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  • Emma Bridgewater Mug

    Win one of our exclusive Emma Bridgewater mugs with our #KeepOnWandering Campaign

      Share a photograph of where you enjoy our farm fresh teas using the hashtag #KeepOnWandering on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and be in with a chance to win one of our new Emma Bridgewater Kenyan Savannah mugs! As part of the Williamson Tea Foundation’s support of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust we have developed […]

    2 November 2015
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  • Tinderet Farm in Kenya

    Changing Weather in a Changing World

    The weather is the biggest aspect of any farmers life, it is the bottom line.  Despite all of your best efforts in every aspect of your crop husbandry, it is the weather that controls if you are going to have a good year or bad one, whether the crops will grow, flourish, survive or die. […]

    23 October 2015
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  • Sunrise Over Kaimosi

    Nurturing a Way of Life

    As Tea Farmers, the environment is at the forefront of our minds when producing the best quality tea possible, as environmental issues can often have a direct effect on the teas we create. Our tea bushes are nurtured from planting to picking. They need rich fertile soils, regular rainfall and a warming sun to achieve […]

    15 October 2015
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  • A Tea Should Taste Of The Place Where It Is Made

    When you stand beside the factory at Tinderet and look out over the slopes of tea and indigenous forest you cannot be struck by how beautiful Kenya is. The rich dark greens of the forest contrast with the lighter leaves of the Ejulu tea bushes and dark volcanic red of the soil. As soon as […]

    3 October 2014
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  • A Question of Certification

    Rainforest Alliance’s recent Follow the Frog week helps to raise the profile of sustainably produced products, but does it go far enough? Are truly sustainable products rewarded enough in the market place? At the moment an often simple one-size fits all mentality is applied to sustainable certifications, but is it time to differentiate and award […]

    23 September 2014
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  • Solar Tea

    At the moment the world is highly dependent on fossil fuels for energy. There are three major issues which make this unsustainable. First, fossil fuels are very expensive, and only rising in price. Second Fossil fuels are finite and will eventually run out. Third and perhaps most importantly, they release large volumes of Carbon Dioxide […]

    9 September 2014
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  • Williamson Tea Foundation

    Williamson Tea are proud to announce the launching of the Williamson Tea Foundation website. Williamson Tea has been growing tea since 1869 and throughout five generations continues to farm sustainably. The Foundation funds projects that Williamson Tea undertakes as part of an instinctive commitment to caring for their farms and communities, a passion that goes […]

    13 August 2014
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  • Breakfast tea in cup and saucer

    Green Vs Black, A Common Misconception

    There’s a common misconception that green tea contains less caffeine than black with many health conscious consumers selecting a cup of green as part of their efforts to reduce their caffeine intake. As always with natural products the way is not clear cut. Black tea is generally made from Camelia Sinensis Assamica, whilst green from […]

    21 July 2014
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  • Black teapot with black cups

    A Question Of Caffeine

    “Life is short so stay awake for it” is the strap line of Caribou Coffee from America, but in todays fast lifestyle and a rising awareness of the components of food and drink, caffeine has gained a rather mixed and muddled image. But what exactly is Caffeine and what does it do? Caffeine is a […]

    9 July 2014
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  • Three cups of tea

    Tea not just a commodity…

    Tea is an ever present component of British and global culture. According to the UK Tea Association Britons consume an average 2.6 cups of tea each day, making a staggering 165million cups countrywide per day! As a nation a tea break is an essential part of everyday life but despite our obvious affinity for the […]

    23 June 2014
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