#ROYAL WEDDING AFTERNOON TEA OFFERS…

Afternoon Tea has some great offers for afternoon teas with a Royal Wedding theme but these two under £23 are well worth the visit.

London Marriott Hotel Park Lane – Originally a stately apartment building overlooking Hyde Park and Marble Arch, the 5 star London Marriott Park Lane is now a leading luxury hotel in London. What better place to celebrate the royal wedding of Prince Harry and soon-to-be Princess Meghan? This amazing offer is available from Friday 18th until Sunday the 20th May, so be sure to book ahead of time.

Situated on London’s prestigious Park Lane, Lanes of London is the signature restaurant of 5 Star London Marriott Hotel Park Lane and the ideal place to take comfort in the season’s bounty. Offering all day casual dining, from breakfast through to lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, robust flavours from the Season British Larder can be enjoyed in a stylish, yet casual environment, set against unrivalled backdrops of Hyde Park and Marble Arch.

Originally an Edwardian mansion, 5 star London Marriott Hotel Park Lane is now a leading luxury hotel in London. The dining room and bar is an informal and modern space, complete with comfortable booths, snug inlets and private dining facilities. Led by Blacksheep, the award winning restaurant design agency, the interiors incorporate marble, aged brass, traditional leaded glazing, racing green leather banquettes, oak and antique detailing throughout. Priced at £22.50pp

More about London Marriott Hotel Park Lane

Needham House Hotel Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea  – Celebrate the Royal Wedding in style with a bespoke Afternoon Tea courtesy of Needham House Hotel, now for just £23.00 per person.

To celebrate the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, from Tuesday 1st to 31st May, 2.30pm till 5pm Monday to Sunday Needham House are inviting you to a Royal Afternoon Tea.

Spend a few hours of sheer indulgence tucking into a towering cake stand of homemade cakes and scones, delectable finger sandwiches and a glass of Champagne and strawberries.

Needham House is a beautiful hotel located in the picturesque Hertfordshire village of Little Wymondley, near the medieval market town of Hitchin, where you can enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea in a welcoming atmosphere.

More about Needham House Hotel, Book online at Afternoon Tea Co Uk.

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#RECIPE OF THE WEEK – EASY CHOCOLATE FUDGE CAKE…

This week’s recipe of the week is Olive Magazine’s Easy Chocolate Fudge Cake…

Super easy and quick to make, this gooey chocolate cake number is perfect for when you need to bake a last-minute treat for a special occasion.

Ingredients…

  • self-raising flour 150g
  • cocoa 30g
  • baking powder 1 tsp
  • muscovado sugar 175g
  • butter 175g, softened
  • eggs 3
  • vanilla extract 1 tsp
  • dark chocolate 50g, melted

FUDGE ICING

  • butter 200g, softened
  • icing sugar 200g
  • dark chocolate 200g, melted 

Method:

Heat the oven to 180C/fan 170C/gas 4. Line and butter 2 x 20cm sandwich tins.

Put all cake ingredients into the food processor and whizz until smooth. If the mix is a little stiff, add 1-2 tbsp water and whizz again.

Divide between tins, level and bake for 30 minutes or until springy. Leave for 5 minutes then cool on a rack.

Clean the food processor. Whizz the butter and icing sugar, add the chocolate, whizz again, then sandwich and ice the cake.

Tadah…now pop the kettle on and enjoy a nice cup of tea or coffee with a slice of this deeeelicious cake, Enjoy

#NATIONAL TEA DAY 21st-22nd APRIL…

#National Tea Day is a day for people who LOVE tea, there are a huge variety of ways to get involved and share your love of tea with the nation. If you want to wish your friends and colleagues a Happy National Tea day use the #NationalTeaDay on social media.Details of participating tea houses near you are available to view on their website.

This year FES-TEA-VAL takes place at Chiswick House & Gardens on the 21st and 22nd of April to celebrate National Tea Day!

Fes-Tea-Val is a great day out for families, foodie enthusiasts, tea lovers and those who love to party. The event is filled with celebrity baking sessions, mixology masterclasses, top Dj’s, musician’s and entertainment and even the opportunity to take tea with Queen Victoria.

The event is open 10am-5pm on both days with Tea & Tipple Boulevard open until 9pm so you can par-tea long into the night!

The event is divided into dedicated zones with themed activities and delicious food, drink, and lifestyle delights in each. These include the Bou-tea-que, Tea ‘n’ Tipple Boulevard, The Tea Bazaars, Tea ‘n’ Treat Village, The Vitali-Tea Garden and the Picnic Park! Find out more below about the amazing activities on in each area and which products you will be able to find there.Free tea tasting galore! Sample the worlds finest teas and get top tea tips from tea masters.

Tickets are only £10 or £25 for a Family Pass! and you can buy them from their website. If you can’t make to London then check out their Tea Near Me page to see if you have anyone joining in this event near you.

