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NEW Christmas Coffee

Christmas Coffee Blend 227g  A rich blend of Central American Coffees roasted by hand in small batches by the coast in the West Country. Perfect for Christmas day, making family moments memorable.  This special pack is presented in a kraft brown bag, ideal for your own family celebration or as a gift for a coffee lover. This blend is only available as ground and beans, to buy click here or email info@djmiles.co.uk

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Event raises over 400 pounds for St. Margaret's Hospice

A very successful ‘Time for Tea’ event was held by Miles Tea & Coffee last Thursday (7th September) and raised over £400 for St. Margaret’s Hospice.   The event, held under sunny skies in the courtyard of the Porlock Roastery, was attended by large numbers of local residents and visitors to Porlock. Tea and coffee were supplied by award winning Miles Tea & Coffee while the fabulous bakers of Porlock Ladies group provided delicious home-made cakes, along

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Time for Tea event

Miles Tea & Coffee host Time for Tea event for St. Margaret’s Hospice Popular West Country tea and coffee merchants, Miles invite you to enjoy a very special coffee morning and tea party at their Vale Road, Porlock Roastery on Thursday, 7th September in aid of St. Margaret’s Hospice.   The event will run from 10.30 am until 12 midday and everyone is invited to attend.  Home-made cake will be available alongside a great choice of fabulous Miles teas, coffees

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Roastery Tours

Following the success of roastery tours last year, the family business has decided to run some more on selected dates through the Summer months in the historic Roastery building in Porlock. Miles has over 120 years experience in the tea and coffee industry and a preview behind the scenes is a must for any hot beverage lover! Tours will last about an hour including coffee tasting, a free pack of coffee, a talk with Mitch our Head Roaster and you will learn about the roasting process and the hi

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Enjoy Tea by the Sea!

Miles supports the Children’s Hospice South West hosts tea tent at Oceanfest 2017 Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is delighted to be the chosen charity again for North Devon’s own surf and music festival, GoldCoast Oceanfest, and is looking forward to hosting a special ‘Tea by the Sea’ vintage tea tent at the event. Offering a selection of Miles Teas, the ‘Tea by the Sea’ tent will offer festival goers the chance for a much needed cuppa, and t

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Travelling Miles, check out our tour this Summer

We will be at the following locations over the next few months, we’d love to meet you! Don't forget to pick up your 'BUY SOMERSET' booklet saving you £10 Tesco – Langport store - 9th June Collett Festival, Shepton Mallet - 10th June Tesco – Clevedon store - 15th June Tesco – Nailsea store - 16th June GoldCoast Oceanfest, Croyde, Devon - 16-17th June Tesco – Bristol Eastville store - 22nd June Tesco – Bristol Bradley S

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Buy Somerset Project launches

It follows on from the success of last years pilot where Visit Somerset & Miles Tea & Coffee piloted the project in Tesco stores to great customer appeal.  The Buy Somerset campaign is part of a longer-term strategy to encourage customers across the county to spend more on local brands. It is seen as an essential precursor to bolstering the county’s status as major food destination in the South West, leveraging its rich heritage to grow a local leisure and tourism

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Somerset CCC and Miles partnership renewed

Local Tea & Coffee merchant Miles continues to work with Somerset CCC following a successful year. Minehead, Somerset, 2nd May 2017 – The Miles directors announced this week a commitment to another year of partnership with the Somerset County Cricket ground. This will involve sampling on selected days throughout the year, competitions and exclusivity across the tea sector, Miles award winning tea blends will be available at outlets in the ground. This is an exciting year for the

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National Tea Day

On the 21st April the Nation celebrates not only the Queens birthday but also Tea! We are joining in the celebrations find an event near you: BRISTOL: Spot our team on the streets of Bristol on 21st April they will be handing out free tea, you won’t miss them! Bristol was once the heart of the UK tea industry with thousands of tea chest arriving daily into Avonmouth docks. Derek Miles our chairman was a tea inspector here for many years. He then began purchasing tea from the docks an

