The Wee Tea Company - Wholesale and direct loose leaf tea & tea bags - Worldwide Shipping - FREE Delivery in the UK (Orders over £25)

2 Item(s)

per page

Festiviteas Blog

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 08:00:00 Europe/London

Teasecco and G&Tea Party Season Tea!Festive Tea Blog 2017

 

Gin Tea and Prosecco Tea Offer

Let the FestiviTEAS begin!

Recently, we showed our faith in the Great British public, and asked YOU to choose a new flavour of tea, inspired by the festive party season. In case you missed that video on our Facebook page, the question was posed – Teasecco or G & Tea?

A Prosecco flavoured Green Tea, or a Gin & Tonic with a slice flavoured Black Tea?

We were very grateful for the excellent response to our question – but there was no clear winner! Clearly many of you were excited about the prospect of Prosecco, and many more were grinning about the Gin!

So what could we do??

Nothing else for it – we will bring both teas to market – especially for you, chosen by you - for this festive season!

Teasecco uses Green Tea as a base tea, which is then flavoured with Prosecco, and blended with apple pieces and rose petals. Lovely sweet, delicate flavours balanced evenly to leave the fruity notes of Prosecco dancing around your palate.

Teasecco - Prosecco Tea

Teasecco - Prosseco inspired Tea

OR we thought you might opt for a classic G & Tea? Black Tea is at the base of this blend, with a good measure of strong juniper coming through from the Gin flavour. All wrapped up with a hint of lemon. Sweet and herbal notes also exude from the addition of some Lemongrass. Inspired!

Gin and Tonic Tea - G&T

G&Tea - Gin and Tonic inspired Tea

The best news is of course that both teas are completely TeaTotal! Mince pies, Christmas Cake, Turkey sandwiches, Teasecco and a G & Tea – a perfect Christmas Tea Party!!

So, could a party season tea be the perfect Christmas gift for tea lovers everywhere?

 

The Wee Team

There's always a tea in team.

Our Featured Products


Comments | Posted in September 2017 By Wee Tea Company

White Tea Blog

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 08:00:00 Europe/London

Brewing White Tea – Scotland Leads the Way!White Tea Blog 2017

 

White Tea Platter

Brewing White Tea

It’s time to recap on our #brewdaytuesday feature on brewing White Tea. Not the most straight forward tea to make, there are a few hints and tips to follow that will help you prepare a perfect pot of White Tea. Remember, you can pop over to our Facebook page and watch the videos at any time.

White Tea is still relatively new to western tea drinking culture. So called, due to the silvery, white downy hairs on the unopened buds of the tea plant, White Tea is increasingly popular due to its low caffeine content, and high levels of anti-oxidants. White Tea is generally the most delicately flavoured brew in the family, and is famous for light, sweet, fruity and slightly nutty, earthy flavours.

White Tea leaves are generally delicate, and require careful handling and even more careful brewing.

In our #brewdaytuesday feature, we used Scottish grown Dalreoch White Tea, Rose Peony Tea and Chinese Mao Feng Tea. This was to showcase three very different White Teas, each offering quite different flavour profiles.

1) Use water at approximately 75C – NEVER boiling water.

2) Brew for 2-3 mins.

3) Use 1 teaspoon of tea per cup you are making (2 cup pot = 2 teaspoons of tea)

4) If possible use equipment that allows leaves to be removed after desired steeping

Try to avoid stewing White Tea to enjoy the best flavours.

Try to avoid over brewing your White Tea to release the sweet, delicate flavours.

Check out our Facebook page to watch the full video now. Click Here.

Facebook Live WhiteTea

The teas used in our #brewdaytuesday video were:

Dalreoch White

A. Dalreoch White

A treat from Perthshire! Beautiful large leaves processed with love and care – a jewel in Scotland’s crown. Stunning flavours of peach, with a hint of earthy nuttiness, wrapped up perfectly with notes of pine and citrus.

Rose Peony Tea

B. Rose Peony Tea

One of the newest teas from Scotland’s Tea gardens. The Buittle Garden in Dumfries and Galloway has dried their tea and rose petals together to offer stunning hints of Turkish delight dancing along with the delicate, fruity White Tea.

Mao Feng

C. Mao Feng

An entry level Chinese White Tea. This particular white tea is slightly stronger than finer white teas, and offers slightly deeper flavours and hints of astringency. On the brink of being a Green Tea, brew carefully to enjoy the sweet, earthy flavours.

 

The Wee Team

There's always a tea in team.

Our Featured Products


Comments | Posted in September 2017 By Wee Tea Company

2 Item(s)

per page