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Win a Sweaty Betty gift voucher and a Lahloo Herbal Therapy set

9 Jan

Sweaty Betty’s new collection motto ‘Fit is the new it’ is the perfect match to our Herbal Therapy month! Sweaty Betty Bristol has offered us a £40 gift voucher to give to one of you Lahloo friends. With over 30 stores nationwide and the aim to inspire women to find empowerment through fitness, Sweaty Betty provides stylish yet performance-lead activewear for women who live an active lifestyle. Sweaty Betty Bristol members also enjoy free weekly clubs: Metabolic Conditioning workout on Mondays, Intermediate run on Tuesdays and Yoga on Wednesdays! (For more info you can e-mail BristolShop@sweatybetty.com).

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Sweaty Betty’s new collection’s motto ‘Fit is the new it’ is the perfect match to our Herbal Therapy month!

The winner of the competition will also receive a special Lahloo Herbal Therapy gift box, including our caffeine-free infusions Rosebud, Mulberry, Sobacha, Peppermint and Golden Rooibos.

To enter the competition, you just have to answer the following question in the form below and submit it: what do you do to stay fit? 

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.

Terms and conditions

1. This competition is open to residents of the UK, 18 years or over, with the exception of employees of Lahloo Tea and Sweaty Betty and their families or partners.

2. All entries must be received by midnight on Sunday the 3th of February 2013.

3. Only one entry per person. The winner will be drawn at random from all entries received by the closing date.

4. By entering this competition you agree to have your name released as the winner. The winner will be contacted through e-mail or telephone after the 4th of February.

5. If the prize winner fails to respond to correspondence from Lahloo Tea or to claim his/her prize within 72 hours 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.

6. Prize is non transferable and there are no cash alternatives.

7. Lahloo Tea reserves the right to record the entrants’s e-mail addresses for promotional purposes and to share these with Sweaty Betty.

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Keep healthy this winter – a guest post by Rebecca Irwin

3 Sep

It’s been the wettest summer in a hundred years, and we’re hoping for an Indian summer before the days get much shorter and the temperatures colder… It’s time to enjoy the last days of summer before we enter the cold season! But if you’re feeling as if the winter is like a guest who arrives a bit too early to your dinner party, don’t fret! We’ve asked nutritionist Rebecca Irwin, from Neal’s Yard Remedies Bristol for some advice on how to start getting ready – and there’s some good news for green tea lovers too! 

As with all year round, it’s vitally important to keep up a good intake of nourishing wholesome foods. Having plenty of different coloured veggies will provide a spectrum of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to support the immune system. Avoid sugar and junk foods, they only place more stress on the body.

To combat the cold and damp it’s great to eat more warming and drying foods which means vegetables, grains and lots of warming spices such as cinnamon, turmeric and ginger. These spices often have an anti-microbial effect so they’re fantastic for fighting any infection.

Think cinnamon and grated apple porridge, hearty soups, stews, curries and casseroles, and lots of warm drinks (tea!!) to keep your body well. Green tea in particular has been the subject of some very positive research in regards to immunity.

Regular exercise is as important as ever, even a brisk walk in the winter sunshine will do your circulation a world of good, and classes such as yoga or pilates provide a more meditative aspect to help deal with stress.

It may be useful to take a multi-vitamin and mineral over the winter months, that includes vitamins C and D, zinc and selenium which have all been shown to support immunity.

There are plenty of natural medicines to take should any coldy symptoms arise, one of the fastest-acting being elderberry – a powerful anti-viral agent. Speak to a professional for tailored advice!

 

Rebecca can be found at Neal’s Yard Remedies in Bristol.

Browse our green teas here

Tea-cycling tips to celebrate Bristol’s Big Green Week

7 Jun

On Saturday the 9th Lahloo Pantry will be on Corn Street for Bristol’s Big Green Week. All around St. Nicholas’ Market you’ll find the most inspiring and exciting independent businesses from the South West! There’ll be plenty of things to do, so come and say hello to the Pantry team if you’re around.

To celebrate Bristol’s Big Green week here are our favourite tea-cycling tips! 

