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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!
January 5, 2021

Happy New Year!

Wishing all our lovely tea friends a very happy new year. This is a deeply unsettling time and we know ourselves how it can feel helpless, overwhelming, disorientating …….or all 3. But we try to remember that while having lots of options can make you freeze, if you find the […]
December 13, 2020

A True Cuppa!

On a night like this, who finds comfort in the most traditional (and still most popular!) drink in Britain? This is a breakfast tea to re-appraise the British ‘cuppa’. It’s rich with a little more oompf – more akin to the typical British cuppa. It’s nutty, made from strong and […]
December 11, 2020

Christmas Tea!

🎄 Christmas Tea🎄 What is Christmas Tea? It’s a compelling and eye-widening combo that tastes and smells somewhere between mulled wine and a mince pie! ❄️ The days are getting shorter and colder, and we are starting to feel the festive cosy vibes Not being able to go out in […]
December 6, 2020

Muffin Time

Tea pairs incredibly well with a muffin… But have you tried a tea muffin?! These little wonders are gluten and dairy-free and taste devilishly good. Made with apple, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and clove…. and our Sri Lankan Chai! All skilfully prepared by the amazing @cocoa_and_the_berry over on instagram (check out […]
November 9, 2020


I think we’re all looking for that special something to give at Christmas this year. ____________________________________________________ How about a real piece of tea luxury? … something that is at once unique, a bit extravagant and Christmassy! And will guarantee to delight for months and months to come (not finished by […]
November 1, 2020

Painting Teapots!

So it seems teapots are not just for making tea 🎨 We love this creative way to personalise CHASH glass teapots by artist @yana_lafler This amazing design adds a real original and personal touch to your drinking experience 👉 What do you think!?
October 3, 2020

CHASH Scoops 3 Great Taste Awards!!

We are rather pleased to announce that this week 3 of our biggest sellers scooped a Gold Star at the Great Taste Awards. _____________________ ~ English Breakfast Gold ~ Fog Green Tea ~ Peppermint Leaf _____________________ Here are the comments from the judges : English Breakfast Gold ~ Well-made and […]
September 8, 2020

Country Living Competition Winners

Congrats to our @countrylivinguk competition winners!! Later this week Peter, Yvonna, Linda, Marion and Adrian will each be receiving their £50 Goody bag filled with tea!! Thanks to all who took part. If you weren’t one of the lucky ones, take a look around the site and use the coupon […]
August 21, 2020

Join Us For Matcha Today!

Looking forward to seeing you all at 4pm London time. Come ready with questions, thoughts …. and, of course, a bowl of Matcha! Not long to go… Happy Matcha Friday
August 20, 2020

Live Matcha Session!

Come and join us this Friday for a live chat about all things Matcha! Have you always wanted to know more about Matcha? Do you have any burning questions? We will be on instagram at 4pm GMT this Friday, 21st. And I’m delighted to announce that we will be joined […]
August 7, 2020

A fridge-full of #coldbrewtea

A fun evening of food, comedy and tea with @nazanitea and @lovetealovetravel. To make up for noticeable gaps in hosting ability, I diverted their attention with a fridge-full of #coldbrewtea 😁🍵 1. Bai Mu Dan (White Tea) 2. Iron Goddess of Mercy (Oolong) 3. Honey Orchid (Oolong) 4. Huo Shan […]
August 5, 2020

Only CHASH Will Do!

We Just Love Getting These !! “We first experienced your tea at the Imperial War Museum several years ago. Since then, my partner won’t drink any Earl Grey tea apart from yours!” – Erica, London Thanks Erica. And here’s to many more years!! #makesitallworthwhile #whywedowhatwedo
August 2, 2020

Matcha Health Benefits

Matcha boosts metabolism and concentration, lifts mood and helps reduce cholesterol. Studies show that the caffeine in Matcha stimulates the mind, the theanine present can reduce or moderate stress – perfect for the hard-working! Research shows Matcha has : ~ 1000% the antioxidants of blueberries ~ 900% the vitamins of […]
August 1, 2020

Packing Tea

This morning we are busy packing your tea… Our new tea caddies are proving popular and we’re so pleased you guys like them!! 😊🍵 Right, back to the packing…
July 28, 2020

Talking Tea

While we feel separated and detached from you all, there are ways to keep in touch. This week we enjoyed a lovely (and long overdue!) catch up with Alex over in Boston, USA (@alexahearn1) It was so good to reconnect and talk tea. In fact, we spent so much time […]
July 17, 2020

Coconut Water Infused Tea!

