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Head Tea Taster Dominic Marriott Goes to China

August 28, 2015

Our Head Tea Taster Dominic Marriott went to China earlier this Summer. Here's what he got up to... In June this year I visited Ahmad Teas factory in China, which is located in the provincial capital city of the Jiangxi...


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Ahmad Tea Music Festival 2015

August 25, 2015

As well as being known for its love of tea, Britain is also known for its rich history of music, and we can boast some of the best bands, singers and festivals in the world. So at Ahmad Tea we...

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Curious Arts Festival 2015

August 18, 2015

The British are known for many things; their love of tea, cricket, talking about the weather, their summer festivals and being a little eccentric, to name but a few. And it’s the last two on that list that perfectly sum...


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Summer Snacks

July 23, 2015

When the weather gets hot, our appetites may lessen, and so we’ve come up with our list of lighter summer snacks to have at afternoon tea – because our appetites might be smaller but we’re still enjoying our tea. Cucumber...


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Tea Regions

July 10, 2015

  The summer is here and holiday season is upon us! Here at Ahmad Tea we know there is nothing better than leaving home for a week or two and going on holiday, unless that is you’re combining your holiday...

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UK Head Office Tasting Room Diary – May 2015

June 18, 2015

First Flush Darjeeling Spring is one of the most exciting times of year in the UK Tasting room, not only is everything coming to life outside our window, the same is happening far away in Northern India and China and...

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Tea Goes To Hollywood

June 12, 2015

Forget dramatic car chases, fatal fights, star-crossed lovers, plot twists and melancholy drama, here at Ahmad Tea we agree that you can’t beat a wonderful afternoon tea scene in a film. Perhaps we’re slightly biased, but you’d be surprised how...


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How to make Green Tea Ice-cream

June 3, 2015

Green tea is healthy, flavoursome and one of the most versatile blends available, making it perfect for when you feel like experimenting. This is why Green Tea ice cream has been enjoyed for centuries in Japan and why it is...


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Journal of a Tea Taster: Kenya Visit in May 2015 by William Manning, Senior Tea Taster

June 2, 2015

Following last year’s bumper crop from Kenya, the Tea Department recommended we revisit our East African requirements, which led to my recent visit to Kenya. Our Agent in Mombasa has successfully built up his operations from the auction and through...

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Five Teapots We Love

May 29, 2015

Tea is a beloved beverage enjoyed around the world.  Long before the invention of the teapot, people in China, Japan, Indonesia, Europe, and the United States enjoyed different variations of tea-flavored delicacies. When it comes to teapots, these five take...


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The perfect afternoon tea table setting

May 15, 2015

Are you searching for the Holy Grail of afternoon tea, the perfect table setting? So are we. Because as much as we love having an impromptu, everyone-together, sit down with a pot of our favourite English Afternoon and a cake...


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Sights To See in Spring

May 6, 2015

  We don’t blame London when it goes into Winter hibernation mode. When the weather’s droll and cold all we want to do is stay in too (with the perfect brew and our feet up of course). But it does...


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Ahmad Tea’s Top UK Travel Destinations

April 28, 2015

Ticking off exotic locations may be a favourite pastime of ours, but when it comes to our most cherished memories, there’s nothing quite like those made on a break closer to home. The UK has some of the most beautiful,...


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The History of Afternoon Tea

April 17, 2015

  Afternoon Tea is quite the decadent after-lunch activity and a perfect way to celebrate everything from special occasions to a new piece of China, we’re sure you’ll agree. And while we’re usually too busy mastering the perfect brew and...

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Teatime with Roberta Ingrao of The Little Tea Room

March 20, 2015

We settled down for a cup of tea with Roberta Ingrao of The Little Tea Room blog...   Please tell us a bit about your blog - where did your passion for tea come from? My passion for tea developed some...


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Perfect Tea Treats

March 13, 2015

If your daily cup of tea is as much of a ritual as ours is, you’ll know that there’s nothing quite like sitting back with a hot brew of your favourite blend while you take the time to enjoy some...