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Top brand by Miles

Local Tea & Coffee merchant Miles is independently ranked 2nd in UK tea brands.   Minehead, Somerset, 17th January 2017 – To be ranked among the top tea brands for four years in a row is quite an achievement for the West Country based family business. ‘Best Brands’ magazine have just issued the 16/17 edition showing Miles now ranked as the 2nd most popular brand for independent retailers to stock in the UK. Miles has moved up two places since first being vote

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WIN tea for your Office

WIN tea for your Office The last week in the office before Christmas is always a tough one, so we have teamed up with the Ministry of Cake to offer a chance to win a selection box of Miles finest tea, coffee and hot chocolate along with Ministry’s famous chocolate fudge cake. We are feeling the festive spirit so we might just send you some tea to try even if you don’t win. There are three boxes to WIN, so simply send an email to info@djmiles.co.uk with the following de

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Miles Tesco Tour

We're visiting Tesco stores throughout Somerset over the next month as part of the 'Buy Somerset' promotion. Here are a list of stores and dates where we will be sampling, pop into your local store for some free tea! Download your vouchers here and support Somerset producers.  November 16th Midsomer Norton November 17th  Weston Super Mare November 18th  Wells November 19th  Illminster N

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20 years of Miles in Minehead

We recently celebrated our 20th anniversary for producing our quality tea in the coastal town of Minehead. To celebrate the occasion, local MP Ian Liddell-Grainger visited for morning coffee.   The Miles family have been producing tea and coffee for over 120 years, the business relocated from the midlands to Somerset in the 1960’s. Two decades ago tea production moved from Porlock to a purpose built factory in Minehead where millions of teabags are produced every month. MP Ia

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The Miles Berry Beast

 Discover the 'Berry Beast' to celebrate Halloween, see our recipe sheet here. The Miles Berry Beast Serves 4 Ingredients:  500ml Water (boiled then cooled) 4/6 teaspoons of Miles Berry Berry Loose Leaf Tea or Miles Berry Berry teabag (x 2/3) 4 teaspoons of Sugar (Stevia/Honey or Agave Syrup as an alternative) to taste 1 Cup of ice (crushed) 1 Lime Mint for Garnish Method Add 4-6 teaspoons of Berry Berry loose leaf (or 2-3 Berry Berry teabags) to 5

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Steam Teas and Wildlife

Steam Teas and Wildlife Special 27th October 2016 We at Miles Tea and Coffee are putting the wheels in motion together with the West Somerset Railway to support the Somerset Wildlife Trust Knit for Nature project. Miles will be fuelling all the knitters with tea and coffee products brimming with West Country warmth. Your can download the flyer here.   Travel from Bishops Lydeard at 14.35 to Minehead by steam train, through the Quantock Hills and along the coastl

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Time for Tea

Miles Tea & Coffee know that taking time out for a cuppa is the perfect moment for sharing stories, enjoying family moments and sometimes breaking difficult news. St Margaret’s Hospice also share this ethos which is why they are working together to promote ‘Time for Tea’ Somerset based firm Miles has recently helped raise over £2,000 for St. Margaret’s Hospice by providing free tea and coffee for various events organised in aid of the Hospice. Sam Burton from

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Miles Mocktail

Miles Tea and Coffee has launched a new ‘ Miles Minty Moment’ Mocktail. Tea tasting can include some wide-ranging tastes from fruit and herbal infusions to the traditional black tea blends. For the first time we’ve added another blend to the usual morning tasting session, it takes a bit to beat this one, a Miles mocktail! The Miles team have created a ‘Miles Minty Moment’ mocktail, even the tea tasters approved this refreshing and energising taste, it is just

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Heritage Open Days

Tours at Miles Tea & Coffee as part of National Heritage Open Days For the first time in over a century of tea and coffee production Miles Tea & Coffee are opening the doors to their Porlock Roastery and Minehead Tea Blending site as part of ‘National Heritage Open Days’ this September. In a small tour you will discover how tea tasting works and the importance of the sixpence piece in tea blending. You will also observe the production team busy at work and see a co

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#SelfTea on Exmoor

This Summer Miles Tea and Coffee based in the foothills of Exmoor National Park is working with the National Park to promote the areas beautiful scenery through an interactive social media campaign. As ‘Pokémon Go’ takes the nation by storm, Miles and Exmoor National Park are making brighter moments in the warm West Country through social media. The campaign is to encourage visitors to take a ‘selfie’ on Exmoor with a locally blended Miles cuppa and post it o

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Make Camping a little more Glamping.