A new discovery! 🔥🌝🔥 We have been playing around with coconut water infusions. Try the Vanilla Chai, Tropical Tea and Sri Lankan Chai, just saying …. ~ Fill the glass with coconut water ~ Add one pouch (or one teaspoon) ~ Pop it in the fridge for 30 mins Totally. […]
June 25, 2020

Tropical Summer

What happens when you blend lemongrass, coconut chips and pineapple with cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and clove? * Tropical refreshment? * Something spicy AND sweet? * A mouthwatering sensation? How about all 3? _________ °°°°°°°°°°° Place in the fridge for 10-12 mins. When you come back a pathway to refreshment, quenching […]
June 22, 2020

An English Summer

What’s more English than Strawberries in Summer? Tea? Maybe Strawberries in Summer at Wimbledon? Head over to our online teashop and grab yourself our Strawberries in Summer infusion. It’s available loose and in pouches and packs a really fruity punch. Perfect for cocktails, mocktails and – in this heatwave – […]
June 11, 2020

Cocktail Ideas!

Cocktail Ideas! This one is Super Easy to make… – Brandy Oolong. For this Tea Cocktail 🍹🍹🍹 1. Add 4g tea leaves to a double brandy (I used my Aged Oolong and Armagnac) 2. Pop in the fridge for 3-5 hours 3. Remove the tea leaves 4. Top up your […]
June 7, 2020

Pick Me Ups

“Whenever I desperately need a pick me up”. Hoping you all have a day, week and month that doesn’t need a pick me up. But if you do, we’ll be delighted to step in. Have a great month, folks
May 28, 2020

London Coffee!

Calling all Coffee Fiends of London – The welcome news today is the reopening of @thegentlemenbaristas at Park Street, London Bridge. Here is Dan popping in to offer support (and stock up on treats!) So sieze the chance to support a local independent coffee shop, one that is run and […]
May 26, 2020

CHASH Tea Caddy !!

What do you think? Isn’t it a beauty? As we enter the last week of our 25HOME promotion, here is the first of our new treats for you – the CHASH tea caddy! From next Monday (1June) we will send you a tea caddy with every purchase. The promotion will […]
May 25, 2020

Cafe Life Starts to Returns

Hot Milk Cafe in Bounds Green, north London is now open for take away food and drink! The good folk (say Hi to Sam when you visit) are also offering a selection of goodies to buy from the pantry (try the lasagna – amazing!) Oh, and they also produce a […]
May 12, 2020

Sharing is Caring !!

“One of the packets was bought with the intention of being given to my mum but I’m finding it difficult to part with!” While delighted that Srishti is so in love with our tea, we don’t want it to come between her and her Mum. Let’s just hope she learns […]
May 6, 2020

Calling all the Antioxidant Junkies!

White Tea is tea at its most natural (the leaves are simply dried). Because there is no processing, this tea keeps the highest levels of antioxidant properties. White tea is very delicate and responds best to a temperature of 70-80 degrees. So when you make a cup you can be […]
May 1, 2020

Yellow Tea

Have you tried Yellow Tea? This is the rarest and least-known tea. It is little-known because its export outside China was once punishable by death! _____________ Yellow tea is similar to – but less astringent than – Green Tea. Our Yellow tea hails from Anhui province. It is named Huo […]
April 28, 2020

Wonderful Vanilla Chai

“I’ve heard wonderful things about your Vanilla Chai from my friends in London!” – Sonya, Canada
April 21, 2020

National Tea Day – Live!

Today our Founder (and Leaf Executive!) Dan was invited by National Tea Day to help celebrate the best day of the year. Dan joined their Facebook live stream and talked about tea pairings – choosing foods that go well with tea! The 50 minute chat focused on tea and biscuits, […]
April 5, 2020

25% off all CHASH products !!

