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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!
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 […]