Canton Wild Vietnamese Cinnamon In Pictures

by Alice Evans,

Our gorgeous seasonal winter blend of black tea and cinnamon is harvested from wild trees growing side by side in the mountain forests of Vietnam.

Canton's Plastic-Free Pyramid Teabags

by Alice Evans,

Canton's pyramid teabags have always been and will always be plastic-free!

Canton Supplier: The Obubu Tea Garden

by Alice Evans,

The story of Obubu starts with its founder and lead farmer, Akihiro Kita, or “Akky”. Akky is the dancing wonder of Obubu. A tiny Japanese man who looks so unassuming but can lift 100kg of tea over

Canton Chocolate Noir and the vanilla dilemma

by Alice Evans,

This year the price of Madagascan vanilla, a key component in Canton Chocolate Noir tea, briefly exceeded the price of silver. This presented us with a dilemma- should we compromise on quality in

Plastic free tea

by Scarlett Swallow,

Is there plastic in Canton teabags? NO. After the media revelation earlier in the year that many teabags contain plastic, we’ve had a number of people ask us if Canton pyramid teabags contain

More than just a new look

by Scarlett Swallow,

Alongside looking so much better, the new packaging for our loose tea, pyramid teabags and individually-wrapped pyramid teabags is better value, more practical and has less plastic than before.

The perfect English Breakfast tea blend

by Alice Evans,

Alice Evans, Canton head of tea delves into the art of blending tea with a profile on our most popular tea, Canton English Breakfast.

Genmaicha and Japanese tea history

by Alice Evans,

This week I’m excited to explore more of Japanese tea, in particular Genmaicha green tea. Many of you may have heard of this classic Japanese tea as ‘Popcorn tea’.

Teas of the eighteenth century English tea trade

by Alice Evans,

Markman Ellis is Professor of Eighteenth Century Studies at Queen Mary University of London. He is the editor of ‘Tea And The Tea-Table In Eighteenth-Century England', and in this guest blog,

Wild teas and wild herbs from remote regions

by Alice Evans,

We love wild grown teas. From stories of tea pickers trekking up steep mountains for a single harvest, to abandoned tea farms left to grow untamed for decades.

Nepali tea. History and the Jun Chiyabari garden

by Alice Evans,

Traditionally, when asked to list the main tea producing countries of the world, Nepal doesn’t automatically come to mind. In fact, Nepal has been producing tea for years and you may not have even

The most sought-after Japanese green tea?

by Kate Popham,

In Kate’s second blog from the Obubu farm, she tells us about one of the most sought-after Japanese green teas – shaded Sencha. How is it grown? And why is it so special? Let’s find out…

The season, flush and flavour of Darjeeling

by Alice Evans,

The unique flavour of a Darjeeling tea is often described as a ‘Muscatel’ but the flavours vary with the season – and it is the plucking period that defines the season. There are four harvests a

Beyond fairtrade in Taiwan

by Alice Evans,

This month, I travelled with Edgar to Taiwan to seek out the very best tea for you to enjoy next season. In the first of a special series on Taiwanese tea, I've found out a typical day in the life

Ethical and responsible sourcing of tea

by Kate Popham,

Last year 40 million kilograms of “Darjeeling tea” was sold worldwide. But here is a fact: Darjeeling’s yearly production is 8 to 9 million kilograms of tea. Something is definitely afoot here. We

From poppies to roses

by Alice Evans,

Until the late 1970s the Lalehzar Valley in Iran was a difficult place to make a living. Farmers grew subsistence crops and supplemented their income by growing opium poppies illegally for heroin

The tea that began it all: Pouchong

by Jennifer Wood,

Just why did we start a specialist tea company 10 years ago? In the teeth of competition from giant corporations, when the profound disinterest of the food service sector meant loose leaf, green

Is Canton Tea organic?

by Scarlett Swallow,

Some of our teas are certified organic. However, it's not something we mention on the packaging. Here's why.