Author Archives: Metrodeco

About Metrodeco

We're a vintage-themed online tea shop stocking the finest blends known to humanity.

Metrodeco’s Christmas party menus

Our intimate vintage venue is perfect for smaller groups (up to 25) and for those seeking something a little bit different for the office Christmas party. Served 12-5pm Afternoon Tea with a mulled wine or Prosecco……£21 per person Served after … Continue reading

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A week in tea #4: best brewing time, the new superfood and swimming pools of tea

Let’s start with some geek news. Boffins from the research firm Cambridge Consultants were at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week showcasing their prototype Tê pod machine, which supposedly produces a steaming cuppa in in half the … Continue reading

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The UK tea plantation that’s just like Darjeeling

Believe it or not, Britain has a tea estate whose growing conditions are almost identical to those in Darjeeling – who knew?! The Tregothnan Tea Estate in Cornwall claims to be the only commercial producer growing tea in the UK … Continue reading

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Bored of the same old hen and stag parties? How about a vintage-themed event?

  Christmas is now a long way off and we have spring, summer and lots of weddings to look forward to. However, warmer weather doesn’t guarantee sunshine and many brides and grooms-to-be will already be crossing their fingers, toes, legs … Continue reading

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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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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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