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Ginger Biscuits Recipe

January 23, 2015

Are you looking for a tasty accompaniment to your tea this weekend? You can't go wrong with a classic ginger biscuit, perfect with a cup of our English Afternoon, English Tea No. 1 or Ceylon blends. Have a go at this simple...

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Speciality Tea Sales Increase

January 6, 2015

According to a recent report British tea drinkers are moving away from traditional Builders Brews and are trading up to Speciality Tea and Premium blends. Sales of traditional blends saw a decrease of 4.7% in the last year whilst sales...

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The UK’s top five spending tourists

January 6, 2015

Region % all annual growth     Average spend per transaction  Middle East 31% £825 China 23%  £683 Nigeria -8% £628 Russia -17% £693 Hong Kong 23% £665 Source: Global Blue A recent report pointed out that the UK was...

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The Ahmad Tea Christmas Gift Guide

December 11, 2014

Christmas is a time of giving – of spending time with friends and family, reflecting on the previous year and showing how much your loved ones mean to you through the sharing of thoughtful gifts. With the big day fast-approaching...

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A Splash Of Colour: An Interview With Philippa Stanton of 5ftinf

November 7, 2014

In the busy world of blogging and social media, it can be difficult to stand out from the crowd. We shared a cup of tea with the talented mastermind behind the beautiful 5ftinf blog, Philippa Stanton, who talked us through...


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A Herbal Tea for Every Occasion

October 10, 2014

  Herbal teas not only taste fantastic and make a light and refreshing alternative to traditional tea, they’re also filled with healthy benefits and brilliant natural properties proven to relieve a variety of complaints and ailments such as insomnia and...

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Tea and Cake: The Perfect Victoria Sponge Recipe

September 18, 2014

There’s nothing better than a mid-afternoon cup of tea, and there’s no better accompaniment than a generous helping of light and fluffy cake. Much like a perfectly brewed tea, Victoria Sponge is quintessentially British, making it the ideal choice of...


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Keeping Cool With Iced Ahmad Tea

August 15, 2014

What with this hot and humid weather we’ve been experiencing, the thought of enjoying your beloved steaming cup of tea may lose its appeal. The versatility of the humble tea leaf means it tastes as delightful iced as it does...


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Ahmad Tea’s Top 5 Bloggers

July 28, 2014

  Obviously, at Ahmad Tea we love a splendid cup of tea - and anything else remotely tea related for that matter. So, as you can imagine, our excitement was palpable when we discovered this lovely lot of bloggers who...

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Ahmad Tea’s Head Tea Taster: An Interview with William Manning

July 2, 2014

Mr William Manning is a member of the British Tea Council and is the world’s leading expert with 35 years of experience. He has a rare profession as the Senior Tea Taster at Ahmad Tea and has created almost all...

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Ahmad Tea’s Top 5 Instagram Fans in June

June 12, 2014

Here at Ahmad Tea we love seeing photos from our followers on Instagram, you all lead such exciting and colourful lives! We especially love to see you sharing your love for Ahmad Tea. It’s been a tough choice but here...

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Recipe: Lemon & Poppyseed teacakes

March 28, 2014

For Mother's Day this weekend (in the UK), why not treat your mum to some home-baked treats to enjoy with a nice pot of a tea. We love this recipe for Lemon & Poppyseed tea cakes shared by Lindsey on...

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Share the gifts of tea and time this Mother’s Day

March 19, 2014

Next Sunday 30th March is Mother’s Day here in the UK, don’t forget! Being a mum is a tough, round-the-clock job so Mother’s Day is important to remind us to say thanks to our mums for being there for us...

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Ahmad Tea Instagram moments

March 11, 2014

With Instagram, we feel like we can share our fan's special tea moments with them and we love seeing all the wonderful photos featuring Ahmad Tea shared by people all over the world! Here are some of our most recent...


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Recipe: Earl Grey tea pancakes

March 4, 2014

Today is Shrove Tuesday, the day it is traditional to use up rich, fatty foods such as eggs, flour and milk before the fasting period of Lent begins by making... pancakes!! What's not to love about pancakes? Whether you favour...

