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The Kettle Shed helps Rosy Rosie ‘Give A Cup’ !

A few weeks ago we were approached by a small startup business called Rosy Rosie about helping out with some goodie bags they were doing for charity, we were really excited to help out, we had a quick read through the company’s website and their values and ideas on handmade and ethical business and we knew that we were a match made in heaven. The bags were a great success and we would like to let you know a bit more about what the company is about and how the goodie bags went down!

Rosy Rosie was set up by Rowena, she set up the company a few years ago to sell ‘Good Stuff with Good Stories’ for Babies, Children & their Grown-ups. She also makes scented soy candles. Her three main values are #handmade #ethical #sustainable. Her story is this “As a parent, multiple Godparent and friend to lots of people with (lots of) children, I was always on the lookout for fun, funky, good quality and cost effective presents, my criteria always being ‘would I like to receive this?!’”

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How the bag idea came about? We will let Rowena tell you that:

“Recently I was asked by a client (and old friend) to put together a Goodie Bag for a charity event he was organising. Initially, he was after some Rosy Rosie handmade scented soy wax candles to include; but after a quick chat around what else the bag could contain, I took on the job of supplying the whole bag; what fun I had and how lucky I am that I know so many brilliant small businesses and entrepreneurial artisans from all my events!”

We then got a call from Rowena asking if we would like to supply some of our tea to go in to the goodie bags, which of course we said yes too! As you can see in the image below they looked great!

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So all in all it was a match made in heaven from the start, two local London companies that both were started on core values of family, enthusiasm, expertise and ethical business and best of all it was all to raise money for charity! Below are the links to Rowenas website please have a look through and see if there is anything of interest to you!

If you have any possible charity ideas please let us know and see if we can be of help!

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Vote GREEN! (not the party MATCHA of course!)

Matcha – the revolution.

Forget about the politics, vote for Matcha!

The Matcha revolution is just around the corner! Gone are the days of coffee jitters!

We have all been there right? It gets to mid-morning and you start to hit ‘the wall’, so you have a coffee to try and replenish and kick your energy levels up a bit, straight away you feel that amazing rush of energy that then unfortunately as The Guardian says “it sends you to the moon, jittery and anxious, with your heart skittering?”you then severely crash and burn on average 5-10 minutes after you had that coffee and then are even more drowsy than you were before the coffee itself.
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If this sounds like it happens to you or even if you are just looking to get a bit of natural jitter free energy then our Kettle Shed Matcha Powder is the way forward. Matcha is finely milled or fine powder green tea. The Japanese tea ceremony centres on the preparation, serving, and drinking of matcha.

So what set’s Matcha apart from coffee?

Coffee can be addictive. It requires you to drink more and more to get the same “high” and eventually is needed just to feel “normal.” It can cause headaches, exhaustion, and other biological signs of withdrawal symptoms whereas….

Matcha contains L-Theanine that has a calming, relaxing effect and slows the release of tea-caffeine. Which means you get the same amount of energy input but spread out so there is no jitters and you get a natural energy booster that sticks around for alot longer! Here are a few extra facts on the positives of Matcha:

– Matcha provides 34mg of caffeine – but its effect lasts longer than a coffee’s 60mg.

– Matcha contains higher levels of antioxidants per gram than goji berries, dark chocolate, pecans, acai berries and even spinach. It also can be used as a sliming aid & makes you’re body wake up.

Japanese Zen Buddhist monks have been using matcha as a meditational drink for over 800 years through tea ceremonies and more recently westerners have been tapping into the superfood too.

We asked one of our staff that swapped their daily cups of coffee for matcha and this is what they said: “Even after my first Kettle Shed matcha ‘shot’ of the day I am pleasantly surprised by the caffeine kick and feel alert without any kind of edginess or anxiety that sometimes comes with a strong coffee.”

So how is Matcha different to normal green tea??

If you compare that to what you’d get from a tea bag – one bowl of matcha is equivalent to approximately 10 cups of regular green tea. That is because matcha powder uses the entire green tea leaf, instead of just dipping the leaf in hot water which provides only around 10% of the plant’s nutrients. It is also 15 times stronger than one green tea bag.

Matcha is simple to make and can be drank in a variety of ways such as a tea, expresso mixed with normal juice & can also be put in recipes such as White Chocolate cookies or white hot chocolate.

We put recipes up every few weeks so look out for them on our Social Media pages all can be found below, check on our website www.thekettleshed.com for more info on matcha.

And remember ask us any time for any questions on certain types of tea we are happy to answer, WE GIVE A CUP!

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Written by John Mojsa.

Why Give A Cup?

“We Give A Cup” – It’s on our packets, but what does it actually mean?

Helping the Homeless

Here’s the short version: every time you buy a box of tea infusers, we donate tea directly to homeless shelters across the UK, so you buy a brew for someone.

Give A Cup Packaging

It’s there on the packaging for cup’s sake!


With the rising concerns (BBC 4 February 2015) about quietly increasing homelessness and poverty in the UK, we tried to find a way to help out. And since people forced to sleep rough or in shelters are probably the most in need of a really good cuppa, we thought we should donate the thing we do best!

Tea is full of antioxidants and hydrates the body. In addition to its warmth and great taste, tea has many health benefits which is why we think it’s such a wonderful way to help the people who are living on our streets.

Please show your support and help us to help out.

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