An East India Company ‘Perfect Pairing’ – Episode 11

  The Imperial Qing Lapsang Souchon is a tea shrouded in smoke and mystery. During the Qing Dynasty in China, an army occupied a tea factory and threw the workers out. When at last the workers returned to the factory, they realised that there was not enough time to get the tea to market if…

An East India Company ‘Perfect Pairing’ – Episode 10

Intriguing and tantalising even to the most experienced of taste buds. The East India Company’s Cherry, Chocolate Chip & Chilli Biscuits are made by artisans in Yorkshire to The Company’s own secret recipe. Inspired by the aromatic spices and rich ingredients carried aboard seventeenth-century merchant ships, these delicious biscuits are a fusion of vibrant chilli,…

An East India Company ‘Perfect Pairing’ for Episode 9

  With a crimson hue and a heady scent of rose petals, The East India Company’s Rose Cordial is an exciting addition to any cocktail or spritzer. A touch of floral sweetness can make all the difference to a cool beverage. Conversations about Sophia Trenchard in Episode 9 bring back memories of her sweetness, but…

An East India Company ‘Perfect Pairing’ for Episode 8

Complex and nuanced, The East India Company’s 75% Dark Chocolate Bar blends together exotic beans to impart an unexpectedly rich and velvety experience. Only beans from São Tomé, Ghana and Tanzania, and in exactly the right proportions, can satisfy those with a penchant for the sweet and rich. The dark side of John Bellasis is…

An East India Company ‘Perfect Pairing’ for Episode 7

Robert Fortune, a Scotsman in the employ of The East India Company, set out on an adventure through China to explore the hidden secrets of tea. He secured more than 20,000 samples of tea varietals and had them sent to Darjeeling, establishing India’s most popular tea region. Today, The East India Company’s Tea Master works…

An East India Company ‘Perfect Pairing’ for Episode 6

  Sweet and spicy and never, ever dull, The East India Company’s Strawberry & Pepper Jam is a unique and delicious gift for the creative and curious alike. Whole cooked strawberries and vibrant pepper are combined in perfect proportion both to tickle the palate and awaken the senses. Oliver Trenchard’s character reflects the peppery side…

An East India Company ‘Perfect Pairing’ for Episode 5

  Episode 5: Jasmine Pearls Green Tea The perfect harmony of aromatic florals and lively young tea buds that unfurl in the cup, Jasmine Pearls Green Tea releases a delicate and soothing jasmine scent. The East India Company’s jasmine tea pearls are made from handpicked lu-cha green tea leaves. The leaves are then scented with…

An East India Company ‘Perfect Pairing’ for Episode 4

  Episode 4: Strawberry & Cream White Chocolate Thins Guaranteed to charm the palate and beguile the senses, The East India Company’s Strawberry & Cream White Chocolate Thins are a mouth-watering blend of whole strawberries and creamy white chocolate. Made to The Company’s own couverture, this delightful treat is the perfect accompaniment to a cup…

From Ballroom to Battlefield: the Battle of Waterloo

According to historian Nick Foulkes, in his excellent social history of the Battle of Waterloo entitled Dancing into Battle, ‘The world changed between sunrise and sunset on Sunday 18th June 1815’. The Allied victory just outside Brussels on that June day brought an end to nearly twenty-five years of European warfare; the struggle with Napoleon…