Make time for tea

By
Helen Barker-Benfield
Added
01 March, 2017

With Fairtrade Fortnight underway, this year we’re being encouraged to put Fairtrade in our break, or in other words, reclaim your tea break and support Fairtrade too by making the swap to Fairtrade products – we didn’t need asking twice. Below, is our pick of the best cuppas, and our ideas of what to make to serve alongside.



99 Fairtrade Tea Blend £1.19 The Co-operative


This classic tea blend from doesn’t disappoint, it has a subtle oomph and is just right served first thing in the morning or during the day – just like this Banana cake with banana frosting from bespoke cake creator Peggy Porschen.  This cake is an easy win here as you can use Fairtrade bananas, plus it’s a brilliant way to use up any overripe ones that have been lurking in the fruit bowl.


Taste the Difference English Breakfast Fairtrade Fine Tea £1.50 Sainsbury’s


We’re staying with breakfast tea with a pot of loose leaf. While you may not be organised enough in the morning to make a brew, why not indulge in the ceremony of taking tea, which we love, later in the day? If you’re sharing a pot with a few friends (which is a good way to spread the word) then these sophisticated Chocolate madeleines will go beautifully.


Moroccan mint tea £2.89  Waitrose 


We know that not all tea breaks are created equal and caffeine may not always be the boost you’re looking for, so if anyone’s looking for a refreshing treat for a post-lunch boost, this one is for you. Made with a small amount of Chinese green gunpowder tea blended with peppermint and spearmint, it has an aromatic scent that is guaranteed to soothe and revive. Leave the bag in and add a sprig of fresh mint for a more authentic experience, then help yourself to a slice of Moroccan honey cake.


Super Green £1.99 Clipper clipper-teas.com


Clipper teas have created a range of three green teas that are designed to support your lifestyle – whether you need an energising, detoxing or relaxing cup. For our tea break we’ve picked the energising ginger, mint and turmeric – with a slice of Parsnip and ginger cake.


Grumpy mule coffee from £4.99 grumpymule.co.uk 


Chocolate and coffee go together like, well, chocolate and anything in our book. This Fairly traded, roast-to-order coffee comes in beans or ground and is guaranteed to cheer you up. We’ve also noticed that coffee does magical things to the taste of chocolate so these Mocha mud cakes, are ideal. Plus, they can be made with Fairtrade chocolate, sugar and two types of coffee.  

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