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Recipe: Earl Grey tea pancakes

March 4, 2014

Today is Shrove Tuesday, the day it is traditional to use up rich, fatty foods such as eggs, flour and milk before the fasting period of Lent begins by making... pancakes!! What's not to love about pancakes? Whether you favour...

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The history of Hyde Park

February 19, 2014

Hyde Park has always provided Londoners and visitors alike with a taste of the countryside within the city. This 19th Century painting, featured on our English Breakfast tea, confirms that this has been so for many years and shows the...


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Birchbox subscribers discovering Ahmad Tea

February 12, 2014

Subscribers of Birchbox in the US are discovering new Ahmad Tea blends in their monthly boxes at the moment. Birchbox helps people find new lifestyle and beauty products by sending out boxes full of surprise samples, including things like nail...


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Ahmad Tea Instagram moments

January 29, 2014

We love seeing our fans all around the world sharing their Ahmad Tea moments with us on Instagram. Here are some of our favourites recently shared: @shinelianna' quaint teacup and saucer is just beautiful @_dear617's photo shows of the gorgeous...

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Recipe: Tea-flavoured shortbread

January 22, 2014

Ahmad Tea fan Laurie shared this recipe for delicious tea-flavoured shortbread with us. Do you have any teatime treat recipes you'd like to share? Let us know! To make Laurie's tea shortbread you'll need: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup...

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Meet the Twelfth Doctor Puppet, an Ahmad Tea fan!

January 20, 2014

Did you know that the Twelfth Doctor is a fan of Ahmad Tea?! Well... the Twelfth Doctor Puppet certainly enjoys a cup of English No.1, and we have to say we think he has great taste! We came across this...

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My hour for tea is half-past five…

January 9, 2014

We think that this quote in The Woman in White is very apt - time for tea is an important event in every day! Do you have a tea schedule or routine that you always stick to?

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Merry Christmas from Ahmad Tea!

December 24, 2013

Sending all our friends and fans best wishes for Christmas and all the best for the new year! Enjoy!

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An interview with Ahmad Tea’s senior tea taster William Manning

December 23, 2013

Our tea taster William Manning gave his tea preparing and drinking advice in an interview with the Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda. It turns out that drinking tea with sugar is a blasphemy. Besides the fact that tea becomes full of...

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Your favourite Ahmad Tea blends in 2013

December 19, 2013

We've taken a look at the most popular blends of Ahmad Tea on our online store and these are the top ten! 1. Earl Grey 2. English Breakfast 3. English Tea No.1 4. English Afternoon 5. Cardamon Tea 6. Darjeeling...

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An exhibition of Pushkin Museum’s masterpieces

December 16, 2013

Ahmad Tea supported the art exhibition 'Masterpieces of Pushkin Museum's Collection' in Krasnaya Presnya Park, Moscow this year. Masterpieces presented at the exhibition included unique monuments of medieval paintings and sculptures, magnificent paintings by old masters and famous works of...

Russian State Library round-table discussion

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Ahmad Tea supports round-table discussion in Russian State Library

December 12, 2013

A round-table discussion was held in the Russian State library earlier this year surrounding the question: "Is a digital library a futuristic dream or reality?" The discussion took place around the launch of an exhibition of a rare British book...

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Dundee cake recipe

December 9, 2013

Dundee cake is a traditional Scottish fruit cake made with cherries, sultanas and almonds, finished off with a sweet glaze. The story goes that the cake was first made for Mary Queen of Scots who didn't like cherries in fruit cake,...

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First Week of Autumn

September 25, 2013

We're midway through the first week of autumn, and as wonderful as the summer was, it feels just the time to bundle up, snuggle down and get cosy. Tea is a natural companion to colder weather, and we can already...

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Superstitious & Savory: Celebrating the Harvest Moon

September 19, 2013

Last night's "Harvest Moon" marked the last full moon of the summer, and the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox. In the Northern Hemisphere, this moon was dubbed the Harvest Moon because it came at the time that farmers...

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The Best of Instagram

September 12, 2013

Time for another peek at some of the best fan-posted photos of Ahmad Tea in lovely settings. We're always impressed with the artistic eye of our followers, and always look forward to sharing with the community of Ahmad Tea drinkers...

