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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Category: Our Tea Guys Journal | Posted on: February 28, 2014

The White Tea low-down!

We quizzed our Tea Guy Dan on the what, why & where of White Tea.

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What are the main health benefits of the white tea?
White tea is a great compliment to a healthy lifestyle. Like Green tea, White tea is known to be a good source of polyphenols, a phytochemical naturally found in tea which has antioxidant properties. White tea is not drunk with milk unlike how many people take their black tea and due to its light, fragrant and rounded flavour is less likely to be sweetened with sugar.

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Category: Recipes | Posted on: February 13, 2014

Mrs Simpkins’ Crumbly Rhubarb Sandwich Bars

Rhubarb Bars 3These deliciously crumbly, tart, yet sweet, bars are perfect with a cup of your favourite Clipper tea. Try them as a breakfast treat with a spoonful of yoghurt. Use either forced or maincrop rhubarb.

The basic mixture works beautifully for both the base and the topping: simply press 2/3 of the mix into the pan for the bottom, and use the remaining mix to scatter over the top (see below). The rhubarb isn’t pre-cooked; the slender slices will cook in the mixture.

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Category: Things we love | Posted on: February 6, 2014

Clipper Fans Love Poems

I have been a fan for many years,
enjoyed a cup over laughs and tears,
Your white tea is by far the best,
or some orange and coconut when I need some zest,
chamomile to calm my jitters,
you sure can tell I’m a Clipper Sipper,
such a comforting fairtrade blend,
I will be a Clipper fan til the end!
- Laura Olivia Tonks

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Category: Tea Cup Carousel | Posted on: February 3, 2014

January Winners

Spin GreenCongratulations to our winners of our January competition, your Green Tea Gift Sets will be winging their way to you shortly!

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Category: Recipes | Posted on: February 3, 2014

Mrs Simkins’ Cheesey Crumpets

Cheese & Chilli Crumpet 2

When it’s cold and wintry outside, there is nothing like snuggling up in the warm with a pot of tea and a plate of hot buttered crumpets. Although strawberry jam has to be the undisputed top topper for crumpets, it’s good to have some savoury options and a full flavoured Cheddar cheese is wonderful, particularly if it is melting or oozing in some way.

Try these 2 cheesy choices to serve with a pot of your favourite Clipper brew.

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Category: Tales From Around The Teapot, What's Brewing | Posted on: February 3, 2014

Fruit infusions to flirt with…

IMG_0267We strive to always bring our Clipper drinkers the best blends and flavour combinations, packaged in the most beautiful designs.  Sometimes, however, we need help.  And who better to ask than our drinkers!!  So we did…

When we spoke to you, many of you were buying infusions from various brands as you wanted to experiment with different flavours.  However, when you didn’t like one of them you were stuck with it!  You wouldn’t drink it because you didn’t like it, but you didn’t want to throw it away as it was such a waste of money – sometimes up to £4!  So it sat in your cupboard, nearly 20 teabags, untouched for months – go on, check your cupboard, we bet you find an unloved tea in there! Read More