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3 ways to prepare loose leaf tea without a tea strainer

Preparing loose leaf tea without a strainer. No strainer? No worries. So, you’ve been gifted some loose-leaf tea. But you don’t have a tea strainer, so it’s probably back to those plastic containing dusty tea bags and I’ll give…
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Just What is Liu Bao Tea?

Here at Batch we're big fans of Liu Pao Tea, aka Liu Bao. But not many people in the UK have heard of it. So just what is it? Allow us to explain... What is Liu Pao Tea? Liu Bao, or Liu Pao, tea is a fermented, aged black tea that…
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Tea Hack: Perfect Chai Lattes at home with a Cafetière

Use a Cafetière to make café-quality frothed milk at home, without any fancy equipment. Chai Lattes are awesome. Kama Sutra Sticky Chai Lattes are awesomer. Wouldn't it be great if you could make café-quality chai lattes at home…
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The Gift of Tea

The Gift of Tea Tea has long been one of the most popular gifts to give in China. For thousands of years it has been the gift of choice for people in all walks of life, from peasants to emperors, tradesmen to traders and everything in between. Whether…
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Tea Recipe: Meet The Grey Wizard

Looking for a warming, soothing, aromatic drink on a cold day? Course you are. Look no further than the Grey Wizard, courtesy of Sheffield wizard themed café and Batch Tea stockist The Steel Cauldron. You might have heard of “London…
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How to Make Iced Tea at Home

  How to make iced tea at home When life gives you lemons, learn how to make iced tea. In need of a refreshing pick me up for a warm day? Yeah you are! Then read on, tea lover and become an iced-tea-master! Iced tea, or "ice-tea"…
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Drinking Tea With a Proper Legend.

As we may have mentioned before, Marc was in Yiwu Mountain, Xishuangbanna, (Yunnan Proivince, China, The World etc...) earlier in the year; one of the 6 famous Pu’er tea producing mountains, and one of famed quality, and also price. Yiwu tea…
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Tea & Street Art

We love Street Art. We’re lucky enough to be from and live in Sheffield, which we believe has one of the best street art scenes around. The last 10-15 years have seen a surge in the quantity, and quality, of works of street art, through such…
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Tea Horse Road & an Yiwu Pu’er Tea factory in Action

To finish our time in Yiwu, we were, of course, keen to take a walk up the start of the Tea Horse Road from the old Yiwu central square - home to the Pu’er Museum - for a chance to soak up some history and trace the footsteps of tea merchants…