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Vegan Matcha Latte Recipe

Vegan Matcha Latte Recipe

April 26, 2019

Healthy, delicious and bang-on trend, this latte recipe is not only vegan, but organic too! You can create this recipe easily with a simple metal whisk - no specialist tools necessary!

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Gunpowder Mint Gin Sour

Gunpowder Mint Gin Sour

March 28, 2019

This exceeding simple cocktail is perfect for Mother's Day and the green tea-gin infusion is so easy to make you may find yourself keeping some on hand for the whole summer!

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Bara Brith Recipe for St David's Day

Bara Brith Recipe for St David's Day

February 22, 2019

This traditional Welsh fruit loaf literally means "speckled bread" which refers to the mixed fruits that are incorporated into the recipe. Bara Brith is also known as a "tea loaf" as it is often either made with, or enjoyed with, tea and it shares many characteristics with teacakes.

For our version of the Bara Brith Recipe we soak the dried fruits in our favourite Tea Palace teas overnight for extra body, flavour and spice. Why not try out our recipe for yourself?

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China and Tea

China and Tea

January 30, 2019

Tea is the most popular beverage in China by far and significant areas of China are dedicated to the growing and production of this versatile plant. Tea is so important to China it is impossible to have one without the other. The reason for this is that tea shares its earliest history with China. Here's how it happened...

Discovery

The ancestors of the modern tea plant were tall trees...

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Ingredient Focus: Rose

Ingredient Focus: Rose

January 11, 2019

The most famous use for rose is in the relief of stress, anxiety and depression. It's soothing fragrance is widely used in health and spa products in order to promote relaxation and foods and drinks made using rose buds and petals are said to aid in restful sleep and in creating a sense of well-being. Rose is also used by some to combat the symptoms of high blood pressure or heart palpitations - symptoms which are similar to those of anxiety.

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Ingredient Focus: Chamomile

Ingredient Focus: Chamomile

January 04, 2019

Extremely well-known for its calming properties and often taken as a tonic for anxiety or sleeping problems, chamomile is also used frequently as a digestive and it is said to help with the symptoms of irritable bowel and stomach aches. Pharmacological research also suggests that chamomile may be anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antimutagenic and have positive affects upon blood cholesterol levels. So, chamomile is a floral all-rounder; delicious, distinctive and versatile. 

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Discover Afternoon Tea

Discover Afternoon Tea

August 10, 2018

Afternoon Tea is an elegant and traditional way to "take tea" which was popularised in the 19th century. Traditionally, afternoon tea consists of very high-quality black "afternoon" teas served alongside a selection of cakes, scones, pastries and sandwiches.

Whilst the food and drink served at afternoon tea is very important; luxury, opulence and a certain degree of showing-off are at the roots of afternoon tea and the very reason for its existence!

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What are the health benefits of Lemon Myrtle?

What are the health benefits of Lemon Myrtle?

August 03, 2018

Lemon Myrtle, also known as Sweet Verbena, is an ingredient from a subtropical plant only found in Australia and has been used for medicine and flavouring in Australia for hundreds of years.

Lemon Myrtle is notable because it contains the highest purity of citral of any of the citrus herbs and fruits. This makes it particularly suitable for us in teas blending as it adds strong citrus tones to blends, even when only small quantities are used.
But perhaps even more important that flavour is the astonishing range of properties of lemon myrtle that make it an essential ingredient for good health.

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