Monthly Archives: May 2013

TEA TOPICS: Creating better deals for tea pickers and farmers

Photo credit: JusTea Earlier this month Oxfam published a sobering report about wages paid to tea pickers. The report concluded that tea pickers in countries such as Malawi, India and Indonesia were either being paid below the World Bank’s poverty … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Rare Tea Company – Royal Air Force Tea

– Tea: Black tea from the Makaibari Estate in India and the Satemwa Estate in Malawi. – Purchased at: Waitrose in Caterham, Surrey (March 2013). – Retail price: £5.00 for 50 gram tin. – Link to RAF tea on Rare … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Williamson Tea – Kenyan High Grown

– Tea: Black tea from the Kapchorua tea farm in Kenya. – Sample provided by: I Heart Kenyan Tea. – Retail price: £3.10 for 100 gram tin. – Link to High Grown tea on Williamson website. My comments: I realise … Continue reading

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REVIEW: LuLin Teas – Huang Shan Mao Feng

– Tea: Single estate green tea from the Anhui region in China. – Sample provided by: LuLin Teas. – Retail price: £8.80 for a 50 gram caddy / £16.00 for a 100 gram caddy. – Link to Mao Feng tea … Continue reading

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Conclusions: A trio of senchas

Like with many things in life, the quality of the product is typically reflected in the price. Going into this round of reviews I did not expect to find an inexpensive sencha that rivalled a sencha from a small Japanese tea garden. … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Fortnum & Mason – Sencha

– Tea: Sencha tea from the Zhejiang Province, China. – Purchased at: Fortnum & Mason (December 2012). – Retail price: £7.25 (125 gram tin). – Link to sencha tea on Fortnum & Mason site. My comments: The dry leaf of … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Yamamotoyama – Sencha

– Tea: Sencha tea from Japan. – Purchased at: Japan Centre, Regent Street, London (April 2013). – Retail price: £3.99 (200 gram bag). – Link to sencha tea on Japan Centre site. My comments: The dry leaf of this tea … Continue reading

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