Lots of people have asked me to make a video on how to make a pot of really good tea. So I’ve been doing some research. While looking on Youtube for inspiration I came across this BFI film from 1941 and I love it!
It’s really sad to think just how far we have come from this glorious era of tea drinking and making! Where did it all go wrong? When did we stop knowing, or even learning for that matter, how to make good tea? When did we replace that fantastic huge tea-chest and tea pots for little boxes of teabags? This little film is full of fantastic little tips on how to store and make really good tea. So for now I’m going to go back to a time when we really cared about the tea we drank and how we made it.
This should help you enjoy better tea every single day. Watch and learn from the tea instructor. Funny, when I’m doing tea training with cafes, bars, restaurants and spas on how to make a good pot of tea I often feel like a tea instructor but people tend to call me the tea lady. I think I rather like the it – tea instructor! I think I’ll even test them on the 6 Golden Rules next time.
Make sure you get rid of those dusty tea bags once and for all, dust down your teapot and choose really tasty loose leaf tea. Oh and remember don’t spoil good tea with bad preparation; let every cup you make be a cup that cheers! Isn’t that right mother!
Let me know how you get on…and don’t forget I’ll be testing you on those 6 Golden Rules!
A gorgeous post by a Lahloo fan. Thank you so much Sally – it’s lovely to hear people’s feedback. It seems as though we’re heading down the right track. What tea will you try next, I wonder?
via Plein comme un oeuf, I am full as an egg
We’ve done it! We have won GREAT TASTE GOLD for 4 of our sensational loose leaf teas . We got the exciting phone call the other day and have been dancing around the room since with huge grins on our faces!
For those of you who don’t know, the GREAT TASTE AWARDS, or the “the Oscars of the Food Industry”, happen every year and are considered by many to be the most important for speciality food and drink. Completely independent and uncompromisingly rigorous, a GREAT TASTE GOLD is trusted by retailers, buyers and consumers alike. For tea a GREAT TASTE GOLD is what a MICHELIN STAR is to a fine dining chef.
Before Gold is awarded, a minimum of 8 experts – usually as many as 16 – taste, discuss and agree. This year, the Guild recruited even more experts who, worked with key buyers, retailers, chefs and food writers, blind tasted the 6000 plus entries (wow what a task) to ensure they were skilfully and independently assessed.
I’m so happy to say that despite us and our loyal fans being confident that Lahloo Tea has a damn fine and tasty range of loose leaf tea, we can now proudly say we have an award-winning range of really tasty tea! Thank you everyone and don’t forget to celebrate with your extra special cup and saucer and a biscuit or two!
A round of applause please here they are…. the award winners!
We’d love to hear which Lahloo Tea you’d love to see here next year. Please tell us below…