Help yourself to 25% off across the shop. Yes, all our teas and infusions are on sale. The discount applies to loose leaf, pouches, Matcha and Flowering Teaballs. It’s like a pick n’ mix for tea!! When you get to the check-out, use voucher code is 25HOME. Which goodies will […]
March 30, 2020

Matcha News

Size of the Powder? Yes, this contributes to the Matcha quality (who knew powder was measurable?!) Even high quality tea can have poor taste if the leaf is ground to the wrong granularity. Our Matcha has to be 14 microns and it is constantly measured (I was shown the daily […]
March 28, 2020

Oolong Tea Master

The not-so-expert inspects the rolled tea leaves for perfection (before handing back to Zhou and Mr Wei!) The rolling process is a key part of tea-making. It is especially important to produce Oolong. The leaves are placed into the rolling machine and turned by hand. The act of colliding with […]
March 25, 2020

The Ultimate Tea?

Who’s This Little Beauty? Have you seen (or tried) a Flowering Teaball? If Tea is theatre (and it is!) then these little wonders are the ultimate tea… Artfully crafted by hand, Tea Balls are made with the tips from the finest tea. Simply pop one into 500ml of water (70-80° […]
March 19, 2020

CHASH Tea Sale – 25% off everything in the shop

Hello People As you’ll be aware the hospitality world has fallen apart. In just a few days almost all of our clients have closed (this week we’ve had 1 order) Like every small company (including many of our clients mentioned above) we face a scary challenge and an uncertain future. […]
March 18, 2020

Home Tea Packs

In this difficult period I know many (if not most) people are going to have to spend more time working from home. For almost 9 years we have lived by own cheeky philosophy – If ‘Tea Makes Everything Better’ shouldn’t we be drinking better tea? At this time, it seems […]
March 10, 2020

No Filter Needed

#nofilterneeded when it looks this good. If you want to discover great tea, the clarity in the cup is one of the best indicators. If you see murkiness and a lack of light it’s time to have a rethink and see the light (see what we did there) ? Oh […]
February 27, 2020

Snowy London

It may be snowing in London Town, but that won’t stop us. Especially when we have tea to keep us warm and cosy. We’ve decided to start with Raw Pu’Er to keep us going in the early morning. Stay warm, folks
February 22, 2020

Tea Friends

So pleased to hear my tea friends in Hubei Province can safely return to work. They have been badly affected by coronavirus. I’ve been invited to visit again when it is safe and already made a firm promise to do so. Thinking of them and sending our warm wishes. #teafriends […]
February 10, 2020

Feeling Fruity?

“Clean and intense” – so says Caffiendlondon And who are we to argue?! Wild berries is a punchy blend of pieces of forest and wild fruit. A tangy and mouthwatering combination of blackcurrants, blueberries, elderberries, strawberry & raspberry pieces. We soften this richness with papaya pieces and Hibiscus Blossom
January 23, 2020

Iron Goddess of Mercy

The majestic Iron Goddess of Mercy (Tie Guan Yin). Anxi County in Fujian Province is home to this famous Chinese Oolong.   Our tea is handpicked by Farmer Luwei from his garden in Quanzhou. The garden is approximately 1000 metres above sea level and the leaf is harvested in Spring. […]
January 11, 2020

Detox Time !!

Much of the detoxing process isn’t fun and it can be pretty gruelling. So… Kick-start your new year in style!   Named 1,000 Days Red, this beautiful flower is bursting with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.   1,000 Days Red (also colloquially known as Globe Amaranth) takes its name from the […]
January 5, 2020

Feel Better !

