The Best Organic Rooibos Tea in the World?

Having looked at the now number of rooibos teas available in the market, and having drunk more than my fair share of Rooibos over the last 30 years, I thought it set out what really sets our Rooibos apart. Why all Rooibos was are not made equal... Rooibos or redbush tea from South Africa is gaining such popularity that it might well rival gold and diamonds as one of South Africa’s biggest exports. So having looked at the market again the last few weeks and the number of new Rooibos tea products available, I thought this a good opportunity to take a look at what makes a good Rooibos a good Rooibos. First and foremost is the quality of the leaf – and yes, not all Rooibos teas is created equal and you do get what you pay for. View full article →
January 12, 2015

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Nature Is Speaking – Edward Norton is The Soil

What if nature could speak, what would she say... Julia Roberts, Harrison Ford, Kevin Spacey, Edward Norton, Penélope Cruz, Robert Redford and Ian Somerhalder all join forces to give nature a voice. Watch the films and take action at: http://natureisspeaking.org

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January 02, 2015

health › organic green tea ›


Health benefits of Jasmine Green Tea

A weight loss diet using Jasmine green tea not only tastes great but it is proven to be a great health drink too. No wonder the well fed Chinese emperors loved jasmine.According to legend a Chinese emperor in the Song dynasty (960-1279AD) used several hundred pots of jasmine to perfume the palace grounds. It was around the same time that the Chinese began to scent their teas by adding blossoms from jasmine, rose, lotus and lychee. View full article →
December 31, 2014

design › loose leaf tea ›


The old photograph and how we designed the Nepal Fikkal Ilam luxury black tea product packaging

Always fascinated by stories of intrigue, adventure and inspired by history with Chateau Rouge we wanted to create a brand that not only encaptulates a history and heritage, with stories of discovery, but also a personal touch. In looking at aspects to incorporate in the designs, we wanted to include objects or images that may well have a personal connection or tell a real story, rather than just make one up. The Nepal Fikkal Ilam tea packaging is one such product and tells the story of Sean Farrell's great Aunt, from Johannesburg in South Africa. View full article →
December 27, 2014

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If you had a MAGIC TEA POT

Recently ask the 3 magic questions on Twitter:

  • If you had a MAGIC TEA POT what would you drink in it? What loose leaf tea, or teabag?
  • What colour would you want the teapot to be? Black, Green, Red?
  • And most importantly, if you had 3 Magic WISHES (where anything was possible) what would they be?

What do you think the answers were?

December 23, 2014


Happy holidays from all of us at Chateau Rouge Gourmet Foods

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year - from all of us at Chateau Rouge Gourmet Foods. View full article →

The best tea with Christmas cake

We all know about food and wine pairing...but food and tea...
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December 11, 2014

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Start your January Detox early, with a 'herbal tea challenge'

This year we have decided to start our January Detox early, with a 'herbal tea challenge'!  Instead of caffeine fuelled drinks, for the next 2 weeks over Christmas we decided to drink only caffeine free herbal 'tisanes': Honeybush, Rooibos and Peppermint (although Seán still loves his Darjeeling and swears by his green tea after every meal). View full article →
December 03, 2014

afternoon tea › english tea ›


A History of Afternoon Tea

We often asked why ‘Chateau Rouge’ and why French tea sold in England? Well the answer is really simple, besides being in love with both Paris and London, finding it impossible to have to live in only one or the other, and creating a brand that enables us to have both. View full article →
November 20, 2014

new product › organic green tea ›


It's finally ready... Launching soon: New Organic Green Tea

We are very excited about our new signature organic green tea blend. We created this new speciality tea blend from selected single estate handpicked teas in China, India and Ceylon mixed with delicious Seville oranges and a pinch of wildflowers.

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