NEW BISCUIT FLAVOURED TEA BAGS…

Yorkshire Tea has launched a new biscuit-flavoured tea that’s causing quite a stir among tea traditionalists.

The beloved tea company Taylors of Harrogate,  said the new biscuit brew combines the classic taste of tea and biscuits, so no one will be caught out without a biscuit to dunk.

The new brew has the comforting taste of the original tea but with a smattering of malty sweetness which gives the biscuity flavour.

Advertisements

5 TOP TEA SUBSCRIPTIONS…

Tea Tourist UK – I have their subscription and have written a few reviews on their teas. Their subscription is a bit different as Tea Tourist is not actually a tea supplier but they source exciting teas from specialist tea companies and deliver a tasting selection direct to your door each month –Tea Tourist is your passport to the wonderful world of loose leaf tea. They package them in taster-sized portions which each sample providing enough for 3-4 cups. It’s a rolling monthly subscription, so no contract, and you can cancel anytime.

Bluebird Tea Company – As a VIP member of their tea Tasting Club, you will receive three new loose leaf tea blends every month, through the letterbox without having to lift a finger! Each loose leaf blend will come in a 20g pack, enough to make 10-15 cups of tea. They have three, six or twelve month subscriptions. Their Tea Club members are also the first to receive our limited edition seasonal collections before they get released …. AND they will send you a Perfect Tea Spoon as a welcome gift!

Bruu – the gourmet tea club have a three month, six month or twelve month subscription and you will receive 30 teas every month giving you up to 40 cups. (Less than 25p per cup).

They also have an option to pause or cancel your membership at any time. Gourmet by name, gourmet by nature, they say with all of their teas packed with only the finest quality tea leaves and in many cases blended with fresh organic ingredients. Which means their teas not only taste delicious but are also packed full of natural goodness.

The Tea Taster Club – You will get 4-5 teas to sample every month and guaranteed min value is £25 – but it’s often far more. The quantities of tea will depend on which teas are chosen for you. Your tea box comes with 3 Tasting Cards – so you can enjoy tasting the teas with friends. Each month you will also receive tasting notes and information about the teas.

There is no commitment and you can cancel at anytime.

Cha Tale – they have the most interesting and unusual teas, sourced from independent tea farms around the globe to give you an amazing taste. Each month they will send you a selection of new teas to try, how many depends on your monthly plan. They choose from over 1000 different fine teas, stocking everything from Green Tea to Milky Oolong. They are constantly sourcing new varieties and making their own blends to ensure that each month you get to try something exciting.At 20p per cup we think out tea is incredible value.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEA TOURIST FOR THE BEST VARIETY OF TEAS…

 

tt-logo-02

Teatourist brings the world of loose tea for you to try.

How teatourist works in 3 easy steps -What’s the offer

Discover new teas. They find the hottest specialist tea companies across the UK and choose one of their best-selling teas to feature in their monthly boxes. Each month they send different teas from different companies.

tt-for-partenr-07

Get ultimate variety. Their subscribers (called teatourists!) receive 6 yummy teas from 6 different companies to try every month. Each one presented in a perfect 4-cup sample sized pouch.
You call the shots teatourist subscriptions are rolling month to month. Boxes ship monthly around 20th. There are no contracts and you can cancel anytime.

tt-for-partenr-03

Their monthly subscription delivers: • A tasting selection of 6 x different teas from 6 different companies each month. Infinite variety with no waste. • Tasting notes and juicy details of each tea they feature in the box and online •

Special offers and discounts on products from the companies they feature and a Flexible monthly subscription. Rolling month to month, cancel anytime Price: £14.95 per month (billed monthly)

tt-for-partenr-05

As a special offer to my visitors and subscribers Teatourist are happy to offer a discount code just for me, entitling you 30% off your first box, when you take out a monthly subscription. Message me for the code.

