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Category: Recipes | Posted on: April 17, 2014

Mrs Simkins’ Maids of Honour

Maids & TreatsThe dainty little tarts are traditionally served at May Day celebrations. Who knows whether the original tarts were called after the stylish young ladies at the court of Henry VIII, as is commonly supposed, or, since they are filled with curds made from the new spring milk, the more humble milkmaids?

Wherever the name originates, they are delicious, delicate little morsels and perfect with a pot of your favourite Clipper tea on a spring afternoon.

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Category: Our Tea Guys Journal, Tales From Around The Teapot | Posted on: April 17, 2014

20 Years of Fairtrade – Clipper’s Tea Estate Anniversary Visit

DSC_0270This year marks 20 years of Fairtrade certification and as the pioneers of Fairtrade tea, we wanted to go back to where it started for us, Southern India. At Clipper we made the decision to work with just a few progressive, partner estates, to ensure the best quality tea is grown with the lowest environmental impact, and the biggest positive effect on the workers and their families. Read More



Category: Recipes | Posted on: April 4, 2014

Mrs Simkins’ Easter Biscuits

Easter Biscuits and Fairtrade Everyday  3It traditional to offer guests home-baked Easter biscuits on Easter Sunday. The tradition began originally in the West Country but Easter biscuits now appear at Easter time all over Britain.

Lovely and crumbly when you bite into them, enriched with egg, containing baking powder and usually spice, they are often a bit bigger than the average biscuit. Fluted edges and a dusting of caster sugar are also hallmarks.

Serve with a big pot of Clipper Fairtrade Everyday tea.

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