Xmas prezzie for a Tea Lover?

Time for Tea Please?
Stuck for finding a tea lover that perfect present then here’s something I spotted in Waitrose UK. Now I certainly wouldn’t mind one of these.



Brew Tea Co. – English Breakfast

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While exploring the town of Skipton on a bit of a miserable day I was in much need of a cuppa. Looking to try somewhere other than a massive chain I came across Caffe Capo and was amazed to find them serving The Brew Tea Co. range. Not going to lie I was amazed that Caffe Capo sold lose leaf so I wasn’t going to say no! Plus I was more than a bit excited for my first The Brew Tea Co. experience. So I opted for their English Breakfast.

The shocks just kept on coming!
Caffe Capo keep The Brew Tea Co. theme going using their unique brewing pots and this I salute!
I’ve never been served my cuppa this way before so it added to the overall tea experience.

I could watch the tea brewing and floating around all day long it was quite mesmerising. It was lovely to see the large hand picked tea leaves do its magic. While the blend of Indian assam and Sri Lankan Ceylon brew to perfection while being mesmerised by the lava lamp qualities.

Time to pour!

The bonus of a glass tea pot is being able to brew for your taste needs.

Adding a splash of milk it’s time to get sipping !

The aroma is lovely and strong so I’m very much hoping it tastes the same too.

I am not disappointed !

It certainly packs a punch. It’s rich, yet smooth at the same time. Unlike other English Breakfast Teas that I’ve tired before it has none of the bitterness that you tend to expect.
It’s a pleasure sip after sip :)))))))

The only downside was that it didn’t last long enough !


If you fancy trying out this rather smashing English Breakfast Tea then find out more by visit Brew Tea Co. Website. Hope your like me and enjoy there no nonsense approach it’s refreshing and punchy just like their brew.

Happy Sipping 🙂

Whittards – Pumpkin Spice

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With autumn in full swing and halloween just round the corner it was time to find the perfect tea for this season. So here is Whittards – Pumpkin Spice. I was lucky enough to be able to try this tea on paying a visit to their Norwich branch. One of my fave things about paying a visit to Whittards is being able to try the teas in store before buying.

The brewed colour of the tea is exactly what it says it should be pumpkin orange! A bright in coloured tea which is rather intriguing to look at so can’t wait to try.

The brewed aroma is quite mild in its smell with the oolong tea being at the forefront.


On first sip it’s quite intriguing!

It’s not an in your face tea, it’s subtle in its flavour. It’s light and refreshing with its light pumpkin tones enhanced with its spicey notes. The only really reminder you get of the tea blend containing oolong tea is in its after taste. To make it an all round pleasure to drink. The only downfall for me was that it wasn’t strong enough for my taste. Yet it is the perfect autumnal halloween flavour.

Happy Sipping 🙂

teapigs – Up Beet

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Could really do with feeling Up Beet right now as I’m currently fighting a spot of flu! Which gets a big thumbs down from me.

So I’m trying another on teapigs feel good teas Up Beet. Which they describe as a Tea to give you energy ! I could certainly do with some of that.

Hit the link below for more info on Up Beet!

I’m not even one bit put off by the fact it has beetroot in as I love it! Blended alongside hibiscus, ginger & green tea. It’s difficult to imagine what this tea might even taste like but I’m very intrigued

Upon opening the tea pouch your hit with a spicy kick with earthy undertones.

Best get that kettle on!

As soon as the water hits the tea bag you are engulfed with the warming sensation of ginger. One thing it reminds me of in aroma is mulled wine/ the flavours of Christmas.


Now as I’m feeling a bit under the weather a warming mug of festiveness would certainly cheer me up! Especially with deep Burgundy colouring.

First sip and I’m hooked!

For any of you not sold on the flavour of green tea then this is a brew for you! It’s a tea that packs a punch. It’s bold in flavour without singling any ingredient out. The blend of hibiscus and beetroot is a perfect match with a gingery kick to add further depth.

For those of you beetroot skeptics don’t you worry! It may provide the earth rich tones to the tea but you can barely taste it an individual flavour it just works with the other ingredients to providing a warm and comforting cuppa sip by sip and just what you need from a cup of tea. Even more so when your not feeling well. teapigs have certainly provided me with a feel good tea !

Happy Sipping 🙂

teapigs – Clean N Green

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One thing I love about sitting down to a cuppa tea is the importance of simply having a little bit of me time. So what better way to improve my sipping experience is than none other than sipping on a feel good tea. Thanks to the lovelies at teapigs I’m able to try their clean n green tea to help detox.
To find out more or to buy the Clean n green: http://ow.ly/H9Nl30eWF8J

The tea combines green tea, lemongrass, ginger, coconut and dandelion leaves which work together to cleanse the body.

On opening the packet you are hit with the coconutty lemony tones enriched with ginger. It actually reminds me of a piña colada cocktail! Now where’s the beach.

Get the kettle on!

It’s recommended for a brew time of 3-5 minutes. As a tea lover not 100% sold on green tea I’ve gone for the lower amount of time. However tea is unique to you so brew to your preferences.

As soon as the hot water hits the tea bags you are engulfed by the essence of lemongrass and smells completely different to its dried state.

I was also expecting for a green tea base that the brewed tea liquid would be more green in colour rather than the vibrant yellow it turned out to be. Which was a pleasant surprise and I’m therefore hoping that green tea flavour might be hidden within the taste too. So let’s see!

Upon first sip I was pleasantly surprised.

The overall majority of the flavour comes from the lemongrass . As the sip progresses you then feel the ginger kicking in with its unmistakeable burning sensation followed by the after taste of coconut.

Now I don’t know what a dandelion leave tastes like but I do know what green tea tastes like and they seem to have more of a back seat with the blend. This isn’t something to be disappointed by as the combination of the flavours all together just works.

The extra major advantage of sipping on the lemon sensation is that it’s helping your body ! I love the way teapigs have designed a tea to aid in detoxing your body. Helping you look after yourself from the outside in and with this tea it’s perfect for a tea lover to sip on. Or if your a tea lover like me that’s not a green tea fan but us after the added benefits of drinking it perfect as you wouldn’t know that’s what you are drinking. So a win win all round.

Happy Sipping 🙂

Twinings – Intensely Tropical

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I love a caffeine free tea / tisane just to enjoy it for the flavour and warmness a mug of tea can bring. So today I’m sipping on Twinings – Intensely Tropical.

On opening the tea pouch you are instantly hit with a tropical over load! It’s fruity and mouth watering and I hope it tastes as good as it smells.

As soon as the hot water hits the tea bag the aroma gets even stronger its fruitalicious. Although light in its orange colouring.

Tangy with sour tones , initially you’re hit with a pineapple sensation, then it’s time for the blood orange to shine and then finally hello lime. It’s quite interesting for all flavours in a tea to shine through individually,
with this tea it does. Yet blended together is a tropical sensation. As like the name suggests it’s flavour is intense and packs a fruity punch!

It’s a joy sip after sip.

It’s also one of those teas that you just know will be perfect hot or cold . Well maybe not too cold with autumn coming but it’s certainly a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day.

Happy Sipping 🙂