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3 Lovely Ways to Write a Letter

September 6, 2013

You know we love tea not just for the drink itself but for the whole experience a warm mug can create. When we received an update from a fan telling us she was "Settling down for the night with a...


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All About Raspberries

August 29, 2013

We can't get enough of raspberries these days. Whether in an uplifting black tea like our Raspberry Indulgence or in a green tea like our new Raspberry & Pomegranate blend, we love taking in the flavour of this beautiful fruit....


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Time for Tea with Rachael

August 22, 2013

This post was contributed by guest author Rachael Kinsella Hello! I am a London-based tea and lifestyle blogger, with a love of all things historical, vintage and retro. A Londoner for over ten years, I drink lots and lots of...

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Our Favourite Bloggers

August 15, 2013

No matter where in the world you are, the tradition of English tea time can inspire a beautiful story. We've found three women -- a Londoner, a British expat in New York City, and an American -- who are sharing...

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This Saturday: Ahmad Tea & Molton Brown

August 15, 2013

Molton Brown London is launching flight-friendly travel kits for Women, Men and Frequent Travellers in the U.S., and we're excited to announce that Ahmad Tea will be partnering for this launch! To us, this is a perfect match. Both Molton...

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Try Now: 3 Classic British Desserts

August 1, 2013

Looking for that quintessential British treat to go with your Ahmad Tea? We've brought you a selection of the most spectacularly traditional desserts to match your English Afternoon, Earl Grey or any other variety of classic tea. Battenberg Cake This...


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5 ways to have a fancy picnic

July 18, 2013

In the summertime it makes sense to be outside most of the time while playing and relaxing with your friends and family. Picnics are the epitome of this idea: you find a shady spot, throw down your blanket, and set...

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3 Summer-ready Tea Popsicles

July 4, 2013

It's the height of summer and we're all in need of a cool down. While an iced drink can usually do the trick, sometimes you need something more completely frozen to really beat the heat. We scoured the web for...

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Instagram Roundup

July 2, 2013

It's time for another look at the best fan photos from Instagram. Everyday, Ahmad Tea drinkers all over the world share their #ahmadtea images to show us how they enjoy their tea. Follow us @ahmadtea and tag your images #ahmadtea...


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Spotlight on Family Business

June 27, 2013

We're a family business -- based in the UK and drawing on four generations of tea blending and tasting experience. Sharing refreshing and enjoyable moments with family and friends is embodied in the experience of drinking tea, and we've dedicated...

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Snapshots of June

June 21, 2013

From one side of the world to the other, this month has been an exciting one for Ahmad Tea. A Special Night with the Cast of Downton Abbey On June 10, we went to Hollywood, CA where we were the...


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Father’s Day Giveaway

June 11, 2013

  This Father's Day we're inviting fathers all over the world to treat themselves with the combination of Ahmad Tea and Louis Barnett's Chokolit. Louis' story is a remarkable one. At the age of 11, he was diagnosed with dyslexia, dyspraxia,...

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A Very English Tradition

June 5, 2013

As we announced last week, we're very excited to be the official non-alcoholic beverage sponsor of a special evening with the cast of Downton Abbey in Hollywood, CA on June 10th. We'll be serving both hot and iced teas and...

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Downton Abbey + Ahmad Tea

May 29, 2013

We are pleased to announce that on June 10th, Ahmad Tea will be coming together with the cast of Downton Abbey to drink tea. This special season premiere party is the perfect opportunity for us to pair with this iconic English show,...

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Summer Love: 5 Iced Teas to Try Now

May 24, 2013

Things are definitely heating up, so we're here to supply you with some cool down strategies. It can be such pleasure to experiment with tea through the seasons -- the same blend that you snuggle up with in the dead...

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In Honour of Children’s Book Week

May 16, 2013

This week is a celebration of children's literacy and the authors who have created deeply moving and meaningful stories for young audiences. Books from childhood stay with us forever: the ones that are read to us, the ones we read...