The multiple health benefits of the Chrysanthemum flower have long been known to Chinese medicine. It was first used in the Song Dynasty in 960.   In addition to its other benefits, Chrysanthemum helps with flu and a sore throat (especially when you add lemon and honey!)   Add just […]
December 23, 2019

The World of Hospitality

The World of Hospitality is an excellent read for those interested in the industry. Here is a little piece on us : https://tinyurl.com/rvwy3ea ‘For hundreds of years tea was a luxury product that only very few could afford’    
December 20, 2019

Matcha Latte ~ A Cautionary Tale

You probably know about the incredible health benefits found in Green Tea. One of the most important is catechin. Catechin is a flavanol (antioxidant). It’s great for your heart and blood flow and Matcha is a rich source. However, a protein found in cow’s milk reacts with catechin and decreases […]
December 14, 2019

Tea Brings People Together

What can you do with delicious tea in the house? It helps make communicating easy, brings people together and can facilitate mutual understanding (especially needed this week)   So arrange a family tea party ….even if the window – or atmosphere – is frosty     #benice #becivil #showlove #christmas […]
November 22, 2019

Crazy Offer !!

We have a little November treat for you. Created here in London, our Mint Liquorice pouch has an incredible blend of sweet and fresh. And now we are giving you the chance to snap some up for just £3.50! The usual price is £6.50 so that’s pretty much half price! […]
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, Scotland@windyhollowfarm_. 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 ~ […]
June 12, 2019

Matcha Judge

Last week I was invited to join Guild Fine Food – @guildoffinefood – as a Matcha Judge. We sampled more than 15 different Matcha for the Great Taste Awards. Enjoyable and interesting day, lots of tasting notes discussed… and almost universal agreements! Well done to all those involved, high praise for […]
June 4, 2019

Beverage Standards Association (BSA) show ~

This month CHASH The Fine Tea Co are delighted to be exhibiting at the Beverage Standards Association (BSA) PopUp show.   Supported by the UK Tea Academy and Watercare, the PopUp launches the first heats of the UK Tea Brewers Championship   Alongside the Tea Brewers heat, there will be […]
May 29, 2019

*Flash Sale*

For this week only we are giving away our Autumn Sencha (pictured here as we drank it this morning), Genmaicha and Spring Shaded Sencha at 33% off?!?! ????? Hurry ‘cos stock is limited and once its gone its gone.   *** FLASH SALE ***
May 23, 2019

Having Matcha Made For Us!

Not usually comfortable having a Matcha made for me. Firstly there is the worry about the grade and quality of the Matcha. Then there’s the concern with how it will be made. Luckily, I’m entirely comfortable with the experience at Appestat, a delightfully cute cafe in Angel, central London (@appestat_n1). […]
May 18, 2019

Best Seat in the House

Uji was the focal point for early tea traders and is considered the home of Japanese tea. I arrived into Uji early morning and found the town had yet to wake up. So I decided to head away from the town, up into the hills. The mountain air was good […]
May 13, 2019

Tea Friends

“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.” ~ Seneca, Roman Philosopher . . I have been fortunate to know Matsu San for more than 7 years. Each time I see him I understand his passion, joie de vivre and enthusiasm a […]
May 4, 2019

Competition Time!

Competition Time ?? We have Matcha Chocolate to give away. Absolutely delicious!! Most Matcha food is made with cheap, rubbish Matcha but these little beauties are made from Ceremonial Matcha ???? For a chance to win, follow us on social media (@chashtea) and tell us why you are a #matchalover […]
April 30, 2019


Here the Tea Master made us a cup of Gyokuro. This shaded tea is the highest tea in Japan. It is grown in only 3 small areas and can only be produced once a year (hence the hefty price tag!) _______________ How to Prepare Gyokuro ~ with each infusion, Steeping […]
April 28, 2019

Cold Tea Garden!

For more than 800 years this tiny village has been home to Japanese tea. It is breathtakingly beautiful. And today it was also exceptionally cold. Luckily a nice local woman lent me her blanket!     #beprepared #coolmountainair #tealife #teagarden #teatour #teaadventure #solotraveller #teacurious #teatravel #teaadventures #ilovetea #teajourney #thisisteatime #worldoftea […]
April 25, 2019

Tea Fields of Kyoto

Even on an overcast morning, the tea fields of Uji, Kyoto Prefecture manage to look quite magnificent. The air was cool and fresh. I arrived in the first week of the new tea season. The leaves from these fields are due to be picked within days…
April 23, 2019