It’s those little added extras that makes your perfect holiday. Come rain or shine, on the hills or on the beach, Miles delicious ‘Heavenly Hot Chocolate’ is just the trick. Whether you are sat around the campfire or ready for a Friday night film, we invite you to enjoy a moment with Miles as the sun goes down. Miles Hot Chocolate is available from Farm shops and Tesco across the West Country and beyond; You can also buy it online at www.djmiles.co.uk. Share your momen

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Visit Somerset and Miles launch 'Brand Somerset'

Miles Tea and Coffee become a member of Visit Somerset Minehead, Somerset, 13th June 2016 – Another step forward for Somerset based Miles Tea & Coffee was announced this week. Miles have signed up for a full membership with Visit Somerset, both brands have a vision to see Somerset not only at the fore of UK Tourism and Food & Drink but also internationally. As their relationship grows over the next few years this will see some larger marketing campaigns take place. Visit Some

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Tea and Cricket run for a Century

Somerset County Cricket Club have today signed a partnership deal with Miles Tea & Coffee, both companies have heritage going back over a hundred years. This will see the West Somerset based company become our official Tea Partner. Following the announcement SCCC Head of Commercial Operations Jez Curwin said: “We are very proud to be working with Miles Tea and Coffee.  They are a locally based national firm and this partnership will see them have exclusivity across our tea sect

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Ranked in the top 5 brands in the UK.

Every year ‘Fine Food Digest’ produce a publication ‘Best Brands’ announcing the top food and drink brands across the UK. Every brand featured in ‘Best Brands’ publication is ranked by independent retailers. This years publication was recently issued and the West Somerset based business Miles Tea & Coffee are the only brand in the UK to be listed in the top 5 for Tea and Coffee sections.  Miles were contacted by Lovegrows tearooms based in Yorkshir

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#LoveSomerset

Somerset based Miles Tea & Coffee, Wyke Farms and Thatchers Cider join together in celebration of this years’ Somerset Day This year the Passion for Somerset board will host their second Somerset Day, taking place on 11th May. In support three much-loved Somerset-based brands, Wyke Farms, Thatchers Cider and Miles Tea & Coffee have teamed up, to run a #LoveSomerset social media campaign throughout the month of May. The three brands who are all family run, and have long-standing

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Miles heading for Farmshop and Deli Show

Farmshop & Deli Show Miles Tea and Coffee are travelling to the Farmshop and Deli show held between the 18th and 20th April 2016 at the NEC in Birmingham. The events team here at Miles Tea & Coffee are excited to talk to you about our recently rebranded product range.    We look forward to meeting you all, so please drop by our stand C2112 to say hello. If you have any questions in advance or after the event please contact us be email at info@djmiles

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Raising a cuppa to the Queen

Derek Miles, Chairman at Miles Tea & Coffee was thrilled to have a letter delivered from Buckingham Palace this week. Tea and Coffee is a huge part of our British culture as is the Royal family. Derek contacted the Palace a number of weeks ago and it was an honor to receive a letter thanking him for congratulating Her Majesty on becoming the longest reigning British Monarch. Mr Henry Miles (Derek’s grandfather) established the Tea and Coffee company in 1888 during the reign of Britain&

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New Coffee Packaging

Bright and Breezy at the Roasters on the Coast Miles Tea & Coffee have something hot off the Roaster for 2016. They pride themselves with bringing the warmth of the West Country to customers across the Country and even the World.  A dazzling new range of Miles coffee packaging will be filling shops and Miles website by August 2016. 'Bright & Breezy' and 'Delightfully Decaffeinated' are now available to purchase.  Managing Director John Cridge said &l