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Ahmad Tea sponsors The Great British Baby Shower

May 10, 2013

This week we had the honour of sponsoring the Great British Baby Shower at the British Consulate in New York City, a charity event hosted by St. George's Society of New York and dedicated to the imminent arrival of a royal...

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Our Favourite Instagrams

May 8, 2013

So many beautiful images have been popping up on Instagram lately, and all by our lovely fans who are tagging their #ahmadtea moments. Here are a few of our favourites: Follow us @AhmadTea on Instagram, and share your #ahmadtea photos...

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Mother’s Day Gift Recommendations

May 2, 2013

It's no wonder that all over the world, we celebrate mothers in so many ways. Did you know that when you were an infant, she could slow your heartrate just by holding you? Sometimes it feels like mothers and tea are...

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“I need tea as soon as I wake up”: Morrissey is a Tea Fan Too

April 25, 2013

We take great care when it comes to the look of our tea. From the packaging of each bag to the entire box or tin, we aim to give all our fans a real experience, enhanced by the art and...

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Our Favourite Instagrams

April 1, 2013

Time for another look at our favourite #ahmadtea images from Instagram. Take a look, and tag your pictures so we can feature you!  

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Tea Towel Round-up

March 28, 2013

When it comes to tea time, the details of the presentation can be as important as what's in the pot. Luckily, it's not hard to find stunning tea cups, trays, and other essential accessories. Today, we've gathered together some of our...

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Everything’s in Bloom

March 10, 2013

Spring is so close we can almost taste it. Greenness is peaking through, days are slowly lengthening, and warm weather is approaching. If you're dying of anticipation, and would like to literally taste the scent of spring, look no further...

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Our Favourite Instagrams

March 10, 2013

Time for another look at what our @ahmadtea fans have been posting to Instagram! Peruse these inspiring images, then post your own by following us and tagging your images #ahmadtea.

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Travel Guide for Tea Lovers

March 10, 2013

Tea drinking and cultivation is inherently international. Grown in tropical locales, enjoyed all over the world, and celebrated in many forms -- tea is an important part of many human cultures. So, if you're planning a trip this summer, why...

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Libraries on Film

March 7, 2013

Books and tea go together so naturally. There's nothing like relaxing at the end of a long day with a good story and hot cup in hand, and it's no wonder that we adore all things dedicated to the love...

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Trivia Giveaway!

February 27, 2013

Answer the tea trivia question on our Facebook page, and you'll be entered to win a box of Ahmad Tea! Competition Terms & Conditions Information on how to enter forms part of the terms of entry. Entry into the competition...

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Our Favorite Instagrams

February 22, 2013

Ahmad Tea is more photogenic than ever, and our fans on Instagram have been sharing their beautiful images. Here are our favorites from the most recent uploads. Enjoy, and tag your own photos #ahmadtea and follow us @ahmadtea on Instagram...

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Downton Abbey Cooks

February 21, 2013

Everyone loves Downton Abbey, but did you know that you could also love all the food from the show? Culinary historian Pamela Foster is great Downton fan, and she has dedicated a blog to discovering the foods and flavours of...

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Our Contest Winners!

February 14, 2013

So many thanks to all of those who shared photos of the ways you love Ahmad Tea! We adore all of our enthusiastic Instagram followers and Facebook fans, and we're always pleased to see your creative side. From those who...

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COMPETITION: Win a box of our Rosehip, Cherry, & Hibiscus Blend!

February 11, 2013

Valentine's Day is all about love, and we'd like you to show us all the ways you love Ahmad Tea! On Instagram and Facebook, we'll be running a photo competition until Valentine's Day.  Upload your photos of your favorite ways...

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Perfect Tea and Pastry Pairings

February 7, 2013

Tea time is not only an excuse to enjoy exquisitely crafted blends and infusions, but also an opportunity to delight in treats and pastries. Here, we've collected some of the best recipes for tea snacks along with the teas to...

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Why You Should Be Keeping a Journal

January 31, 2013

In the blur of day-to-day activity it can be difficult to keep track of the important moments, to reflect on what is most meaningful. Keeping a journal, an age old practice, is an act that builds self-awareness and understanding. Jotting...


