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Tea Numerology | Types of Tea

 

Tea Numerology

Some people count sheep to get to sleep. With 100 different teas to choose from, we’ve found a much better solution.

True, our collection is huge. But you can choose to track down your tea by taste, by origin and even by number.

We’ve given each tea a memorable number based on a characteristic fact or batty phrase – also rather good for dinner party trivia. Find out the founding date of the world’s first ever flower festival with our floral Chelsea Garden, and remember, remember the 5th of November with our smoky Lapsang Souchong…

 

A PASSION FOR HATS

Passionfruit & Mango

SO TOKYO

Gyokuro

The star of samba Carmen Miranda knew a thing or two about
tropical fruits. She first wore her famous ‘fruit-hat’ costume in 1939,
so we thought we’d choose the number 39 for our Passionfruit &
Mango green tea.
Our Gyokuro might be almost neon green but the colour is entirely
natural. Tokyo first started using its famous neon signs in 1926, so
we’ve given this green tea the number 26.
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ALOHA!

Honolulu Hula

TIPSY WHISKY

Whisky Tea

Princess Lili'uokalani of Hawaii was a great supporter of the tradition
of hula dancing in the 19th century – not only was she the country’s
last reigning monarch, she was also a rather good songwriter. The
princess composed over 165 original songs, so we’ve numbered this
tea 165 in her honour.
‘Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face, Great chieftain o' the puddin-race!’
Yes, that’s us addressing the haggis on Burns Night, celebrating the
birth of the Scottish poet Robert Burns. We’ve given our Whisky Tea
the number 251 (25th January) to keep the date in your diary – it’ll
have you reeling in no time…
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OH MY DARJEELING...

Darjeeling

JOYOUS JASMINE

Jasmine Orchid Tea Cake

The Darjeeling gardens where we source our tea have an incredible
view of the five peaks of the Kanchenjunga (‘Sleeping Buddha’)
mountain, so it seemed only sensible to choose the number 5 for our
signature Darjeeling.
The orchid is a symbol for prosperity in Chinese culture, as is the
number 8. We’ve given our Jasmine Tea Cake the number 88
meaning ‘double joy’.
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TEA ON TIME

Afternoon Tea

JUST ADD SPRINKLES

Vanilla Sundae

It’s a pretty serious source of debate, but we’d say that 4pm is the
perfect time to hold afternoon tea – be punctual, with our No.4
Afternoon Tea. Now who’s for a cucumber sandwich?
An early form of the ice cream parlour opened in New York City in
1776, selling all sorts of delectable confections – we like the sound of
their inventive jellies and lavish cream cakes. A cup of our Vanilla
Sundae tea would have been just the thing to refresh the palate, so
we’ve chosen the number 776.
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FRANKLY MY DEAR

Lemon Verbena

CAT'S GOT THE CREAM

Dreamtime

Ever read Gone with the Wind? Then you might remember that
Lemon verbena is mentioned as Scarlet O'Hara's mother's favourite
plant. Margaret Mitchell’s iconic book was first published in 1936, so
we’ve given this tea the number 36…
They say that the average cat spends 6 years of its life asleep, so we
thought we’d give our Dreamtime the number 6. It’s a tea to teach
you how to cat-nap.
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