Taking Tea

Taking Tea

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I have been meaning to write about my obsession with tea for a while. After as you can see a recent splurge on the leafs I decided now was as good a time as any to share with you the teas I am loving.

First up is actually the last one I purchased but what I am drinking whilst writing this post. I was recently in Pitlochry with my parents and we went into this lovely cafe on a cold but clear autumn day for a cup of tea. I decided on a cheeky pot of Hattie’s Afternoon Chatter tea.

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This is such a lovely afternoon tea, their own blend of Darjeeling and Sri Lankan UVA makes quite the special brew. I loved the name of Afternoon Chatter as that was exactly what we were doing. If you are ever in Pitlochry I throughly recommend you check out Hettie’s you can purchase their teas online and of course it helped that their decor was turquoise and pink – so cute!

I should point out that the little glass teapot was purchased as part of the teapigs order below.

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Now I must admit I have seen ‘teapigs’ tea around a lot but had never really purchased it before now. I have the lovely Essie to blame for this little purchase, watching her video she sold me on the teapigs. So I went online and because I wasn’t really sure what tea I wanted I decided to buy the 12 mini teas and then once I had decided on my favourite I could purchase the full size – perfect. So in case you’re wondering you get to choose 12 different teas and in each cute little box is 2 tea temples. These in themselves are just adorable. Here are the flavours that made the cut for me:

2 x Rooibos

2 x Liquorice and Peppermint

2 x Chai Tea

2 x Darjeeling Earl Grey

2 x Spiced Winter Red Tea

2 x Green Tea with Mint

2 x Tung Ting Oolong Tea

2 x Rooibos Creme Carmel

2 x Peppermint Leaves

2 x Superfruit

2 x Everyday Brew

2 x Popcorn Tea

I am slowly working my way through them, the surprise one was the Liquorice and Peppermint not a massive lover of liquorice but this has such a unique taste that its had me going back from more. The popcorn tea is nice, you get a  very slight taste of popcorn and I loved the everyday brew that was so nice.

Next up is a tea brewed by a local tea shop in Edinburgh called Eteaket, I love this shop and the very first time I went there I was introduced to this lovely tea called ‘Blooming Marvellous’. It’s a premium green tea with real tangy strawberry pieces, exquisite rosebuds, mallow and beautiful sunflower petals. I honestly can’t even begin to explain to you how amazing this tea smells when brewing. Oh my lord. You can purchase their teas online also, this cost me £4.50 for 15 bags. Now I am never without this tea but had only every tried the loose leaf so this is a bit of a revelation for me and a complete recommendation if your ever in Edinburgh town and want to try having afternoon tea in a unique and fabulous tea room, again for me it really doesn’t hurt that the decor is all turquoise a women after my own heart I think.

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I blame my lovely Grandma Josephine for introducing me at an early age to the greatness of tea drinking. To be fair she isn’t one for all these ‘flowery teas’ and just likes a good old cuppa but I have super fond memories of visiting my grandma at lunchtime when I was at school and then latterly as I was at college then university and as a working women and no matter what once we had a ‘cuppa’ the whole world would correct itself. Or at least that was the impression she gave me, it sort of made me comforted like a big hug and anyone that knows me knows I do love giving and receiving a hug.

So has this made you want to try different teas? Any recommendations of brands you think I should try? I would love to hear from you.

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3 Comments

  1. Rosie November 11, 2013 / 4:31 pm

    I’m really intrigued about this peppermint and liquorice tea, really want to give it a try! I don’t usually like liquorice, but have heard so many people rave about it! Really want to order myself one of those tea sampler boxes now…

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