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 ...
Benedict Cumberbatch examines Canton Yixing teapots in season 1 episode 2 "The Blind Banker" of BBC's Sherlock

Starring role for Canton’s Yixing teapots in BBC Sherlock

As seen on TV Just before producing their last series, the production team for Sherlock (the new ...
A boat on a lake in Chunan, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

A virtuous indulgence

Great to get the fresh teas in late last week and spent the weekend steeped in the glorious stuff...