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Longer Reads

17/08/2021
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In Conversation With: Charlotte

1: You’ve got 100 words to describe your job, go. I look after our tea and infusions supply chains: from the point of materials arriving at Ringtons back through each supply chain. This incorporates food safety and food quality ensuring our teas and infusions are safe for consumption, and ethical and sustainability considerations which ensures we source our materials responsibly, for both people and planet. 2: What do you love most about working in the tea industry? I love how many people drink tea (and how frequently people drink tea),... Read More

17/08/2021
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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 reminisces on travelling to Brazil in 2019 to meet some of our producers. Needless to say, it was a very busy and fruitful trip (pardon the pun) with Sadie travelling from farms to cupping labs to processing stations and meeting the people behind the coffee as she went. Heading to origin is always exciting and... Read More

22/04/2020
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Zoe & Ringtons: Taking care of your mental well being at home…

In these strange and unprecedented times when we are experiencing such a dramatic change in the way we live our lives, it is normal for us to sometimes feel anxious and sad. It is important, now more than ever to focus on the positive things in our lives. When we can’t control so many aspects of life we need to look at the things we can make an impact on. One thing we do have is more time. We can use this time to do many positive things. Here are... Read More

08/04/2020
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Zoe & Ringtons: Top Tips for Keeping Active with Kids at home…

Home schooling and even just having kids at home can be a challenge at the best of times… So while we’re all spending more time at home, I find that exercise is very much needed to help the kids concentrate and let off some steam. As habit is created through routine, so structuring each day with time for exercise is really important. In this blog, I’ve outlined some of my top tips for keeping the kids active while they’re at home… I am giving my kids one session first thing... Read More

31/03/2020
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5 things we bet you didn’t know about Ringtons…

…and make sure to keep following us on social – we’ll be quizzing you on this in the coming weeks 😉 1: There isn’t a ‘Mr Rington’ Sam Smith founded Ringtons with an initial investment from his business partner William Titterington. The name Ringtons was actually formed from the last half of Willliam’s surname and the ’S’ from Smith. Many believe because Titterington & Smith was too large to fit on the cart. 2: Ay up – we’ve roots in Yorkshire Sam hailed from Leeds! He moved to the Newcastle... Read More

10/01/2020
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Talking tea: Q&A With Tea Taster, Dan

With tea reigning high as the nation’s favourite drink, it’s hard to think of a better job than official tea taster! Here at Ringtons our team of master tea tasters not only taste up to 300 teas every single day, but they also travel the world visiting tea estates and gardens to learn all they can and go great lengths to make sure our team can always deliver your favourite brew exactly as you like it. We caught up with our Tea Buyer and Blender & fifth-generation family member Daniel... Read More