Zen Meditation

Today I had the rare pleasure of an invitation into the home of a Buddhist Monk. We had a meditation session and then he made us tea! Tea forms an integral part of his meditation (tea is the first thing he has when he wakes up and the last thing […]
April 22, 2019

Back Home

Among the tea. Home.
March 10, 2019

Tea & Health

The most significant health benefit of Tea is related to its antioxidant properties. Antioxidants neutralise free radicals, which are by-product of biological oxidation in the body as well as external and lead to oxidative stress. Oxidative stress has been associated with many chronic and degenerative diseases including heart disease and […]
March 7, 2019

Tea Flight

Would you (or a loved one?!) like to take a Tea Flight into the world of White Tea? ° ° White Tea is the most gentle and healthy tea. It is tea in its most natural state; once picked, the leaves are simply left to dry naturally. This gentle treatment […]
March 2, 2019

1,000 Days is Back !!

We are delighted to announce that 1,000 Days Red is back in stock. A little parcel of magic arrived from China this week.   Just look at these flowers ~ aren’t they beautiful.   We already have some people waiting so get ordering before we run out again… !
March 1, 2019

Our VIP’s

This week saw CHASH host its first VIP Tea Tasting Event!   To show our appreciation for the love and support in 2018 we decided to give our customers an evening to remember!!   We met at Curio Cabal cafe in Haggerston (if you live in London and haven’t been […]
February 17, 2019


Weekend work …… Somebody is in for a treat !!
February 16, 2019

Competition Winners!!

We regularly hold competitions and this month decided to tap into the new year thirst for health. So we offered 5 packs of our Fountain of Youth blend. This is a combination of both the antioxidants from Green Tea and the calming nature of fresh herbs 🙂 We ran the […]
February 4, 2019

VIP Tea Tasting Event

To show appreciation to our wholesale partners for the love and support in 2018 we want to host you for a very special Tea event!! ° ° These relationships are extremely important to us and while we know you all individually, it will be great to see you all together! […]
February 3, 2019

Tea Lover’s Collection

Our stunning flowering tea is a must for any tea lover’s collection. Add 500ml of water and watch the hand-rolled teaball blossom into life. The leaves ease apart, bringing you a beautiful flower blossom and a tea that is delicate and gentle to the taste. Created with tips from the […]
February 1, 2019

Winter Pick-Me-Up

In times of miserable weather, we all need a little pick-me-up. If you’re feeling a bit rubbish reach for the lemon and ginger. ° ° This infusion takes the old favourite and puts a modern spin on things. We start with real lemon pieces and ginger root, but add a […]
January 28, 2019

The Home of Tea ~

° ° Pu’ Er is the home of tea. It is here, in Yunnan Province, China, that tea was invented. The least well-known type of tea takes its name from the town ° ° To make Pu’ Er the leaves are encouraged to ferment underground, or in a cave. This […]
January 27, 2019

The Royal Academy of Art

Since 1768 Burlington House has proudly stood on Piccadilly. One of London’s most recognisable and prestigious addresses, it was founded by King George III as home to The Royal Academy of Art. ° ° A mix of exhibitions, education and debate allows the Academy to promote the enjoyment and appreciation […]
January 20, 2019

Sunday Silliness ~ Special Offer

Over the next couple of weeks we will be offering you the chance to be brave and try some special tea at Half Price ☺️? ° ° First chance is this exceptional tea that dates back to the Ming Dynasty! ° ° In Anhui, China is the world famous Huangshan […]
January 20, 2019

The Discovery of Tea

Tea’s discovery ~ Part folklore, part legend. Perhaps part myth… In 2737 BC, China was ruled by Emperor Shen Nung. The Emperor was a trained herbalist and knew to boil water to maintain safety and health. It is said while one day heating his water over a fire, a breeze came […]
January 14, 2019

From Paris with Love

This is why we do what we do. .. “During Christmas, I took my visiting parents to have tea at the Cafe of the National Gallery here in London. Mom is a great amateur of Earl Grey and found it quite exceptional….Which one of your Earl Greys should I purchase […]
January 10, 2019

Matcha – The Trend for 2019?

