Welcome to the Kettle Shed, The Rooted Project!

We were delighted to be involved with the Rooted Project.

The Rooted Project is an evidenced-based nutrition events company run by registered dietitians Rosie Saunt and Helen West, who both have a passion for nutrition, health and wellness.

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On Wednesday 21st September they held the ‘Nutrition, Health and Wellness Debunked’ event which welcomed around 150 people to the Trampery in London including some influential food bloggers and personal trainers.

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The evening consisted of a forum which discussed everything from superfoods to sauerkraut, as well as providing practical advice in order to help people wade through the nonsense which engulfs the world of nutrition, health and wellness.

The panel included Pro Science Blogger and Media Personality, the Angry Chef, Principal Dietitian at St George’s NHS Trust, Catherine Collins, Consultant Nutritionist, Charlotte Stirling-Reed, as well as the Rooted Project’s very own Helen West

Everyone who attended received a goody bag which included Kettle Shed Tea including our sleepyhead and matcha varieties plus many more.

Some great companies were involved in the event and we look forward to working with you again in the future. Good luck with everything ladies!

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Remember, at The Shed, we really do ‘Give A Cup’! Every time you buy a box of tea, we donate tea directly to homeless shelters across the UK. Our packaging is made from recycled cardboard and our fuso tea bags are biodegradable, so we don’t harm the planet.

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Welcome to the Kettle Shed, Blush Love Retreat!

We’re thrilled to have supplied the Blush Love Retreat with a range of Kettle Shed teas! Good luck Blush Love Retreat!

In what is the first of its kind in Europe, The Blush Love Retreat takes place in Odemira, Portugal from 22nd to 29th October, with the aim of helping women rediscover what is important in their lives, as well as being the remedy to all those stress-related illnesses which affect so many women in the UK.

The holistic retreat is being run by UK life coaches Kate Taylor and Gail Schock and will blend movement practices of Qoya and Kundalini Yoga with life coaching, neuro linguistic programming, meditation and mindfulness.

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Kate, of Up Coaching (pictured right), is a certified creativity and empowerment life coach, a neuro linguistic programming practitioner, as well as being one of only a few Qoya teachers in the UK.  Her story started following the death of both of her parents which left her with the feeling that life needs to be lived in the here and now.

Kate works with both individual clients and creative companies, as well as some of the UK’s largest media agencies to help people live well and work well, as well as helping women understand the value of living life on their own terms.

Gail (pictured left) is an energy healer, spiritual teacher and self-love revolutionary who is also an award winning global creative director and luxury producer of elite brands, events and international artists.

She has produced events for the likes of M&S and Coca-Cola but one too many life threatening accidents made Gail wake up to the shift and she now has a decade of experience from her formal mind, body, spirit training including quantum meditation and Kundalini Yoga plus much more.

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Available at the 700 acre nature reserve will be the Kettle Shed’s very own range of teas, with the ladies set to sample our Sleepyhead and Matcha as part of their positive experience.

If you’re in need of a getaway from the overwhelming feeling of everyday life, why not sign up for The Blush Love Retreat and try some of our refreshing teas!

 

Remember, at The Shed, we really do ‘Give A Cup’! Every time you buy a box of tea, we donate tea directly to homeless shelters across the UK. Our packaging is made from recycled cardboard and our fuso tea bags are biodegradable, so we don’t harm the planet.

The Kettle Shed Twitter: @thekettleshed

The Kettle Shed Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thekettleshed

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-kettle-shed

Instagram: https://instagram.com/thekettleshed/

The Blush Love Retreat Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blushloveretreat

Welcome to The Kettle Shed, Second Shot Coffee!

We’re really proud to be supplying Second Shot Coffee with the full range of Kettle Shed teas. Welcome to The Shed, Second Shot Coffee!

