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Are you interested in the day-to-day activities of The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company? Perhaps you’re fascinated by our heritage, keen to check out our competitions, or want to learn more about great discounts. If so, you’ve come to the right place. Below, you will find several blogs and articles about who we are as a company. Did you know, for example, that we have twice hosted the renowned Youtuber Richard Vobes here at our Kent-based factory? Start by reading Richard Smith’s Interview with The Bald Explorer and see how these visits went. Alternatively, discover how overseas situations such as the 2017 Darjeeling Protests or the 2019 Coffee Crisis affect your morning cuppa. We strive to be as informative, transparent and, with any hope, as inspiring as possible.

  1. Richard Smith's Interview with The Bald Explorer

    Richard Smith's Interview with The Bald Explorer

    The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company have recently hosted “The Bald Explorer” here at our Pluckley-based factory shop. It marked the second time that the popular filmmaker and historian has visited our establishment. Owner Mr Richard Smith was delighted to offer a tour accompanied by some Tea-tasting. You can watch the video below. Watch Full Interview Below  Read more...
  2. Darjeeling Tea - Protests and Violence *UPDATE*

    Darjeeling Tea - Protests and Violence *UPDATE*

    * UPDATE * - Darjeeling Tea Update - 21st October 2017 As of 21 October 2017, tensions in the Darjeeling District of West Bengal, India, have been easing. However, the troubles that plague the world-famous tea growing region are far from over. Since the most recent troubles arose in June - as opposed to the issues that have been ongoing Read more...
  3. Kenya Milima Loose Leaf Tea

    Kenya Milima Loose Leaf Tea

    Kenya Milima is a name of tea manufactured at the Saoas Factroy, Kericho. The only estate in Kenya producing Leaf Orthodox Teas which makes this a rare find and Kenya Kenya Milima Loose Leaf Tea is finally back in stock! Milima actually means ‘mountain’ or ‘high place’ in Swahili language, it is grown at 6000 feet above sea level. And Read more...
  4. April FEEFO Review Winners!

    April FEEFO Review Winners!

    We have nearly 10,000 reviews on FEEFO, an independent reviewer and well, we must be doing a good job as we have been awarded the Gold Trusted Merchant certificate by FEEFO for two years running! We are very excited about this award as we pride ourselves on the quality of our products and our customer services, reviews from our customers Read more...
  5. The Great British Cuppa!

    The Great British Cuppa!

    On Thursday 21st April It is National Tea Day which happens to co-inside with Her Royal Majesty's 90th Birthday as well as St. George's Day on Saturday 23rd April. To celebrate such a week of Great British-ness, our Tea of the Week is English Breakfast Tea. We also are launching a NEW Strong English Breakfast Tea this week to help Read more...
  6. Guess the How Many Tea Bags Competition Winner!

    Guess the How Many Tea Bags Competition Winner!

    We love our customers and we love giving you the chance to win prizes! In January we started a social media competition; Guess the correct amount of tea bags in a glass bowl  for a chance to win a £50 voucher! And we had hundreds of entries, so many of you were so close. We are excited to announce that the Read more...
  7. Lucky Dragon Young Hyson Organic Green Tea

    Lucky Dragon Young Hyson Organic Green Tea

    Lucky Dragon Young Hyson Organic Green Tea comes from the Anhui Province of China, where it is traditionally not fermented and is only produced in small batches.   What does Hyson Mean Hyson refers to medium to old leaves, which are situated lower down on the bush below the growing shoots at the top. Young Hyson is considered to be of a high-quality Read more...
  8. Macknade Fine Foods - Meet the Suppliers Event!

    Macknade Fine Foods - Meet the Suppliers Event!

    On 10th February 2016 our Sales Representative Ronald Tutt and our in house Tea Sommelier Alicia Persichini were invited to join the Macknade Fine Food Shop's Meet the Suppliers Event to meet some of the customers and the staff that sell our products! We were asked to provide samples of the teas and coffee's that Macknade's stock from The Kent Read more...
  9. Love is in the Air!

    Love is in the Air!

