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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. 

My name is Lakshman Chandrakanthan, I’m a farmer from a small village in Balangoda, Sri Lanka. My journey with English Tea Shop begun in 2016 when I first became part of their supply chain – and I haven’t looked back since!

With winter behind us, now’s the time to rejuvenate and embrace the sweet days of spring with a fragrant cup of tea. Whether it’s a fruity tea to tease us with the imminent summer days, or a revitalizing blend to wake up our taste buds, English tea Shop has a range of teas to suit every need. 

Here are some of our spring favourites:

For Spring

At English Tea Shop, sustainability is so much more than a buzzword, it’s at the heart of everything we do. To give you an idea of what this means in practice, we wanted to take you on a journey from farm to cup to show you how English Tea Shop not only sources the highest quality tea, but helps change lives as it does so.

Few people take the time to truly consider the journey tea takes from farm to cup. At English Tea Shop, we want to change this! We pride ourselves on building extremely close and long-lasting relationships with our organic farmers, without whom our company simply wouldn’t exist. To help celebrate the amazing work our farmers do each and every day, we wanted to give you a peak behind the scenes, and to get to know one of our farmers a little better. This month we meet Saman Kumara from Beliatta, a small village in southern Sri Lanka.

With winter just around the corner, now’s the time to bundle up against the cold with a steaming cup of beautiful tea. Whether it’s a suitably festive blend, a detox for January, or herbal teas to fortify the immune system, English tea Shop has a range of teas to suit every hibernal need. Here are some of our winter favourites:
 

Two of Britain’s leading independent tea sellers are to join forces as the demand for organic and speciality tea continues to grow.

English Tea Shop is to buy Joe’s Tea Company, a premium organic whole-leaf tea brand that is based in east London and has gained a loyal following of drinkers looking for a “true British brew”.

No financial details have been released, but yesterday the companies described the tie-up as a “match made in heaven”, since both focused on the ethical sourcing of high-quality tea.