Second Shot Coffee

Second Shot Coffee is an incredible café based in Bethnal Green, London. Working with Café by Crisis and The Connection at St Martins in the Fields, Second Shot Coffee is staffed by formerly homeless individuals. All profits made from the café are used to give those members of staff training and one-to-one support to get them back into secure employment.

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As well as serving high quality food and drinks, Second Shot Coffee also acts as an after hours hub for the homeless community providing support and advice, food drives and takes part in a Pay It Forward Scheme.

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As part of this social and philanthropic ethos, Second Shot Coffee is working with local vendors who share this approach to helping change lives. This includes The Dusty Knuckle, Luminary Bakery and Rise for beautiful bread, cakes and quiches as well as ourselves supplying Second Shot Coffee with the full range of Kettle Shed teas.

Second Shot Coffee

Second Shot Coffee is open from Monday – Friday, 7am-6pm and from 9am-7pm at the weekends. It is located on Bethnal Green Road, just a short walk from the tube station. So, why not pop in on your way to work and help support this fantastic social enterprise!

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Remember, at The Shed, we really do ‘Give A Cup’! Every time you buy a box of tea, we donate tea directly to homeless shelters across the UK. Our packaging is made from recycled cardboard and our fuso tea bags are biodegradable, so we don’t harm the planet.

The Kettle Shed Twitter: @thekettleshed

The Kettle Shed Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thekettleshed

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-kettle-shed

Instagram: https://instagram.com/thekettleshed/

Welcome to The Kettle Shed, Windfall Natural Goods!

We’re delighted to be supplying Windfall Natural Goods with the full range of Kettle Shed teas!

Windfall Natural Goods

Windfall Natural Goods is a gorgeous natural food store, which can be found near Chiswick Common on Turnham Green Terrace in London. As well as Kettle Shed tea it also sells hand picked organic foods, supplements and natural remedies and is well worth a visit.

It’s open from Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm, so do pop in and pick up some of our scrumptious tea!

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Remember, at The Shed, we really do ‘Give A Cup’! Every time you buy a box of tea, we donate tea directly to homeless shelters across the UK. Our packaging is made from recycled cardboard and our fuso tea bags are biodegradable, so we don’t harm the planet.

The Kettle Shed Twitter: @thekettleshed

The Kettle Shed Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thekettleshed

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-kettle-shed

Instagram: https://instagram.com/thekettleshed/

Share & like to win a SACK of The Kettle Shed’s Chamomile tea!

Do you want to win a WHOLE SACK (250 teabags) of our finest Chamomile tea?

Spring is fast approaching so we decided it was a great time for you guys to win some lovely chill out tea… Chamomile tea has been used for centuries in teas as a mild, relaxing sleep aid, treatment for fevers, colds, stomach ailments, and as an anti-inflammatory, to name only a few therapeutic uses.

Simply follow these steps and you could be in with a chance of winning..

  1. Share this post on FB or Twitter.
  2. Hit the LIKE button.
  3. You must like The Kettle Shed page.
  4. Tell us 1 reason why you think you should win.

Here is what our last winner Claire Southgate had to say …

“Thank you so much for my peppermint tea Kettle Shed, it’s delish! I will be sharing it with my lovely friends! x”

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If you want to be our next lucky winner simply follow the steps above…

GOOD LUCK

The Kettle Shed

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Welcome to The Kettle Shed, Stokers Café!

We’re super excited to be supplying Stokers Café with our full range of teas! Welcome to The Kettle Shed, Stokers! We also want to say huge congratulations to Birdie and Mike who have recently taken over Stokers Café and are doing a fabulous job! They also own the wonderful Birdie’s Kitchen in Acton Park, another supplier of The Kettle Shed tea!

Stokers Café can be found at the entrance of the London Museum of Water and Steam. Open daily from 11am-4pm, it serves a scrumptious range of food from toasties and salads to pies, soups, mouth watering cakes and all sorts of drinks, including The Kettle Shed tea range.

