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...
Darjeeling tea garden worker on the Arya Tea Estate

Canton Tea Club Week 4: Arya Diamond Second Flush Darjeeling

Perched 1500m above sea level on the lush green mountains in the Darjeeling region of West Bengal...
Chinese tea picker sorting tea leaves

Canton Tea Club Week 3: Xing Ren Dan Cong

Tea lover and writer Geoffrey Norman kindly agreed to write a history of his personal love affair...
Jane Pettigrew

Jane Pettigrew introduces Indian Green Twirl Tea

Canton Tea Club Week 1: Green Twirl We are delighted to launch the Canton Tea Club with an Indian...
a £1.2 million 1948 Yixing zisha (purple clay) teapot made by master ceramicist Gu Jingzhou

Yixing Teapot: Empire of the senses

In May 2010, a 1948 Yixing zisha (purple clay) teapot made by master ceramicist Gu Jingzhou sold ...
Harrods Ladies Club in 1919

Tea and Women – how the Tearoom supported women’s suffrage

You may have seen tea expert Jane Pettigrew on the BBC Great Sport Relief Bake Off recently, expl...
Woman sat on sofa with cup of tea on a sunny morning

Tea and caffeine - myth and truth

We receive many questions about tea and its caffeine content. Unfortunately for the curious tea-d...
Canton Yiwu Puerh compressed tea cakes

Canton Tea Special Puerh review

Elliot: It’s always nice to see when Western tea vendors begin collecting mao cha and pressing th...
A cup of Bao Hao Yinzhen (Silver Needle White Tea)

How a wimp wrestled with white tea

Guest Blogger: Geoffrey Norman Most people begin their tea journey with the obvious – the square-...
Canton Yixing teapots

Yixing and Puerh

When Canton Director Jennifer Wood visited China in May 2011, she brought back with her eight han...
White ceramic Taiwan on table

Going, Going…Gaiwan

Guest blogger: Geoffrey Norman Let’s backtrack to the year 2005, the birth of my tea exploration....
1746 map showing Exchange Alley, where tea was first sold in England

Teas of the eighteenth century: English tea trade

Guest blogger: Markmann Ellis Markman Ellis is Professor of Eighteenth Century Studies at Queen ...