Very excited today to have a visit from Claire Trumper of Trumper’s Tea. Claire’s company supplies all our black teas, which all carry the Fairtrdade Mark as well as being the best quality teas you will find. She was visiting today to present some ideas for a bespoke house blend of tea for Bean & Bud. The blend will replace our current favourite English Breakfast blend, which Claire also finely crafted. This is a great tea, so it was important that our own blend had the same characteristics of body, brightness and full flavour. Coincidentally the blend we chose from the 6 options that Claire presented to us in a blind tasting includes some tea from Satemwa Estate in Malawi. This is a tea that we love at Bean & Bud as a single origin, and it’s really great to be able to include it in our new blend and to support those growers. We will also continue to offer the tea as a single estate option.
Those attending the relaunch of the tea menu on Thursday 1 May will be able to try out the new blend. The rest of you will have to wait a little longer for Claire to prepare a slightly larger batch for us! Do come in and try. If you didn’t manage to book a place on this week’s tea event and would like to attend a future one, do let us know.