The Tea Journal

From in-depth stories of revered tea regions, the latest tea trends, news of seasonal blends and guides to choosing the perfect tea for you.

The Tea Makers of London's Tea Journal is packed with interesting information for tea connoisseurs and tea lovers.

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Friday, 20 November 2020  |  The Tea Makers of London

Supporting charities that are close to our hearts

As the colder days and darker evenings draw in, we have been thinking increasingly more about those within our community that do not have access to the warming and soothing effects that a good quality cup of tea can bring.

Friday, 30 October 2020  |  The Tea Makers of London

Our 10 year anniversary - A message from the founder

When we set out on this journey tenf years ago, our mission was quite simple. We wanted to make garden-fresh, authentically made, delightfully flavoursome, good quality teas accessible to all tea lovers and enthusiasts.

Friday, 23 October 2020  |  The Tea Makers of London

What are teabags made of?

Billions of teabags are sold annually in supermarkets, but how are they made and what are they made from? We discuss the mass manufacture of plastic commodity teabags across the tea industry and look at if the speciality tea market is different.

Friday, 16 October 2020  |  The Tea Makers of London

Assam tea - The taste, history and how to brew

The Assam tea growing region of India is responsible for producing a rich, bold tasting flavourful infusion. Due to its robust, malty characteristics and aroma, Assam is famous in the west as being an ideal Breakfast tea, more specifically English Breakfast or the stronger Irish Breakfast, which can be consumed with milk and sugar.

Wednesday, 14 October 2020  |  The Tea Makers of London

Introducing our Assam tea product range

Assam black tea is a strong, flavourful and incredibly popular category that forms a staple breakfast drink for millions of people around the world. The reintroduction of five, delicious and distinctly different selections of Assam are ideal for tea enthusiasts.

Thursday, 8 October 2020  |  The Tea Makers of London

Our Great Taste 2020 award-winning teas

Our everyday classics tea selection has won 10 awards by the 2020 great taste judges, with the best selling Jasmine Dragon Pearls and Chamomile each winning two-star awards each. Learn more about the outstanding blends that the guild of fine foods highly rate within our article, including delicious green teas from Japan.

Friday, 14 August 2020

Guide To Flowering Tea 2020

Flowering tea, also known as blooming tea, is a bundle of dried leaves wrapped around one or more edible dried flowers which are made by binding tea leaves and flowers together into a bulb. Once steeped, the bundle expands and unfurls that emulates a blooming flower to produce a delicately aromatic, flavourful cup of tea.

Tuesday, 11 August 2020  |  The Tea Makers of London

The Tea Makers of London support SANE

We have partnered with SANE, the UK's leading mental health charity, and together have created a special herbal blend. Read more about SANE and the services they provide, and how buying this tea can help make a difference to those affected by mental ill health.

Friday, 24 July 2020

Guide To Matcha Teas (2020)

Although Matcha has been around and consumed by the Japanese for centuries, it has in recent years gained popularity in the western world. This is mostly due to Matcha's abundance of health benefits, rich flavours and versatility.

In Japan, Matcha is synonymous with ceremony, traditions and rituals, and therefore only the traditionally made highest quality is used in Japanese tea ceremonies, hence the term “ceremonial” is associated with Matcha. Equally, producing ceremonial grade Matcha is accomplished by using ancient techniques and traditional methods.

Wednesday, 8 July 2020  |  The Tea Makers of London

Sourcing News - Darjeeling First Flush 2020

From around mid March to June, the four month period is the most exciting and busiest time for our Tea Makers sourcing team. This also means a fair amount of travelling to our favourite tea growing regions and of course tasting thousands of cups of new spring harvest teas from sublime Anji Bai Cha to delicately floral Darjeeling teas. As a company, our mission is to offer an unmatched range of exquisite tea to our customers and we leave no leaf unturned in our quest to find the best teas out there. We also use this period to reflect, review and add new exciting teas from the new harvesting season.


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