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Instagram Round-up

January 25, 2013

Lovely images of Ahmad Tea are being uploaded all the time, and we want to share them with you! Sit back and enjoy some of our favorite #ahmadtea images from Instagram. Do you ever find yourself in front of a...


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Our Favorite Instagrams

January 14, 2013

We love all our Instagram followers, so we culled some of our favorites for you. Feast your eyes, and don't forget to tag us @ahmadtea if you find yourself in front of a lovely tea moment or other beautiful photo-fodder!...

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Tea-inspired tips to complement your resolutions

January 4, 2013

The new year is a time for reflection, a moment to think on self-improvement and ways in which the coming year can best the last. Simultaneously, it can be a time for relaxation, a chance to cozy up with family...

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Recipe: Earl Grey Chocolate Mousse

December 19, 2012

If you want to impress dinner guests over the festive season - or anytime! - a good dessert is always a must to leave them happy. And chocolate is always a winner so this simple but sweet and sophisticated Earl...

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Ahmad Tea is Ethical Investor of the Year

December 18, 2012

We are very pleased to have been named Ethical Investor of the Year in The Solent 250 'Ones to Watch' Awards 2012! The following is taken from The Business Magazine: Ahmad Tea has grown steadily through its commitment to selling...

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COMPETITION: Win Ahmad Tea Christmas gifts for you and your friends!

December 10, 2012

As Christmas is about giving, we wanted to give our fans the gift of tea! Over on our Facebook page, we are running a competition each day this week for our fans to win a special Ahmad Tea gift for...

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The best Ahmad Tea Christmas gifts

December 4, 2012

Know someone who loves tea? Of course you do! Then what better present to give a tea lover this Christmas than a very special gift of The World's Most Exclusive Tea?! Here are our top 5 Ahmad Tea gifts your...


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“A daily cup of tea…”

November 15, 2012

"Drinking a daily cup of tea will surely starve the apothecary." - Chinese proverb

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Entertain with tea!

November 5, 2012

Entertain your guests - and yourself - by making sure you always have a large selection of teas to choose from! http://youtu.be/eeM8uj7grsU

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Guest post: Unconventional tea delights

November 1, 2012

This week’s blog is a guest post from Fran Weeks, with some alternative ways to enjoy tea. For more from Fran, visit her blog ‘foodtealife‘. They say ‘a cup of tea solves everything’ and I certainly live by this statement....

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Darjeeling: The champagne of teas

October 24, 2012

Darjeeling tea is traditionally prized above all other black teas, especially in the United Kingdom. Known as ‘The Champagne of Teas’, it is revered by tea connoisseurs around the world for its full-bodied, light golden colour and muscatel aroma. It...

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Interview with Lady Sippington

October 16, 2012

We recently had the pleasure of meeting ‘Lady Sippington’, AKA Nina Daryanani, an English graphic designer living in New York, whose unique and colourful repeat patterns are inspired by her affection for a proper English Afternoon Tea. Chatting over a...

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Recipe: Tea smoked salmon

October 4, 2012

As the name suggests, smoking salmon does produce a lot of smoke, so be sure to keep your kitchen well ventilated and prepare for your smoke alarm to start shrieking! It is worth it though, the flavour and aroma of tea...

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A day in the life of a tea taster

September 27, 2012

Enter the tea tasting room at Ahmad Tea Headquarters and you become surrounded by a wonderful aroma of tea! Tea tasting is a really important job for the World’s Most Exclusive Tea. Yes, it really is a full time job!...


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“Remember the tea kettle…”

September 20, 2012

"Remember the tea kettle - it is always up its neck in hot water, yet it still sings!" - Unknown


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Guest post: Top tips for tea etiquette in the modern age

September 12, 2012

This week's blog is a guest post from Fran Weeks, sharing her top tea etiquette tips. For more from Fran, visit her blog 'foodtealife'. Tea drinking has certainly evolved over the years. For instance many of us are now far...

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Fruity fruit tea for every mood

September 3, 2012

Our range of fruit black teas provide a number of different, refreshing and flavoursome twists on black tea to suit every mood. From 'Vanilla Tranquility' to 'Strawberry Sensation' to 'Blackcurrant Burst', the aroma from each blend fills the room and...