 

TEABAGS FOR SKINCARE!…

After a long harsh winter, our skins need to be brought back to life again with a scrub using natural exfoliants. Try these two mixtures from Prima Magazine… Mix together half the contents of a rose and vanilla tea bag, with 20ml borage oil and 2 drops each rose, frankincense and geranium essential oils. Apply […]

via SPRING CLEAN YOUR SKIN WITH TEA BAGS… — 01623 400333 – Mansfield, nottinghamshire

BREAKFAST TEAS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE…

There’s not just plain old ‘English Breakfast Tea’, lots of countries around the world have their own type of Breakfast Tea. The general term “breakfast tea” can be used to refer to a type of robust, full-bodied black tea intended to be served with a traditional hearty breakfast. Some of the most popular ones are – English Breakfast […]

via #BREAKFAST TEAS FROM AROUND THE WORLD… — The Village Kitchen…

FREE HERBAL TEA SAMPLES…

Eloments Organic Vitamin Tea is offering free vitamin tea just by signing up for their newsletter.

Eloments is made from 100% natural ingredients and is filled with vitamins and minerals. Herbal teas are perfect for cleansing your body and giving you a boost.

There are loads of different flavours up for grabs, including Double Lemon Green Tea, Egyptian Mint Tea, and Masala Chai.

Eloments is a women-owned fair trade brand that was founded by Nicole Lamond and Julie Hirsch out of a love for natural products and ethical business.

Nicole was a Founding Member of the Fair Trade Association of Australia and running a fair trade tea company, and Julie was the Deputy Director of an Australian Environmental NGO.

Eloments Vitamin Tea blends some of the best Fairtrade ingredients in the world – from Egyptian mint, hand-picked vanilla pods and Ceylon tea – with organic vitamins and minerals from fruits and other botanicals.

The London Tea Company are giving away FREE samples of their delicious herbal teas, how exciting!

Herbal Teas are the perfect hot drink to unwind with after a busy day. London Tea is committed to sourcing tea responsibly, offering a range of Fairtrade certified teas and herbal infusions. They do a whole host of delicious flavours, including Peach & Rhubarb, Pure Camomile, Raspberry, Ginger & Vanilla, Sencha Green Tea and loads more.

To get your free sample (limited amount)  follow the link below to The London Tea Company ‘Contact Us’ page on their website. Complete your contact details and change the ‘Enquiry Type’ to ‘Sample Request’.

The London Tea have also got a competition you can enter to win a year’s supply of their brand new range of fully Fairtrade certified teas. The prize consists of 6 boxes of each of the following blends: London Breakfast, Earl Grey, Sencha Green Tea, Pure Peppermint, Pure Camomile, Pure Rooibos, Tropical Green Tea, Vanilla Chai, Raspberry Inferno, Zesty Lemon & Ginger, White Tea Pear Tatin and Peach & Rhubarb Flavoured Herbal Infusion. That’s 1440 tea bags which is more than enough to keep you going for the next 365 days. Only open to those consumers based in the UK.

Tea-shirt are giving away FREE Samples of their tasty new tea. They have lots of funky flavours, including Marshmallow, Mango & Coconut, even Gin & Tonic!

To get your sample, simply follow this link and add your free samples to your basket. You will have to pay a small amount of postage (99p) for this freebie.

You can choose from herbal, green tea, black or fruit tea samples.

Options: ReikiAssam MoranDarjeeling DecafWu LuStrawberry & LycheeBarbados Rum

Conditions: New customers only. 1 free sample per customer. If more samples are selected, the customer will receive the first item on the order list. Promotion cannot be combined with others. Royal Mail 2nd class postage not included.

Dalgety Herbal Teas are also offering a herbal tea taster, just head to their website and fill your details in. They have a selection which include Honey & Ginger, Camomile and Lemongrass, Slimline Tea, Green Tea and Ginger, and more here.

 

 

 

SOME OF THE BEST HEALTHY CAKE RECIPES FILLED WITH VEGETABLES…

Not all cakes need to be fattening. Shape website has a list of seven healthy cake recipes. From Cherry Coconut Cauliflower Ice Cream Cake which sounds amazing to Kale and Apple Cake with Apple Frosting.

Shape say that as a superfood favorite, kale is everywhere, and now it’s even made its way into a cake. “Kale has a slightly bitter taste, so if you use it in dessert, you may need an extra tablespoon of honey or agave to even out the flavor,” says Rizzo. “But it’s huge in the nutrition department, with tons of vitamin C, A, and K, and antioxidants.” Plus, here’s a tip: If you’re struggling to break down that tough, fibrous kale, use a bit of applesauce to help with the puréeing process.

One of my favourites is the Pumpkin Orange Mini Cakes with Powdered Sugar. This pumpkin cake blends pumpkin purée with cinnamon and vanilla, plus citrus from navel orange zest. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and savory, and a little bit of sugar on top helps finish it off.

Being a true chocaholic I cannot resist the Chocolate Beet Cake with Beet Cream Cheese Frosting

Woman & Home have some delicious Healthy Cakes recipes and my favourite from their list is a gluten free and sugar free carrot and coconut cake from Eric Lanlard uses stevia, instead of sugar and rice flour, instead or regular wheat flour.

My next choice from their list of 16 Healthy Cake recipes is one I want to try soon which sounds delicious, Almond, polenta and honey cake.

GH say “Polenta is a really great way to add texture, bulk and depth to flour-free bakes. It’s low GI so provides slow-release energy without the white carb crash, and also boasts more protein than a large egg!”

Almond, Polenta and Honey Cake

 

 

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