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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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Tea Tales - Blogging Competition

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Tea Tales - Blogging Competition

This month we will be sharing the tales of how we sourced our fine teas from around the world. We'll explain how, through a combination of travel, visits to tea gardens and some very inspiring people, we developed our initial collection of loose leaf teas. To coincide with this we would like to hear from you about your own personal tea stories. It could be a weekly cup with your Grandma, a shared drink high up in the Himalayas or an inspirational meeting in a tea room. Anything goes! All entries to be emailed to us on info@cominsteahouse.co.uk by the end of March 2012. We will...

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Discovering the Tea Tin

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Discovering the Tea Tin

The story of our tea tin began with a visit to an antiques shop in Brussels, Belgium. After browsing the shop and not really being inspired by anything, we were about to leave when we noticed a large wooden cabinet in a corner. It was stacked full of small metal boxes, which in closer inspection were all embossed with numbers on their lids. Intrigued we picked one up and opened it revealing a scrap of paper. It was then the penny dropped. The piece of paper read ‘MARGARETS HOPE’, which we instantly knew as the famous tea estate in Darjeeling,...

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The First Two Months of Comins Tea House

The First Two Months of Comins Tea House

It has been a busy first few months for us here at Comins Tea House.  Before we move into what promises to be an exciting 2012 we thought we would have a quick recap on where we have been and what we have been up to.  More news to follow on the plans for 2012!   19/20 November 2011 - The Tea & Coffee Festival - Southbank, London We had only just started trading when the opportunity arose to attend the Tea and Coffee Festival on the Southbank in London, organised by the lovely Yael Rose.  It was our first...

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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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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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