The café is the perfect place to go after exploring the museum for a yummy slice of cake and pot of tea or for a spot of lunch. It’s family friendly too, with a play area for children and a relaxed space for the adults, with historic artefacts dotted around the café.

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There are lots of fun things to do at the London Museum of Water and Steam, including an amazing Splash Zone where kids can play and learn. There’s also a fantastic Waterworks Railway, which is in full operation on the weekends and a beautiful garden open all year round.

 

The museum can also be hired for corporate events, weddings, children’s birthday parties and filming and photography. This includes full access to the museum and yummy food and drinks provided by Stokers Café.

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If you don’t have time to visit the museum, you can still pop into the café for a refreshing tea and a browse around the shop without paying the museum admission fee. If you live nearby, why not pop in and try one of our teas. We have all sorts of black teas, healthy green teas, as well as tasty white, fruity and herbal!

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Remember, at The Shed, we really do ‘Give A Cup’! Every time you buy a box of tea, we donate tea directly to homeless shelters across the UK. Our packaging is made from recycled cardboard and our fuso tea bags are biodegradable, so we don’t harm the planet.

The Kettle Shed Twitter: @thekettleshed

The Kettle Shed Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thekettleshed

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-kettle-shed

Instagram: https://instagram.com/thekettleshed/

The Kettle Shed visits a tea plantation!

At the end of December, a Kettle Shed dream came true. The Kettle Shed Tea Lady and Darcy Rae (who has her very own tea named after her, Darcy’s Delights!) visited a tea plantation and it was really rather magical.

Araksa Tea Plantation

The Araksa Tea Plantation in Chiang Mai, Thailand is a small and beautiful plantation on a hill. It produces stunning tea leaves called, Camellia sinensis. There are two types of Camellia sinensis: sinensis for Chinese teas, and assamica for Indian Assam teas. The assamica leaves are used to make the well known Assam tea, which is a black tea named after the largest tea growing region in India. At Araksa Tea Plantation, they grow assamica leaves.

tea leavesWe wanted to get the full experience, so we went on the 2 hour tour of the plantation. It was very hands on as the incredible tour guides showed us the entire tea process from picking to producing tea leaves ready to drink.

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Excited to get started, the resident plucker lead us to the tea leaves, where she showed us how to pluck. Walking among the tea plants, with bamboo cases on our backs, we gently picked the tea leaves, dreaming about owning our very own tea plantation.

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With our bamboo cases full, we headed back to the roasting station with our harvest where we weighed our pickings and were shown the next crucial steps to make our very own green tea.

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To make the green tea we all know and love, the leaves underwent a short withering process before we steamed them in a large pan, moving them around quickly to lock in the flavour and not over cook them.

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When the leaves had cooled, we then started rolling, pressing and twisting them with our hands. It was really therapeutic sitting in the plantation, listening to the birds singing and all rolling the tea together.

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rolling tea leaves

Unlike black tea, green tea does not undergo an oxidation process. To make black tea, the leaves are oxidised (which is often erroneously called ‘fermentation’). Leaf oxidisation, induced by controlled temperature and humidity, determines the quality of the tea, infusing the leaves with caffeine and causing them to darken.

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After we had prepared the green tea leaves, we were then ready to do what we do best, brew a cup of the freshest tea! It tasted divine, even more so, knowing that we’d been a part of the entire tea leaf process!

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If you are a tea fanatic or simply want to try something new, then we would encourage you to visit a tea plantation. We came away utterly inspired, motivated and eager to show you all how the process of tea is made. Who knows, maybe one day we’ll be able to set up a Kettle Shed tea workshop!

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Remember, at The Shed, we really do ‘Give A Cup’! Which is why every time you buy a box of tea, we donate tea directly to homeless shelters across the UK. Our packaging is made from recycled cardboard and our fuso tea bags are biodegradable so we don’t harm the planet.

The Kettle Shed Twitter: @thekettleshed

The Kettle Shed Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thekettleshed

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-kettle-shed

Instagram: https://instagram.com/thekettleshed/