting a few notable values of Green Tea, and then suggest a few teas with very different flavour profiles. We’ll begin by considering what all Green Teas have in common.

Caffeine – yes

Flavour – Generally vegetal but lighter than Black Tea

Oxidised – No

Brewing – Approx 80c for 2 minutes. Most Green Tea should be brewed multiple times

Milk – Not recommended

Here are five great Green Teas with very different flavour profiles. How do you like yours?

Gunpowder Green (China) – Full flavoured Green Tea - slightly smoky and peppery notes

Sencha (Japan) – Bright, grassy and vegetal flavours with a touch of salinity

Teasecco Green Tea (China) – Treat yourself to a combination of gentle Green Tea, sweet apple and Prosecco inspired flavours

Genmaicha (Japan) – Tea and toasted rice – nutty, sweet and grassy flavours

Chun Mee (China) – Slightly less smoky than Gunpowder - earthy, vegetal and fresh

 

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Tea Buyers Guide - Part 1 - Black Tea

Tuesday, 10 April 2018 12:22:00 Europe/London

Tea Buyers Guide - Part 1Tea Buyers Quick Guide 2018 - Black Tea

 

The world of tea has changed….a lot!

One need only venture back 2 generations to find (particularly here in the UK), that tea was just….tea. Nowadays, it’s about knowing which tea to choose – because the selection available to us is literally overwhelming! Recently we overheard a conversation about an experience in a wine store, where the member of staff took real interest in what flavour profiles the customer wanted to experience to help guide the customer to choosing the right bottle of wine. Great customer service! In many ways the same can be done with tea. This series of blogs on “knowing your tea” might just help guide you – we’ll do our best!

Starting with Black Tea, we are going to highlight a few notable values of Black Tea, and then highlight a few teas with very different flavour profiles. We’ll begin by considering what all Black Teas have in common.

Caffeine – yes

Flavour – Generally full flavoured

Oxidised – fully

Brewing – generally 95c and for 2/3 minutes depending on strength desired.

Milk – Most Black Tea can handle a spot of milk

Here are five great, famous Black Teas with very different flavour profiles. How do you like yours?

Assam (India) – Bold, malty and earthy robust flavours

Ceylon (Sri-Lanka) – Bright, sharp, lighter and more astringent flavours

Keemun (China) – Earthy, rounded and slightly smoky flavours

Darjeeling (India) – Fresh, nutty and almost floral aromatic flavours

Lapsang Souchong (China) – Lingering, smoky and peaty flavours.

 

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Comments | Posted in April 2018 By Wee Tea Company

Pyramid Tea Bags - A World of Choice

Thursday, 5 April 2018 12:22:00 Europe/London

Pyramid Tea BagsPyramid Tea Bags Blog 2018

 

Pyramids Tea Bags – A World of Choice!

When we first decided to produce a range of Tea Pyramids, the starting point had to be – but which teas? With so many blends available, it is always tough to pick and choose which ones we hope you will love! The challenge is, we’d love to do all our teas in handy silky pyramids for your convenience.

Pyramid Tea Bags Collection

The reality is – it’s just not possible. Many of our teas and tisanes are just not the right style of tea to fit into pyramids, and we also produce fairly large runs at a time, so opting for the most popular teas just makes sense. If you aren’t up to date with our range – here’s a quick reminder!

Breakfast Blend

A classic, full flavoured blend of Assam and Ceylon for anytime of the day, but great as a morning wakeup call!

Mighty Chai

A hearty blend of Black Tea and exotic spices based on a traditional Indian Masala Chai.

Earl Grey

Classic Earl Grey packed with bright citrus flavours. The Blue Flower adds a smooth texture and a hint of sweetness. Great with a slice of lemon!

Gunpowder Go

A refreshing and bright Chinese Green Tea, with layers of flavour. Brew lightly to enjoy the fruity and almost peppery flavours.

Peppy Peppermint
Embrace the menthol vapours released from these fresh peppermint leaves. Brilliant as a caffeine free alternative or before bed.
 
Rhubarb Rooibos
Reminiscent of Rhubarb and Custard sweeties, this brew is great fun. The sweet and sour Rhubarb flavours pair perfectly with the Rooibos to offer a fruity, sweet treat.
 
Wild Berry
Bursting with sweet and sour fruit flavours, this infusion is fun and naturally caffeine-free.
 
Lemony Ginger
A brilliant herbal blend to be enjoyed any time of the day – zesty, sweet and spicy .

 

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Comments | Posted in April 2017 By Wee Tea Company

Easter Tea 2018

Monday, 19 March 2018 12:22:00 Europe/London

Easter Tea Blog 2018Easter Tea Blog 2018

 

Normally at this time of year, we shout a bit more about Chocolate flavour teas in the run up to Easter.

These teas are available as always, and really can make a fabulous alternative to Chocolate as an Easter Tea Gift. This year, we decided to develop an Easter Tea blend. As is always the case when blending, the starting point is to think about what flavour profiles might match up with the season!

Easter Tea 2018

With Easter being a Spring festival, we looked to develop a tea that had Spring written all over it. For many of us, Spring means youth, new birth, awakenings and colour! So we set out to develop a tea blend with delicate flavours and bright floral colours. In the end we decided on a black tea base, with lemon as the uplifting and bright flavour addition.

With so many striking leafs and petals to choose from, we eventually decided on two colours – orange and blue. The shape of the tea leaves paired perfectly with Safflower petals and Blue Cornflower petals. The final addition, was a little lemon peel, to round of a perfectly balanced blend. So there you are – Easter Tea! A Black Tea blended with flowers and citurs flavours to help put a Spring back in your step this Easter!

 

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HAPPY EASTER 2018

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Comments | Posted in March 2018 By Wee Tea Company

Mothers Day 2018

Monday, 26 February 2018 12:22:00 Europe/London

Mothers Day Tea Blog 2018Mothers Day Tea Blog 2017

 

Is there anything a mother wouldn’t do for their beloved?

So what can we do to really show how much we appreciate all that they do? With Mother’s Day around the corner, we have released a limited edition Mother’s Day Tea Collection with our amazing Mums in mind!

Mothers Day Tea Collection

 

This Luxury Tea Selection includes three flavours of tea and infusions that will simply say – Thank You Mum!


Strawberry Sencha

A real sweet treat! Delicate Chinese Green Tea blended with flavours of Strawberry and Cream. The perfect accompaniment for an Afternoon Cream Tea.

Rhubarb Rooibos

Is there anything more pleasing than the tang of Rhubarb mixed with sweet vanilla flavours? The naturally light flavours of Rooibos pair perfectly with the sweet and sour Rhubarb. Fun, fruity and guilt free!

Wild Berry

A really fruity infusion! A balance of fruity flavours that will tantalise your taste buds. Sit back, relax and while away the afternoon with sweet, sour and comforting fruity flavours.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums out there, have a lovely day.

 

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Comments | Posted in February 2018 By Wee Tea Company

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