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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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How to make cold brew iced tea

by on June 9th, 2016

Our iced tea method is so easy you’ll want to try it rain or shine.


Easy 3 ingredient, 3 step recipe for refreshing cold brew iced tea


You will need…
1 litre filtered cold water
12g loose leaf tea
30g syrup


1. Add all ingredients to an iced tea jug and stir
2. Pop in the fridge and leave to infuse for at least 1 hour (although overnight is best)
3. Pour the tea over ice, and serve as is or with a slice of lemon


Keep covered in the fridge for up to 5 days.


Canton team favourite: Organic Wild Rooibos and strawberry iced tea


Our favourite must try pairings:


White Peony and pomegranate – the delicate one
The pomegranate enhances... Read more

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Cold Brew Lemongrass

by on August 15th, 2014

Canton Tea Club Week 98: Edgar introduces Lemongrass

I had planned this article a few weeks back when the weather was a little warmer so I apologise if it’s raining when you read this. I’ve been trying to drink a little less caffeine recently which is pretty hard when working at Canton HQ, and have been experimenting with cold brewing, especially using some our great herbal teas and blends.


Cold brewing is a trend in the coffee world but it is also a great method to brew tea. Cold brew tea is not the same as iced tea, there is no added sugar, fruit or other frilly bits; it is just purely... Read more

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New Canton intern Ali introduces the best drink for this week's mini heatwave.

Jasmine Iced Tea with Elderflower

by on July 25th, 2012

This month I have been experimenting with my own iced tea recipes as a fantastic way to enjoy tea during the (occasionally) hot British summer. I thought I’d share my favourite with you, it’s a delicious, refreshing and summery jasmine and elderflower iced tea. It’s so easy to make and perfect as an accompaniment to an alfresco lunch or to sip while reading a book in the sunshine. I recommend making it in the morning so it will be nice and cool for the afternoon.


You will need:
10g Jasmine Pearls tea
1L water
2 tsp elderflower cordial
½ lemon chopped into 4 slices
1-2 tsp sugar (depending on taste)
Ice to... Read more

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More Iced Tea Ideas

by on May 24th, 2010

Left to right: Classic Ice Tea, Zesty Moroccan, Jasmine Honey

Jennifer's post and recipes yesterday got me thinking. Here are three of my own iced tea recipes.


The Classic Iced Tea
The Classic
This is the all time classic iced tea - black tea, honey and lemon. I've been experimenting with rose petals recently (watch this space) so I also added a few of them to the brew which added a lovely floral aroma.

4g Keemun Hao Ya
2g Bai Lin Gong Fu
4tsp of clear honey (I used Wildflower honey from Littleover Apiary)
Freshly squeezed lemon juice
Lots of ice

Directions: Infuse the tea, honey and rose petals with near boiling water in a glass jug for... Read more

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Iced tea on a hot day

by on May 23rd, 2010

Essential Iced Tea recipes.

Two of my favourites.

Bai Lin Gong Fu Black Tea: add a slice of fresh root ginger and a teaspoon of honey.

Pouchong Green Tea: a dash of apricot juice and a touch of honey - go easy on both.

Cool in the fridge and serve with ice.  A great way to get children drinking tea not juice.

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