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The teapigs team will be giving away over 100,000 cups of tea in over 400 teapigs stockists across the country as well as “popping up” at various city locations handing out lots and lots of tea. Here’s how you can get involved.

WATERLOO – ALL DAY

Commuters will be in for a treat on the 2nd of November when Waterloo station will be taken over by teapigs. Londoners will get the opportunity to pick a blend of tea according to their mood.  Feeling tired, hungover or just a bit grumpy - we've got a tea for that!

COUNTRY WIDE TRAIN STATIONS – 7 AM – 9:30 AM

teapigs will be popping up at a variety of stations during the morning rush handing out tea - sleepy commuters will be able to make themselves a real cuppa when they get in to work. Where to find us: Waterloo, Charing Cross, Brentford, Liverpool St, King’s Cross, Birmingham New St, Manchester and Leeds.

THE TEA BUS

Our big red bus will be making its way around London throughout the day on the 2nd of November. Out on your lunch break or just wondering the city… keep an eye on our social media feeds to see where the bus will be and where you can grab FREE TEA (as you can tell - we're really excited about this!)

A CAFÉ OR DELI NEAR YOU

Over 400 teapigs stockist locations across the country are joining our party, so go on, pop in, say hello, grab your free cuppa and make a new friend! You’ll know if they are involved - there will be balloons everywhere. Visit us at www.teapigs.co.uk/customer/free_tea_day

to find your local teapig stockist.

teapigs free tea day is definitely not to be missed, so pop it in the diary now and join in on the fun on 2nd November and don’t forget to be social:

@teapigs #teapigsfreeteaday.

PS - love the mug? Find it here.

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Propose this Leap Year, Ladies, and 108 Pantry will host your complimentary Bridal party.

Ladies who successfully pop the question over one of 108 Brasserie’s exclusive Leap Year Day Specials will be rewarded for their bravery with a complimentary Bridal afternoon tea party hosted by 108 Pantry – the chic all dining space located on Marylebone Lane.

Executive Chef Russell Ford has created three exclusive sharing dishes especially for marriage-minded females inspired to break with tradition this 29th February. Should they pop the question successfully then 108 Brasserie and 108 Pantry will host a complimentary bridal Champagne Afternoon Tea for up to 12 guests.

This leap year tradition has its roots in the legend of St Brigit of Kildare, who made a deal with St Patrick in the 5thCentury to allow women to propose to men every four years. For centuries, 29th February was not recognized by English law, and so it was decided, because the day had no legal status, a break in convention was completely acceptable. It is said that any man who refuses a woman’s proposal on leap year day has to buy her 12 pairs of gloves which she can wear to hide the embarrassment of not wearing an engagement ring yet.

Leap Year Day Specials

Slow cooked garlic & rosemary studded lamb shoulder for two

Boulangère potatoes, green beans, roasted shallots £29

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Crispy pork belly for two

Black pudding mash, braised cabbage, Aspall cider jus £29

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Josper grilled whole sea bass for two

Fennel, lemon and herbs £29

The Leap Year Day Specials will be available Monday 29th February only, for lunch or dinner, 12 noon – 11pm.  Notice of marriage must be shown to prove validity of marriage, bridal party of up to 12 will be catered for. Subject to availability.

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Just in time for Christmas, London Tea Club has launched a new online store and range of premium teas, including a rare puerh tea made from tea bushes more than 100 years old. 

Tea lovers are invited to explore this new collection of teas carefully handpicked from around the world, from £20 for 100g:-

      Crème Earl Grey 

      Vanilla Almond (herbal tea) - we can personally vouch for!

      Iron Goddess of Mercy (oolong tea)

      Silver Needle (white tea)

      Kukicha (green tea)

      Gushu ‘Ancient Tree’ Raw Puerh

London Tea Club has sourced more than 100 teas for the monthly club since it launched its subscription service last year and these teas represent the most popular flavours. The premium collection arrives in good time as non-traditional blends (like Crème Earl Grey), traditional teas (Iron Goddess of Mercy, Silver Needle, Kukicha) and herbal infusions (Vanilla Almond) are all gaining popularity. 

