'Blend' is a potentially confusing word, especially when talking about teas.
It might mean the process of combining different teas together, as in a Breakfast Blend. Or it might relate to flavouring teas – be that with natural flavour oils, herbs, spices (or all of the above). And of course there are herbal and fruit blends which don't contain tea (i.e. Camellia sinensis) at all instead bringing together caffeine-free ingredients for heaps of extra options.
Click the images to browse some of our popular blends
Lately we’ve been experimenting with a mixture of all these methods. This isn’t a brand new development – we’ve been producing favourites like Blue Lady and Cherry Sencha for a little while now – but we are getting more adventurous as we aim to move away from third party suppliers to doing as much of the blending as possible in house. Right now we are in the process of re-blending Scottish Summer Fruits right here in Leith...
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I am delighted to announce that our shop will be re-opening on Tuesday 30th June.
We encourage you to use our click and collect option on our website but you will also be welcome to come and buy on the day but we won't be taking cash for the time being.
We have reorganised the layout our shop so that only 2 customers can be inside at any one time and we ask that you keep to the social distancing rules.
We're excited to be launching a new packaging free service for our 20 best sellers, where we will weigh out tea into paper bags for you to decant into your own container.
April 21st was National Tea Day. It has been set up to celebrate and promote tea culture in the UK. What better tea to celebrate than Kinnettles Gold grown right here in Scotland.
There are only 2kg manufactured each year, which accounts for the high price and it was the first commercially available black tea genuinely made in Scotland.