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This Valentine’s Day, we are celebrating the delightful pairings of our flavoured Earl Grey teas! Try them for yourself and fall in love.   Rosy Earl Grey A rose by any other name would taste as delicately divine when paired with our flavourful and robust Earl Grey. Try it without milk to get the most of the floral nuances of this pairing.   Smoky Earl Grey Smoky Earl Grey was a favourite of the late Queen Elizabeth II, and we think you will agree that she knew a strong pairing. This tea is for those of you who like a...

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It is the beginning of the new year, a time many of us use as an opportunity to reflect on practices which we can change to improve our way of living. Switching to loose leaf tea is a small step you can take to immediately improve not only your enjoyment of the nation’s favourite beverage, but also improve your health and lessen your environmental impact. Here’s how: Environmental Impact The average tea consumption per head in the UK is currently estimated at 2-3 cups per day. This comes to the length of 31,000 football pitches every year! With many commercially available teabags...

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The Christmas spirit is catching here at Char, and we have already had a few people asking about buying Christmas presents!  With that in mind, we have created a handy helper for anyone intimidated by how many types of tea we have to make sure your recipient is grinning ear-to-ear with their first brew on Christmas morning!   Quick links to the teas in our Christmas tea gift chooser You can find any of the teas in our gift chooser by using our site search, or by following the links below: Sweet, Loose Leaf and Caffeine-Free Rooibos Scent of Christmas...

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We get many questions at Char about our Winchester Afternoon Tea, and how an Afternoon Tea differs from a Breakfast Tea. In order to fully answer this, we are outlining the origins of the practise of Afternoon Tea, traditional decorum for participating in an Afternoon Tea, and how to hold your own Afternoon Tea party. The History of Afternoon Tea Tea has been consumed at all times of day and night since the 3rd millennium BC in China. In England, tea only became popular in 1660 under the influence of Queen Catherine of Braganza, the Portuguese wife of King Charles...

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In this article, we'll show you how to make a mouth-watering Earl Grey cake, infusing the classic tea's aromatic charm into a delectable dessert. It is the time of year again for garden parties – a wonderful way to be with friends and family, enjoying the sunshine on a summer afternoon. As always, we at Char are delighted to hear how you are enjoying our delicious teas, and a short while ago a customer came into the shop to restock on our most popular Earl Grey tea, and told us they were going to make a cake with it. Naturally, we...

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