MDTEA JOURNAL | Everyday adventures in the world of tea

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Welcome, pull up a chair, sit back and grab yourself a cup of something special.
Relax, unwind and let your mind wander with us for a few moments, and join us
on our everyday adventures into the world of tea.

Amazing Pancakes - 3 Awesome Pancake Day Recipes

Amazing Pancakes - 3 Awesome Pancake Day Recipes

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A few of our favourite pancake recipes adapted from inspiration around the world and around the web to add an extra touch to your Shrove Tuesday celebrations this year (I also thoroughly recommend making these on other days, but only the days ending in Y 😉 ) Grain & Gluten Free Matcha Pancakes Ingredients: 1 cup Almond Flour 2–4 tsp matcha powder 1 tbsp Organic Coconut or Cane Sugar 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 2 eggs 1/4 cup light coconut milk 1/2 tsp vanilla extract Oil or Butter for frying Makes around 6 medium pancakes Mix all of...

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Valentines Tea Infused Goji Berry Scones

Valentines Tea Infused Goji Berry Scones

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With Valentine’s Day not so far away we thought it appropriate to give you a recipe that you can easily make at home, uses store cupboard ingredients and are always delicious to eat. They form an essential part of an Afternoon Tea, so if you are thinking of preparing your own over Valentine’s weekend – and this year is an ideal opportunity with nowhere open to take your loved one - then this scone recipe will certainly give you huge brownie (or scone?) points for days to come. Makes approx. 6 large or 8-10 mini scones Ingredients: 250g self raising...

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5 ways to Celebrate Yourself this Valentines day

5 ways to Celebrate Yourself this Valentines day

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1. Write yourself a love letter I know, I know, it sounds a little corny, but stay with me here. We're always quick to jump up and stick the boot in when we screw up or underperform, but often the last to acknowledge our own achievements (and trust me there will be a lot you're overlooking) when we succeed - So take some time, try to look at yourself through the lens of someone who loves you, what would they say are the best things about you? Write yourself a short note detailing 3 (or more) awesome things about yourself,...

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Our Basic Guide to Brewing Better Loose Leaf Tea

Our Basic Guide to Brewing Better Loose Leaf Tea

Posted by Helen Taggart on

If you are brand new to the world of loose leaf teas, then it's about time your tea tasted better. Our basic brewing guide should serve as a great starter to get you up and running on your journey into the delightfully delicious world of brewing loose leaf tea at home.

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Teabags vs Loose Leaf Tea: Is loose leaf tea better than teabags and why?

Teabags vs Loose Leaf Tea: Is loose leaf tea better than teabags and why?

Posted by Helen Taggart on

There’s a lot of talk around why loose leaf teas or whole leaf teas are better than tea bags, and what about pyramids? Tea temples? or Fuso-bags? In this article, we attempt to give you a little more insight into the world of loose leaf tea, its various benefits, and how it compares to the world of pre-bagged teabags.

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Summers Coming: Put Your Matcha On Ice

Summers Coming: Put Your Matcha On Ice

Posted by Helen Taggart on

While our minds are always leaning towards tea to some degree, with summer sitting just around the corner our thoughts are now increasingly turning to cooler drinks to keep the heat at bay. Matcha has been an on-trend drink for a few seasons now with matcha lattes available on most cafe's menus - not least because of it's health benefits - but it is still a relatively new ingredient in iced tea. Iced tea is an amazing way to quench your thirst on a hot day and the perfect thing for sipping your way through the summer. There are many ways to enjoy this delicious...

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Summer Sipping: Cooling off when things get hot

Summer Sipping: Cooling off when things get hot

Posted by Helen Taggart on

With summer fast approaching and the weather finally warming up. We thought it was high time to break out the Iced Teas, and there is nothing I like better than taking a pitcher of iced tea into the garden and relaxing with a good book and a cold brew.

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Our Best Bedtime Routine - 5 Steps For A Sound Night's Sleep

Our Best Bedtime Routine - 5 Steps For A Sound Night's Sleep

Posted by Helen Taggart on

A good night’s sleep is an essential, yet often neglected element in our modern lives. All too often, our sleep is relegated to the end of our list of things to get done. So we collected our top 5 steps for a sound nights sleep.

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Naturally Caffeine Free: Why we dont do decaf

Naturally Caffeine Free: Why we dont do decaf

Posted by Helen Taggart on

While there are a lot of 'caffeine-free' teas out there to choose from, not all are created equal. In this article, we are going to explore the differences between Naturally Caffeine Free teas, and the slew of often chemically decaffeinated options that flood the market today.

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Bulletproof Masala Choco Chai

Bulletproof Masala Choco Chai

Posted by Helen Taggart on

I love to explore and experiment with everything in life, both inside and outside of my kitchen, and as amazing as our blends are on their own, I am continually amazed by the endless possibilities to adapt and enhance each one in exciting new directions. One of my latest explorations has led me to today's wonderful creation. This sumptuous, silky and spice-laden delight makes use of our Masala Chai Express as a base and is unbelievably luxurious in both taste and texture. While some of the ingredients may seem unorthodox to some (butter? in tea? I hear you cry) trust...

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Drink Green | Feel Clean

Drink Green | Feel Clean

Posted by Helen Taggart on

Why do people drink green tea? Is it for the health benefits or is it for the taste? While either one is a perfectly good reason, perhaps it is both.

I have heard many people say they don't like green tea because of its bitter taste. Well, green tea is only bitter if it is of poor quality and prepared incorrectly. 

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Organic Ceremonial Grade Matcha <br/>- So what's it all about?

Organic Ceremonial Grade Matcha
- So what's it all about?

Posted by Helen Taggart on

We have been so excited about releasing our new blends and now that Christmas and New Year have been and gone and thoughts turn to clearing our heads rather than feeding our bellies we thought it was an ideal time to introduce our new Matcha range. So, for those that have missed the matcha-mania that has taken place both on and offline, what exactly is Matcha? Well, put simply, it is a powdered green tea that is rich in antioxidants and is full of amazing health benefits. Our Matcha's are all organic and Ceremonial grade, from Shizuoka in Japan. Ceremonial Matcha comes from...

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December blends and an old winter friend

December blends and an old winter friend

Posted by Helen Taggart on

Hello tea lovers. This month we are launching our new December blends as well as welcoming back an old festive friend (...and no, it's not St. Nick). These blends are not only a delight for the taste buds but a feast for the eyes. 

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The Brighton & Sussex Cookbook

The Brighton & Sussex Cookbook

Posted by Helen Taggart on

While everyone enjoys a traditional brew, there's certainly more than one way to enjoy loose leaf tea. The lovely folks over at Metrodeco for example, make some delightfully decadent tea cocktails using our blends - and we can tell you first hand that they taste delicious. So imagine our excitement when they told us they were using one of our blends to create a tea cocktail which would appear in the Brighton and Sussex Cookbook!  It is a great book championing a fabulous range of bakers, cooks, retailers, chefs and food and drink ambassadors from the area. Here is a sneaky...

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New blends as November ends

New blends as November ends

Posted by Helen Taggart on

November certainly is the month when things turn a little greyer, a little grimmer and a little cooler. Thoughts are turning to Christmas which can bring feelings of joy or dread. At MDTea we decided we would introduce some new blends this month to cheer us up and spend time in the moment and boy has it done just the trick. Our new blends range from a reviving turmeric and ginger blend, through to a very special Pu-erh blend with fennel and fenugreek which is a real pick-me-up. We also have a fruity little number with flavours of melon and grapefruit...

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