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Comins & Friends Podcast : Episode 1 Monday Tea & Meditation Michelle & Camille Gibson

Comins & Friends Podcast  : Episode 1 Monday Tea & Meditation Michelle & Camille Gibson

We meet so many interesting people through our life in #tea so we have decided to launch a simple podcast called Comins & Friends .  This is the space where 'Michelle Comins - co-founder of direct trade tea merchants Comins Tea invites friends & collaborators to  share their stories over a bowl of tea' Ahead of the release of our new Monday Tea & Meditation package next week you can listen to Michelle chatting to our long time friend and collaborator Camille Gibson about how they met, the place that tea & meditation holds in their lives and this exciting new collaboration...

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Eat Out to Help Out on August Wednesdays in our Bath Tea House

Eat Out to Help Out on August Wednesdays in our Bath Tea House

We are taking part in the Governments Eat Out to Help Out scheme on Wednesdays throughout August.  This is only at our BATH Tea House and only on Wednesdays as we are currently not open Monday or Tuesday.   Here is how it works!  From 3 to 31 August you get a 50% discount when you eat in at restaurants that are registered with the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme.  We are registered! which means that on the Wednesdays we are open in August you can come in and take advantage of this scheme!  get a 50% discount on...

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EXPLORING TAIWANESE TEA THROUGH STYLE, CULTIVAR & TERROIR

EXPLORING TAIWANESE TEA THROUGH STYLE, CULTIVAR & TERROIR

Welcome Oolong & Taiwanese tea lovers!  This blog follows up from our Instagram Live session that focused on the diversity that exists in Taiwanese Oolong - we also touch on Taiwanese black tea here.  Join us as we explore TAIWANESE TEA THROUGH STYLE, CULTIVAR & TERROIR - a journey only possible due to the kindness of our partners in sharing so much of their knowledge with us in our exploration and travels around this topic. Lets start by talking about Cultivars : The choice of cultivar is one of the elements the tea maker plays with when making any tea.  It is part...

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Lapsang Souchong : Smoked vs Unsmoked

Lapsang Souchong : Smoked vs Unsmoked

We are delighted to bring two new Lapsang teas to the Tea House for you to savour and enjoy - beautiful smoked and unsmoked Lapsang.  It has been a long journey for us to find these teas - both are wild grown in Guwan Keng a village of Tong Mu Guan at 1100m.  Many of you who have visited us may be familiar with our stories of searching for Rock Tea in Wuyi - Tong Mu Guan is part of Wuyi - around 1.5 hours from the centre of Wuyi city.  The first question we normally get is how can Lapsang be...

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An exploration of the Tokoname Kyusu Teapot

An exploration of the Tokoname Kyusu Teapot

When we discuss Japanese and Chinese green Teas online or in the Tea House we often start by saying that yes, they are from the same 'tea plant' [lets not go into cultivars here] but they are completely different in the way that they are treated after picking.  Of course we can discuss the many factors that introduce nuances into the different green teas we all enjoy and love [terroir, cultivar, skill of the tea maker to name but a few...] but when we discuss this topic in the Tea House one of the primary differences we highlight is that Japanese green tea is...

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At Comins we aim to make it simple for you to find and enjoy fine single estate teas. Rob & Michelle have been travelling the world since 2007 meeting and building relationships with dedicated growers to bring you a range of loose leaf teas that offer an excellent balance of quality and value. We also offer a hand-picked selection of teaware including our our exclusive British made range of tea bowls, tins & spoons designed by us & handmade by quality British craftspeople.

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