Strong and proud – how Sheffield inspires brewing duo

Time for tea.
Time for tea.
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Some might have said it was a pot-ty idea.

But Julie and Rebecca English’s idea for a Sheffield tea range has bag-ged them a real winner, it seems.

But what makes a Steel City brew, one wonders? “Lots of love and care,” says Rebecca. “And trying to be inspired by your surroundings.”

The mixes are:

Kelham Island: a hearty and industrial tea, made with lapsang souchong leaves which are smoke-dried over pinewood fires to give a smoky flavour.

Cole’s Corner: romantic and fruity, including apple, elderberries, blackberries and strawberries to toast all the courting couples who met here.

Botanical Gardens: fresh and soothing, made with organic sencha green tea.

Seven Hills: refreshing and zesty like a view from Meersbrook Park. Contains liquorice and black pepper.

Peace Gardens: uses chamomile and lavender for a relaxing brew.

Full Monty: strong, northern and proud.

Winter Garden: warming and tropical, made with pomegranates and tropical fruits.

The pair also do a classic range and are working on a herbal line.

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