TEA NEWS AND TEA REVIEW: Tea Studio has a new website and a new blend

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Website: Tea Studio
Twitter: @teastudio
Facebook: Tea Studio
Instagram: tea_studio_london
Blog: Tea Studio Blog
Company location: London, UK

As I mentioned in a review in June, things were moving and shaking at Tea Studio. Whittington’s Tea Emporium (WTE) recently merged with Tea Studio, and the founder of WTE, Kyle Whittington, would continue to run his popular tea events at the new Tea Studio company location at Trinity Buoy Wharf, and he planned to redesign the Tea Studio website and introduce new teas. Those changes are now complete.

You can check out Tea Studio’s new website by clicking here. The homepage is very user-friendly, as it is divided into three main sections from which you can explore Tea Studio’s tea range, teaware and up-coming tea events. It also has a menu bar at the top of the homepage with buttons to learn more about the art used on Tea Studio’s packaging, as well as links to its blog, contact page and so on.

With the release of its new website, Tea Studio has also introduced a new blend called Studio 15 Trinity Blend. To pay tribute to its new location at Trinity Buoy Wharf, which is near East India Dock, Tea Studio wanted to create a blend that reflects changes in the tea trade in Britain during the 18th century. In the early days of the tea trade, China was supplying Britain, but as trading relations soured, Britain planted tea gardens in India to try to satisfy tea demand at home. During the 18th century, the British market transitioned from reliance on Chinese black tea to Indian/Assam black tea. Some companies still have English breakfast teas that are pure Keemun because that was the original English breakfast recipe. Studio 15 Trinity Blend has Assam and Keemun, but it has one other tea to give it a nice kick. Read on to find out more about this tea.

Studio 15 Trinity Blend

Studio 15 Trinity Blend is a blend of Assam, Keemun and Lapsang Souchong. The blend is well-balanced with body and maltiness found in the Assam, a bit of creaminess from the Keemun and a kick of Lapsang Souchong smokiness. I find it an ideal breakfast tea. It has bigger leaves, so you might want to infuse it longer for a stronger cup. Whilst it can take a splash of milk, it is best drunk without milk. It is a smooth tea with mild tannins and well-rounded flavours. I highly recommend this tea!

In my opinion, people who like earthier, dark-roasted coffees (e.g. Sumatra coffee) might find this a good/lighter alternative to their morning java.

Infusion times: 2m, 2m 15s, 3m with 95C water

Retail price: 50 grams for £7.65 / 100 grams for £14.45

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 teaxplorer@gmail.com 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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One Response to TEA NEWS AND TEA REVIEW: Tea Studio has a new website and a new blend

  1. Kyle Whittington says:

    Thanks for the great review Drew! Studio 15 Trinity Blend has replaced all other breakfast heals in our house. My favourite morning cuppa!

    Sent from my iPad. Please excuse any typos.


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