London Coffee Festival 2014

Yesterday I was fortunate enough to get an invitation to attend an industry day at the London Coffee Festival. I really enjoyed meeting some tea vendors from around the UK and Ireland. Great job of representing tea! In the coming weeks, I will write a blog post with more details about the festival. I will announce it on Twitter once published. IMAG0004


Most of the tea vendors were in one area of the Old Truman Brewery


Birchall Tea, a family-run business since 1872. Contact info: | @BirchallTea


Brew Tea Co talking to Nick from teapigs. Contact info: | @brewteaco


Edinburgh-based eteaket. Contact info: | @eteaket


EqualiTea. | @equalitea_uk


teapigs serving matcha with apple juice to the masses. Contact info: | @teapigs



Tea Nation: Contact info:


The London Tea Company: Contact info: | @lovelondontea


Ireland-based Solaris Botanicals. Contact info: | @solaristea



Neeraj and Vishaka Agarwal talking to customers about their teas. Contact info: | @TeaPeopleLtd


Northern Ireland-based Suki Tea with its founder, Oscar. Contact info: | @SUKITEA



About teaxplorer

I grew up in the Midwest of the US and was introduced to tea at a very young age - unsweetened iced tea, that is! It was not until my early 20s, when I was seeking a lighter alternative to coffee, that I took tea drinking to a new level. I still remember my mother suggesting that I try putting milk in a cup of black tea (something that actually sounded a bit repulsive at the time, but I gave it a go). I quickly became tired of supermarket tea and started ordering teas from shops and companies all over the US. Throughout my 20s and now into my early 30s, pursuits in higher education studies, work opportunities and marriage have given me opportunities to live in the UK, Canada and Germany and travel around the world, which has sparked an even greater interest in tea and the culture of tea. This blog is my outlet to discuss my love of tea and show off some of my photos. All images and opinions on this blog are my own, unless stated otherwise. I retain copyright on all photographs, but please do not hesitate to contact me at if you wish to reproduce any of my images. Likewise, if you would like me to review and photograph any teas for you, please get in touch. I would be happy to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I hope you return many times! Happy drinking! Drew B (@teaxplorer)
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