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  • Black Tea

    It is November, it is raining and the days are getting colder so our Tea of the Month this month is ideal for keeping you warm on these winter afternoons!

    Black Tea!

    The best leaves of the Luponde estate go onto our orthodox black tea. At this altitude the Camellia sinensis bush grows slowly producing a deep and rich, yet crisp, fresh tasting ‘English Breakfast’ style tea making it perfect for your everyday cup.

    Our black tea is made using the traditional orthodox method and you can read all about this on our ‘How Tea is Made’ page.

    As well as being a comforting drink and one that goes perfectly with cakes and biscuits black tea has many health benefits. Black tea contains similar amounts of polyphenols as green tea. These are antioxidants and have great restorative powers. Black tea can help strengthen the immune system and fight off those pesky colds and flu. It has been known to aid in expanding the airways and help asthma sufferers. Black tea can also improve cardiac blood flow and coronary function. It contains abundant tannins which have a soothing anti-inflammatory effect on the digest tract. In 2010, researchers found that people who drank tea had significantly less cognitive decline than non-tea drinkers. A cup of tea contains manganese, which is essential for general development, and potassium which helps to maintain the body’s fluid balance. Although gram for gram tea contains higher levels of caffeine than coffee, less weight is used when making it and therefore a cup of black tea contains considerably less caffeine.

    Now you can be confident when you are enjoying your black tea that is doing you some good!

    You can win some of our black tea this November by emailing your details to or by popping them into our teapot in-store.

    We are also offering 10% off all black tea purchases month! Enjoy!

    Melissa, November 2014

  • Tea Accessories

    Here at Luponde we don’t just want to provide you with great tasting tea we also want to make sure you have all the tools you need to make yourself a fantastic brew.

    For loose leaf lovers we have practical and fun infusers, pincers, tea balls and tea filter papers for your mugs and teapots, making your tea experience hassle free.


    For tea bag lovers you can avoid tea stains on your surfaces by purchasing one of our ceramic tea bag holder dishes and they come in a variety of colours to blend in to your kitchen or office!

    Our glass teapot range is extremely popular and they look stunning on any kitchen table. Watch your leaves infuse and the different colours they turn. You can also take the infuser out so they are also perfect for flowering teas and tea bags. An added bonus is that they are all dishwasher safe! We also have a glass teacup and saucer and milk jug and sugar bowl in the collection.

    Next time you are picking up your favourite Luponde tea don’t forget to browse our teaware to see if there is something you need for your tea making experience!

    Melissa, August 2014

  • The 10 Best Tea Quotes of All Time

    I've researched the top 10 quotes to bring you the best expressed sentiments on tea. From ancient Chinese proverbs to C.S. Lewis, there's something here for every type of tea enthusiast. I also thought you'd appreciate some imagery, so I merged the phrases with tea related photographs. Scroll down here for the result; some surprisingly good remarks about our favourite national pastime.











    So there you have it.  A combined effort of public polling, internet combing, and a few historical references have brought you the very best commentary on tea.  We hope you've enjoyed reading them as much as we've enjoyed finding them.  So now it's down to you. What is your favourite all-time tea quote?

  • How To Make the Perfect Cup of Tea

    Making perfect tea falls between a moral obligation and a survival skill in the UK.  Water temperature and brew time are specific to tea types, so here's what you need to know...

  • Camomile

    Fresh camomile has a beautiful scent, is highly aromatic and has a slightly oily taste and we replicate that by hand picking the whole camomile flowers and initially sun drying them, so they are just how nature intended.

    Camomile is caffeine free and has lots of health benefits. If you are stressed it will help calm you and if you struggle sleeping it can also help you drift off to sleep. It can help treat digestive problems, as well as soothe allergic reactions and menstrual cramps. It is a fabulous drink!

    As it is our Tea of the Month for August you can win some by emailing your details to

    I think camomile is our prettiest tea by far and therefore I thought I would share with you a series of pictures from the Luponde estate and the final product so you can see for yourself its beauty!

    Camomile available in tea bags

    Camomile available in loose leaf

    Melissa, August 2014

  • Wholesale!

    Wouldn't it be great to be able to have your favourite cup of Luponde in your local café, restaurant or hotel? We would love to spread the Luponde love and all our loose leaf and tea bags are available for wholesale.

    Here is some more information on us and stocking our tea:

    Luponde is one of the oldest organic tea estates in the world and all our teas are organic. Where possible they are Fairtrade certified. The Luponde estate is Rainforest Alliance and kosher certified too! We love our packaging nearly as much as we love our teas and we think they look great on shelves in restaurants and rooms in hotels. Hopefully they come in sizes that will work for you and we offer refill for tins too!

    We are keen to keep your supply as fresh as possible so there is no minimum order. This is something we are keen for people to know. However big or small your order is we can help; just let us know what you require. You can order through our website or by email whenever you need more and we aim to have it delivered to you within 48 hours.

    If you know of a place where you think our tea would be a perfect fit, email me with the details and I’ll contact them! Or if you are interested in stocking us please do get in touch and we can get more people enjoying Luponde tea!

    Melissa, May 2014

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