Tea Tales

  • Never trust your boss! Tea tasting tales

    I started in tea as a wide eyed, naïve and trusting trainee.  We would spend hours tasting alongside the senior tasters absorbing every morsel of wisdom they had to offer.  One day we were summoned to taste the Malawi auction samples, teas that would be sold the following week...
  • How to store tea - 3 tips from the Two Spoons

    Following a trip to the Tea History Collection in Banbury, we decided to come up with 3 tips for tea storage at home.
  • Camomile or Chamomile?

    ‘Ello everybody!  ‘Ow are you? This month we are featuring a relative of the daisy, an infusion that delivers an ‘eavenly straw coloured infusion. ...
  • Rooibos Tea - have you tried it?

    Rooibos or Redbush is a naturally caffeine free herbal tea that grows exclusively in South Africa. Whilst it has been consumed for hundreds of years in South Africa, it is really only in the last 20-30 years that it has become more well known throughout the rest of the world. Aside from some great marketing, a fictional character from Botswana had a fair amount to do with that rise in popularity!
  • Lemongrass and Ginger Tea, botanical names, health benefits, now available on line!

    What are the health benefits of Lemongrass and Ginger Tea? Both ingredients have been used in traditional medicine for a long time.  They have been used for their anti-inflammatory properties. Lemongrass has also been used as a digestive.

    And ginger...did anyone else’s granny used to give them ginger biscuits if they felt car sick??? 

  • It's not easy being green. How to make green tea properly.

    How to prepare green tea - 3 easy steps.
  • Do you take your own tea on holiday?

    It's really okay to bring your own tea on holiday.  Your cup of tea is part of your personal ritual...and let's face it, no-one makes it like you do!  So we've come up with a tin for your precious tea cargo.  We've called it a "Pillow Case" because our tea bags are called tea pillows.
  • How to make Masala Chai

    How to make masala chai - the sweet, spicy tea - the Two Spoons way.
  • The Bungalow Blend Tradition on Tea Estates

    Our Bungalow Blend is an English Breakfast tea based on an award winning recipe.  It embraces two traditions, one from the tea estates of Assam and one from the tea tasting rooms of our youth.
  • Love your tea smokey? Can't find Lapsang?

    "Where can I get Lapsang?" When we were out and about at the markets of Buckinghamshire, we had so many requests for a Lapsang Souchong, we could n...
  • The Great British Food Awards - Gold for our Darjeeling First Flush

    We were thrilled to be awarded a Gold at the Great British Food Awards.  And thrilled for the producers, our partners in Darjeeling!
  • Jambo!!! Kenyan Tea of The Month

    Why we should love Kenyan Tea...