Emperor Nero’s Saffron Bathwater

Emperor Nero’s Saffron Bathwater

Apr 13 , 2022

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An extract: “Saffron was and remains, the most expensive spice in the world. Originating in the Near East, it was used by the Persian as both a fla...

A Brazilian French Press

A Brazilian French Press

Apr 13 , 2022

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An extract: “Here is the tale of Don (de Melo Palheta) Francisco, sent by the Emperor of Brazil to steal coffee seeds from French Guyana in 1727. T...

Captain Kidd - Protector to Pirate

Captain Kidd - Protector to Pirate

Apr 13 , 2022

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An extract: “Pirates were rife in the Indian Ocean, and Moghul shipowners plying the route from India to Arabia, having accepted the Company as na...

The Magic of Borosilicate Glass

The Magic of Borosilicate Glass

Apr 13 , 2022

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The gradual infusion of tea results in a beautiful changing diffusion of colour. It’s likely one could find a tea liquor colour for every part of t...

What are Enrobed Chocolates?

What are Enrobed Chocolates?

Apr 13 , 2022

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Simply put: layers of chocolate smothering something special inside. The enrobing process is actually quite technically complex and an art. Using t...

An Infinity of Patterns

An Infinity of Patterns

Apr 13 , 2022

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The word ‘Kaleidoscope’ is a permanent memory of childhood play and curiosity. From Greek, it means the “observation of beautiful forms”.  We recal...

Remarkable Connections

Remarkable Connections

Apr 13 , 2022

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Look closely at our Pyramid Tea Bag cartons. Look at the faint lines criss-crossing randomly across and around the pack. These are no ordinary line...

Coffee Craft: Roasting the Beans

Coffee Craft: Roasting the Beans

Apr 06 , 2022

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Roasting transforms green coffee into the aromatic brown beans that we purchase, either whole or already ground. To ensure freshness, roasting is a...