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Bath Christmas Market here we come

Miles are dipping their toes into Bath! We are heading to Bath Christmas Market for the first time ever! Chalet number 41 will be filled with the festive spirit of Miles, there will be a wide range of products and festive gifts these will include Miles Christmas Tea, Heavenly Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows and a range of tea and coffee accessories. So why not pop along and have a chat with our happy team? Bath Christmas Market runs from Thursday 26th November until Sunday 1

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World’s biggest coffee morning

We always look forward to this day, not only because if involves coffee but because it has such a profound cause.  Miles Tea and Coffee are proud to support Macmillan’s ‘World’s biggest coffee morning’. This year the event takes place on Friday 25th September at 11am. We are pleased to say we have supported many events past and present across the South West.  Last year Macmillian cancer support raised £25 million in one coffee morning. So remembe

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Colouring Competition

The summer holidays can be a stressful time for most parents, but don't worry, Miles is here to help! To help celebrate our rebrand, we are holding a colouring competition in which the winner will receive a tub of our heavenly Hot Chocolate AND a £20 gift voucher from Argos.    Entry couldn't be easier: 1) Download and print our colouring in form here Colouring in competition 2) Colour 3) Email us here, or upload to our Facebook.  Entries must be in by 1st

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Brand Launch

Miles Tea make jumbo cuppa! Somerset-based Miles have teamed up with Paignton Zoo to officially launch their company re-branding. A bright and breezy new design is hitting the shelves across the West Country this summer. The elephant logo has undergone a makeover, and now shows the brighter side of being an elephant!  Company directors Derek Miles and John Halls came to Paignton Zoo in Devon to meet Duchess the African elephant – and even found a tea cup to match her size. View

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World’s Largest Cream Tea party

            Miles Tea & Coffee breaks the world record for the World’s Largest Cream Tea party in the Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard Cachemire Race Village, Torquay. Take a look at our facebook page for more pictures On Satuday 20th June at 1555, the people of Torbay broke the world record for the World’s Largest Cream Tea party in the Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard Cachemire Race Village. With the current

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Fathers day

  Enjoy a West Country moment this Fathers day with Miles. A great Dad always needs a great present. That's a fact. We think they need a bit more than melted chocolates or a shirt that’s too big. Still stuck for ideas? Well we think we have found the answer… What about that rich aromatic coffee that can encapture every coffee loving dad's imagination. Our premium Doi Chaang coffee, is from the jungles of Northern Thailand. You don't have to be Bear G

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Great tea, fit for a king!
 


For generations, Miles Tea and Coffee have brought a warming cheer to the people of Somerset and beyond. On 11th May 878AD, Alfred the Great gathered all the people of Somerset (formally know as Wessex) to march against the Danish army.  If there was one tea that Alfred the Great would have sipped before gathering the people of Somerset to fight, it would have been our Smugglers blend. A strong, bright tea, that is guaranteed to boost any king and his army. Along with Kin

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Welcome to our Stump Teapots

Welcome to our Stump Teapots. These designer teapots have been beautifully crafted from the finest materials to look stunning and, most importantly, make a lovely cup of tea. It is at home brewing the best loose leaf teas using the fine mesh insert, as it is making a quick cuppa using a teabag. Have fun trying out lots of different teas from around the world, from strong Assam, to green, white tea and oolong teas from China as well as their black Lapsang and Keemun teas.

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Fairtrade Fortnight

“It’s a feel good feeling” says Matt from Miles when he buys Fairtrade. He continues with a smile on his face “Fairtrade ensures a fair price is paid, which I hope helps the growers”. What better time to celebrate our ethos and standards, as it is ‘Fairtrade Fortnight’. Over the decades we have traded it has been important to Derek Miles, our Chairman that we pay a fair price for the quality of the teas and coffees that we buy. Alongside our Fai

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The Rural Living Spring Show

  With spring just round the corner The Rural Living Spring show is a great way to get into the spring season, Miles will be serving some of our superb tea, coffee and hot chocolate, we look forward to seeing you there this weekend 28th and 29th March.  For more information about the show click here.

