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Have you ever wondered what is the Best Alternative to Milk when it comes to your morning cuppa? Perhaps you’re worried about the question, Are Tea Tannins Bad for You? Whether you want to know Who Discovered Tea or find the best type for digestion, look no further than here. The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company have all the useful information you could possibly hope for.   Each blog below contains easy-to-understand content that will never cease to inspire and amaze. Best of all, when it comes to ‘brewing up’, we can guarantee both quality and consistency. This is because we pack everything fresh to order.  

  1. Camellia Sinensis - The Tea Plant

    Camellia Sinensis - The Tea Plant

    Tea is an experience, an art form of sorts. In the words of Confucius, it “tempers the spirits and harmonises the mind”. But where, exactly, does it come from? The answer lies in a single, most remarkable plant: Camellia Sinensis - the Tea plant. In this article, we will look into the facts, figures, history and health benefits of Camellia Read more...
  2. Best Dairy Free Milk For Coffee

    Best Dairy Free Milk For Coffee

    Making lifestyle adjustments to combat the increasingly controversial dairy industry, as well as climate change, has recently risen in popularity. Those wishing to do more for the environment might start by switching the milk they add to their morning brew. But what is the best dairy free milk for Coffee? The good news is that there is a vast multitude Read more...
  3. How Much Caffeine in Tea and Coffee

    How Much Caffeine in Tea and Coffee

    Caffeine Levels in your Morning Cuppa Did you know that an estimated 60 plants naturally contain caffeine? This includes nuts from the Kola tree - famously used to create soft drinks. There is also, of course, the Theobroma cacao tree, which produces the beans utilised in chocolate-making. Most noteworthy, however, is caffeine in Coffee - the product of the Coffea Read more...
  4. Jasmine Tea Health Benefits

    Jasmine Tea Health Benefits

    Jasmine Tea benefits the mind, body and soul in a variety of ways. In its most natural form, it is a beautiful flower. When brewed to make Tea, it boasts an equally beautiful taste. Infuse it with either Green Tea or White Tea, and one has a match made in heaven. But what makes it so unique? According to the Read more...
  5. Best Milk Alternatives for Tea

    Best Milk Alternatives for Tea

    A dramatic change is taking place in the world of Tea. As of 2019, more people are branching away from conventional brews and instead opting for something a little different. The likes of Green Tea, Peppermint Tea and Camomile Tea have soared in popularity in recent years. It isn’t only the Tea itself that’s changing, however. Indeed, so is the Read more...
  6. Are Tea Tannins Bad For You? 

    Are Tea Tannins Bad For You? 

    Tannins in Tea have a big part to play in your morning cuppa. But are Tea tannins bad for you? These chemical compounds, most famously associated with red wine, have baffled Tea drinkers for many years. It appears, according to the internet, that people can’t make up their mind whether or not they are a help or hindrance to everyday Read more...
  7. Best Tea for Digestion

    Best Tea for Digestion

    Problems with digestion are far from uncommon. Many of us might experience acid reflux, bloating, cramping, inflammation or even Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Is there an easy, fix-all solution? Not exactly. However, Tea might, indeed, help. But what is the best Tea for digestion? This article will walk you through your options. We will talk about six Teas, in particular Read more...
  8. Is Tea Gluten Free?

    Is Tea Gluten Free?

    As society becomes increasingly health-conscious, we’re beginning to care more about what goes into our food and drink. In the UK alone, we consume an estimated 100 million cups of Tea a day. It seems only right and fair that many might ask the question, “Is Tea Gluten Free?” In this article, we will look at the definition of gluten Read more...
  9. Who Discovered Tea? 

    Who Discovered Tea? 

    Tea is the second most consumed drink in the world after water. In the UK alone, we have 100 million cups of it daily - that’s 36 billion a year! China is the biggest producer, accounting for 22.8% of the world’s Tea exports, worth $1.5 billion USD, in 2016. But how did we get to this point? Where did it Read more...
  10. How To Make The Perfect Cup of Tea

    How To Make The Perfect Cup of Tea

    Art is subjective. So is making the perfect cup of Tea. Everyone seems to have an opinion. Everyone seems to like different things. Black Tea or Green Tea? Tea Bags or Loose Tea? Add milk, lemon, honey, sugar, or nothing at all? Ultimately, it all depends on personal preference. There is an optimum temperature for some Tea types that does Read more...
  11. Sri Lanka Tea History

    Sri Lanka Tea History

    Sri Lanka is an island country that lies in the Bay of Bengal just below the southeastern tip of India. From 1815 until 1948, it was a British colony called Ceylon. In 1972, the once colony of Ceylon changed its name to reflect its independence. The name that didn’t change, however, was that of Ceylon Tea. What happened? In this Read more...
  12. Is Tea A Diuretic? 

