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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!
October 6, 2019

Larger Leaf?

Did you know the leaf used to make Lapsang is larger than a normal tea leaf? The native name is zhèng shān xiao zhong. Xiaozhong (小种 / 小種) means “sub-variety”and refers not to the fresh, top leaves but to the fourth and fifth leaves of the tea plant.   Here […]
September 15, 2019

Moon Festival

Moon Cake Festival ~ Celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month in Chinese lunar calendar is the Mid-Autumn Festival. Also known as Moon Cake Festival, the Chinese holiday honours the life of Goddess Chang’e who lived an interesting life… on the moon. The festival celebrates the day of […]
September 10, 2019

Best Bit

I am often asked what is the best bit about having a tea company. It’s a toughie to answer because so many bits are great. How do you choose between Going to Tea Gardens, Hearing ‘Wows’ from our Tea Friends, Meeting the Tea Producers and, of course, Drinking Astonishing Tea. […]
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 8, 2019

New Arrival

A New Tea has arrived. Ridiculously excited. Look how fresh and green it is!!   #nofilter #nofilterneeded 🌱💚🌱💚🌱💚🌱 And it smells incredible. Grinning like my nephew at Xmas. 😁😁😁 This is our Yellow Tea. It is favoured by connoisseurs and speciality tea enthusiasts. Similar to Green Tea, the little beauty […]
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 […]