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21st
Feb
2017

Purple tea

While black teas and green teas are known the world over and white teas and oolongs are part of everyone's tea vocabulary, if not actually tasted yet, purple tea is a more recent addition to our range of tea-based choices. Grown and produced thus far only in Kenya, it's a healthy yet tasty option.

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19th
Feb
2017

Sweet beets

Has the sugar you stir into your tea and coffee been made with sugar cane or sugar beet? Concluding our focus on sugar today, we look at how sugar is produced in Northern Europe.

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17th
Feb
2017

What makes a cup- sugar

For some people, sugar is very important to their enjoyment of tea and coffee. Today's blog takes a look at Britain's historical relationship with sugar and our role in its cultivation.

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15th
Feb
2017

Drinking coffee with ceremony

It's time to return to the land where the coffee bean first put in a welcome appearance and this week we're looking at the heart of Ethiopian coffee culture, the coffee ceremony itself.

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12th
Feb
2017

Hot chocolate spices- vanilla

Another freezing cold weekend and another blog about how tasty you can make your steaming mug of cocoa with the addition of spice. This time it's vanilla up for consideration. A common enough additive, but the real McCoy is just behind saffron in price.

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