The new tea range is complemented by a ‘Tea for One’ bespoke porcelain gaiwan tea set designed in partnership with London Tea Club and handmade by ceramicist Ben Sutton. 

Orders placed before 16 November will include a free hand-poured soy candle from Earl of East London. 

Please use code PRESS for 15% off online shop orders through 31 December 2015. 

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About London Tea Club

The fledgling company, created by tea-enthusiast Cecelia Lau who travels the world to find the finest teas is already a hit with a discerning group of loyal tea enthusiasts. 

Each month members are introduced to three premium loose-leaf teas tailored to their personalised  profile - a perfect treat for beginners and aficionados alike, to enjoy at home, work or on the road.

Membership to the London Tea Club is £10/month for UK members and £12/month for international members with shipping costs included. 

Founder Cecelia Lau first discovered tea over a decade ago. She says, “I grew up in a household where there was always a pot of green tea on the kitchen table - it was just a normal part of daily life. Later, friends from Iran and India introduced me to Persian tea and chai. I fell in love with black tea, and spent the next decade becoming increasingly obsessed with all varieties of tea.

“London Tea Club is a project to bring inspiration and wellness to people who love and want to learn more about tea. We love our breakfast tea here in the UK, but there's a whole world of fine traditional teas and modern blends that many people haven't discovered yet! Our goal is to help people discover the world of tea – from the traditional to the modern, the familiar to the undiscovered - and make tea a daily ritual.”

The elegant packaging arrives with three transparent vials containing tea customised to members’ tastes and preferences. Each vial has enough tea to brew 3-4 cups and is accompanied with a description card providing the tea’s origins, tasting notes and brewing instructions on how to enjoy it best. With careful thought to detail, London Tea Club also includes disposable tea sachets which make your daily brew an effortless experience. Quality is paramount to the club, with many teas being sourced direct from farm, vials from Italy, cork stoppers from Portugal and a recycling program for members.

To discover more or join London Tea Club, visit http://www.londonteaclub.com

Facebook - London Tea Club

Instagram - @LondonTeaClub

Twitter - @LondonTeaClub

 

Where to sample

Five Chinese teas from London Tea Club just launched on Opium Cocktail Bar’s Winter menu. The hidden speakeasy in the heart of Chinatown in London offers the following teas to complement their delicious dim sum menu: 

      White Peony

      Iron Goddess of Mercy

      Lapsang Souchong

      Antique Rose 

      Goji Berry & Chrysanthemum

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Amanzi have just opened their second tea bar in Soho on Brewer Street.

It includes London’s first dedicated Matcha bar with a menu that features popular Amanzi classics such as Pure Matcha Latte and Matcha Frappés, as well as new cutting-edge creations such as the super-detoxing Matcha Ginger Lemonade, the refreshing Mint Cucumber Matcha Fizz and the warming Matcha Chai Latte.

In addition to the Matcha menu, there’s a selection of over 100 unique blends of tea including classics like English Breakfast and Earl Grey; rare single estates from India, Africa and China; exotic spicy and smoky blends; as well as indulgent teas with chocolate and toffee.

You'll find them at 24 New Cavendish Street, W1G 8TX

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What do real men want for Father’s Day? Afternoon Tea of course, so why not treat Dad to Afternoon Tea with a manly twist at Lancaster London on Hyde Park.

Priced at just £30 per head, the Tea includes ‘Dad Favourites’ such as Mini beef burgers, Leek and stilton tarts, and Honey roast ham with English mustard sandwiches, alongside classic Afternoon Tea delights such as Plain and raisin scones served warm, with homemade strawberry jam and clotted cream, and a selection of cakes and pastries and of course plenty of Tea.

Lancaster London, an iconic mid-century hotel, offers world-class hospitality in an unbeatable Hyde Park location. Proudly distinct, this London landmark commands unrivalled panoramic views across the capital’s skyline.

Lancaster London, Lancaster Terrace, London W2 2TY

Reservations on 020 7551 6000 or visit www.lancasterlondon.com