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Lahloo Jubilee Photo Competition!

1 Jun

What are your plans for celebrating the Jubilee? At Lahloo, we’re planning on drinking even more tea than usual and living on Lahloo Pantry’s Jubilee-inspired afternoon tea menu… Not a bad plan, huh?

But we also wanted to celebrate it with all of you Lahloo friends, so we’ll be holding our first ever Photo Contest! Join us for some Jubilee fun and for a chance to win our Jubilee Tea Hamper,  including a made in Britain Village Pottery tea set and a collection of British tea classics!


Tweet us a photo of one of our teas next to a British icon (this could be anything, from a landmark to an object or a person!). The more creative you get, the better chance you’ll have to win! Make sure you include the hashtag #LahlooJubileePhotoComp when you submit your image!

We will collect all your submitted images on Pinterest! More fun, as everybody will see each other’s photos, and easier for us to choose the winner!

Go on, get shooting!


1. This competition is only open to UK residents.

2. Not open to employees of Lahloo Tea and Lahloo Pantry.

3. Only one entry per person.

4. The winner will be chosen by the Lahloo Tea team. Entries will be valued for being visually appealing, original, creative and fun.

5. All entries must be received by midnight of the 30th of June.

6. The winner will be announced on Monday the 2nd of July. Winners will be contacted via Twitter. If the prize winner fails to respond to correspondence from Lahloo Tea or to claim his/her prize within 14 days of receipt of notification, Lahloo Tea shall be entitled to select an alternative prize winner. The prize winner who has not responded won’t be entitled to a prize.

7.  By entering the competition you agree that your photo may be reproduced in our social media channels next to your name.

8.  The prize will not be transferable to another person and it is not exchangeable for cash.

It could be yours! 

Win the perfect tea treat for Mother’s Day

3 Mar

Spring gift set

Me and my Mum are like two peas in a pod! She is a very special lady but we don’t live very close to each other. I often tell her how much I love her but as an extra treat she, along with every Mum, has a very special day every year dedicated to them. This year Mothering Sunday is on 3rd April.

Every year I like to treat my Mum to a little something to say ‘Thank you” for being an ear to listen, a shoulder to cry on, a hug at the end of a phone, a real giggle and generally for being brilliant! Don’t forget to treat your Mum. We have a real range of lovely treats perfect for Mother’s Day from £5.00. Take a look >

To celebrate the arrival of spring sunshine, blooming buds and new life, we are giving away a very special edition of our Blissful gift worth £60, perfect for Mother’s Day:

♡ Glass infuser tea-cup
♡ Green Jasmine tea
♡ True Grace Candle

To be in with a chance, simply tell us why your Mum deserves this treat.
Enter here before 25th March 2011  ➤

Lahloo’s home-made Christmas!

8 Dec

Christmas for me is all about giving but it can be really tricky to find that special gift in the usual mayhem of Christmas shopping. It’s also really cold out there at the moment! So if you fancy giving something a little bit special this year and you’d really like to stay in the warm, how about making gifts. There’s nothing better than a jar of homemade ginger nuts to go with a pouch of Lahloo Tea. We’ve even gone to the trouble of giving you the recipe! Have fun (especially licking the spoon)!

Lahloo Tea postcard 2Ginger Nut recipe

And to reward your hard work, for today only, with every pouch of Lahloo Tea you buy we’ll give you a rather stylish Lahloo Tea caddy absolutely free! The perfect tin to pop those biccies in and for storing Lahloo Tea when they’ve all gone!

Buy Assam ChaiAmber oolong or even Green Mulberry –  just the thing to go with your home-made ginger nuts. And give someone you love their own tea and biscuits moment! They’ll love it!

ps I hope my Dad isn’t reading this ; )

29th September – National wear a tea cosy on your head day!

28 Sep

Whitestuff National Wear a Tea Cosy Day

Life is meant to be fun and tea filled and we love it when fun things come along to brighten up our week. This is no exception!

We are joining our friends at White Stuff to take part in their fun, if slightly wacky, charity day tomorrow – ‘National Wear a Tea Cosy on your Head Day’.

Kate will joining all manner of other folk, celebrities and all (including June Brown, Ben Sheppard, Jo Wood, John Rocha), and donning her tea cosy tomorrow (photos of Kate in her tea cosy tea cosy to follow).

Tea cosy wearing celebsWith tea cosy on, Kate will be grabbing a tea trolley and serving up cups and cups of Lahloo Tea to the 180 tea cosy wearing team at the White Stuff HQ, all for charity.

Don’t panic, you can join in too:

10% off when you visit us wearing a teacosy on your head on Wednesday September 29th. Or buy one in store for £2! All proceeds go to charity.

If you can’t get into a shop? Simply submit a photo of yourself wearing a teacosy to ivyandlil@whitestuff.com and we’ll automatically send you your 10% off code to use at the online checkout on Wednesday!

Go on, you know you want to!