Already this month we are seeing a Matcha Rush! The health benefits of Matcha are extraordinary. It seems the potent antioxidant and vitamin mix is a winning start to the new year! Evidence from clinical studies show that, while the caffeine can stimulate the mind, the theanine present can reduce […]
January 2, 2019

Happy New Year Tea Friends

Well, another year done and dusted ? We’ve drunk thousands of cups (and sold more than a million!) . . An enormous thank you to all who have drunk tea with us. Whether you’ve had just the one cup, or drink CHASH every day, we love you all! ???? . […]
December 17, 2018

Santa’s Little Helper

Not quite Santa on his sleigh with his reindeer… More Tea Santa with his doggie on the tube.   But, we’re still delivering presents! ? ???   Merry Christmas everybody. And thanks for your support this year.  
December 10, 2018

Christmas Gifts At CHASH

Isn’t Christmas the most wonderful time of the year. But it’s not always easy to find the perfect tea gift for the tea lover. The cold, crisp air makes a comforting cup of tea even more inviting and here at CHASH we have put together a Limited Edition of wonderful […]
November 29, 2018

Beetroot & Turmeric

Today the Team created this Winter Booster !!
November 28, 2018

The Frontline Club

A short walk from London’s Paddington Station stands a small and very unique club. The Frontline Club was established in 2003, created as a meeting place for independent journalism, freedom of press and those who believe in it. The Club supports journalists, especially those in conflict journalism, who have reported from […]
November 25, 2018

Sherlock Holmes Mini Xmas Puds!

How about creating a yummy Christmas treat with a difference . . These gorgeous little fellas make an exquisite twist to the traditional seasonal cake. To make these mini puds you will need Ingredients ~ 700 g Christmas pudding 250 g milk chocolate melted 1/4 cup brandy 2 teaspoon of […]
November 24, 2018

True, Timely, Thought Provoking, Compelling

Written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman, The Wipers Times tells the true and extraordinary story of the satirical newspaper created in the mud and mayhem of the Somme. . . In a bombed out building during the First World War in the Belgian town of Ypres (mis-pronounced Wipers by […]
November 20, 2018

Beauty is Only Skin Deep

This weekend we trialled some new tea. This is always exciting, but often also disappointing.  A no-doubt beautiful-looking Oolong, but sadly not able to deliver a depth of flavour. But not to worry…. We continue our relentless searching for you!
November 15, 2018

Health Notes ~

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November 10, 2018

Changes in the World of Tea

The Fine Tea market is constantly evolving. One of the reasons why we love it so much (and first got involved) was the opportunity to be watch, be a part of and help shape change. To help consumers enjoy Fine Tea, one area of development is convenience. This helps tea […]
November 5, 2018

It’s Christmas Time!

Not long folks. Christmas is a-coming. Time to settle down with a warming cup of our Christmas Tea ? Here is the story behind it ~ We like to set ourselves a challenge. The plan for Christmas Tea was to create something that smells like Christmas.. and tastes like Christmas! […]
November 4, 2018

Tеа Culture In Thе UK – Part 2

The growing popularity of tea in 17th century Britain affected the sale of gin. Tax on gin was an important revenue for the government so Charles II passed an act prohibiting thе ѕаlе оf tea in соffее shops. Despite this restriction, tea continued to flourish. So a further act in […]
October 30, 2018

Blind Tastings and Reflections

3 years ago we took the decision to decline all invitations to absent Tea Tastings. This was a difficult decision. But we were convinced it was necessary to the integrity of our business and our teas. So it was something of a surprise to hear this week that we were […]
September 27, 2018


Qingming, also known as Tomb-Sweeping Day, is an important Chinese festival. Qing Ming is a memorial to the dead. It is the time to celebrate lost relatives. The festival can be traced back more than a thousand years.   To remember lost loved ones, families go tomb-sweeping ~ literally to […]
September 21, 2018

Mr Wei and His Family

When we met Mr Wei at his tea house in Chaozhou (Guangdong) he proudly told us of his love for both Oolongs and experimenting. While tasting several (OK, many) of his wonderful teas, Mr Wei introduced us to his family. Tea making runs in the family and we met and […]
September 19, 2018

