The best plastic-free tea bags update September 2020

plastic free tea bags in the uk

Background More than a year ago now, in my first post about plastic in tea bags, made in July 2019, I shared my shock at finding out that most tea bags are more than just tea and paper: they contain plastic too. In that post, I listed the responses given to the question “when will … Read more The best plastic-free tea bags update September 2020

A complete guide to Japanese green tea

guide to japanese green tea

Japanese green tea is a wonderful drink but there are so many varieties that we have put together this guide to help you better understand and enjoy it, plus our recommended suppliers for starting your tea journey. In this post: History Regions Growing and producing tea in Japan, season by season Varieties Our recommendations Favourite … Read more A complete guide to Japanese green tea

The best teas for a cold or sore throat

the best tea for a cold or sore throat

Spring is almost here in the Northern hemisphere and the days are gradually getting a little longer. But, certainly here in the UK, we still have at least another month of cold, wet, windy and generally miserable weather to look forward to. So we’re still stuck indoors with the windows closed and the heating on … Read more The best teas for a cold or sore throat

Mushroom and tea bolognese

mushroom and tea bolognese

 With my apologies to Italy, this recipe makes no pretense at being an authentic dish, rather, it is essentially a combination of two recipes from the recipe book “Cooking on a Bootstrap” by the brilliant, inspirational Jack Monroe (follow her on twitter @BootstrapCook or on Instagram @JackMonroe). This is the best recipe book I’ve come across in a … Read more Mushroom and tea bolognese