See You Tonight! Here’s An Update From Lynda Jones

We hope you’re feeling thirsty!

See you later for the tea tasting and talk!

Lynda Jones : Hello there, I’ve decided to do a “question and answer” session about my work. I felt that would b more helpful than choosing one subject that might not suit all. Please note though, I can’t be specific about your own personal health issues outside the consultation setting. I look forward to meeting you 😃 xxx

Event details are here.

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See You Thursday! Here’s A Poem About Tea

Not long until the tea tasting and talk! What blends are your favourite?

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Here’s a poem about tea from our columnist Dave Horn:

The kettle boils
Signalling the end
Of recent toils
Time for tea!
A dear one calls
And from all around they descend

Just one cup of tea
Is the source of such glee!
A time to rest and share
Make it herbal
And it’s even healthy
Hearts, minds and bodies on the mend

That is the beauty of tea
Rooted in simplicity
It has such capacity
To bring happiness and laughter
A good old catch-up
Or debrief post disaster

Seemingly infinite in it’s forms
A good tea pot
Every house should adorn
Bring out an infuser
And you’re stepping
Into tea porn

Just hot water
Dried leaves
Perhaps milk
But add sugar
And you’re
Of a bad ilk

But that is tea’s beauty
Who am I to prescribe or judge
Infinite forms
And infinite variations
We all have our particular
Tea related fixations

A shared experience
Your unique expression
For times good
For times bad
Tea is a gift and tool
Bring life whatever it would


David James Horn ©

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Join Us For A Tea Tasting

We are very excited to announce we will be hosting another tea tasting! We really enjoyed the last one, and love tea perhaps a little too much, so thought we’d do it again!

We’ll have a range of teas, some we’ve bought and some that have been blended by Cantiaci members in-house at Kipps’ Alehouse, Folkestone. Expect delicious teas and leave your tasting notes!

This time we have invited a guest speaker, local herbalist Lynda Jones! Lynda will be speaking about healthy living through herbalism and the power of herbs!

Join us at Kipps’ Alehouse, Folkestone on Thursday 9th February at 7pm for some amazing tea inspired times!  Below is our poster as well as some photos from last year!

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The Tea Tasting; Thanks For Coming!

Thanks for coming on Thursday!  It was great to see some friendly faces and a few new ones!  The teas went down a treat, Tulsi was a particular favourite.  Dave had far too much fun talking about tea.

Thank you Kipp’s  Ale House for letting us take over a corner for  all the teas!  Thank you as well for your kind donations which we put towards the tea and compost!  We had so much fun we’re going to do it again soon, we hope to see you all there.

In case you wanted to know we had these teas  available for tasting, as well as fresh Elderflower, Lemon Balm, Nettle, Ginger and Turmeric:

  • Green Tea and Lemon
  • Green Tea and Mint
  • Kombucha
  • Lemon and Ginger
  • White Tea
  • Echinacea
  • Mate
  • Fennel
  • Rooibos and Vanilla
  • Nettle
  • Chamomile
  • Tulsi


Our Events: Tonight and across the summer!!

We’ve got a few lovely things lined up for you across the summer!  Starting tonight no less!!

Tonight at Kipp’s Ale House, Folkestone we are holding a tea tasting.  Come down between 7 and 9 to taste some delicious herbal teas.  Some you’ll recognise and some we hope are new to you! There’s more information here.

Back at Kipp’s Ale House on Saturday the 16th July we’ll be holding a music fundraiser.  A fun and lively event, join us and help us make it an amazing day!! More details soon!

Something a little different, on the 3rd of September we’ll be running a seed bomb workshop.  Come and join us we use clay and wild flower seeds to spread a little life and colour to the places you think it’s missing! More details soon!

Find all our events and others listed here on our events calendar.  Is your event missing? Contact us so we can add it.

Fancy A Cuppa? Come To Our Next Meeting For A Tea Tasting!

Next Thursday 16th June at Kipps Ale House in Folkestone from 7pm we will be hosting a meeting, complete with a tea tasting.  Ten herbs and blends seeped in hot water that we hope you’ll enjoy.  Maybe you’ll even find one that you want to embrace into daily life!

Come to the meeting and get a bigger taste of what Folkestone Cantiaci are about and do.  We’re all about community, and always enjoy adding to ours as we volunteer around Folkestone.  Our focus is primarily on food at the moment, and growing it, but as time goes on we aim to look at all aspects of sustainable living.  We believe in community and the strength and talents to be found within it.

Come to the meeting to find out more and enjoy a nice cup of tea!

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