A Guide To Tea Drinking Etiquette

A Guide To Tea Drinking Etiquette

Tea is an indulgence, and sometimes it’s nice to add a little bit of ceremony to drinking your tea. Did you know that there is such a thing as tea drinking etiquette? There are a few general rules which are traditionally adhered to when drinking tea in the UK - such as how to hold your cup, how to stir, and even where to look when you’re drinking tea! Here’s our handy guide to tea drinking etiquette.

​The World’s Best Tea Festivals/Events And When You Can Go

​The World’s Best Tea Festivals/Events And When You Can Go

All the time, all over the world, tea festivals and events are happening. So, we’ve done some digging and found a few of the best in the world, as well as when and where they are! Some of them are UK based and some of them are a lot further afield, such as in the USA and China. Keep reading to find out more.

Everything You Need To Know About Matcha Tea

Everything You Need To Know About Matcha Tea

​Matcha tea has become increasingly popular over the last few years, and is renowned for its apparent health benefits: but what is matcha?

5 Types Of Tea – A Guide For Beginners

5 Types Of Tea – A Guide For Beginners

For some of us, enjoying a cup of tea is an essential part of daily life, and being able to try new types and flavours of tea is an exciting and delicious adventure. But if you’re not totally into your teas, it can be confusing: what’s the difference between an oolong and a green tea? Here’s our simple guide to 5 types of tea.

5 Popular Misconceptions About Tea… And The Truth!

5 Popular Misconceptions About Tea… And The Truth!

Tea has been around for an incredibly long time (around 5,000 years!), so it's hardly surprising that lots of tea-related myths have started and been put to bed in that time. We're always hearing lots of different rumours about tea, and here are 5 of them... plus the truth!

How To Get The Perfect Cup Of Tea

How To Get The Perfect Cup Of Tea

There’s nothing better than sitting down and relaxing with a cup of tea. Whether your drink of choice is a classic breakfast tea, Earl Grey, herbal, oolong or green tea, we know a thing or two at Dorothy’s Teas about making the perfect brew. Here’s our simple guide to getting the most out of your chosen teas, and how to get the perfect cup of tea.

What Is The Best Way To Store Tea?

What Is The Best Way To Store Tea?

"What is the best way to store tea?" is a question I am frequently asked. Storing tea is easy as long as a few golden rules are obeyed.

Plastic, Teabags And Loose Leaf Tea

Plastic, Teabags And Loose Leaf Tea

Plastic is a hot topic at present. And quite rightly so! Oceans awash with plastic, images of sea creatures struggling for their lives and David Attenborough’s beautiful “The Blue Planet” series have made us all re-think. But how does our over use of plastic affect our daily cuppa?

C.T.C. - We See These Letters On Tea Descriptions But What Do They Mean?

C.T.C. - We See These Letters On Tea Descriptions But What Do They Mean?

You may have seen the three letters C.T.C used in descriptions of black teas. But what do they mean and does it make a difference to the taste of the tea you are drinking?

According To Science: Should You Put The Milk In First?

According To Science: Should You Put The Milk In First?

It’s an age old argument and one which has never seem to let up, despite it coming down to preference. The origins of putting the milk in first some authorities believe may be down to the fact that china was thought to crack and break if hot tea was poured into it. Highly erroneous as china is surprisingly robust!

The Tea Drinking Habits Of These 7 Famous Names

The Tea Drinking Habits Of These 7 Famous Names

If you could have tea with any famous person, dead or alive, who would you choose? We’ve done some digging to find out how these famous names take their tea, which is their favourite, and how often they have it.

7 Unique Types of Tea You May Not Have Known Existed

7 Unique Types of Tea You May Not Have Known Existed

Ask anyone here in the UK and they’ll tell you that our country is known to love tea. They’ll be right, too - daily, we collectively drink over 165 million cups! But do we really know tea? Test your knowledge with these seven types of tea from around the world you may not have known existed.