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A Hello Kitty cafe is coming to London

By Michelle Perrett

London café group Tombo is taking its love of all things Japanese to another level by launching a Hello Kitty themed pop-up at its Fitzrovia venue.

Urban Tea Rooms to open at St James's Market

Urban Tea Rooms to open second site

By Sophie Witts

Modern teahouse concept Urban Tea Rooms is to open its second site at London’s St James’s Market development later this spring.

Business Profile: Boston Tea Party

Business Profile: Boston Tea Party

By Mark Wingett

The 18-strong café and restaurant group Boston Tea Party is moving beyond its south-west heartland. But it still doesn’t want to be called a chain. 

How to create a tea menu

How to create a tea menu

By Tom Price

To help restaurants, hotels and pubs capitalise on growing interest in specialist teas, JING's senior tea buyer Tom Price shares his top tips to creating the perfect tea menu. 

Three innovative ways to use tea

Three innovative ways to use tea

By Emma Eversham

Tea. It’s a small word that stands for a lot. However, when it comes to using the leaf to its full potential many hospitality operators are still falling short.

Good & Proper Tea founder Emilie Holmes is now making her brand a permanent fixture in London

Tea’s time: Good & Proper Tea to open permanent site

By Emma Eversham

Loose leaf tea and crumpet concept Good & Proper Tea is set to open its first permanent site in London’s Shoreditch next week with the hope it will help establish the tea bar on the UK’s high streets.

Andrew Scott of Scott Hospitality Services gives his tips for success


Andrew Scott of Scott Hospitality Services gives his tips for success

By Michelle Perrett

Andrew Scott of Scott Hospitality Services started working as a kitchen porter at the age of 13. Now, 27 years later he runs coffee shop brand Heaven Scent, Kinnairds restaurant at Knockhill Racing Circuit, a vending business, wedding company and an event...

Chatime's Pearl Milk Tea is on its menu of 63 flavours of bubble tea

Chatime to have at least 10 sites by year’s end

By Lauren Houghton

Bubble tea shop Chatime is currently franchising at a rapid rate. The brand has just opened its sixth site in Nottingham and its seventh will open in London by the end of the month. 

Anassa's hellenic tea range offer the convenience of a bag with the control of a loose tea

Kloodos launches organic Hellenic tea range

By Carina Perkins

Kloodos has launched a new range of Anassa herbal teas, suitable for restaurants and hotels looking to offer something a little more holsitc and hellenic on their hot drinks menu.

Exotic Teapot's new flowering teas unfurl theatrically when steeped in hot water

The Exotic Teapot launches fruit-flavoured white tea range

By Luke Nicholls

The Exotic Teapot, an online retailer of speciality teas, glass teaware and tea gifts, has launched a new range of flowering teas for caterers following a 160 per cent increase in sales over the past year.

Cream Supplies’ bubble tea range comprises a milkshake laced with fruit juice bubbles, consumed with an oversized straw

Cream Supplies launches Bubble Tea range

By Luke Nicholls

Kitchen equipment and ingredients provider Cream Supplies has added bubble tea to its range, with a variety of mixed and juice-based ‘bubbles’ available to chefs this summer.

Drury Tea & Coffee Company's four new varieties take the entire range up to 25

Drury adds four new varieties to pyramid teabag range

By Emma Eversham

The first article in week of news stories detailing launches of non-alcoholic drinks to support our special feature, we look at how London-based speciality tea blender Drury has expanded its extensive range of pyramid teabags with four new varieties.

Brian Wogan's Mytea range includes chamomile, English breakfast, red berry mix, earl grey leaf, Yunnan green, and chai.

Brian Wogan launches Mytea gourmet tea range

By Luke Nicholls

South West independent coffee roaster Brian Wogan has launched Mytea - a gourmet range of teas in silky mesh pyramids, available to all UK restaurants, hotels and bars. 

Drury's new festively-spiced tea is only available in the run-up to Christmas

Drury releases special spiced pyramid teabags for Christmas

By Emma Eversham

London-based tea blender and coffee roaster Drury has added a special spiced Christmas blend to its pyramid-shaped teabag range to enable hotels, restaurants and pubs to enhance their beverage menus for the festive season.

Ridgways tea range is available with supporting POS

Ridgways launches premium foodservice tea range

By Becky Paskin

Ridgways’ range of speciality and infusion teas, featuring blends such as Pure Green, Red Berries and Peppermint, have been launched into the foodservice sector.

Twinings' new Royal Wedding tea

Twinings launches new royal tea blends

By Becky Paskin

Tea brand Twinings has released two new products for hospitality operators - a stronger Earl Grey blend, and a special commemorative Royal Wedding blend.

The Emeyu bagged tea range

Emeyu expands bagged tea range

By Becky Paskin

Emeyu has expanded its range of fine teas, which are now presented in biodegradable cotton muslin teabags


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