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The CHASH Tea blog

This is where you get to help choose what we talk about. We will be regularly posting news from the tea world, but encourage you to let us know if you have a favourite topic Keep popping back - you may find your tea topic covered!
August 14, 2019

Afternoon Tea Week

Homemade ‘Afternoon Tea’ ideas.   For those of you not able to head out in #afternoonteaweek to somewhere swish, why not host your own Afternoon Tea at 🏡 Invite friends over for a natter… and impress with your baking skills! 😃 ______________ All  you need is a little time to […]
August 1, 2019

Matcha Latte

What makes a Matcha Latte. To produce Matcha you first cultivate the finest Green Tea. But, just before picking the leaf, the plant is shaded for 2-3 weeks. Depriving the leaf of sunlight increases its polyphenol count and makes for a richer flavour. Once picked the leaf has its stem […]
July 21, 2019

Happy… or Happier?

Happy… or Happier?   It’s surprising how often I hear the phrase ‘we are happy with our current supplier’.   Every week I’m approached by new tea suppliers and never once would I respond to them with that line.   Firstly, it’s a statement of the obvious – Of course […]
July 2, 2019

Trip to Windy Hollow

I and the CHASH team have temporarily left behind London…. For the altogether more tranquil and calm setting of Windy Hollow – an entirely organic tea farm in Perthshire, [email protected]_. Windy Hollow is the creation of Monica =. Windy Hollow grows tea and also Chamomile and Mint. On our visit […]
June 29, 2019

Creating A Bespoke Blend

This week we were invited to a Private members Club in the City of London. Sadly not with a view to joining! The club is family-owned and managed by the grandson of the man who conceived and built the original building. Members have the opportunity to meet, host meetings and […]
June 27, 2019

Black Tea Tasting

Black Tea Tasting.   Today we are considering speciality black teas from Nepal. these teas are higher grade than a standard black tea and use only the finest tips from the plant. The lightest (most delicate) on the right is Golden Needles. In the centre is Golden Tips. The richest […]
June 25, 2019

Tea Friends at Nazani

I got a present!! The fabulous and admirable @nazanitea and @lovetealovetravel generously bought me some Korean tea 😊 We have known each other for a couple of years and it is my great pleasure to have found lovely people working in tea. With committed and enthusiastic sourcing, @nazanitea really do […]
June 20, 2019

UK Tea Brewers Championship

Today we travelled to Stansted for the first heat of the UK Tea Brewers Championship! The event (in its second years) aims to provide the hospitality industry with a platform for showcasing well-made tea. The 3 teas prepared by the contestants were favourites of ours : ~ Shaded Sencha ~ […]