Marc de Champagne: did you know…?

Marc de Champagne: did you know…?

May 31 , 2022

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You might think that Marc de Champagne truffles contain Champagne. In fact, Marc de Champagne is a spirit, usually clear, produced by distilling th...

When East Meets West

When East Meets West

May 26 , 2022

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Making remarkable connections has shaped The East India Company, transforming the world with fusion of cultures, materials and skills. We remembe...

Recipe for Aztec Hot Chocolate

Recipe for Aztec Hot Chocolate

May 26 , 2022

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Chocolate was drunk rather than eaten for centuries. Montenzuma, the ruler of the Aztec Empire, would drink chocolate out of a golden cup before v...

The Accord of a Scent

The Accord of a Scent

May 24 , 2022

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Just like a chord in music, where two or more notes form a new sound when played together, an accord in a fragrance is a blend of essences combine...

Time for Tea?

Time for Tea?

May 24 , 2022

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There are so many variables to juggle with a new tea: how much tea; what temperature water; how long to brew…? For all of our teas, we'll guide you...

Tea Craft: When is Tea Picked?

Tea Craft: When is Tea Picked?

May 18 , 2022

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Picking tea leaves is not just about harvesting tea that will make it to your cup. It’s a key part of the lifecycle of the tea bush. The timing of ...

Tea Craft: Growing the Tea Bush

Tea Craft: Growing the Tea Bush

May 18 , 2022

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Tea cultivation is a modern science - new bushes are propagated from the best tea bushes, creating ‘clonals’ - cultivated variants or cultivars for...

Tea Craft: The Different Types of Tea

Tea Craft: The Different Types of Tea

May 18 , 2022

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It’s remarkable that so many different types of ‘cup of tea’ come from the same plant – the Camelia Sinensis. Black and green tea are the most dru...