Start your festivities with Mazawattee Tea! Join us for a cuppa at BBC Good Food’s Festive Feast at Hampton Court Palace between 8 - 10 December. A delicious start to the festive season! (link in bio) #DontMissOut
#ILoveToWriteDay From ‘A Nice Cup of Tea’ by George Orwell, on his 11 rules for making tea. First of all, one should use Indian or Ceylonese tea. Secondly, tea should be made in small quantities - that is, in a teapot. Thirdly, the pot should be warmed beforehand. Fourthly, the tea should be strong. Fifthly, the tea should be put straight into the pot. Sixthly, one should take the teapot to the kettle and not the other way about. Seventhly, after making the tea, one should stir it. Eighthly, one should drink out of a good breakfast cup. Ninthly, one should pour the cream off the milk before using it for tea. Tenthly, one should pour tea into the cup first. Lastly, tea - unless one is drinking it in the Russian style - should be drunk without sugar.
#WorldDiabetesDay Antioxidants in green tea can help reduce the risk of diabetes and slow its progression by increasing insulin activity. It can also help to lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer as well as prevent obesity. #DrinkHealthy
Did you know green tea pairs deliciously well with avacado salad? So, here's a quick and easy green tea dressing recipe to liven up your salad:
1 cup cooled brewed green tea.
3 tablespoons grapeseed oil.
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar.
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice.
1 teaspoon sea salt.
1 teaspoon grounded black pepper.
1 teaspoon chilli flakes.
Mix. Leave to chill. Serve and enjoy. #Delicious#HealthyLiving
#AppleDay Scientists from the Institute of Food Research have found that polyphenols in apples and green tea work well together to help prevent against heart disease and cancer. Eating an apple AND drinking a cup of green tea a day could keep the doctor away. So, next time you reach for an apple, fill up the teapot too!
#ThrowbackThursday The image of the 1860s smiling and bespectacled grandmother sipping tea with her granddaughter has become a lasting legacy of Mazawattee. The painting was used extensively on posters, packets and tins of the tea as well as in railway stations throughout the country. #BritishHeritage
#ChocolateWeek Did you know tea and chocolate go together deliciously? Have a go at pairing our English Breakfast tea with milk or dark chocolate, our Earl Grey tea with dark chocolate and our Sencha green tea with white chocolate. These complementary combinations will heighten the cocoa flavours for an enticing and flavourful experience. Don't forget to think outside of your cup too and let us know if you come up with any other tasty tea and chocolate pairings. #Yummy
#WorldSmileDay Scientists believe that drinking black and green tea (without sugar) may be a good way to keep your teeth healthy. Tea is a natural source of fluoride that can help protect against tooth decay and drinking green tea can also help freshen the breath. #HaveATeaNotACavity#Smile
#NationalCakeWeek What better way is there to enjoy a piece of cake other than with a cup of tea? We have some delicious tea and cake pairings to satisfy your taste buds. Try our Black tea with a cream, chocolate or raspberry cake for a breadth of complementary flavours. You will find our Earl Grey tea goes deliciously with a lemon or custard cake and will help the sweetness shine. Our Sencha tea pairs well with cheesecake or carrot cake and will help bring more flavours to the surface. Give some (or all) of these options a try with the teas in our shop, but don't forget to think outside of your cup too and let us know if you come up with any other tasty tea and cake pairings.
#MondayMotivation We know green tea offers lots of health benefits but what about other teas? Earl Grey tea is great for your health too and it contains enough caffeine to give you a nice little afternoon boost without the 'caffeine hangover'. Perfect for a Monday pick me up. #LoveMondays
#NationalPoetryDay The first bowl moistens my lips and throat.
The second bowl banishes my loneliness and melancholy.
The third bowl penetrates my withered entrails,
finding nothing except a literary core of five thousand scrolls.
The fourth bowl raises a light perspiration,
casting life’s inequities out through my pores.
The fifth bowl purifies my flesh and bones.
The sixth bowl makes me one with the immortal, feathered spirits.
The seventh bowl I need not drink,
feeling only a pure wind rushing beneath my wings.
- Lu Tong
#NationalFitnessDay The compound Epigallocatechin-3-gallate also known as EGCG is a major catechin found in green tea which is believed to function as a powerful antioxidant. Research suggests that green tea has numerous health benefits such as cancer prevention, controls blood sugar levels, fights against heart disease, improves brain function, promotes healthier skin, reduces stress, helps burn fat, increases energy levels and boosts metabolism. #GoGreen
#DidYouKnow Drinking a cup of green tea before bed has a calming effect and reduces stress which can help you get a good night’s sleep leaving you feeling refreshed and energised in the morning. #SweetDreams