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Autumn Limited Edition Collection

by on November 6th, 2017

Canton Head of Tea, Ali shares her delight at launching our new Limited Edition Collection and reveals why she chose these 6 very special teas.

 

I am so pleased to introduce to you our final Limited Edition collection of 2017, and my personal favourite of the year. It features gorgeous teas picked during the summer and autumn, along with a couple of special spring teas that I just could not resist including.

In late summer and early autumn we look forward to the second flush in Assam and Darjeeling and new Wuyi Rock Oolongs come onto the market after a period of resting. The flavours are intense, dark and rich, a... Read more

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The Ultimate Christmas Tea Gift Guide

by on October 31st, 2017

We love Christmas, but present buying can become all too daunting. Luckily, tea is both versatile and extremely loveable, making it a great gift for anyone. We've written a guide on our favourite tea gifts this year, so you can nail that perfect present.

 

 



 

 

Stocking Fillers and Secret Santa

Small, quirky gifts always work well in a stocking or for a Secret Santa. If you're stuck for ideas, and want to find a gift that's easy, these tea goodies are all under £7, but promise to excite anyone on Christmas morning.

 

Tea in Tins

Taster Selection

Pyramid Cartons

Bamboo Tea Strainer

Tea bowls

 



 

 

Indulgent Gifts

Looking to really spoil someone this christmas? These are the ultimate decadent tea gifts, so... Read more

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3 Festive Tea Cocktail Recipes

by on October 20th, 2017

Whilst we love drinking our tea in the conventional way, there's more to our trusted tea leaves then just adding hot water. And with the festive period looming ever closer, we're starting to get into the celebrating spirit. To accompany our newly launched Home Cocktail Bundle, we have tried and tested these 3 simple to shake tea cocktails.

 

Canton Chai

 
Spiced Chai Whiskey
Whilst Chai tastes delicious on it's own, its aromatic flavours of ginger, cinnamon, orange peel, peppercorns and cardamom are even better when infused as a cocktail. This simple recipe is easy to make at home, and will have you charming your guests throughout the festive season.

 
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Canton Chai

5 Delicious Chai Recipes

by on October 17th, 2017

Chai's medley of ingredients don't only make a delicious cup of tea,  its blend of herbs and spices also translate beautifully into a host of other beverages and food. With winter approaching, we are welcoming anything with a warming kick - starting with these feel-good chai recipes.

 

Chai Spiced Pumpkin Latte

 

1. Chai Spiced Pumpkin Latte

Chai latte has become increasingly popular over recent years, and has acquired quite the following. However, why just stick to just adding hot milk and sugar to your chai? This recipe for homemade spiced pumpkin latte can be enjoyed throughout the day and is a real winter warmer. Ingredients such as pumpkin, honey, milk and cinnamon... Read more

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Organic September: 5 Places to Enjoy Organic Tea

by on September 8th, 2017

Every year, the Soil Association shine light on going organic in September. When a tea is certified as organic, it means that is has been grown in controlled conditions where fewer pesticides and no artificial additives or preservatives are used in production. Additionally, the highest standards of animal welfare are met during farming and production, and no GM ingredients are at all present. To celebrate Organic September, we have compiled a list of 5 places where you can find and enjoy our organically certified tea.

 

1.Woodruffs Organic Cafe

At Britain's first fully organic cafe, Woodruffs, you can pick up a pot of our organic Earl Grey. Our bespoke blend is made from high grade... Read more

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Shinichiro Hashiguchi’s Contemporary Tea Rooms

by on August 31st, 2017

Earlier this Summer, Canton founder Jennifer Wood and head of tea, Alice were invited to give a Genmaicha tasting at the Tanabata Festival. The event was hosted at Kew Gardens and run by Japan House and The Japan Society, and celebrated Japan's ancient summer star festival. Amongst the origami workshops, traditional tea ceremonies and vibrant theatrical performances stood a beautiful installation of an open weave tea room designed by renowned Japanese architect, Shinichiro Hashiguchi.

Shinichiro Hashiguchi

 

Shinichiro Hashiguchi is a Japanese born architect who places his focus on traditional Japanese crafts, whilst continuing to present the universally admired Japanese tea ceremony rooms. He has a number of great masterpieces, which reimagine Japanese traditions... Read more

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Spotlight on Obubu Shaded Sencha

Spotlight on Obubu Shaded Sencha

by on August 20th, 2017

In Kate’s second blog from the Obubu farm, she tells us about one of the most sought-after Japanese green teas - shaded Sencha. How is it grown? And why is it so special? Let’s find out…

 

Kate: I have to admit,  even though I’ve worked with tea for quite a few years now, I departed for Japan knowing next to nothing about shaded tea (slap on the wrist.) Its ok though – because how better to learn about it than by actually farming it?

 

You’ve probably heard of Sencha. It's the most famous and one of the most popular Japanese teas. It’s characterised by its long, thin needle shaped leaves. Sencha was... Read more

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Afternoon Tea Week 2017

by on August 14th, 2017

Afternoon tea was first introduced to the UK back in the 1840's by the seventh Duchess of Bedford, Anna Maria Russell. It is said to have all started when she complained of a sore stomach after only being able to eat twice a day, and began enjoying a small afternoon snack accompanied with a cup of tea. Afternoon Tea Week is an entire week dedicated to the delicacy. In celebration, we are featuring some of the wonderful places that you can relish an Afternoon tea around the UK.

 

Afternoon tea beside the Exe Estuary at Lympstone Manor

 

Lympstone Manor

Lympstone, Devon

Officially opening it's doors this year, Lympstone Manor is the latest project... Read more

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Profile of the Obubu Tea farm

Profile of the Obubu Tea farm

by on August 10th, 2017

Kate, former Canton team member, spent an exciting few months at Obubu Tea in Japan, helping to harvest and process their spring green teas. Here she explains why Japanese green tea is so special, and how the team at Obubu Tea are doing things a little bit differently…

 

Kate: Japanese Tea and the culture that surrounds it have always been a little bit mysterious. Perhaps this is because superior  Japanese teas  are not readily available to tea drinkers outside of Japan, perhaps because some of the deep umami flavours they carry can be an acquired taste, or perhaps it’s simply because people just don’t know enough about them.

 

The story of Obubu... Read more

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Summer Limited Edition Collection

by on August 3rd, 2017

Introducing our second limited edition collection of the year - the summer collection, featuring the very best teas harvested in May and June this year. May is one of my favourite times of the year for tea as this is when the season really kicks off on the islands of Taiwan and Japan- when the climate warms up enough for the tea bushes to awaken; the Jasmine harvest is also in full swing in China, so jasmine scented teas begin to appear on the market. We have some really special teas for you this summer- some classic, can’t live without favourites and one or two spectacular new treats that need... Read more

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