Tea and coffee – in the Kettleshed‘s opinion – is a key element to any overnight stay, whether that be in a swanky five-star hotel room, cosy glamping pod or unique apartment. And whether guests have spent a long day travelling to their destination, shopping, or even catching up on zzzs, having the opportunity to pop the kettle on in the comfort of your own room is nothing short of an absolute necessity. But what makes a great hotel room cuppa? What brands are on offer? And why? Here at the Kettleshed, we decided to do a little digging …

We spoke to the owner of Hill Farm and Orchard, Susan Nash, who informed me that her and co-owner Tom decided to stock their wigwams and glamping pods with a state of the art coffee machine and Nespresso pods as well as an assortment of teas. These vary from herbal, green and regular breakfast flavours, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

The reasons for this? As  Susan stated “It’s nice for people to be able to sit down and enjoy a good cup of tea in the comfort of their wigwam, and we like to provide variety to suit everyone’s needs.”

Based at the edge of Buckinghamshire, Hill Farm and Orchard offer luxury glamping accommodation (one even has a jacuzzi!) in a beautiful, serene landscape at very reasonable prices. To learn more click here.


Further afield in Cornwall lies the beautifully restored seaside houses known as Antionia’s Pearls. Speaking to the wonderful Antonia herself, she informed us that her choice of organic teas and coffees gives her a chance to showcase how carefully she  chooses products for the benefit of her guests.

She also added that “I’d like my guests to feel as though they are the first person to ever stay” and prides herself on the quality of all aspects of her seaside homes.

Based in Charlestown, Antionia’s Pearls offer luxury in absolute privacy, with spa and gourmet dining options available too – very fancy! To learn more about their range of accommodations and prices click here

We also contacted a few of the better known hotels in London and found that they tend to only stock a range of teas and coffees that are mostly from the bigger, named brands with their choices being because of convenience and price, with basic flavours such as Breakfast and Earl Grey. One of the hotels which took a different approach and actually stocked a lesser mainstream brand was Ampersand Hotel which their guests very much appreciated.

This came as a bit of a surprise to us – surely a hotel would want their guests to have a unique, relaxing experience when visiting? And surely that means supplying delicious and out-of-the-ordinary tea and coffee? As a brand, Kettleshed is a perfect and unique addition to any style of accommodation, whether it be soft and luxurious, rustic and outdoorsy, or even themed! Both  our loose leaf  and tea pyramids  are healthy and delicious and being able to offer loose leaf tea and biodegradable tea pyramids as opposed to run-of-the-mill teabags gives an edge to an accommodation and adds a memorable touch for the guests.

Loose leaf tea has grown immensely in popularity in the UK in the past few decades and has always been popular worldwide, particularly in places such as China and Japan. The environmentally conscious guest will appreciate our biodegradable tea pyramids as well and the fact that all of the Kettleshed’s exterior packaging is made from recycled cardboard. As a smaller, London-based brand, the Kettleshed’s quality loose leaf tea would add a luxurious and well-thought touch to a London hotel, or indeed any accommodation anywhere in the UKBLOG_PIC_TEST2

‘ You need to offer the room amenities that matter most to travellers, and they need to be Top Quality’ – Trivago, Hotel Managers Blog, April 2017

We couldn’t agree more with the Trivago blog! With tea being the second most frequently consumed beverage worldwide, it is of upmost importance that hoteliers choice of tea and coffee for their rooms and restaurants stand out from the crowd and impress their guests. If you are looking for a new tea supplier, our quality loose leaf tea is the perfect option.

For further details on our range please contact us below.

Phone: 0203 665 54 45
Email: support@thekettleshed.com





How We Give A Cup!

As you probably know, one thing that makes the Kettleshed stand out from the crowd is our compassion and enthusiasm for making a difference. That’s why, as well as our packaging and tea bags being environmentally friendly, every time our tea is purchased we donate to a proportion to homeless shelters. #WeGiveACup

Helping others has always been a priority for our founder Zoe. She has embedded her ethical and proactive views within the foundations of the company itself, and it is of great importance to all of us here at the Kettleshed that our charitable work continues. Zoe often likes to deliver the tea donations directly to shelters herself to see the difference the extra help can make. #GivingACup


Streetlink is an organisation which connects rough sleepers to local services. They have  a website, mobile app and phone line which people can use to alert outreach services if they see a homeless person sleeping rough.  Organisations like Streetlink are vital in helping those in need and together with donations and operations such as #WeGiveACup, a difference can really be made to those sleeping rough and to help support the vital work of homeless shelters.

Homeless shelters are crucial in supporting those who are living on the streets with no access to basic necessities like a wash facilities or a warm place to sleep.  It goes without saying that those of us using the shelters truly need all the help and guidance possible: did you know that people living on the street are 17 times more likely to have been victims of violence?