    Is Tea A Diuretic? 

    Is Tea a diuretic? The short answer: it depends on the type of Tea. In this article, we will explore the meaning of the word “diuretic” and why it has become so popular. We will then look at a variety of beverages to see which ones have diuretic qualities. After you’ve weighed up the facts, you’ll have the opportunity to Read more...
  13. What Tea is Good For Relaxing?

    What Tea is Good For Relaxing?

    There is nothing more harmonious than finding time to relax with relaxing tea. Did you know there’s science to this? Depending on the type of Tea, your favourite beverage might help you to relax in more ways than you think. In this blog, we will look into what Tea is good for relaxing (spoiler alert: there is more than one Read more...
  14. What was The Boston Tea Party?

    What was The Boston Tea Party?

    Did you know that The Boston Tea Party was one of the sparks that led to the American Revolutionary War? Not only is it significant to the history of the United States, but also the history of Tea as a whole! Indeed, the world of Tea might today look very different had this momentous event not taken place. The Boston Read more...
  15. Kombucha Tea Benefits

    Kombucha Tea Benefits

    Kombucha Tea is an acquired taste; one, however, that has soared in popularity. In 2017, U.S. sales reached $500 million (£393,850,000 GBP), this is due to the Kombucha Tea benefits. This is set to increase dramatically by 2020, with analysts suggesting global sales reaching $2 billion (£157,594,000,000 GBP). That sounds like a lot of money for a beverage you might Read more...
  16. Best Teas For A Detox

    Best Teas For A Detox

    Is it time you had a Tea cleanse? Many Teas have detoxifying qualities that can help us to feel refreshed and replenished after weeks of being unhealthy. Although they can’t do all of the work, they make for a terrific start to a ‘new you’. However, the internet is rife with ‘fake news’ when it comes to Detox Teas. Many Read more...
  17. History of Tea in the UK

    History of Tea in the UK

    It’s no secret that the British have long had a love affair with Tea. In reality, the word “Tea” alone has for centuries become synonymous with all things stereotypically “British” from croquet to cucumber sandwiches. The history of Tea in the UK started some 350 years ago. Ever since, we as a nation have proudly wiggled our pinky fingers while sipping Read more...
  18. What Is Turkish Tea

    What Is Turkish Tea

    When an avid Tea drinker thinks of their favourite beverage, thoughts likely drift to China, India, Nepal or Sri Lanka. However, the Tea culture in Turkey is huge, too. Here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, we think it’s time that Turkish Tea got the recognition it deserves. In this article, we will explore “what is Turkish Read more...
  19. Calories in Tea and Nutritional Facts

    Calories in Tea and Nutritional Facts

    How many calories in Tea? Does Tea have any nutritional value? These questions, and many more, are often on the minds of our customers. You’ll be pleased to know that it’s all good news. Drinking Tea for its health benefits has become increasingly popular in recent years. This is because of its wealth in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Tea has Read more...
  20. Pu erh Tea Benefits

    Pu erh Tea Benefits

    Like a fine wine, Pu erh Tea gets better with age. It’s a brew treasured in China. However, very few know of it outside of the east. Here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, we plan to change that. With this blog, we hope to inspire you to experience Pu erh Tea benefits for yourself. It has Read more...
  21. Benefits of Green Tea

    Benefits of Green Tea

    The benefits of Green Tea cannot be overstated. However, most people who pick this wholesome, nutritious beverage off the shelves don’t consider its true capability. Nor do they often think of its significance in history or its cultural impact on the world. We are here to tell you that Green Tea has borne witness to the rise and fall of Read more...
  22. English Breakfast Tea (All You Need to Know)

    English Breakfast Tea (All You Need to Know)

    For many avid Tea drinkers, English Breakfast Tea is the cup of tea of choice. Some know it simply as “Breakfast Tea”; others call it “Builder’s Tea”, “Bog-Standard Tea” or, indeed, just “Tea”! This is because, for hundreds of years, English Breakfast Tea has stolen the limelight. In fact, it goes further than that: it has stolen the hearts of Read more...
  23. What is Chai Tea?