10% off when you visit us wearing a teacosy on your head on Wednesday September 29th. Or buy one in store for £2! All proceeds go to charity.

Can’t get into a shop? Simply submit a photo of yourself wearing a teacosy
to ivyandlil@whitestuff.com and we’ll automatically send you your 10% off code to use at the online checkout on Wednesday!

You can sponsor us on our individual
shop Just Giving sites
<insert shopname> e.g. Cardiff would be
Get friends and family to sponsor you to
wear a cosy, they can donate on the Just
Giving site
Host a grown up tea party or one for
the kids
Visit us with a cosy on your head on
29th September and we’ll give you
10% off for looking silly
We’ll also donate 10% of the day’s
sales to charity

Beans and buds!

12 May

Bath Coffee Festival 2010

Although it’s really a celebration of really good beans (with the likes of illycaffe, Bristol coffee roasters Extract, Bath boutique coffee roasters Lazy Jose and Cornwall’s Origin coffee) at the UK’s first coffee festival in Bath on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th May, we are going to be there to celebrate the true taste of tea buds!

You see, there is so much to discover and the tea that is generally on offer is really disappointing. So we’ll not only show you that you can love really good beans as well as really good buds (we do!) but we’ll also show you with our unique Forlife infuser teapots and tea infusers just how easy it can be to enjoy delicious leaf tea from fabulous producers.

It’s free to come along and there’s also ice cream, chocolate and gorgeous kitchen textiles to keep you busy. So head to stand B37 and open you eyes to the epicurean delights of tea with Lahloo Tea. We look forward to seeing you there.

Lovely Lahloo cotton tote shoppper

PS mention the words beans and buds and a gorgeous Lahloo cotton shopping bag is all yours!

Indulgent afternoon tea at Liberty London

5 Feb

Liberty Tea We are just updating our list of our fabulous tea stockists. They all share our ethos of serving and/or retailing sensational tea to match their other product offerings. Last year, we were so excited (jumping up in the air, kind-of excited) to receive an order from Kate’s favourite shopping indulgence, Liberty of London. And so, in the Summer we launched a bespoke range of Lahloo Tea at Liberty in the award-winning tea rooms.

Almost 4 years ago Kate sat in the tea room at Liberty dreaming of launching Lahloo. Now, in response to their customers, Liberty are retailing a range of gourmet teas and boutique tea infusers for the first time. Liberty tea sommelier, Freya Gabie, said: “Lahloo tea tastes absolutely fantastic. We really appreciate Kate’s connections with tea growers, her eclectic choice and the tea’s superb quality”.

The range includes Taiwanese Amber oolong tea as well as Mr Aoki’s green tea, and our unusual chatjans – South Korean hand-made, palm-size tea cups complete with their own infuser so you can explore different infusions of the same tea leaves.

We’ll be at Liberty regularly this year to help out with their wonderful tea-inspired events. Watch this space…

The indispensible guide to life

PS. If you’ve never been to Liberty, it’s a must-visit emporium of all things very special. Next time you go to London, Paris, New York or Dublin and you want to hunt out other unique and indulgent places to visit, my favourite book to pick up is The Goddess Guide by Gisele Scanlon. It’s packed full of inspirational and exquisite people, places and things – Kate loves it.

Sorapot – the most stylish glass teapot

25 Jan

“The world is a collection of small, beautiful things that are so detailed, they seem like miniature worlds, yet so ordinary they’re often left unnoticed. I designed Sorapot to emphasize one of my favorite- the unfurling of tea leaves.”Joey Roth, designer

How true! I came across this beautiful teapot whilst searching for a unique glass teapot to serve Lahloo tea in. Well, you can’t get any more unique, or stunning, than Sorapot.

Sorapot is a pleasure, both visually and functionally. The tea making process is suspended in the glass tube. Rather than confining tea leaves in a small mesh basket, Sorapot lets your leaves have full run of the interior as they unfurl, change the hot water into tea and releasing their flavour. Sorapot, sora meaning sky in Japanese, perfectly articulates the beauty of the everyday ritual of tea in a thoroughly modern way.

I love it! I think I may just have to buy myself one of these stunning teapots. I bet Mr Aoki’s green tea would look amazing in Sorapot.

What a stunning tea cup!

17 Dec


This is our favourite design so far!

Our Embossed infuser tea cup (chatjan) has been so popular we couldn’t get any more! So, we have a gorgeous new design handmade by the same designer – Yeo San, Ichun City, South Korea. It is actually our new favourite – we love it!

Comforting and tactile; they fit snugly in the palm of your hand. A gorgeous gift for someone special (maybe yourself!); yet simple enough to enjoy leaf tea everyday at  home or at work.

How to make the perfect cup of tea:
♥ remove the lid, put your favourite tea leaves into the infuser
♥ pour on water, replace the lid and allow the tea to infuse
♥ remove the lid, sit the infuser in the lid and sip away!
♥ repeat with the same tea leaves to explore!


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