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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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Customer Spotlight: Pettigrew Tea Rooms

by on April 26th, 2017

The clocks have gone forward and spring is finally here- time to come out of hibernation and start enjoying the outdoors again! If you live in South Wales, you’ve no doubt spent a sunny afternoon wandering around Bute Park- a haven of luscious parkland in the heart of Cardiff, famous for its arboretum and architecture. It’s also home to Pettigrew Tea Rooms, a proud stockist of Canton Tea, which has called the West Lodge at the southern end its home since 2012.

I caught up with tearoom manager Regina, who told me that the unique location is one of Pettigrew’s selling points:


“David opened the Tea Rooms in March 2012, it was... Read more

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Interview: Bean Loved

by on December 19th, 2016

Bean Loved Coffee sits in the heart of historic Skipton, and is one of the few places in the area where you can stop for a cup of Canton. I spoke to head barista Wes to find out more about what it’s like serving fine teas on the edge of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.


Tell us a little more about Bean Loved, how did it all start?

Bean Loved started almost 10 years ago. My dad (Steve) had worked as a coffee sales manager for Matthew Algie for 11 years and always dreamed that one day he would open his own coffee shop. Matthew Algie had taught my dad a lot about... Read more

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Woodruffs Organic Cafe

by on September 28th, 2016

This September we are supporting the Soil Association's Organic September campaign, so it’s a great time to introduce you to Woodruffs, who back in 1998 was one of Britain’s first completely organic cafés.

Set on a prominent corner of the high street in the Cotswold town of Stroud, Woodruffs has a bright and welcoming interior with the work of local artists on walls. The food is appetising and healthy and is accompanied by a range of Canton’s organic teas - naturally.

Owner, Holly Moore tells us: “Our ethos is to use the finest organic ingredients sourced locally to create inventive and delicious food for all dietary requirements. Our dishes are mainly vegetarian,... Read more

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Interview with Beyond Bread

by on August 22nd, 2016

Last month, we were excited to add Beyond Bread to our expanding list of happy customers - a bakery in the heart of London where their goodies are fresh, satisfying and entirely gluten free.


While gluten free foods sometimes lack the excitement or variety of their traditional counterparts, what you get from Beyond Bread is something quite different. We spoke with Lana, a member of their dedicated  team to learn what Beyond Bread are all about and why they love Canton, before dropping by their new site in Islington for some tea training and to sample a sandwich or two!



Canton Tea: Tell us a little about Beyond Bread.

Lana: We are a... Read more

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How to make matcha

Three Matcha Green Tea Recipes

by on July 27th, 2016

Last week, Canton founder Jennifer, treated staff at The Mae Deli to a session on how to whisk up Canton’s Organic Matcha green tea, ahead of it being added to their menu.



Velvety smooth and bursting with goodness, our organic matcha is a perfect match with Mae Deli’s ethos of serving delicious healthy food.


Ella Mills of Deliciously Ella, who founded The Mae Deli, has long been a fan of the health giving properties of matcha green tea, and has featured several recipes in her books and on her blog. Inspired by the training session, we’ve curated our own three favourite ways to enjoy matcha green tea, that could be use like a detox... Read more

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Profile: Black Sheep Coffee

by on July 26th, 2016

Black Sheep Coffee is a small chain of London-based coffee shops that has become a bit of a talking point since they first launched in 2013. Lead by four young and passionate founders, with an aim to break away from all things mundane and every day, their shops are known for their inviting atmosphere and DIY aesthetic.


This summer, Black Sheep has added an exciting range of iced teas to their menu. And, never one to miss an opportunity to hear what our customers are up to, I spoke with Mithalee, their head chef, to find out more.





The ethos of Black Sheep Coffee is a prominent one, adorning... Read more

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Interview with Red Roof cafe

by on May 19th, 2016

This month I spoke with Gareth, owner of the Red Roof cafe on the Isle of Skye, one of the most northerly spots you can order a pot of Canton Tea.


Tell us a little about Red Roof cafe
The Red Roof is a cafe at the end of a windy, dead-end single track road in the north west of the Isle of Skye. We’re primarily a cafe that serves high quality tea, coffee, home baking and lunches, but we also love to display the work of local artists and have live traditional music events.


It’s a mad place for a cafe….so we’re always delighted when people make the drive to come and... Read more

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Suggestions for Mother’s Day

by on March 11th, 2015

Surprise your mother with lunch, dinner or Afternoon Tea at somewhere special that happily serves Canton Tea. Advance booking is recommended.


CARRI (Business Development)

Old Parsonage Hotel (Oxford)

A traditional afternoon tea in the heart of Oxford. Home-made scones, jam & clotted cream, freshly prepared sandwiches and cakes, roaring fires, plenty of atmosphere and lashings of Canton Tea.


Old Parsonage Hotel


JAMES (Finance Director)

Hotel Café Royal (London)

The Oscar Wilde Lounge at Café Royal is a gorgeous, opulent room where Oscar and his coterie met daily. Also described as ‘decadent and quintessentially English’ it’s a perfect destination for Afternoon Tea, where the well thought out menu delivers first savoury delicacies such as wild boar,... Read more

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This fantastic Sushi restaurant group is now serving our Flowering Tea and Dragon Well

Welcome Feng Sushi

by on March 19th, 2013

We're delighted to introduce Feng Sushi as a new trade partner.  Winner of the Innovation Award at the 2013 Sustainable Restaurant Association Awards, this lively restaurant group serves fresh modern and traditional Japanese food. Eight London locations include the Southbank Centre, Kensington Church Street and Borough Market. 

Can you do this in a tea bag?

Founder of Feng Sushi, Silla Bjerrum loves our Dragon Well but wanted to move from loose leaf to one of our biodegradable cornstarch pyramid teabags. So we created the Dragon Well (Long Jing) Pyramid Teabag just for them - but it is now available for all. In a busy restaurant the pyramids make serving tea very easy - and disposing of the leaves... Read more

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