    What is Chai Tea?

    The influx of custom in Tea and Coffeehouses throughout the UK (and, in fact, around the world) has seen our outstanding ability to tolerate long queues put to the test. Perhaps you, too, have been in this position. Maybe you’ve found yourself aimlessly looking for some source of entertainment as you gradually waddle towards the counter. Above the noise of Read more...
  24. Hibiscus Tea Benefits

    Hibiscus Tea Benefits

    Hibiscus Tea benefits are today some of the best documented in the world of science and Tea. From weight loss to menstrual relief; anti-ageing properties to, of course, lower blood pressure, the possibilities are near endless. Hibiscus Tea can, under the right circumstances, be the perfect accompaniment to a healthy and active lifestyle. In reality, this beverage may be the Read more...
  25. Peppermint Tea Benefits (All You Need To Know)

    Peppermint Tea Benefits (All You Need To Know)

    Is Peppermint Tea good for you? Absolutely; and in more than one way! Peppermint Tea benefits the mind, body and soul. It’s arguably the most popular type of Herbal Tea in the world and continues to increase in popularity at a rapid rate. The question being asked today is: could Herbal Teas such as Peppermint one day give so-called “real” Read more...
  26. 5 Must Have Teas For Autumn

    5 Must Have Teas For Autumn

    We know the drill by now: the nights are drawing in, the temperatures are cooling, and now is the perfect time for long walks amongst the trees of changing colours. We’re heading into autumn, and here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, we couldn’t be more excited our 5 Must Have Teas For Autumn that are just perfect Read more...
  27. Green Tea Caffeine

    Green Tea Caffeine

    Once, people thought little of Green Tea Caffeine. In reality, it has only been relatively recently that people have thought about Caffeine at all! Now, however, science has established both the advantages and disadvantages of continuous Caffeine intake day after day after day. These new studies have given rise to numerous questions, most notably: does Green Tea contain caffeine? And Read more...
  28. Thyme Tea Benefits

    Thyme Tea Benefits

    When it comes to Herbal Teas, none are quite like Thyme Tea. It is a beverage with character, with flavour, with history and Thyme Tea Benefits are well documented. It is a herb known best as an accompaniment but here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, we believe it’s time that changed. Thyme Tea deserves recognition not Read more...
  29. Black Tea Benefits

    Black Tea Benefits

    We’ve all heard about Green Tea benefits but what about Black Tea Benefits? Has it been forgotten? Absolutely not. While it’s true that Green Tea has, for the most, had the limelight in 2018 and many of the years preceding it, Black Tea is still a great choice for supporting a healthy and active lifestyle. Our article will discuss the Read more...
  30. Lemon Balm Tea Benefits

    Lemon Balm Tea Benefits

    Lemon Balm Tea is known as “The Calming Herb”, a quality that transcends in herbal tea form. Choosing to enjoy this tea is essentially choosing a delicious and refreshing Beverage with extraordinary Lemon Balm Tea Benefits. Its nickname alone suggests a peaceful night’s sleep or a meditative state of harmony. And it does just that, and so much more. Perhaps most fascinating of Read more...
  31. Boosts your Immune System with Tea

    Boosts your Immune System with Tea

    As we move into some of the gloomier months of winter, many will be counting the days until Spring arrives. For some, January and February are known as prime months for catching colds and generally feeling a little worse for wear. With the likes of the flu and other unpleasant illnesses circulating around our communities, avoiding ‘the sniffles’ is a Read more...
  32. Drink Tea for Healthy Bones

    Drink Tea for Healthy Bones

    The early 21st Century has arguably brought about some of the greatest leaps in science and medicine in all of human history. We are now living in a time where life expectancy has risen dramatically in the last few decades and the prospect of an ever-growing aging population is very serious in today’s society, this article goes into detail of Read more...
  33. The Health Benefits of Tea

    The Health Benefits of Tea

    In Chinese Legend; There once was a man who knew 100,000 healing properties of herbs, he taught his son 80,000 of those secrets. On the man's deathbed, he told his son to visit his grave in five years time and he shall learn the other 20,000. When the son visited the grave five years later, he found a tea shrub growing at Read more...

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