The Very Best Teas, From Hazelmere
It’s tea time, and time to rethink tea
Here at The Hazelmere we believe in serving only the very best tea: tea that can be matched to complement your food, tea that has been personally sourced from single estates, tea grown by passionate producers who care about their product, tea that will make you re-think your daily brew.
The ritual of tea drinking dates all the way back to 2737 BC, and Emperor Shen Nung, who first discovered it in China as a leaf dropped into his cup of hot water. Whilst tea continued to thrive in the Far East, it wasn’t until the 1700s that it arrived in Britain, with Thomas Twining opening the first teahouse in 1717.
Personally sourced and tasted
Things have changed quite a bit since then, but we aim to rekindle something of the romance, something of the ritual that is sometimes lost in today’s busy world of one-cup tea bags. Here in Grange we offer fifty different types of loose tea. We have personally sourced and tasted the teas so that you can have confidence in the quality and taste of the leaves. Over twenty years we have built up relationships with suppliers, which means we know we work with producers who are passionate about the tea they make.
Most of our teas are from Sri Lanka. This small country produces teas of exceptional quality; they are pesticide free and hugely varied due to the different altitudes and soil types of the different estates.
Don’t know your Oolong from your Darjeeling? Don’t worry, we just want our customers to enjoy a refreshing cup of tea, however if you would like to know more about tea or wish to know which tea (like wine) can be matched to your food we would love to share our knowledge with you – please just ask !
Our tea menu also has tasting notes, which are available to take home and peruse at your leisure. Perhaps over a nice cup of…
Our opening hours for the bakery shop are:
8.30am – 4.30pm everyday
Our opening hours for the tea house are:
10.00am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday and 9.30am – 4.30pm Saturday and Sunday (last hot food orders 4.00pm)
Our evening restaurant is now closed until early spring 2017 when we look forward to welcoming you back to The Hazelmere !