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Tea Tales - Uji, Japan

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Tea Tales - Uji, Japan

My journey started with a two-train trip out into the beautiful Japanese countryside. After the crowded hubbub of Osaka this was a welcome relief and gave a very different view of life in Japan. I left the train and met up with my wonderful host for the day, and we were soon on the way to her office deep in tea country. From the brief car journey her passion for Japanese tea was clear. On arrival, I was quickly made to feel at home. ‘Do you want to taste some tea?’ was one of the first questions to be asked....

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The Tea and Coffee Festival, Southbank, London

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The Tea and Coffee Festival, Southbank, London

First I need to set the scene. We had just had our website launch and it had gone well. We were relaxing a little after a what been a hectic couple of weeks. Then we discovered The Tea and Coffee Festival in London. Perfect in all ways except one, the date. It was due to happen in a little over two weeks from our launch date. We were prepared for internet sales, but certainly not for a three day festival. This is where practicality fought opportunity and opportunity won. The chance to get our name and products out there was...

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Buy Fine Tea

At Comins we aim to make it simple for you to find and enjoy fine single estate teas. Rob & Michelle travel the world 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 tea bowls, tins and spoons designed by us and handmade by quality British craftspeople. Our range of tea gift sets and vouchers are perfect for that special present or just as a treat for yourself.

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