I will be featuring some of their teas of the the next few weeks so keep your eyes on my blog posts.

tt-for-partenr-01

THE #TEA LEAF COMPANY…

-ArEDh_r_400x400

The Tea Leaf Company have a delightful tea shop in Brighton, which stocks loose leaf tea, which is cultivated with a respect for tradition and people. They partnered with a family tea garden in Nagaland, North East India, to ensure just that. Their traditional growing methods mean no nasty chemicals end up in the ground and every leaf is hand-picked and rolled with a love and care that’s reflected in the way they treat their workers. Some of their uniquely named teas are –

Screen+Shot+2015-06-26+at+16.05.10 (1)

HIDE & SEEK BREAKFAST TEA..

NAGALAND BLACK TEA, HAND ROLLED SINGLE ESTATE

Whats with Hide & Seek then?

Well, the history of tea is a colourful one. It’s a tale of royals and rogues, heroes and villains. Like Robert Fortune, who was responsible for a fair bit of hide and seek in his time. Disguised as a local, he entered China seeking precious tea seeds and cultivation methods. Hiding them in many ingenious ways he smuggled them out of the country and introduced tea growing to India. So here’s to you Robert – you sneaky rascal!

INGREDIENTS: Nagaland Black Tea

download

SMUGGLERS SPICE INDIAN SUMMER CHAI TEA...

NAGALAND BLACK TEA, HAND ROLLED SINGLE ESTATE

Whats with Smugglers Spice then?

Well, the history of tea is a colourful one. It’s a tale of royals and rogues, heroes and villains. Like fiery Irishwoman Anne Bonny and her lover, Calico Captain Jack Rackman, a ferocious couple who belonged to the infamous Pirates of the Caribbean crew.  Together they outwitted the British forces for years, wreaking havoc as they smuggled tea and spices across the West Indies. So bottoms up me hearties – before we make you walk the plank!

INGREDIENTS: Nagaland Black Tea, Ginger, Cinnamon, Black Pepper, Cloves, Green Cardamon, Star Anise

download (2)

ROYALS & ROGUES EARL GREY TEA…

NAGALAND BLACK TEA, HAND ROLLED SINGLE ESTATE

Whats with Royals & Rogues then?

Well, the history of tea is a colourful one. It’s a tale of royals and rogues, heroes and villains. Like Royal Governor of Boston, Thomas Hutchinson, who found himself in a spot of bother after famously refusing to let a British tea shipment leave the harbour. Things went pear-shaped for Tom when demonstrators against the British Tea Act, disguised as native Americans, boarded the ships and tipped all 46 tonnes of tea into the sea. And so, the biggest brew in history – now aptly known as the Boston Tea Party – marked the start of the American Revolution.

INGREDIENTS: Nagaland Black Tea, Italian Bergamot Oil

download (1)

HUSH HUSH TEA…

MINT & BLACK

NAGALAND BLACK TEA, HAND ROLLED SINGLE ESTATE

Whats with Hush Hush then?

Well, the history of tea is a colourful one. It’s a tale of royals and rogues, heroes and villains. Like gentleman bootlegger Bill McCoy, who rose to infamy during the Prohibition for producing the finest whiskey money could buy. Always on the lookout for the next raid, his speakeasy patrons would keep things hush hush by sipping their hooch out of dainty teacups.  These days we prefer our tea moonshine-free, but, just like Bill, our stuff is always the real McCoy!

INGREDIENTS: Nagaland Black Tea, Peppermint

If you can’t make it down to their shop then you can buy it from their online shop at The Tea Leaf Company.

A GUIDE TO BUYING BLACK TEA…

Tieguanyin Tea

Always check your tea and make sure it smells fresh and vibrant.

Black teas are graded by their leaf size, which determines the tea’s brewing time. The smallest leaves are used in tea bags because they brew very quickly.

There are a number of black teas from Earl Grey to Darjeeling so buy some taster samples before you buy a pack.

Always store in an airtight container or canister in a cool, dark place to help preserve the original flavour for as long as possible. Tea has a long shelf life if you store it correctly.

I LOVE TEA