13 March 2017
English Leaf is an aromatic ‘green floral’ scent inspired by the English countryside, its fragrance hand blended with ten extracts including soft citrus oils, spicy tomato leaves, coriander, basil, mint and lavender essential oils from the estate.
6 March 2017
Flowers, fruit trees, lavender and nuts have been grown on Foxbury Farm since 1894 and each year the completion of pruning heralds the arrival of spring. Trees and plants are cut back to encourage healthy growth and stimulate the formation of flowers and buds. Today the essential oils derived from lavender, cold-pressed cobnut oil and honey from beehives on the estate are used in the Mitchell and Peach blends.
27 February 2017
Foxbury Farm’s porters’ lodge at the old Covent Garden market. A unique reminder of the farm’s fascinating heritage. Up until the early 1970s lorries would leave the yard of Foxbury Farm each morning, laden with fruit and vegetables destined for the world famous market in central London.
4 January 2017
Even on a crisp January day the sun lends a warm glow to the oast at Foxbury Farm. The rag stone building was constructed around 1850 for hop drying and, unusually, boasts five roundels.
19 December 2016
27 October 2016
The rich, honeyed hue of this year’s lavandula angustifolia oil. The yield – amounting to several tonnes – is barrelled and ‘aged’ for at least a year before its use in our formulations.
9 August 2016
It has been remarkable summer at Foxbury; tractors have shared farm tracks with Rolls-Royces, bloggers have rubbed shoulders with perfume aficionados. August is enchanting here – the lavender is cut, the bees buzz, the cobnut branches groan with ripening crop.
It is thrilling to think that our formulations and fragrances – blended with our oils and essences, honey and nuts – are enjoyed in 3 continents now. Wherever you may be we hope you find something to delight, inspire or surprise you in this issue of the Foxbury Gazette.
9 August 2016
If you think you know your brews, think again. Henrietta Lovell (known as the Tea Lady) has devoted herself to finding the finest and most rarefied teas worldwide, sourcing direct from farmers and their tea gardens, and offers her discoveries at the Rare Tea Company. Beginning with a handful of devotees, Henrietta now supplies leading hotels and restaurants, including Claridges and The Fat Duck.
Foremost among the company’s teas is this Jasmine Silver Tip from Fuding, Fujian Province, China – a delicate white tea crafted entirely from silver tips. It is not flavoured but meticulously scented over six nights with fresh jasmine flowers, and was once the preserve of only the Chinese Imperial family. www.rareteacompany.com