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  1. 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...
  2. What is Builder’s Tea?

    What is Builder’s Tea?

    What is Builder’s Tea? This is a question long asked by our customers because, put simply, there is a multitude of definitions. In many ways, it depends on perspective. In this article, we will look at some of these definitions associated with Builder’s Tea while exploring our wide range of choice here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Read more...
  3. Fruit Tea Benefits

    Fruit Tea Benefits

    The world of Tea is changing. Recent statistics suggest that Black Tea sales have dropped by 5% in less than half a decade. In comparison, popularity in Fruit Teas and Tisanes, as well as Herbal infusions, has risen by 8%. There are several reasons for this dramatic shift. Firstly, people are beginning to become more adventurous with their morning cuppa Read more...
  4. Keemun Tea: All You Need to Know

    Keemun Tea: All You Need to Know

    Keemun Tea is arguably the most famous China Black Tea. However, while other Chinese varieties date back some 5,000 years, this one only came into existence during the late 19th Century. Indeed, to many, this makes it a relatively new brew! So how, after only 150 years, has it become so popular? In this article, The Kent and Sussex Tea Read more...
  5. 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...
  6. Oolong Tea vs Green Tea

    Oolong Tea vs Green Tea

    Today, Green Tea accounts for 20% of the world’s Tea consumption. Oolong Tea, on the other hand, accounts for less than 2%. In this sense, these two Teas couldn’t be more different, but they also share some similarities. The question begs: which one is better, let's compare the two different tea types this this article, Oolong Tea vs Green Tea Read more...
  7. White Tea vs Green Tea

    White Tea vs Green Tea

    It is no secret these days that Green Tea can improve one’s everyday way of life in a multitude of ways. The studies are out there, and the media can’t get enough of it! We open the newspapers, turn on the television, listen to the radio and there it is: “Green Tea’s extraordinarily health benefits”. Best of all, it’s all Read more...
  8. Matcha Tea vs Green Tea

    Matcha Tea vs Green Tea

    Let’s get one thing cleared up before we get started: most (emphasis on “most”, not all) types of Matcha Tea are Green Tea, meaning that, in other words, we’re talking about the same overall Tea type. However, it surprisingly gets a little more complicated, and that’s why The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company have posed a scenario whereby Read more...
  9. Black Tea vs Green Tea

    Black Tea vs Green Tea

    It’s the ultimate question we will try to answer about Tea: Black Tea vs Green Tea, which is better? It’s also not a question easily answered as it very much depends on one’s perspective, as well as what one looks for in their morning cuppa. Does taste and taste alone determine your choice-brew; or do you consider yourself particularly health-conscious Read more...
  10. 5 Best Coffee To Try

    5 Best Coffee To Try

    What gets you out of bed in the morning? If you’re anything like us, then it’s time for a cup of coffee. The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company stock over 70 different Types of Coffee, each as delicious as the last, but this week, we’re promoting five that’ll have you throwing off the duvet and putting on your Read more...
  11. Our Flavoured Coffee Selection

    Our Flavoured Coffee Selection

    Coffee Connoisseurs are very particular when choosing their morning brew. We all want only the best from our Coffee, so surely a Flavoured Coffee Bean is far from exemplary? One just needs to look in the right place: The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company has an amazing selection. Every one of our Flavoured Coffees, from chocolate flavoured to Read more...
  12. Japanese Tea (All You Need to Know)

    Japanese Tea (All You Need to Know)

    We’ve all heard the saying “for all the Tea in China”. But what about Japan? As it turns out, Japanese Tea may not be as famous as Chinese Tea, but it’s just as delicious! The country’s history and culture surrounding Tea are likewise rich and expansive. It dates back many hundreds of years, with each century leading to the further Read more...
  13. How Much Caffeine in Green Tea

    How Much Caffeine in Green Tea

    Once, people thought little of how much caffeine in Green Tea . 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 Read more...
  14. Iced Tea History, How to Make Iced Tea

    Iced Tea History, How to Make Iced Tea

    Summer Solstice is upon us and many of us will be wondering where the time has gone. With many weeks ahead, so why not make the most of it with with our selection of Iced tea? But what if you have never had an Iced Tea before? It would hardly come as a surprise as Iced Teas have only recently Read more...
  15. Detox Tea:  Lemon and Ginger Tea

    Detox Tea: Lemon and Ginger Tea

    Now that 2020 is well underway is it time that you started to think about what you want from this year? If, like many, you had a New Years Resolution you are now struggling to keep then let us help you. After all, going through a ‘detox’ doesn’t have to be as hard as everyone says it is, not when Read more...
  16. Pluckley, The Most Haunted Village in England

    Pluckley, The Most Haunted Village in England

    Its that time of the year again! The time for ghosts and ghouls; thrills and scares; and, of course, tricks and (or) treats! But how, you may be asking, does The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company have anything to do with Halloween? Nestled away in the beautiful Kentish countryside, our establishment is situated in what is now known Read more...
  17. What is Yerba Mate Tea?

    What is Yerba Mate Tea?

    Let’s Explore Yerba Mate Yerba Mate is for the adventurer in you! It brings to life a world of largely unexplored wilderness and delves deep into the many extraordinary cultures of the South American continent. This Herbal Tea has been enjoyed for hundreds of years, and marveled for its incredible health benefits, Yerba Mate Tea is legendary in its own Read more...
  18. What is Organic Tea?