Homeless people are also 9 times more likely to take their own life than those living in a stable household.


These statistics are crushing. Homelessness is a serious problem in the UK, and here at the Kettleshed we can only be grateful that we are fortunate enough to be able to help, even in a small way. So please remember, next time you are buying one of our delicious products, not only are you going to receive some delicious tea, but you are also helping those in need; together we all #GiveACup. Thank you for your continued support.


All photos used are courtesy of Streetlink.

If you would like to support Streetlink, please click here.

If you would like to report a person sleeping rough to Streetlink via their website, please click here.

Streetlink’s twitter

Streetlink’s facebook

Crisis.org is the source of the statistics mentioned and is a helpful, informative website should you like to research/help with homelessness further.

Welcome to the shed, Bufala Di Londra!

Another exciting partnership has emerged – Kettleshed tea is now being stocked at Bufala Di Londra!

A beautiful artisan pizza restaurant, Bufala Di Londra prepares and serves freshly made pizzas with a variety of toppings to please the fussiest of eaters. AND you can now enjoy a delicious cup of our finest tea along with your dinner/lunch – yum!

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Bufala Di Londra’s menu includes a range of starters and sides such as cheese and meat platters, salads and olives starting at just £2.50 in price – tasty and affordable! Desserts include plenty of yummy gelato flavours, and as well as Kettleshed tea, beverages available are beers, cocktails and a variety of soft drinks. Of course, then there’s the exquisite pizza! As well as standard toppings, extras are available to add/take away as you please – some tasty examples include garlic, rocket and truffle oil – all of which would pair perfectly with a nice hot Kettleshed cuppa!

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Bufala Di Londra states: ‘From the way we prepare, stretch and bake our dough to the careful sourcing of our ingredients, we believe that we can deliver a beautiful handcrafted product to your table.’

Along with a lovely warm atmosphere and gorgeous food, Bufala Di Londra also offers the option to takeaway; so if you fancy a pizza and cuppa on the go, this place is perfect! We are so excited to be stocked in this cosy restaurant, and hope you pop in when you’re next in Crouch End to get a real authentic pizza experience!

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Bufala Di Londra
18 Topsfield Parade Crouch End
London, United Kingdom


Maeve’s Joint Sponsor Event With Bang Curry!

We are super proud to have been a joint sponsor for Maeve’s Supper Club event on 5th March! Along with Bang CurryThe Kettleshed was involved in providing items at the event as well as contributing to the raffle prizes. It was a brilliant night of celebration, delicious food, and of course great tea


Maeve’s Magical Journey is a charity, run by Maeve’s mother. Maeve is a young girl diagnosed with Cerebal Palsy, a disability which effects movement. Obviously, this was initially devastating news for Maeve and her family, however Maeve is a fighter – with her determination and positive outlook, she has come along leaps and bounds. Maeve’s parents would love for their daughter not to be reliant on walking aid; for this reason, they are currently fundraising for an operation for Maeve called selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR). This operation is not available on the NHS and would give Maeve her best chance at walking.

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Maeve’s Supper Club was held at the Red Lion in Brightwell; a beautiful venue for a beautiful event. We enjoyed an explosion of colour, delicious drinks, an array of amazing dishes and carnival atmosphere for the ‘Holi’ themed Supper Club. Greeted with a welcome cocktail, we were then served an incredible Indian feast, courtesy of the fabulous kitchen staff, along with guest chef Malcolm Emery. The suggested donation of £20 was worth every penny, and of course contributed to a brilliant cause.

The raffle held at the event had some truly lovely prizes up for grabs – including some of our finest Kettleshed tea! Overall, we had a fabulous evening attending Maeve’s Supper Club and were chuffed to be named joint sponsor of the event.

You can learn more about Maeve’s Magical Journey here and donate to the cause here.

Check out our joint sponsor Bang Curry’s Facebookwebsitetwitter and Instagram.

Welcome, The Playground Theatre!

It is with immense pleasure that we welcome aboard The Playground Theatre as our new partner!

The unique and creative Playground Theatre works with emerging and established artists in the UK and globally; seating up to 150 people, with a lovely cafe/bar and many exciting upcoming productions, you can now enjoy a show whilst sipping a cup of our delicious tea – as if you needed another reason to visit!
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Pete Tate and Anthony Biggs are the co-artistic directors of this fabulous theatre, working together with the aspiration to program and develop an electric season that will engage different communities. Formerly a bus depot, The Playground Theatre then became a creative space for artists to experiment and play with ideas, a project funded by the Council of Arts as well as several charities.

