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Let’s talk seasonal drinks menus: Autumn

Let’s talk seasonal drinks menus: Autumn

As the weather cools, the heating comes on and we all begin craving Pumpkin Spice in our life – we’re ready to talk about autumn. Have you got your menu sorted? If not, we’ve got four recipes for you to satisfy a range of customers […]

Travel Diaries: Sadie’s Brazil Highlights

Travel Diaries: Sadie’s Brazil Highlights

There’s nothing quite like seeing a coffee harvest in action to get a true picture of the taste and quality of the year’s crop, which is why our Green Coffee Buyer and QC Manager Sadie recently travelled to Brazil to meet some of our producers. […]

Great Taste Awards 2019: The Results

Great Taste Awards 2019: The Results

Drumroll….This year’s winners…

Winning product:Award:
Ringtons Redbush Tea Bags2 stars
Ringtons Traditional Tea Bags1 star
Ringtons Decaffeinated Tea Bags (Tag & Envelope)1 star
Ringtons Afternoon Blend Loose Tea1 star
Ringtons Decaffeinated Tea Bags 1 star
Ringtons Earl Grey Tea Bags (Tag & Envelope)1 star
Ringtons Strawberries & Cream Loose Tea1 star

POCKET RECIPES: KIDS EDITION

POCKET RECIPES: KIDS EDITION

With back to school on our minds, we thought it was a great time to share with you our hints and tips for creating your very own child-friendly drinks menu. It’s surprisingly easy, can save you money in the long run and help you to […]

In conversation with:  Robyn Walsh, Business Development Manager | Yorkshire and North West

In conversation with: Robyn Walsh, Business Development Manager | Yorkshire and North West

The lovely Robyn has been with us for almost a year now – how time flies! Robyn looks after our out of home clients across Yorkshire and the North West. we chatted about her role as a Business Development Manager and the industry as a […]

Ringtons Picks: National Afternoon Tea Week

Ringtons Picks: National Afternoon Tea Week

We have the rather peckish Duchess of Bedford, Anna Russell to thank for the creation of afternoon tea as we know it today. Although tea has been drunk for centuries, the ritual of afternoon tea is a fairly modern invention in comparison.

As fuel became a relatively affordable commodity in the eightieth century, the upper classes started to light up their houses for longer and as a result dinner times became fashionably later. Anna often needed a nibble in the afternoon to see her through, and soon asked her friends to join her for a gossip over sandwiches and a refreshing cuppa or two.

The trend caught on quickly and the rest they say is history. This month we’ve been perusing, halls, hotels, restaurants and cafes for the finest afternoon teas around. Here’s are top picks from the North East and Cumbria:

 

SIX at BALTIC:

Available 12-4pm on Sundays*

Take a look >  https://www.sixbaltic.com

This rooftop restaurant boasts panoramic views across Newcastle’s Quayside. Spend the perfect Sunday afternoon enjoying an elegant afternoon tea with style and then, peruse the BALTIC galleries for a truly cultural experience.

 

CAFÉ 21 FENWICK:

Take a look > http://www.cafe21fenwick.co.uk/eat-with-us/cafe/

Cafe 21 at Fenwick is described as stylish, sassy and sociable and we would agree! It’s a port of call if you’re in the centre of Newcastle and the afternoon tea never disappoints.

 

MATFEN HALL:

Take a look >  https://www.matfenhall.com/

Locally sourced ingredients are at the heart of Matfen Halls afternoon tea menu and when it comes to the star ingredient, the tea, the utmost care and consideration has been taken – Ringtons loose leaf teas are carefully coupled with each serving for a truly foodie experience.

 

ACKLAM HALL:

Take a look >  https://www.acklamhall.co.uk

The history and features of grade I listed Acklam Hall make this is a spectacular venue to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea, served on fine bone china, with the finest selections of teas and treats.

 

ARMATHWAITE HALL:

Take a look > https://www.armathwaite-hall.com

Set within utterly breathtaking surroundings, Armathwaite Hall offers the opportunity to enjoy a sophisticated afternoon tea whilst soaking up the tranquil surrounds of the beautiful lake district.