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10 reasons you should try Ringtons Teas from Around the World Gift Set

10 reasons you should try Ringtons Teas from Around the World Gift Set

1. Black tea from Kenya gives a brisk flavour, with a bright, golden liquor and refreshing aftertaste. 2. China produces the widest range of white, green, oolong, black and Pu-erh teas in the world. 3. Assam in India produces robust, full-bodied, malty orthodox and CTC […]

From Leaf to Your Cup

From Leaf to Your Cup

This month we are celebrating the range of our Signature Loose leaf teas from all across the world. We’ve selected and blended 5 very special loose leaf teas to make you into a true Ringtons Tea Connoisseur.   Our Ceylon Orange Pekoe and Ringtons 1907 […]

Easter Already?

Easter Already?

How can it be Easter already? It seems like just yesterday we were heralding the start of a new year. Now we’re all used to writing 2014 on things and planning our summer holidays. A whiff of warm weather gets us all terribly excited and the colour is coming back to the world; trees and grass showing off their shades of green. So it is with pleasure that we ditch the endless cups of Kenyan Gold and start introducing some Springton Blends! href=”http://www.ringtons.co.uk/tea-c1/loose-tea-c4#t64″>fruit teas with a hint of spring about them.

Springton Blends
Springtons Blends

We’ve also been giving away some freebies with every order placed between the 17th March and the 21st April, so that you can treat yourself after the Easter break. Just look out for the Easter Egg in your delivery. Maybe you’ll even get a surprise chocolate egg from the Ringtons Easter Bunny!

There’s not much time left to get your Easter gifts sorted and stock is running low, so make sure you check our great Easter gifts before they’re gone. It’s one less thing to worry about and something a bit different from the usual chocolate eggs that seem to get bigger and more expensive every year.

From everyone here at Ringtons, we hope you have a very peaceful and enjoyable Easter. Watch out for some new products hitting the website and the doorstep from the 21st April.

The January Taste Test

The January Taste Test

By Danielle   Strawberries and Cream Infusion If you read last week’s blog, you’ll know I’m not a fan of hot fruit – in any form. So I was not entirely looking forward to tasting the Strawberry and Cream loose tea from our Signature range, […]

Darjeeling Orange Valley 2012 1st Flush

Darjeeling Orange Valley 2012 1st Flush

These tea leaves come from a garden very close to Darjeeling town which has the only original small-leaved Chinese variety of bushes planted by the British over 100 years ago. This means relatively low yields but exceptional flavour. The infused tea has a light amber […]

China Yellow Buds

China Yellow Buds

This is a very rare tea from Yunnan comprising only delicate golden buds. It is produced in Mannong, on Hekai Mountain, one of the world’s most ancient tea cultivation areas. Initially processed similarly to a green tea, a second oxidation stage is added, during which time the golden colour and sweet flavours develop. This tea is always made in small quantities because it is so difficult to produce and rarely available.

This tea is pale and mellow, with a sweet flavour that has hints of apricot and pear.

According to local legend, a young scholar and a beautiful local girl fell madly in love. They spent hours walking together and planning their future. One day a local landowner saw the girl picking tea and wanted her for himself. He asked for her hand in marriage but her father refused because he knew she loved the scholar. This enraged the landowner and he hired some men to spread poison over the fields that belonged to the girl’s father.  It made the crops wither and die and the family fell on hard times. They struggled to buy food and had no crops that they were able to sell. The landowner approached the father once more. He said he would give him lots of new land, if he could have the daughter. He threatened and bullied until he got his way and forced the girl’s parents to make their daughter marry him. She was distraught and told him she would never love him. Her heart belonged to the scholar and always would.

On the night before the wedding, the young girl snuck out of the landowners house only to find that the landowner had murdered the scholar in a jealous rage. She went to his grave and cried until she became the rain. The scholar’s body became a tea tree.

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