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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Wednesday, 6 November 2019  |  The Tea Makers of London

Christmas Guide 2019

It's that time of year where Christmas cheer is in the air. Bake those mince pies and roast your turkey, as we have the best teas to go with your festive appetite. 

May we guide you through our Christmas Shop so you can be inspired and find the best loose-leaf tea gifts for the special tea lovers in your life this season!

Wednesday, 4 September 2019  |  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.

Monday, 22 July 2019  |  The Tea Makers of London

Rare & Limited Range

With the launch of our premium Rare & Limited range of teas, we invite you to revel in the succulent tastes of First Flush Darjeeling, freshly picked from 2019's spring harvest; world-renowned smooth black tea from Adam's Peak Estate in Sri Lanka; the soothing and delicately pan-fried green tea, Anji Bai Cha; the complex Oolongs plucked from Taiwan's Sun Moon Lake and Ali Shan mountains; and many more!

We have travelled the globe in search for the best, authentic, fresh teas and we have them, here at The Tea Makers of London!

Monday, 22 July 2019  |  The Tea Makers of London

What is Japanese Gyokuro?

Gyokuro is the most sought after and luxurious type of green tea from Japan. Also known as Jade Dew, this tea is considered to be one of the most hailed and expensive types of Japanese tea. Cultivated in the shade and enriched with a naturally refined sweet flavour, this Gyokuro emerald green tea is sparkling quality in liquid form.

Wednesday, 17 July 2019  |  The Tea Makers of London

What is Japanese Sencha?

Japanese Sencha - the world renowned healthy green tea, offering that succulent and fresh taste that keeps you drinking more and more! As well as being rich in vitamins, this tea also has a wealth of Japanese tea history, dating back to the 8th century! Read more on how this great tea changed-up the traditional tea ceremony; how it is meticulously produced, and how it is best brewed for that full, grassy flavour.

Wednesday, 17 July 2019  |  The Tea Makers of London

4 Perfect Cold Brews

Our expert tea tasters have concoted the four perfect cold brews for you to try this summer season!
We understand juggling work and family life doesn't always leave you much time to indulge in a good cuppa, and that's why we have created these easy recipes for you to follow. Quick, simple and no fuss but still with the great, quality taste of loose leaf from The Tea Makers.

2 CommentsTuesday, 2 July 2019  |  The Tea Makers of London

Environmentally Friendly Packaging

We are constantly looking for environmentally friendly, recyclable or even biodegradable materials. The packaging industry has to do lots of catching up to do! At The Tea Makers, we are serious about our commitment to switch all our packaging to environmentally friendly products and we are constantly working towards achieving this goal.

Thursday, 13 June 2019  |  The Tea Makers of London

What is English Breakfast Tea?

Our classic English Breakfast tea is from one of the largest tea exporters in the world, Sri Lanka. Read all about the tea's history and explore how the nation's favourite tea finally ends up in your cup alongside your very English breakfast!

Monday, 10 June 2019  |  The Tea Makers of London

Taiwanese Tea: History & More

Taiwan is renowned for producing fine Oolong teas, due to its idealistic climate and geographical conditions.

At The Tea Makers, we are very lucky to source our oolong teas from Dong Ding and Hsinchu County. All our fine teas are reared by experienced Chefon farmers, who take great care in producing quality loose leaf oolong and black teas, capturing that true Taiwan authentici-tea.

Tuesday, 4 June 2019  |  The Tea Makers of London

What is First Flush Darjeeling Tea?

Darjeeling is one of the world’s most popular teas, and is often referred to as the “champagne of tea”. First flush Darjeeling, which is the name given for the first spring buds of the year, is widely considered to signify the start of the new season. The first flush teas have a more pronounced floral aroma and offer a slightly more intense fruity flavour, distinctive to Darjeeling.


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