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The new 1907 mug - part of the 1907 Heritage Range 07/08/2013
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Introducing the 1907 Heritage Range

You told us that you would like to see more collectable Ringtons items available all year round. So we are very proud to introduce our new “1907” range which is a celebration of Ringtons rich heritage and traditions – featuring the original Ringtons RT crest, our well-loved horse and cart and the famous Ringtons building on Algernon Road in Newcastle Upon Tyne. The first piece in the collection is this stunning fine bone china beaker which was designed, made and decorated exclusively in the UK. It’s also trimmed with 22... Read More

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 colour, with a little more strength and less greenness than many First Flush teas. It has some dryness on the palate and good muscatel flavour, with a subtle sweetness in the aftertaste. The place we now know as Darjeeling, translated from Tibetan literally means “the... Read More

Jasmine Phoenix Pearls loose tea image 08/03/2013

Jasmine Phoenix Pearls

These pearls are made using small leaves from white tea bushes in Fuding, a mountainous region with a good deal of seacoast on Fujian’s border with Zhejiang province. The tightly rolled balls are repeatedly scented with fresh jasmine blossoms which creates the appealing fragrance. Pale in colour with a delicate flavour and pronounced jasmine aroma. The leaves will unfurl when they are infused and can be re-infused many times.  The attractive nature of this tea is best appreciated in a tall glass or shallow white drinking bowl that shows off... Read More

Darjeeling Thurbo Finest 2012 2nd Flush Image 07/03/2013

Ringtons Rare Darjeeling Thurbo Finest 2012 2nd Flush

This Darjeeling Tea produced in the gardens of Thurbo in Nepal is highly regarded and has a rare and delicate fragrance. The hybrid of Chinese and Assam features create a tea which is bright and full of flavour, and also beautifully rounded and sweet. The surrounding orange orchards and orchid farms all add to the exotic charm of this tea. The unique name of the tea relates back to an historic event in the area. Between 1814 – 16, the Anglo-Nepalese War raged. It was also known as the Gurkha... Read More