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Category: Our Tea Guys Journal | Posted on: July 8, 2014

A Trip to the Tea Gardens of Assam…

Kalachera division at JalingaOur amazing Tea Guy James has just returned from working in the tea gardens of India, to expand his (already rather impressive) understanding of the process of growing tea. Below he tells us about his recent time in Assam, at a Fairtrade organic tea estate. Read More



Category: Recipes | Posted on: June 20, 2014

Mrs Simkins’ Mini Summer Berry Cheesecakes

Summer Berry Cheesecake (individual) 2

These simple little un-baked cheesecakes, flavoured with lemon and vanilla, and sitting on classic biscuit bases, are perfect for a summer afternoon tea, ideally in the garden. Serve them as they are, accompanied by summer berries, or make them even more delicious with a topping of berry sauce!

Equal parts of strawberries, blueberries and raspberries make a nicely balanced sauce, but you can make it with any combination of summer berries: blackberries, tayberries, and loganberries are all good. The sauce is also good with cereal or yoghurt for breakfast, accompanied by your first Clipper brew of the day!

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Category: Tales From Around The Teapot, Things we love | Posted on: June 10, 2014

Bertie and Jack Creativity!

Bertie Bird

 

Emma and Becky are the fabulous ladies behind Bertie & Jack, the original cut-out design company, and two of the most creative people we know! Ever since they started experimenting with cutting their kooky designs from mount board in 2009, they have consistently conjured up beautiful creations; read below as Emma explains how they stay inspired. Read More