Posted by Leaf Bar |
On 24 Jan 2021 |
Updated on 24 Jan 2021 |
I have now updated the postage costs in line with Royal Mail price changes coming in place on 1st January 2021. For standard orders First class postage is now £3.68 and Second class postage is £3.00. As before postage is free on orders over £40.International orders are shipped at a flat rate of £9.95 which is the average cost of tracked delivery within EEA. Should the actual postage cost work out less than that the balance will be refunded to the customer...
Posted by Leaf Bar |
On 25 Jun 2020 |
Updated on 25 Jun 2020 |
Some happy news, folks! The new season Chinese teas and some beautiful matured teas have arrived. I'm listing them them gradually but bear with me while I get decent photos of the leaves sorted.Apologies to those waiting for high mountain oolongs, there have been some delays with getting those in and it will take a little longer. I'll keep you posted...
What else to do during lockdown but drink tea by the gallon. Thank you all for supporting the shop in this uncertain time. In order to comply with social distancing advice orders are now dispatched once or twice a week to reduce my trips to the post office. Please allow additional time for deliveries as Royal Mail is under strain and deliveries also take longer from dispatch to arrival at your door. Please stay home and stay safe!..
For those who hit the gym floor regularly there's lots of good pre-workout boost and post-workout recovery advice out there. Many supplements available in shops contain artificial sweeteners and flavouring agents, so if you want to go all natural, try Matcha tea to energise your body before the workout and recover from the exercise quicker. Matcha contains heaps of antioxidants, the most powerful identified compound being EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate). EGCG has been proven to have anti-inflamm..
The secret to green tea is non oxidised leaves, processed as soon as possible after harvesting. After a short withering phase the leaves are fixed by high heat treatment. There are multiple approaches to this – sun drying, pan frying, oven baking or steaming. Depending on the production traditions a different method can be used. This allows green tea to maintain most anti-oxidants and freshness of flavour. Green tea contains relatively high levels of stimulants and is generally of cooling nature.