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Rob is off to Taiwan!

Rob is off to Taiwan!

Exciting News.  At the end of October Rob is heading off to Taiwan to further understand the remarkable Taiwanese Oolongs that we currently stock and also bring new and exciting teas back to the Tea House to share with you all.  He will spend his time immersed in tea and tea culture - picking, plucking and making teas under the watchful eye of Tea Masters.  Rob also has plans to produce his own signature high mountain Oolong - let's see how that goes... Comins Tea House is committed to exploring and sharing the provenance of our fine teas.  We believe...

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Discovering great tea : A Customers View

Discovering great tea : A Customers View

On our return from the British Family Fayre we received this lovely email.  We talk to a lot of customers about making great tea more accessible but how does it feel to you when you get home with your new tea?   Here is one customers view... "Hello there. I adore your ethos and pure and simple approach to fine  quality tea and tea wares to make it all more accessible. I enjoyed taking tea with you at your stall {31 aug} in Westerham at the best of British show. I was surprised how much i enjoyed the white tea you recommended...

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Why we choose to support British Makers....

Why we choose to support British Makers....

Yesterday, in a field near Westerham Kent, we attended the Great British Family Fayre.  The Fayre was set up by a normal British Family who want to prove that our nation still leads the world in manufacture, farming and production. There were great British brands Derwent, LUSH, MSE , King of Shaves and some new and innovative British companies like Roadil and Beulah Home .  Amongst all these was our stand showcasing our British Teaware.  The whole show was filled will passionate British companies all taking time out to share expertise, educate, answer questions and most importantly try to engage the future generation...

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An evening of fine teas & "Dorshi"

An evening of fine teas & "Dorshi"

One of the great things about running your own business {talking tea in the Tea House one day, setting up a Gong Fu Tea ceremony in a field at a food festival the next} is that you come across some amazing people realising some really interesting and different ambitions. We came across Dorshi at one such festival and immediately fell in love with their vision, ideals and of course their wonderful food.  That got us to thinking.  Wouldn't it be great to occasionally open up the Tea House to an evening of collaboration - pairing our fine teas with great...

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Tea Travels don't have to be far flung....

Tea Travels don't have to be far flung....

Here at Comins Tea House we love to explore.  Exploration leads to adventures, interesting people, places and of course great stories - and we love stories.  Every trip we make involves seeking out new places to take tea.  For us exploring tea culture is not just about visiting tea plantations and meeting tea growers it is also about seeing how tea is evolving closer to home.  Tea is very personal and it is wonderful to travel to different cities and experience different peoples interpretation of tea and tea service - we never stop learning.  We are just back from a...

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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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