United Kingdom

Brands and Makers Say ‘Yes’ to Royal-tea Wedding

The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is set to take place May 19 at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in London, England. The wedding will begin at 7 a.m. Eastern Time. Tea and other products are emerging amid the celebratory buzz: Harney & Sons released its Royal Wedding tea blend,...

Sainsbury’s Not Playing Fair with its Red Label Tea, Say Critics

British grocery chain Sainsbury’s is in hot water after online advertisements for its “Fairly Traded” tea were deemed too similar to the Fairtrade Foundation program by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). A group of Labor Members of Parliament complained to the advertising standards watchdog that the ads were misleading as they suggested to customers...

Budding Products: Starbucks Adds New Teas to International Menus

Starbucks Japan Debuts Earl Grey Tea Cream Frappuccino Starbucks Japan is offering its Earl Grey Tea Cream Frappuccino for a limited time, reports Bustle. This new beverage, which blends Earl Grey tea, milk and ice and is topped with sweet honey cream, is timely for a spring release when customers typically make the switch...

24 Million Ways to Make a Cuppa

If you thought you instinctively knew how to make a perfect cup of tea, think again. Experts in the U.K. have discovered there are more than 24 million different ways to make a cup of tea and while most of us might think we’ve nailed it, our friends and co-workers probably won’t agree. Only...

English Tea Shop Takes on the World

A recent article on Minutehack.com, which features business-focused stories for entrepreneurs and executives, highlighted the British tea company the English Tea Shop. The independent 7-year-old company, it reports, is “riding a wave of demand for high-quality, organic food and drink” with its range of more than 130 varieties of teas and tisanes produced at...

British Spend $20,000 for a Lifetime of Tea

A survey of British tea drinkers finds they consume the equivalent of two bathtubs of tea annually and spend $20,000 (£12,500 ) over their lifetimes purchasing tea. Tea drinkers consume an average 17 cups a day totaling 70 gallons (265 liters) annually, according to results compiled by the Dreams Come True Charity. The charity...