Tea Making in Scotland

Tea Making in Scotland

Beverly Wainwright runs the Scottish Tea Factory which is situated between Comrie and Crieff in the beautiful county of Perthshire, Scotland. Dorothy had the immense pleasure of joining her on a delightful sunny morning in September to start a 2-day, one to one course of picking and making tea!

Dorothy Chats with Phyu Thwe, Founder of the Five Trees Tea Garden and Mogok Tea Company

Dorothy Chats with Phyu Thwe, Founder of the Five Trees Tea Garden and Mogok Tea Company

Dorothy chats with Phyu Thwe, the founder of Mogok Tea, is a native of the Mogok region in Myanmar. Phyu came to Britain to train as an accountant and as her life in London took on the trappings of a wealthy Western lifestyle see looked to her small family village where life was harsh and decided, rather than giving up her life in London, how she could help her village and family from England.

Tea Meditation Guide

Tea Meditation Guide

The purpose of our tea meditation guide is to help release the mind of day-to-day clutter and worries by focussing on one simple task – preparing a cup of tea.

Origins of Tea and Mindfulness

Origins of Tea and Mindfulness

At Dorothy’s Teas, we understand the importance of mindfulness and the role it plays in maintaining a healthy and peaceful mind. In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it is often hard to find the time for mindful moments, with commitments, work and family life often overtaking the ability to be truly present in the moment.

Dorothy’s Teas Wins Gold at The Leafies International Tea Academy Awards 2023!

Dorothy’s Teas Wins Gold at The Leafies International Tea Academy Awards 2023!

As a small family business, we are extremely proud and feel so deeply honoured to be one of only 13 Gold Award winners amongst such distinguished international tea growers and retailers at The Leafies 2023.

How To Enjoy Green Tea

How To Enjoy Green Tea

On asking our lovely shop customers "Do you like green tea?" we often get the reply "I've tried it once and yuck! Never again!" On delving deeper, we find it is usually because the tea has been brewed incorrectly or the drinker was expecting it to taste similar to black tea. Here are a few tips to help you enjoy green tea.

Lover's Leap - Why does this tea have such an unusual name?

Lover's Leap - Why does this tea have such an unusual name?

We are often asked why this tea has such an unusual name. As with many teas there is a fascinating back story...not neccesarily true....but always romantic and interesting!

5 Health Benefits Of Tea

5 Health Benefits Of Tea

Tea has been around for centuries and is enjoyed as a comforting and warming drink. However, what most of us do not realise is how healthy tea is. In Chinese culture tea drinking has been revered for millenniums for its health giving properties. Something the West is just waking up to!

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.

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!