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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 […]

‘You only get one Mam…’

‘You only get one Mam…’

>Mother’s Day is fast approaching and with that in mind, Commercial Trainee Andrew tells us what his mother means to him. A mother is the truest friend you will ever have and I know if I have any trouble or big decisions I have to […]

Award Season has arrived.

Award Season has arrived.

Red carpet season is well and truly under way, with every film, tv and music star at the ready, tissues in hand, speech rehearsed to look like it’s not rehearsed.

So here at Ringtons HQ, we dedcided to jump into the spirit of Awards Season with our very own version of the Oscars.

>We give you…….(drum roll)……THE MONTYS!

Named after the horse that appears in our logo – a long serving and original member of the Ringtons team – the awards celebrate the products loved most by you, the Ringtonians.
 

Monty the horse
The categories are;
Best Product
Best Tea in a Leading Role
Best Coffee in a Leading Role
Best Tea in a Supporting Role
Best Coffee in a Supporting Role
Best Biscuit
Best Gift Box
Best Homeware Product
Best Seasonal Item

One lucky voter will also be chosen to receive a tasty package full of all the winners!

So grab that mouse and get ready to vote!

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Introducing the 1907 Heritage Range

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, […]

WILL YOU BE CELEBRATING ST GEORGE’S DAY?

WILL YOU BE CELEBRATING ST GEORGE’S DAY?

April 23rd is St George’s Day and here at Ringtons we’re going to be celebrating. The legend of St George dates back to the 10th Century and is thought to have been brought back with the Crusaders and retold. The narrative tells of a knight […]

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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