    What is Organic Tea?

    We all want to do ‘our bit’ for the environment, but how can your morning cup of tea make a difference? If, like many, you are looking to live a more sustainable lifestyle, choosing Organic Tea could be your first small step to saving the planet! But, what is the truth behind this natural brew and what can it do Read more...
  19. Assam Tea History & Health Benefits

    Assam Tea History & Health Benefits

    No one can deny the outstanding contribution that India has made to the World of Tea over the course of nearly 200 years. In fact, from the age of the British Raj right through into the post-Independence era, this incredible nation has brought to light some of the greatest varieties of teas currently available on the market including Assam Tea Read more...
  20. Darjeeling Tea - All You Need To Know

    Darjeeling Tea - All You Need To Know

    Let’s Explore Darjeeling Tea Almost 5,000 miles away from the Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company in the mountainous region of Darjeeling, India, experienced and dedicated workers will be wrapping up some of 2017’s iconic Darjeeling First Flush Tea. For centuries, Darjeeling has blessed the tea industry with some of the most prized and sought-after blends in the world Read more...
  21. Dirok Tea Estate in Assam

    Dirok Tea Estate in Assam

    The Assam Dirok Tea Estate is part of the Mcleod Russel tea plantation group. It is one of the Companies most beautiful estates producing Assam Tea, lying in the Margherita area of Upper Assam. It is situated on the South Bank of the Brahmaputra, the garden has undulating terrain with the forested Patkai hills to the South and West and Read more...
  22. What Is Breakfast Tea

    What Is Breakfast Tea

    A question we are often asked: What is Breakfast Tea?, its enjoyed all around the world, often a cup of tea is first! We thought we would treat you to a trip around the globe with the perfect Morning cup of tea, starting with the UK: English Breakfast Tea - Many countries believe they have the recipe for the perfect cup Read more...
  23. 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...
  24. Try our New Apple Crumble Fruit Tisane

    Try our New Apple Crumble Fruit Tisane

    The Autumnal chill in the air means one thing in Kent, its apple harvest season! Apples have been a large part of the Kentish way of life since being reintroduced into British society by Henry VIII, who developed an orchard in Teynham. Kent is also the home to the National Fruit Collection at Brogdale, which is home to 2,300 varieties Read more...
  25. Pu erh Tea - Healthy Slimming Tea

    Pu erh Tea - Healthy Slimming Tea

    What is Pu erh Tea? Pu erh Tea (pronounced as Poo-er) comes from the Camellia Sinensis plant, the same plant used to make Green Tea, Black Tea, Oolong Tea and White Tea. Although the same leaf is used, it goes through a different process. Green Tea is not fermented, Oolong Tea is partially fermented, while Black Tea is completely fermented and Read more...
  26. What is Matcha powder? All you need to know

    What is Matcha powder? All you need to know

    As you may have noticed, we previously prepared an article explaining what is Matcha Tea in this article. But growing demand on powder teas almost forced us to share more knowledge about Matcha. So meet our ultimate guide. Matcha Tea is it just another Type of Japanese Green Tea? Matcha is a specially manufactured tea that is ground into a very fine Read more...
  27. Seasonal Fruits and Summer Tea

    Seasonal Fruits and Summer Tea

    Summer is finally upon us and you can taste it in the quality of all the lush seasonal fruits and vegetables! There is nothing like fresh fruits and vegetables at their seasonal best and there is something so good about eating food when its just been picked and drinking fruit tea. During the month of July fruits such as Blueberries Read more...
  28. What is Ayurveda tea and how can it help you?

    What is Ayurveda tea and how can it help you?

    How could Ayurveda Tea help you? The practice of Ayurvedic medicine / Ayurveda Tea  is one of the worlds oldest holistic healing systems, developed five thousand years ago in India. Based on the belief that health and wellness was dependent on a balance between the mind, body and spirit. It emphasises the cleansing of the body to promote healthiness. The Read more...
  29. Summer Fruits Iced Tisane

    Summer Fruits Iced Tisane

    Summer Fruits Iced Tisane - Ice Lollies! Do you want to wow your friends at this seasons Summer parties? Well, this is the way to do it!, using our Summer Fruits Iced Tisane will have all of your friends wanting to know your recipe! And the recipe is all your own; Iced tea is very versatile, you can use as Read more...
  30. 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...
  31. Wake me up Detox!

    Wake me up Detox!

    Detox Yerba Mate and Chilli Tea Yerba  Mate is said to provide a buzz as would coffee but without the unpleasant jitters or the crash afterwards, the perfect detox tea. It is a myth that it does not contain caffeine and the stimulating effects come from a compound called Mateine, In actual fact the term Mateine is actually caffeine and Read more...
  32. Gurkha Tea

    Gurkha Tea

    Following the recent events of Remembrance day and Armistice Day and the in office celebration of having our Gurkha Tea Bags back in stock, we thought it was time to talk about where our Gurkha tea comes from and our connections to the Gurkha Regiment. Mrs Smith and the family The Kent Tea & Trading Company is a family tea company Read more...
  33. 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...
  34. 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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