TEASUP's June Newsletter - Food meets Tea, End Waste and Embrace Taste

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We’re an independent tea company that believes in drinking better: better quality whole leaf tea, better for the environment, better for the people who pick and grow it. 

Hello, and a big welcome to the June edition of the Teasup newsletter. What have we got in store for you today? Delightful food and tea pairings, the Teasup Reusable SoL cups, new editions to the website, and more!

Food meets Tea!

We’ve all heard about food and wine pairings, and the sumptuousness of port with cheese, but pairing tea with food takes these gastronomic pleasures to a whole new level - without the hangover! You might be surprised at how your usual cup of tea can set off certain dishes in a great way. Here we go through three teas which could be in your cupboard. 

Let’s start with green tea, which goes amazingly with cheese. First of all, make sure you brew your green tea correctly.  It’s often brewed at too high a temperature in the UK, and as a result gives an astringent flavour. Instead, brew it at a much lower temperature: 80ºC at most and you’ll have a silky liquor that will take you to hay fields and sweetness,  with no bitterness whatsoever! We’ve had so much fun at Teasup HQ, tasting different types of cheese with our Mao Jian Green Tea. Try it with hard cheese like cheddar. It cuts through nicely, making the taste even creamier and sweeter, and will have your mind rolling in Somerset hay fields in no time!   Click here to buy Mao Jian Green Tea.

 

Green Tea and Cheese

 

Second, we move to the mighty Earl Grey - the most popular tea blend in the world - which will bring zest and enhance flavour to both sweet and savoury dishes. Try it with smoked salmon - the citrus notes from the bergamot oil will elevate the flavours of the smokey dish. Alternatively, if you like something sweet, then it works perfectly with lemon drizzle cake too, with the two going hand in hand to enhance your citrusy delight! Try these dishes without milk in your Earl Grey if you can, to bring out the subtleties of flavour. Click here to buy Earl Grey Tea.

 

Lemon Drizzle Cake

 

We’d love to go on about food pairings - it really is a mouthwatering delight -  and our website has suggestions for all our teas, but a final mention is for all the whiskey drinkers out there, who enjoy savouring the earthy aromas of beautiful peat smoke. For you we have our Malawian Smoked Guava, a unique tea that has been smoked with Guava wood. The aroma is reminiscent of an evening campfire, but the taste is sweet and more delicate.  For the salmon lovers out there, what a combination, and for the green tea cheese lovers, it’s time to bring out the more pungent vintage cheese to enjoy with this fine tipple!

Click here to buy Malawian Smoked Guava Tea.

 

Malawian Smoked Guava Tea

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End Waste and Embrace Taste with Reusable SoL Cups!  

We welcome our brand new Teasup SoL reusable cups which have just arrived!  We love the premium and luxuriousness of our Teasup SoL cups that are made from strong, handblown glass, which doesn’t absorb residual tastes and odours like plastic to give you the beautiful purity of taste that comes with Teasup. But they’re also supportive for the environment too.

Most disposable cups are lined with polyethylene (plastic) to make them waterproof. In the UK 2.4 billion coffee cups are thrown away each year  - enough to stretch around the world roughly five and a half times. However, less than 1 in 400 are recycled and 500,000 cups are littered every day (source: UK House of Commons report published 5th Jan 2018).

With this in mind, our SoL Cups are 100% plastic free, and that includes the packaging too. Not only that, but they help us move from a single-use throwaway mindset to a more environmentally supportive one, so we can all be kind to the world around us. They’re portable, convenient, aesthetically pleasing, microwave and dishwasher safe, and infinitely reusable, which is why we love our Teasup SoL cups!

 

What else is new to the website! 

We’ve been busy adding lots of extra features to our website this month. As well as our beautiful Reasuable SoL cups, gift-wrapping availability for all our products, and free delivery to the UK, we’ve also got a “Subscribe and Save” function, so you never have to run out of quality whole leaf tea. Subscribing allows you to choose how often you'd like to get your product delivered, so that you don't need to keep re-ordering. Not only is it really easy to do, but you also get a 20% discount with each delivery, free delivery to the UK, and you can also pause, edit or cancel easily at anytime. You can even decide to change the product that you get delivered!

Tea Quote of the Month

That’s nearly it from this month’s Teasup Newsletter. In light of the food pairings this month, and the rain currently drizzling outside the window of Teasup HQ, we bring you this month’s tea quote:

“Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors.”

-Alice Walker 

Any questions or feedback, we’d love to hear from you!  Please contact us at info@teasup.co.uk

Best wishes,

Phil and Hanna at Teasup.

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