Tea Blog


The Origins of Tea | Haydn West

29th December 2015. Posted in Latest News.

Those of you who visit the Tea House or see us at various Food & Drink Events will have met Haydn who is now a permanent member of our team at Comins Tea.  Haydn came to the Tea House in the first few weeks after opening & started working on Saturdays soon after.  It would […]

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Idalgashinna Estate | Uva Sri Lanka | Part I

27th November 2015. Posted in Latest News.

The next leg of our journey took us to us to one of the most fascinating and exciting tea estates I have ever been to. Idalgashinna began life as a tea estate in 1984. It quickly became one of the pioneers of organic tea farming and was certified Organic back in 1989. This pioneering nature was […]

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New Connections – Deniyaya | Sri Lanka

21st November 2015. Posted in Latest News.

Several days into our trip we headed away from the coast towards Deniyaya.  At Comins we always talk about connection and many of our new contacts come through people we meet who offer personal recommendations that we then follow up on our trips.  As we head off towards these new gardens we never know what […]

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Fuding | Fujian | White Tea

8th June 2015. Posted in Latest News.

On arriving in Shanghai we took a car to the main railway station to wait for our train to Fuding where I was keen to continue my education & understanding of White Tea.  Many of you will have tasted White tea at the Tea House – put in simple terms it is a lightly oxidised tea […]

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