STOKES Journal

Earl Grey Tea Loaf

Earl Grey Tea Loaf

STOKES-COFFEE     SEP 6, 2018

Quite literally a tea loaf, this cake is made with fruit steeped in black tea for a fuller flavour. Stokes’ Lady Jo blend is best to use, as its citrussy bergamot notes balance the tea’s bitter, woody flavour. Ideal served...


Espresso Almond Cake

Espresso Almond Cake

STOKES-COFFEE     SEP 4, 2018

This cake is for proper coffee lovers – the bitter espresso teams up with the sweet sharpness of the dark chocolate to create a really robust flavour. Should you find yourself without the means to add real espresso to your...


Matcha Shortbread

Matcha Shortbread

STOKES-COFFEE     AUG 30, 2018

These matcha shortbread biscuits are easy to make; try customising them with white chocolate, or add some chopped nuts. Serve as simple rounds, or use biscuit cutters for whatever shape you want to bake. Ingredients: 245g flour 15g matcha green...


Tea Cocktails

Tea Cocktails

STOKES-COFFEE     AUG 3, 2018

Here at Stokes, there’s nothing we like more than a cuppa – except, perhaps, a tea-based cocktail. Try these recipes to combine Happy Hour with Tea Time! Introducing the Green Tea Mojito Give this classic cocktail a refreshing twist with...


Rooibos Tea Benefits

Rooibos Tea Benefits

HELEN PEPPER     MAR 1, 2018

Rooibos tea, or as it’s more commonly known red bush tea, is a herbal beverage with medicinal properties, that are acquired from the Aspalathus linearis bush plant in South Africa. The South African Rooibos Council say that rooibos is more...


11 Coffee Myths

11 Coffee Myths

STOKES-COFFEE     FEB 6, 2018

Here are 11 coffee myths you may have heard, spoiler, they aren’t true! See how many you knew to be false from the list below. 1. Your afternoon cup will cause insomnia Caffeine is a stimulant. However, the caffeine you...


Latte Levy – Why you should invest in a Reusable Cup

Latte Levy – Why you should invest in a Reusable Cup

HELEN PEPPER     JAN 10, 2018

‘Latte Levy’ a term that has become widely used in the last 6 days, but what does it mean? MPs are proposing a 25p charge on all disposable cups to help reduce waste or a complete ban on disposable cups...


What is The History of Afternoon Tea?

What is The History of Afternoon Tea?

STOKES-COFFEE     JAN 2, 2018

We all love to indulge in a spot of afternoon tea, but do you know the history behind one of the Nation’s favourite luxuries? During the early nineteenth century, tea consumption increased massively, and it was around that time that...


Effects of Plastic Pollution

Effects of Plastic Pollution

STOKES-COFFEE     OCT 10, 2017

Since 1902, Stokes Tea & Coffee has remained a family run business that is concerned for the future, respects the environment and buys responsibly. Buying better and inspiring change in our people, our partners, our customers, our community and our...


The coffee roasting process explained

The coffee roasting process explained

STOKES-COFFEE     AUG 13, 2017

As a big coffee lover I bet one thing you would love to know is how we develop flavours when we roast coffee and what actually happens during the roasting period. Well, in this blog we are going to take...


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