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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...

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