Author Archives: Michael Taggart

About Michael Taggart

Michael Taggart is married to mdtea and Metrodeco co-owner Helen. He advises mdtea on marketing and because of a personal love of tea, writes the occasional post himself.

Our matcha green tea on the Healthy Eating Blog

We’re delighted have had our matcha green tea featured on the wonderful Healthy Eating Blog. Dianne, who reviewed the matcha alongside our Liberty Spirit detox tea and Rockerfella Cleansing peppermint and spearmint infusion, said “a little goes a long way and I topped … Continue reading

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Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan afternoon teas; new treats from Metrodeco

Our gluten free afternoon tea was an obvious recent inclusion on our menu. Not only are more people discovering they are coeliac and/or wheat intolerant but more and more are discovering the joys of afternoon tea. Because of our reputation for … Continue reading

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Caffeine during pregnancy, a guide to the best teas

For many women, caffeine during pregnancy is a no-no. But does this mean pregnant women should always avoid tea? Today I’m looking at the various teas and infusions to guide you to the best choices during pregnancy. But let’s start … Continue reading

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Cream tea – the secret to serving the best in Brighton

Brighton is bustling with quality cafés and tea shops and so to attempt the best cream tea requires a real passion for the tradition. We’re proud of our cream tea (only £5.60, book here!) – but you’ll no doubt have … Continue reading

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Flowering tea – history, culture and how it is made

Flowering tea is the Cleopatra of tea blends – flirty, exotic and a little magical. It comes in balls made from beautiful aromatic flowers woven by hand into finest green or white tea to form compact shapes about the size … Continue reading

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The scariest tea advert ever

  It’s a far cry from the Tetley Teafolk or the PG Tips chimpanzees – this, ladies and gentlemen, is surely the scariest tea advert ever made. In fact, with its deployment of Pennywise the clown, Leatherface Jr., and the Grim … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea and tea cocktails at Metrodeco

If you want to celebrate Valentine’s Day in style then sashay along to Metrodeco in Brighton and indulge in our Valentine’s Afternoon Tea. A feast of sandwiches, scones and sweet delights, made with extra love, washed down with our bespoke … Continue reading

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Teapot porn and our guide to avoiding the dreaded dribbles when choosing your perfect pot

Anyone who’s ever been plagued by a dribbling spout (!) knows there’s far more to a tempting teapot that a pretty pattern on the side. It’s not just the quality of the resulting tea that counts – there’s also a … Continue reading

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We’ve got organic matcha tea and we’re slashing 50% off this superfood as an introductory offer. That means that for just £9.50, a bag of Japanese matcha organic tea can be yours. The impressive health benefits of matcha green tea are now … Continue reading

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British Airways to serve super-strength tea – so you can taste it at altitude

  Ever wondered why tea tastes a bit funny on planes? It’s the altitude, according to British Airways – and the airline has announced it will offer brews that are 30% stronger to combat this effect. From February 1st, cabin … Continue reading

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