    With Valentines day only around the corner, it is time to get those orders in to show your loved ones how much you care! We do a range of gifts to celebrate the day of love, starting with our Love Potion Blends, available in Green Tea and Black Tea, mixed with rose petals and rose buds to create a delicate Read more...
  10. FEEFO Review Winners January 2016

    FEEFO Review Winners January 2016

    We have had over 9086 reviews on FEEFO! We use FEEFO, an independent review company to ensure that we are constantly improving our services. We offer a monthly review competition a review you are entered into our monthly draw to win one of Three Prizes of vouchers worth £10, £20 and £30 for the best! The most interesting reviews are Read more...
  11. A year in 2015!

    A year in 2015!

    Our 2015 summed up! It is the end of the year, and what an amazing year it has been! Here is a little summary of all the things we have been up to in 2015; Pluckley Points; Now, don't go rolling your eyes. I know what the idea of a reward points scheme means to most of you. But we are Read more...
  12. It's Christmas!

    It's Christmas!

    Gosh, you guys have been busy this month! This November has been our busiest month on record, you sure do love you tea! Our Little Tea Elves have been busy making sure you get all you teas and coffees in time for that 'C' word that has got us all stressed out and rushing to the shops! There isn't a better Read more...
  13. Gift Selection Packs Available!

    Gift Selection Packs Available!

    Dont' know what to buy the tea lover in your life for Christmas? We have the perfect gift! We stock gift selection packs in an assortment of teas which allows you to try five different teas at once- and earn Pluckley Points! They are also handy if you wish to try something new but aren't sure where to start. Buying Read more...
  14. The Tea Taster's Adventure into the Dark Side

    The Tea Taster's Adventure into the Dark Side

    Although we do mainly focus on Tea here at Kent Tea- we are also a coffee company! We stock over 72 different coffees; single estates, blended, flavoured, espresso and Rain Forest Alliance. We send our staff to take part in a coffee cupping and training course to ensure that we have a high standard of understanding in our products. So Read more...
  15. Christmas in Office Competition!

    Christmas in Office Competition!

    It Christmas and 'Tis the season to be .... competitive, apparently! We have a wide range of Christmas based teas and coffees on our site, deciding this year's new Christmas blend was harder than first thought. So, We have decided to hold an in office competition between; Sharon, Alicia and Richard. To see who has chosen the Top Christmas Tea 2015 Read more...
  16. Happy Diwali

    Happy Diwali

    Diwali- What is it? With such deep routed Indian family history at Kent Tea, we have friends and family all over the world! It is important for us to share a day of such, the Diwali celebration with all of our customers! So, what is Diwali and what does it mean? Well, Diwali is the ancient Hindu festival of light Read more...
  17. Meet Alicia

    Meet Alicia

    Hi, my name is Alicia and I am the newest member of Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company! I am a trained tea sommelier, I trained with Jane Pettigrew and Bruce Richardson in 2010 and have worked as a Tea Sommelier at Tiny Tims Tearoom in Canterbury for the past four years! My favourite cup of tea is an Read more...
  18. September Tea Selection

    September Tea Selection

    This month is the beginning of Autumn. The time of the year it starts to get colder and everybody fancies a nice cup of tea while sitting in knitted jumpers. Every month we have a selection of teas, but this month we have picked out some of our teas that fit perfectly for this time of year.   Apple Tea Read more...
  19. Old Love Strawberry and Raspberry Tea

    Old Love Strawberry and Raspberry Tea

    Picture this: sitting out in the English Summer sun listening to the birds with a nice cooling breeze. Now imagine that in a tea! Our gorgeous new Old Love Strawberry and Raspberry Tea packed with fruits and berries that you can find in the English Country side, you'll be instantly be taken to a hot summers day. You can see all Read more...
  20. Lucky Dragon Hyson Organic Green Tea

    Lucky Dragon Hyson Organic Green Tea

    The word Hyson translates to 'Flourishing Spring' and this tea gives that fresh green character that you would expect to be a part of any springtime tea experience. Traditionally, hyson referred to old to medium leaves (leaves that grow below the new growing shoots at the top of the bush). The term 'young' was added to distinguish that the tea Read more...
  21. Welcome to our New Website!

    Welcome to our New Website!

    Welcome to our New Website. the Company launched on 20th April 2015. Lots of great new features for our customers. NOTICE! Due to security reasons, passwords will need to be reset on the new website! To do this, login to the site like you normally would, but click on 'Forgotten Password' under the password bar. This will then ask you to Read more...

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