Monthly Archives: December 2012

A week in tea #3: keeping it British, green tea and acne, the tea encyclopaedia and a tea-slurping rapper

Hats off to UK tea blender Higher Living, whose managing director Keith Garden told the Mail on Sunday the firm has just made record profits as a result of keeping production here in Britain. Garden says most tea blenders are … Continue reading

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Traditional afternoon tea …and how we do it in Brighton

We have had a lot of reviews about our Afternoon Tea in our Brighton tea shop, Metrodeco. And, although nearly all are very favourable, one or two have questioned whether the sandwiches are traditional enough (“too big” apparently!). Yet, we … Continue reading

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A week in tea #2: pampered footballers, superbugs, a helping hand and a bit of trouble out East

Last week began with a harsh lesson in how to avoid making a prize pillock of yourself – or how to make a prize pillock of someone else when you think they deserve it. The joke was on Wolves footballer … Continue reading

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Silver needle white tea – the fine wine of the tea industry

Silver needle white tea is the simplest, rarest and most exquisite of teas. Sometimes referred to as silver tip, white China tea or Baihao Yinzhen, it is grown on remote mountainsides up to a mile above sea level in the … Continue reading

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Matcha tea health benefits

  The health benefits of matcha green tea are now well-known. It is the new superfood that has actually been around for centuries. Japanese matcha is an extremely concentrated form of green tea that is jam-packed full of essential vitamins … Continue reading

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We’ve just baked a fresh batch of mince pies

Drop by and try a heated pie with sweet cream. We also do mulled wine if you want to get in the mood for Christmas. Or, if you fancy a real treat, why not book the best Afternoon Tea in … Continue reading

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Dr Stuart’s teases premiership footballer Jamie O’Hara – with a new blend of tea

As any beer or crisps fan knows, a bit of comedy goes a long way when marketing food and drink. And that’s the principle herbal tea company Dr Stuart’s was adhering to as they unveiled their “O’Harbal” tea today. It was … Continue reading

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A week in tea #1

  Every week, we’ll bring you a bite sized digest of the tea-related news that has made headlines around the world. Last week began with news that the world-famous Assam tea brand is under threat. Lack of workers in this … Continue reading

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Afternoon tea in Brighton and other pictures

We’ve had some pictures of our Afternoon Tea and scenes around the Brighton shop done. We wanted to share them partly because we’re so pleased and partly because we thought we’d share the details of the amazing photographer. We’ve worked … Continue reading

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Indian Chai tea: how to make a perfect cup

  We love our Chai tea at mdtea. In fact our Masala Chai Express is one of our most popular blends. So when I went to India last year with my husband-to-be I was interested to try a Chai  from its … Continue reading

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Metrodeco

38 Upper St James Street, Brighton, BN2 1JN
+44 (0) 1273 677243 (10.30-7pm Sunday-Thursday & 10.30-10pm Friday and Saturday) or
+44 (0) 7956 978115 (out of hours)


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