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Now a public theatre, it is located in a diverse community, with their work reflecting this. Many amazing projects have taken place at The Playground Theatre, such as ‘Terrific Electric’, an award winning production. Several well-known artists have also performed here, and Saliys Varnus (the current head of the National Theatre) has also worked with the organisation. The theatre program includes modern plays, classical concerts, film and dance – something for everyone!

When approached by The Playground Theatre, we were of course excited, as well as honoured and humbled for our tea to become part of the audience experience. So, don’t forget to pop down and get involved, learn about different forms of art in different disciplines, and enjoy a cup of Kettleshed tea!

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The Playground Theatre and Cafe 8,
Latimer Industrial Estate,
Latimer Road,
London W10 6RQ





IMG_0255 (2)We have recently welcomed Bayley & Sage into our family at The Shed. A wonderful London Deli market where they have everything from high-end flowers, fresh meat and a bakery. Alongside these they now have our tea’s on the shelves too!

The buyers of Bayley & Sage have been hunting New Covent Garden market in the early hours for years, selecting the best fresh produce he can get his hands on, and taking delivery of special products shipped in just for us from the famous fruit and veg markets in Milan, and Rungis just outside Paris..

..With peppers that look nothing like the sort that lurk on supermarket shelves to the finest Ventoux cherries as soon as they’re available, we always have something a little different to sit alongside the essentials, and it’s all always of the highest quality.

The kitchens are some of the busiest in town, producing freshly made soups, sandwiches and salads as well as sausage rolls, quiches, and their famous scotch eggs and pizzas fresh from our stone-based bread ovens, as well as delicious meals ready for you to take home and pop in the oven.Bakery1-header

Bayley & Sage welcomed its first customers to our Wimbledon Village store in 1997, and now you’ll find us serving five more local London communities in Parsons Green, Turnham Green, Fulham Road, Northcote Road and a brand new store on Parkgate in Battersea – with more to come!


Bayley & Sage products reflect the best of the season whether its fruit, vegetables, meat or cheese or the delicious seasonal dishes prepared in our kitchens. Residents and neighbours have been so supportive of the new store and it was a pleasure to meet them whilst we did tea tastings to celebrate the opening. It is great to see the store buzzing and alive after so many months of hard work and planning.


Please do drop in and see us whilst they are still sparkling new!  This is one of our largest stores and will also function as our training centre and HR department headquarters.


As with all of their large stores, they have arrays of seasonal fruit and vegetables, delicious cakes and pastries, artisan breads, olives, dried fruit and nuts, extensive cheese counter, fine wines and all sorts of even more deliciousness!Cheese5


We hope our teas are welcomed by the lovely visitors of Bayley & Sage and enjoyed as much as they are in other stores!

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Address: 43/45 Parkgate Road, London SW11 4NP



Welcome to the Shed Community Mella Mella’s!

We have exciting news!

Mella Mella’s Pottery, Play, Cafe is a wonderful new studio/cafe that has opened in Chiswick and  have decided to choose our tea to appear on their shelves!

We are extremely pleased to be a part of such an exciting community focused cafe. A place where you can create something unique and personal no matter your age. “You don’t have to be an artist to produce something you’ll be proud of.” – beautiful words from the lovely owner herself.

So what do they do?

Mella Mella’s is a fun, relaxing and creative ceramic, pottery workshop. They provide a warm welcome and unique experience in Chiswick. The shop also has a café, kids corner, private area which can be ued for parties, classes and workshops.

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The owner of this wonderful studio is Mel Gunaydin;“I grew up in North London but moved to Chiswick in 2009 after my father passed away. He always used to say, even though London is a big city, there are parts that have a village feel and much like Islington was to him, I now feel this with Chiswick. It’s a place I have fallen in love with and feel I can now give something back to the community, helping to inspire creativity for adults and children of all ages.”

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Well Mel, it has certainly worked! Chiswick seem to be loving this creative hub to learn, play and relax with the children or for a relaxing tea / coffee. We are always looking to collaborate with new businesses and community based businesses, so to have both of those ticked off in one is amazing!


You can now find a range of our loose leaf tea over at Mella Mella’s from the classic Jasmine Green tea to the fun and tasty Lemon Tart tea.

So get your hands dirty whilst enjoying a nice cuppa.


Mella Mella’s

8 Essex Place, Chiswick, London, W4 5UT




If you are looking for something fun to do this Halloween with the children then don’t miss out on Mella Mella’s wonderful Halloween party!

Opening Hours

Mon – Closed

Tue – 10 am – 6 pm

Wed – 10 am – 6 pm

Thu – 10 am – 6 pm

Fri & Sat – 10 am – 6 pm

Sun – 11 am – 5 pm

* Last entry to paint pottery is 1 hour before closure. 
Garden Gate shuts 30 minutes before closing time *