1. Loose tea is greener: 

Brits consume 165 million cups of tea every day, according to The Guardian. Although teabags can be composted, some of them are partly made of a nasty-sounding material called polypropylene, which isn’t fully bio-degradable. Some teabags have staples that aren’t bio-degradable or environmentally-friendly either.

Drinking loose tea generates less waste, plus you can reinfuse your leaves up to 6 or 7 times depending on the type of tea! (Check our website if in doubt!). Each reinfusion will taste diferently to the previous one, and observing the subtle changes is a wonderful way of exploring tea.

2. Reinvent your old China:

– Use old cups and saucers to plant fresh culinary herbs and put them on your windowsill. Basil, rosemary, thyme, oregano or sage are always essential!

-Use teacups and saucers as a centrepiece, to display fresh flowers. They create a unique, vintage and very British touch.

Flowers in teacups by Flowers for Eddie at Lahloo Pantry

3. Re-imagine your old tea tins: 

 Use old tea tins to make candles, as planters or to display your flowers.

More display ideas by Flowers for Eddie 

A Tea Workshop for chocoholics

10 Apr

If you’re crazy about chocolate, you can’t miss our next Tea Workshop on Thursday the 26th of April! The food of the gods has been the inspiring force behind this month’s selection. Discover which tea enhances the flavour of dark chocolate, which has notes of cocoa nibs or which is perfect to use as an ingredient in a chocolate tart.

Founder Kate will guide you during the tea tasting, showing you the story behind our teas, their health benefits and how to pair them with food.

As usual, tickets are £15 but they’re 100% redeemable, so at the end of the workshop you’ll be able to choose your favourites and take them home to recreate the experience!

To book your place, call Lahloo Pantry on 0117 329 2029 or e-mail hello@lahloopantry.co.uk.

Tea and romance at Lahloo Pantry

9 Feb

Remember that scene from Atonement when Robbie and Cecilia meet for the first time after his imprisonment and hold hands over a cup of tea? Or that other one from Brief Encounter, when Laura and Alec share their first cup of tea together? If you like romance (and who doesn’t?!) you’ll agree with us: there’s something charming, comforting and, well, romantic, about sharing a cup of tea with your loved one. 

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So we’ve got the Pantry set up for you (beautiful flowers, great tunes) and we’re doing a special night, with BYO and late opening until 7pm, on Valentine’s Day. You can drink your favourite tea and indulge in this delicious afternoon tea menu

-Champagne and pomegranate turkish delight,
-Mini meringue roulade with pistachio and rosewater, 
-Custard kiss, 
-Macaron, 
-Scone with clotted cream and strawberry and vanilla jam, 
-Chard, bacon and brie minimuffin, 
-Smoked salmon and beetroot creme fraiche on soda bread
-Quail’s eggs, cress and tea smoked salt on soda bread

To book your Valentine’s afternoon tea, e-mail hello@lahloopantry.co.uk or call 0117 329 20 29. 

Join us on our first Tea Workshop of the year!

11 Jan

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Write this date in your diaries: Thursday the 19th of January, 6-8pm at Lahloo Pantry in Clifton! We’ll be hosting our first Tea Workshop of the year!

Taste our selection of teas: this month you’ll discover our most rejuvenating and purifying teas, the healthiest -perfect for a fresh new start!

Learn about the story behind them: type, origin, process, how to pair them with food and health benefits.

Take home your favourites! Tickets are 100% redeemable so you can go back home with a bag of goodies!

Tickets cost £15 and places are limited, so book fast! E-mail hello@lahloopantry.co.uk or give us a call on 0117 329 2029.

Sssh…here’s a sneak preview of our new store frontage!

19 Sep

Unbelievably, it’s just under 3 weeks to go until we open the doors to our very unique tea rooms and store In Clifton Village, Bristol. Here’s our first image of what our store front will look like. It’s great to see Kate’s dreams coming to life. There’s still a lot to do but the builders assure Kate that they are right on track for us to open on Friday 7th October!

pantry frontageVery very exciting indeed!

PS don’t forget to enter our WIN TEA FOR A YEAR COMPETITION HERE

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