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Try a Gin Made with Earl Grey Tea

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Are you a gin drinker or enjoy earl grey tea?  Now, you can combine these interests by trying the new Breakfast Gin, which is made with Earl Grey Tea. Produced by Few Spirits of Evanston, IL, the Breakfast Gin was unveiled in late 2015.  Earl Grey Tea was chosen because it worked well with the gin’s juniper and citrus flavors.  …

Taylors, Twinings, Fortnum & Mason Stop Getting Tea from India Supplier

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A recent documentary by the BBC exposing working conditions on some tea estates in India has netted its first casualty. British tea companies Twinings, Taylors of Harrogate and Fortnum & Mason has stopped doing business with The Assam Company, which owns a group of tea estates in northeast India.  Additionally, The Rainforest Alliance, an international non-profit dedicated to conservation, has stopped …

British Tea Tastes Are Changing

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Tea drinking in the country most noted for tea drinking, the United Kingtom, is on the way down.  This is the conclusion of a study released by the UK Government which tracked 150,000 households during the time periof of 1974 to 2000. At the start of the study, 1974, 50% of the liquid consumed each day was tea.  By 2015 …

Williamson Tea, Farmers and Growers, Say Dry Weather Lowering Production

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Williamson Tea, one of the very tiny number of tea companies that actually grow, produce and market their own tea, says weather is effecting production of tea.  Kenya is where Williamson grows tea.  Actually, Kenyan Teas are popular with most British and Irish brands. According to Williamson, tea production has decreased in their tea farms, due to the continuation of …

What Tea to Bring to Brooke Shield Tea Party

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If you find yourself invited to Brooke Sheild Tea Party and you are asked to bring the tea,  what kind should you bring? Well, bring Earl Grey Tea, its what Brooke serves at tea parties.  Read more about her tea parties at In Style magazine.

Have A Real Irish Tea on St Patricks Day

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For St Patrick’s Day, look beyond your regular cup of Irish Breakfast to find an authentic tea from Ireland. More tea is consumed per capita in Ireland than any other country. Irish teas are increasingly popular. Usually black teas, they have a full-bodied taste, malty flavor and best served with sugar and milk. Today, they come in two forms. The …

Black Tea Sales Down, Fruit and Herbal Sales Up in the UK

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In the UK, home to some of the world’s most popular tea brands, sales of black teas have fallen.  Over the past year, black tea sales have decreased 5% while green tea sales have been up 10% in the same time frame.   Fruit and herbal teas are up 8% year over year.  The increased interest in fruit and herbal teas …

Tea Companies Try to Protect Children

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Several tea companies have joined with the Ethical Tea Partnership and Unicef to help protect children in India.  Taylors of Harrogate, Typhoo, Tetley and other tea companies are joining together.  The 3 year effort with start in the Assam region of India and begin with 350 communities.  Read more about this story at BeverageDaily.com.

Williamson Tea Launches Foundation

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Although we may be biased, but it seems as if tea companies consistently try to make the world a better place.  Recently,  Williamson Tea announced the launch of its foundation.  The Williamson Tea Foundation focuses on projects involving people and the environment.  Williamson’s aim is to improve the lives of the those involved in growing, picking and processing the tea …

Tea Drinker Spotlight: Mark from Oregon

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Every now and then, we like to spotlight different tea drinkers.  In the picture below, you can see Mark S of Bandon, Oregon, an avid he drinker.  He prefers black teas, having tried teas from Darvilles of Windsor, Marks & Spencer, all Punjana Teas and Welsh Brew.  But, perhaps his favorite brand is SD Bell Tea (which is no longer …