Our simple philosophy...
If ‘Tea Makes Everything Better’ shouldn’t we be drinking better tea?®
So here at CHASH we source and import ‘Better Tea'.
The signature English Breakfast Gold was created by our hands here in London and our Earl Grey 1833 is blended exclusively for us.
Tea comes from one bush (an evergreen, known as Camellia Sinensis). For hundreds of years it was a luxury product that only very few could afford. Quality was high and consumers were revered as connoisseurs.
Cultivation of fine tea, like fine wine, requires unique characters of location, climate, soil, topography and elevation – the terroir. Combine this with the careful skill of the tea master and you have a cup to truly savour.
CHASH is fully committed to bring you only fine tea. We travelled the world to source the very best (try the rest!).
To suit all consumer tastes, our day is dedicated to the provision of both traditional teas and rare teas not otherwise found in the UK.
A little bit about the founder...
I'm the one on the right. Weirdly I still look a bit like this now.
Back in 2008 I was working in national press and wondering why the streets of London were filling up with speciality coffee shops.
By 2009 I was wondering why tea, our national drink, was not part of the changing high street. Very confused, I sold my fish tank and decided to find out.
Highlight so far?
Always the look when someone tastes my tea for the first time. I love that reaction. If I had to choose one particular highlight it would oddly be an occasion when CHASH was not successful:
I was invited to present our teas to Waldorf Astoria New York. Although (understandably) they decided to work with a US tea company, they told me our tea was the best. To hear this (and even be invited to present!) tells me we must be doing a few things well
Did you know?
Stick the kettle on...
Every day we Britons drink 165 million cups of tea.
That beats the coffee drinkers 2:1 day in day out, and everyone thought we were a coffee drinking nation.
A secret elixir...
Drinking tea increases metabolism (good for weight loss!), helps lessen colds and menstrual pain.
Tea is rich in the antioxidants that fight the ageing of skin. Tea helps us look and feel healthy.
We travel far to find the best...
Like wine, tea comes from one bush an evergreen, known as Camellia Sinensis.
The variety comes from the careful skill of the farmer combined with the unique characters of the location, climate, soil and elevation – the terroir