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Boiled eggs, sourdough soldiers and Lahloo breakfast tea…

28 Apr

…the perfect bank holiday brunch!

Perfect breakfast

Lovely with a cup of Lahloo Breakfast!

At a guess, your favourite fall-back-on or start-the-day tea is probably black tea – malty English Breakfast, citrusy Darjeeling Second Flush or smokey Lapsang Souchong – ours is!

Rather than tea blends of up to 60 different teas from huge gardens, we have sourced a collection of teas that are either sublime single estate teas or teas we have blended in small batches. Like our breakfast tea or our vanilla pod infused Vanilla Mist. Each tea’s tastes and aromas are completely different but always very satisfying.

Our favourite weekend tea time after a busy week: Saturday brunch. Dippy boiled eggs and hot buttered sourdough toast soldiers (check out our favourite bread handmade by our favourite bakers – Hobbs House and Townmill Bakery), the papers and a teapot full of steaming Lahloo Breakfast tea!

To enjoy our breakfast tea, take 1 heaped teaspoon of leaves per person and brew with freshly boiled water for 3-4 mins. Add a splash of milk if you like, now sip and start your day as you mean to go on!

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I bet you didn’t know that tea…

16 Apr

…comes from the same plant!

Tasting real tea for the first time is often compared to discovering the complex world of wine. Amazingly, all tea is made from the same plant (camellia sinensis) whether it’s black, oolong, green or white. Tea leaves flourishing

Like wine, cheese and whisky, tea‘s unique characteristics are influenced by the ‘terroir’ – where it’s from, what the soil is like, how high the land is and what the weather conditions are, not to mention who produced it.

Revitalising, invigorating, calming, restoring, uplifting and simply delicious, the tea sourced by Lahloo is a completely different experience to the mass-produced tea made in huge factories purely for profit rather than quality.

Lahloo teas are all about taste and provenance and they will take you on an exciting journey through your senses. Whether it’s for your morning cuppa or for tea-based cocktails, Lahloo has a tea for every occasion, every taste and every pocket.

…and it is really healthy!

You’ll find all these in a cup of tea:

Flavonoids or anti-oxidants

♥        are found in all teas but the highest concentration is found in green and white tea

♥        help fight infection as well as keeping wrinkles at bay by neutralizing free radicals.

♥        called Catechins are the most powerful; they provide protection when cancer radiation treatment is used.

♥        called Polyphenols have antiviral, anticancer and antioxidant properties

Natural Fluoride (not to be confused with chemical fluoride)

♥        is found mostly in green and white tea

♥        prevents the formation of plaque on the teeth, which in turn helps to control dental disease.

Caffeine

♥        is found in all tea. Green and white tea are dramatically lower in caffeine than black tea which still only contains about half as much caffeine as coffee.

♥        in tea does not over-stimulate the nervous system, as with coffee, but gives a light refreshing lift

Vitamins

♥        high levels of soluble Vitamin C and has been shown to help with Vitamin C absorption.

♥        Thiamine B1, Riboflavin B2, Pantothenic Acid, A/B Vitamin compound and Niacin.

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♥        Vitamin A and E

Minerals

♥        Iron, Copper, Zinc, Manganese, Potassium and Sodium.

Now you know! Enjoy every little healthy sip and take time to enjoy the good stuff.

How to make a perfect cup of green tea

19 Jan

A cup of comforting Nokcha

I know, I know, you’re busy! But, I also know just how important it is to stay hydrated throughout the day. This year, my challenge to you is to ditch dehydrating coffee or carbonated drinks and to hydrate by drinking Lahloo green teas. Studies show that anti-oxidants in green tea boast myriad benefits including anti-ageing, lowering cholesterol, strengthening the immune system and supporting the digestive system. Sipped in China and Japan for centuries, green tea is an elixir for life.

Utterly revitalising, uplifting and tasty; green tea is quick, simple and easy to enjoy, at home and at work, and just 1 teaspoon of green tea leaves will keep you hydrated and refreshed all day. At just 4 pence per cup* you’ll save yourself pennies too!

So, how do you make green tea? Follow these steps and you’ll soon be enjoying a rare moment’s peace while you prepare and sip your green tea:

♥  use 1 teaspoon of our green tea per person

♥  make your green tea in a mug (good quality leaves will sink to the bottom), a small teapot, in a tea infuser cup or in a pot with a large infuser (a Forlife teapot like this for example)

♥  never use boiling water,  you’ll burn the delicate leaves and get a bitter, unpleasant cup of green tea.

♥  simply infuse using water off the boil (the optimal temperature for our green teas is 70-75 degrees) so the leaves unfurl to release their unique aromas and tastes. This slow unfurling creates the perfect cup of tea.

♥  only infuse the tea for 1 – 1.5 minutes

♥  always refill your teapot/tea cup with hot water and enjoy the multiple infusions our fabulous green teas give you.

♥  to make a delicious, sweet and refreshing iced tea, simply infuse our green tea leaves in cold water for at least 8 hours.

Now you can see how easy it is, I hope you’ll be inspired to take a leaf out of our book and introduce 5 cups of green tea into your everyday life.

(*based on 5 infusions per 1 teaspoonful of leaves)

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