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Category: Recipes | Posted on: March 2, 2015

Mrs Simkins’ Butternut Spice Cake

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Combining butternut squash with butter, ground almonds, walnuts and an enticing blend of spices, this unusual cake is great on a spring afternoon with a cup of Clipper tea.

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Category: Our Tea Guys Journal, Tales From Around The Teapot, Things we love | Posted on: February 17, 2015

Fairtrade Fortnight: How to Get Involved!

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From humble beginnings as a medicinal crop in China five thousand years ago to becoming the most popular drink after water, tea is an amazing (and delicious!) product. Around the globe, the lives and livelihoods of millions of people depend on tea; and the small choices we make as consumers add up to a massive impact.

 

For the love of tea!

The Fairtrade Foundation works to offset the injustices of international trade, helping farmers and workers in the developing world to face the challenges of rising food and fuel costs, an increasingly volatile climate, and unstable prices for their goods. The Fairtrade Standards for tea include a minimum price which acts as a safety net against the unpredictable market, guaranteeing farmers get a price that covers the expenses of production.

Here at Clipper, we are incredibly proud to support the Fairtrade cause, with an entire range of tea, coffee and hot chocolate which is, and always will be, Fairtrade. We were the UK’s first Fairtrade tea brand, and since helping to write the guidelines on what it means to trade tea fairly back in 1994, we’ve come such a long way. Nowadays nearly 80% of people in the UK recognise the Fairtrade Mark!

With Fairtrade Fortnight on the horizon we thought we’d shed a little light on this important event, and look at how we can all get involved… Read More



Category: Recipes | Posted on: January 22, 2015

Mrs Simkins’ Red Velvet Brownies

Red Velvet Brownie Close-upGorgeous at any time of year with a cup of your favourite Clipper brew, you could bake a batch of these tempting romantically-themed brownies for Valentine’s Day.
The magic ingredient (apart from the combination of cocoa and dark chocolate pieces, obviously) is beetroot: its naturally sweet and earthy taste enhances the chocolate beautifully, yet without any hint at all of actual beetroot.

Elaborate red velvet cakes have become increasingly popular in recent decades as a ‘groom’s cake’ at American weddings to complement the traditional bridal cake. Incidentally, beetroot helps keep your heart healthy: making these brownies even more perfect for Valentine’s Day! The American-style chocolate fudge frosting sets them off a treat.

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