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The Olympic Torch at Ahmad Tea

August 28, 2012

The 2012 Paralympic Games begin in London tomorrow and we're looking forward to backing our country's inspiring athletes. Seventeen year-old para-athlete and U Support charity ambassador Jack carried the Olympic Torch in the relay, raising awareness of the charity which...

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Strawberry green tea ice lollies

August 23, 2012

Whether you need to cool down in the summer heat, or want to generate a summery atmosphere while shying away from the poor, grey excuse for a British summer, this recipe for ice lollies made with fresh strawberries and green...

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Brewing the perfect tea

August 17, 2012

The finer things in life deserve a little extra care and attention and brewing tea should be no exception. It is strongly advised that you always use freshly drawn water, as previously boiled water becomes de-oxygenated and therefore won't produce...


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“Live the actual moment”

August 10, 2012

Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life. -- Thich Naht Hanh, Vietmanese...


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Lemon cake with blackberries & Earl Grey

July 25, 2012

This cake is a perfect afternoon treat, with the citrus tones of Earl Grey tea in the syrup wonderfully complimenting the lemon and blackberries in the cake - fresh and fruity for the summer! This recipe is for 2 English...


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Wonderful handmade tea pocket gifts

July 18, 2012

We have absolutely fallen in love with this wonderful and creative gift idea from Janet's Notebook. Janet and her son Ben wanted something special to give to Ben's teachers to show their appreciation at the end of the year and...

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Video: Mad about tea

July 12, 2012

This video shows the making of this wonderful mural on the side of a building in Russia... a great illustration of all things mad about tea! http://vimeo.com/23749641


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A strong cup of tea

July 5, 2012

All true tea lovers not only like their tea strong, but like it a little stronger with each year that passes. - George Orwell

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Tea is still a way of life in Britain

June 21, 2012

In recent years, Britain has seen a rise in the popularity of the American coffee culture, with sitting in coffee shops and carrying Starbucks cups becoming a fashion statement somewhat. Despite this, a recent survey by Travelodge shows that over...

Tea and a book

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A cup of tea and a good book

June 7, 2012

"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me."                                            ...


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A Jubilee tea party

May 31, 2012

This weekend we will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation, and what better way to toast our Queen than with a wonderfully British Jubilee tea party! As long as the weather holds up for the bank...


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Peach & passion fruit parfait

May 24, 2012

This parfait made with Peach & Passion Fruit Ahmad Tea is a perfect treat for a warm and sunny afternoon. For 10 servings you'll need:   140ml milk 200g sugar 4 Ahmad Tea Peach & Passion Fruit teabags 8 egg...

Chinese tea house

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Tea houses around the world

May 17, 2012

To many people, tea is far more than a just a beverage - drinking tea is a ceremony during which the location, preparation and practices are just as important as the blend. There are beautiful tea houses & tearooms around...

Afternoon tea and cakes

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Afternoon tea

May 9, 2012

    "There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea"                                      ...

Earl Grey Chocolate Tea cake

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Earl Grey Chocolate Tea Cake

February 9, 2012

If you like Earl Grey and Chocolate, why not combine them in this unique cake recipe? We’ve tried it and it’s delicious, the flavours really compliment each other - try it out yourself! This recipe makes 1 cake: 4 ounces...

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Festive Afternoon Tea Menu at the Savoy

February 8, 2012

For an extra special Christmas treat, why not indulge in a festive-themed afternoon tea at the Savoy in London. The menu is exquisite and one to be shared with friends or family with a wonderful selection of teas. A selection...

Afternoon Tea

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The history of afternoon tea

January 8, 2012

Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford is often credited with the invention of the tradition of afternoon tea in the early 1840’s. Traditionally dinner was not served until 8:30 or 9:00 in the evening and the Duchess often became hungry,...

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Tea Quote

December 8, 2011

If you are cold, tea will warm you. If you are heated, it will cool you. If you are depressed, it will cheer you. If you are excited, it will calm you. William Gladstone, British Statesman 1809-1898.