News

08.45 AM - 09.15 AM -Registration of Guests followed by Tea

09.15 AM - 09.30 AM -Welcome and Introduction

09.30 AM - 10.15 AM -Key Note Speech “Organic Then, Now and Tomorrow” by Lee Holdstock, Soil Association Certification Limited (UK)

10.15 AM - 10.45 AM -“Opportunities and Challenges for Organic Farming in Sri Lanka” by Prof. Piyasena Abeygunwardena, Ahinsa Teas, Nilmini Estates (PVT) Limited

10.45 AM - 11.10 AM - Tea / Snacks

We always love to meet new people or catch-up with old friends! Here is a list of all the places we’re going to be at this year – we’d love for you to come and say hi!

September

• 2 - 4 September 2018 - Speciality Fine Food 2018, London UK

• 17 September 2018 – Organic Forum, Colombo, Sri Lanka

October

• 21-25 October 2018 - SIAL, Paris France

The Moringa plant is continuing to grow in popularity, gaining the “superfood” credentials for its highly nutritious profile and powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and tissue-protective properties amongst a host of other benefits.

Often called the “Miracle Tree”, Moringa is one of nature’s most healthy and nutritious foods. Our master blender has worked alongside local farmers on discovering the best combination both in terms of taste and health benefits to bring to the market.

No other hot beverage is used as a gift like tea and the industry has an exciting opportunity to emerge as a favourite in the ‘gift yourself’ and ‘gift your loved ones’ categories.

Ahead of the exciting Christmas season we’ve reworked some of our signature blends that are set to be the firecracker under all Christmas trees.

 

 

 

My name is Angelo, I’m very fortunate to have the exciting role of being the Global Head of Sales at English Tea Shop. I joined English Tea Shop three years ago, but have worked in the tea industry all my life.

Day to day my role is very diverse, I split my time between guiding our brand to growth alongside the senior management team as well as travelling to different markets for sales meetings and spreading the brand awareness to international customers.

Plastics in the sea, straws, billions of unrecyclable coffee cups. 2018 has been the year of environmental sustainability…or at least that’s how it seems.

The tea industry has also had to go through a massive shift in production processes as more and more consumers have become aware of the impact that plastics are having on the world at large.

We’ve long identified women empowerment as one of the focus areas for English Tea Shop. It is vital for us as a business and for the industry at large to continue working towards gender equality and in enabling women to thrive in a business landscape.

As part of driving this agenda forward, we make sure to shine spotlight on the work of our female employees and female farmers that have played an integral part in the success of our business. 

We always love to meet new people or catch-up with old friends! Here is a list of all the places we’re going to be at for the rest of the year – let’s grab a cuppa!

April

• 12-15 April 2018 - The London Coffee Festival, London UK

• 22-23 April 2018 - Natural & Organic Products Europe, London UK

June

My name is Sampath Amarasena and I have the very exciting but unique role of being the Master Blender at English Tea Shop.

Working with an organic brand like English Tea Shop means my focus isn’t solely on making our teas taste great, a large part of my role is creating win-win situations for the business and our independent local farmers.

With summer time approaching, we wanted to celebrate the joys of the Golden Goodness - turmeric. It has long been identified as one of the wonder spices, with numerous health benefits and a flavour that adds a tantalising taste to tea blends.

Turmeric is a product of Curcuma longa, a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant belonging to the ginger family Zingiberaceae, which is native to tropical South Asia. As many as 133 species of Curcuma have been identified globally.

We always love to meet new people or catch-up with old friends! Here is a list of all the places we’re going to be at this year – we’d love for you to come and say hi!

January 

• 11-15 January 2018 - Atlanta Gift Show, Atlanta USA

• 21-23 January 2018 - Winter Fancy Food Show, San Francisco USA  

March

• 6-9 March 2018 - Foodex Japan, Chiba Japan 

Organic producers recognise and understand the long-term impact that farming can have on the environment and global agriculture. Recently, there have been two major stories suggesting an imminent crisis in global agriculture. Firstly, we heard from Bioversity International that 12 major crops – including potatoes, coffee and chocolate – may become extinct in the not too distant future.  Then, we heard that, as a result of producing food for livestock, the world is on track to lose two-thirds of its wildlife in the next two years.