Interview About Japanese Tea

Recently we were interviewed about the what makes Japanese Tea unique. Here’s what we said! ???? Tea is an intrinsic part of both British and Japanese cultures, can you draw any similarities between them? For hundreds of years tea has brought people together. Visitors and friends, guests at a home, […]
September 12, 2018

Tea Tastings

Can you guess what we’ve been up to? We love to host tea tastings. Our clients like to be reminded they serve the best tea and new customers always respond to seeing how much better they can serve tea! Spread the Love    
September 9, 2018

Tеа Culture In Thе UK ~ Part 1

Here in the UK, tea iѕ arguably our most celebrated drink. It has bесоmе almost a defining mark оf British life.   And yet its origin is steeped several thousand miles away. Tea was discovered in Yunnan Province, southern China by Sheng Nung. He had his wondrous moment in 2737BC. […]
September 5, 2018

Venetian Rose Black Tea

Today we highlight one of our most popular Black Tea  ~  Venetian Rose   Not content to go and find the ultimate Earl Grey, we also wanted to give you an alternative. The idea was to use the Earl Grey theme ~ delicate black tea infused with oil ~ and […]
September 4, 2018

Old and New Friends

Kiln Theatre Our newest friend is actually an old friend. The Kiln (known famously as the Tricycle theatre) is opening its doors this week. The theatre promises to maintain its commitment to political angles and cultural diversity. The food and drink concepts are brought to you by the team behind […]
September 2, 2018

New Cafe Opening

This week saw the (much-needed) opening of a new cafe a few steps from Smithfield Market. 21 West is a modern cafe experience brought to you by some wonderful friends. The opening follows months of hard work and it is a delight to support the team with our tea. ?????? […]
September 2, 2018

Gongfu Cha

Are you on a journey of tea discovery? Do you want to take the next step? Have you been enjoying loose tea from the pot but now want a more authentic experience? ?????? How about embracing the traditions of Gongfu Cha?   Gongfu (often referred to as Kung Fu) means […]
April 7, 2018

Tea Talk at The British Library

Yesterday (Friday 6th April) CHASH hosted an event at the British Library. We were invited to deliver the latest exclusive event for @britishlibrary Members, making tea in the Members’ Room overlooking the King’s Library Tower. In addition to a Tea Talk, 3 of our popular blends were served to the […]
March 23, 2018


In just a few years, National Tea Day has become a significant date in the food and drink calendar. Consumer interest in ‘Better Tea’ is rising at a meteoric rate and National Tea Day is the showcase to celebrate our national drink.   This year National Tea Day will host […]
February 22, 2018

Earlier this month we took our tea up north! Londoners have been enjoying our tea for a few years and – although some lucky souls outside the capital have already found out about us! – we thought it was time to properly take the word of CHASH to the rest […]
December 20, 2017

Sherlock at The Savoy!

Last month we presented our Sherlock Holmes Tea to a room of tea enthusiasts. The event was held at The Savoy in central London. National Tea Day organised the event. The concept was ‘Tea Pairing’ so we had to first choose one of our teas (they ask the impossible!) and […]
July 30, 2017

Our Thank You

We continue to be grateful to all of you who support us (and you know that with every single order we pack a few extra treats). And now we have decided it is about time we offer a few of our teas and infusions at reduced prices. To be fair to […]
May 8, 2017

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is the traditional holistic healing system developed in India to bring the body back into balance. It is known as an internal science. Ayurveda is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. You can access it through […]
April 30, 2017

National Tea Day – Part 2

Our Hangover Tea was the star of the show. The question most often asked was “Does it really work??!” (we can assure you that it really does) Studies have shown that this vine protects the liver and reduces blood sugar and blood fat; it is sooo healthy it contains 17 […]
April 29, 2017

National Tea Day – Part 1

On the 21st April at Kensington Roof Gardens, 23 Tea companies and Tea lovers came together to celebrate National Tea Day Festival. Not by coincidence was this day also the Queen’s Birthday, making this day ever so much more British! (I guess the only un-British thing about the day was the […]