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Source Trade Show 2015 – Stand C3

  Once again Miles Tea and Coffee will be exhibiting at the Source trade show in Westpoint, Exeter. This year the show will take place between the 4th and 5th February 2015. ‘Source’ is perhaps the premier show for the South West, showcasing the rich and varied food and drink products of the West Country and beyond.  This is the perfect time to meet Sam and Gill our experienced sales reps, it is an opportunity to ask them questions and find out the latest

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Genuine Blue Mountain Jamaican Coffee

Perhaps one of the most sought after coffees in the world and the only coffee we receive in a wooden barrel.  We’ve just received one barrel of excellent genuine Blue Mountain Jamaican Coffee from the Blue Baron Estate and are delighted to roast it with the run up to Christmas. This week our master roaster Paul opened the barrel and started roasting this premium Jamaican coffee. If you know someone who loves coffee and wants something special, this would make the perfect Chris

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Miles Tea & Coffee in South West Coffee Guide

The South West independent Coffee Guide has just been launched to let people know where they can get fantastic quality, speciality coffee in the South West. Venues and roasters were invited into the guide based on their top notch credentials including the use of speciality coffee from quality sources, barista skill and training, use of different brewing methods and overall knowledge and skill. Which is why we are thrilled to announce that Miles Tea & Coffee based in&nbs

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International Delivery

 

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering international delivery! Just select your country in the checkout section and let us do the rest, easy!

Railway Runs on Tea

  They say an army marches on its stomach, well this railway marches on tea (and coal....) One of our Miles Team, Sam, is putting on an photographic exhibition over the next two weeks (20th September - 5th October). Pop along and say hello! The exhibition will be held at Bishops Lydeard Station Museum. Ten handprinted darkroom black and white prints will be exhibited giving a sight into the life of an Engine driver on England's Longest Preserved Railway. Miles Tea is h

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Ranked as the UK's best

Miles tea ranked second in national ‘Great British Food Magazine’   We are thrilled to have picked up a recent copy of the October Great British Food Magazine to find that its tea tasters have ranked our Original Blend second from a list of teas in a recent article.   One of the comments was ‘A cup of this in the morning instead of your usual blend of choice will transform your breakfast beverage into something to be savoured.’

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Miles Newsletter

  We have just revamped our newsletter and it's looking better than ever. Make sure you subscribe when you're checking out to receive exclusive news, offers and prizes! If you're a Facebooker, the process is even easier! http://goo.gl/Jw3l1v Hope to see you soon!

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Miles on Twitter

Not a lot of people know this..... but Miles is on Twitter! Please follow us if you're interested in up to date news, offers and competitions. Feel free to send us a tweet!

 

Win a Weekend on Exmoor

We have teamed up with the Exford White Horse Hotel to offer our customers the chance to win an amazing 3 night stay at one of Exmoors premier hotels. The White Horse is the perfect base for you to explore the exciting and unique landscapes that exmoor has to offer. From some of the tallest sea cliffs in the UK to the sleepy villages of Winsford and Lynmouth, Exmoor really has everything and all of it is easily accessable from the White Horse.   The prize is for a 3 nights b

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MILES BUS LAUNCHED

  If you live or travel between Minehead and Tiverton then chances are you will bump in to the new Miles bus which works the Beacon Bus 398 service between Minehead and Tiverton. Whilst it would be hard to miss the graphics on the outside of the bus which include 4ft high elephants! it's on the inside where passengers are in for a treat. There are three panels inside the bus which contain a timeline of the history of Miles, a story on what it takes to make a cup of tea and a

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MILES TEA ROOMS

Don't forget, if you're in Taunton why not pop in to Mr Miles tea room and coffee shop in Taunton. In a joint venture, Mr Miles Tea Rooms & Coffee House is a hark back to traditional english tearooms, when time was taken to enjoy a good cup of tea. In elegant surroundings, customers can sample a wide range of the finest teas and coffees, with light meals and cakes also available, cooked in-house, using locally sourced ingredients. Why don't you stop by next time you'r

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