A guide to milk-alternatives and tea

A guide to milk-alternatives and tea

Whether you’re trying to cut down on animal products or going dairy-free for health reasons, more...
Canton Tea's Secret History and the Invention of English Breakfast Tea

Canton Tea's Secret History and the Invention of English Breakfast Tea

Did you know that the Canton Tea Co name has been around for more than 170 years? Below is a phot...
Darjeeling Tea should come only from Darjeeling

Darjeeling Tea should come only from Darjeeling

Last year 40 million kilos of “Darjeeling tea” was sold worldwide. But, Darjeeling’s yearly produ...
Matcha Peachu by Monica Berg

Matcha Peachu by Monica Berg

We revisit one of our favourite ways to enjoy Matcha; the Matcha Peachu cocktail, created by Moni...
Plastic-free pyramids

Plastic-free pyramids

Are Canton pyramid tea bags plastic free? YES. Canton's pyramid tea bags have been and will alw...
A guide to oolong tea

A guide to oolong tea

Oolongs are the most diverse of all tea types, ranging in flavour from light, fruity and sweet to...
Top teas for cocktails

Top teas for cocktails

Over the past couple of years, tea-infused spirits and syrups crept into the cocktail world have ...
A guide to white tea

A guide to white tea

White tea is named after its characteristically delicate silver-white hairs. It is made from youn...
A guide to puerh tea

A guide to puerh tea

Puerh is a compressed, aged, post-fermented green tea made from special tea varieties grown and p...
Canton Tea at The Wolseley

Canton Tea at The Wolseley

If you’re looking for a reliable high-end London eatery, The Wolseley is hard to beat: A Grand Eu...
The Wolseley launches sparkling tea

The Wolseley launches sparkling tea

Hot on the heels of announcing our tea partnership with The Wolseley, we have collaborated on a b...
Canton Matcha Affogato

Canton Matcha Affogato

A Japanese twist on the classic Italian dessert. Unctuous, umami matcha balanced with sweet, cre...
Farmer from a fair trade cooperative in the SAVA region on the eastern edge of Madagascar

Canton Chocolate Noir and the vanilla dilemma

In 2018 the price of Madagascan vanilla, a key component in Canton Chocolate Noir tea and the van...
The three T's

The three T's

When you’re brewing good tea, you need to get the best from the leaf. Follow these three golden r...
Beyond fair-trade in Taiwan

Beyond fair-trade in Taiwan

Last month Edgar and Ali went to Taiwan to seek out the best tea for our customers to experience ...
Tea, the magic ingredient in beer

Tea, the magic ingredient in beer

Always on the lookout for new, innovative opportunities, we jumped at the chance to collaborate w...
Three tips for storing tea

Three tips for storing tea

Storing your tea in the right way keeps it fresher and more delicious for longer. Here are three...
The basics of tea

The basics of tea

what is tea? Tea, put simply, is a drink made from infusing the dry leaves, buds and stems of the...
The tea that began it all: 'That pouchong...'

The tea that began it all: 'That pouchong...'

Just why did we start a specialist tea company back in 2008? In the teeth of competition from gia...
Inside Cup North coffee festival in Manchester 2014

Cup North

The Canton team had a fantastic time on our expedition up north for Cup North, Manchester’s firs...
The entrance and factory of Bargang Tea Estate

The smell of black tea, memories of Assam, and 'Phil's sniff test'

Canton Tea Club Week 86: Wild Mountain Black There are some aromas that evoke strong memories. As...
Assam tea fields

New traditional English Breakfast

We are pleased to announce that we have reformulated our English Breakfast Tea. Created for us by...
Two Japanese tea farmers boiling Awa Bancha tea leaves

Two fermented Japanese Banchas

Canton Tea Club Week 83 & 84: Japan Green Awa Bancha and Bancha Batabatacha This week and nex...
Mountains and landscape of Pu'er city in China's Yunnan province

Connecting: tea, art landscape, music and food

Canton Tea Club Week 81: White Puerh Silver Buds  I will mention this week’s Tea Club tea briefly...
Samabeong tea plucker in Darjeeling

What makes a tea black, green or oolong?

Canton Tea Club Week 67: Darjeeling First Flush ‘Himalayan Secret’ can this really be a black tea...
The gate of Amba Tea Estate in Sri Lanka

Amba Estate, Sri Lanka: Beverly Wainwright interview

Canton Tea Club Week 64: Amba Hand Rolled Green I first met Beverly Wainwright in London 18 month...
Tea expert Phil Mumby outside Itakhooli Tea Estate in Assam

Raspberry Jam, Tea and creaming down

Canton Tea Club Week 62: Itakhooli RJ Special Assam tea, Cream and Raspberry Jam – things aren’t ...
Canton Tea founder, Jennifer, inspecting the tea leaves

A trip to Fu'an and Golden Monkey Tea

Canton Tea Club Week 43: Jin Mao Hou (Golden Monkey) Whilst in Fu’an (Fujian) on the quest for fl...
Birdseye view of sugar cane fields and a truck filled with the sugar cane

Fu Shou Mei red sugar fired black tea

Canton Tea Club Week 40: Fu Shou Mei (Red Sugar Fired Black Tea) This week we have one of the mor...
Tong Mu Village in the Wuyi Mountains in China's Fujian Province

Canton Tea Club Week 39: Original Lapsang Souchong

Jen and I were lucky enough to visit Tong Mu, a small village in the heart of a protected reserve...
Portrait of the Kangxi Emperor in court dress

The history of tea

Canton Tea Club Week 26 This week I set out to write a piece about the history of tea in Yunnan, ...
An elephant walking through The Marionbarie Tea Estate

Canton Tea Club Week 16: Terai Black

The Marionbarie Tea Estate is situated in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India, but fall...
Mountains in Guangdong Province, China

Canton Tea Club Week 10: Mi Lan Dan Cong

As you’ve probably guessed by now, we all love Mi Lan Dan Cong. Alongside Week 2′s tea (Pouchong)...
Taiwanese tea fields and landscape

Canton Tea Club Week 8: The battle of the shans

Ali Shan and Li Shan: Elevate your tea experience Good quality Taiwanese high mountain oolongs ar...
Hawaiian Oolong tea grower Mike Riley smiling in tea field

Canton Tea Club Week 6: Hawaiian Mauka Oolong

Following on from the Hawaiian green last week, we bring you another tea from Hawaii: an oolong m...
Hawaiian tea producers Eva and Chiu

Canton Tea Club Week 5: Hawaiian Volcano Green

The first sip of the Volcano Green was a revelation to all of us: a moment of pure tropical bliss...