Really Rather Good Coffee House – Summer Tea

Time for Tea Please?

After a stroll around the beauTEAfully quaint Bury St.Edmunds it was time for a much needed cuppa!

Coming out of the cathedral grounds we stumbled across the Really Rather Good Coffee House ! Now with a business name like that it was well worth a go.

Don’t worry they serve tea as well as being a coffee house, phew!

With a menu of over 20 house chosen loose leaf teas I was more than surprised at the selection of teas on offer, considering its coffee house status. For my much needed afternoon pick me up I decided on trying their Summer Tea.

Summer Tea

For this blend the Really Rather Good Coffee House uses the following ingredients: black China tea, with natural apricot and strawberry flavours and cornflower and sunflower petals.

I love a flavoured black tea so I was very intrigued my this flavour combination. Upon opening the brewing tea leaves you are instantly engulfed with the fruity notes of the strawberries infusing with the floral tones of the cornflower and sunflower petals.

The brewed liquid is of a lift brown colour which you’d expect to see with a black based tea. It’s lighter shade of tone could be down to less black tea within the blend or extra fruit and floral aspects.

First sip is just beauTEAful !

I know I was desperate for a brew by this time but I think we are going to be on to a winner!

The tea is super light and refreshing! From a personal point of you I feel this tea is perfect without the need to add any milk. This doesn’t of course mean you can’t , as tea is unique and drank to how you like it

From this tea The strawberry flavour is very much in the forefront of the sipping taste. It has a slight peach Melba twang to it. With this being blended with apricot flavouring this could be a sign of why. What else I like about this tea is the floral depth. On first sip you are hit with fruity aspect of the flavours, but on second hit you get the floral side of the tea. Together

This tea like its name sake Summer Tea is just perfect with the warmer weather. Without the need to have milk it makes a refreshing afternoon tea. I’m also sure that with its flavouring it would make a lovely iced brew!

It also made a nice change to be given an extra jug of hot water , if you need it that is. Which was a really nice touch!

Happy Sipping 🙂

If your looking for some where for lunch then make sure you pay a visit to Papakapis Deli. Their chicken Gyros will take you back to Greece ! Banishing any holiday blues!


Liverpool Tea Warehouse – Turmeric Chai

Time for Tea Please?

Thanks to the lovelies at Liverpool Tea Warehouse I’m able to bring you my latest tea review featuring their Turmeric Chai.

Liverpool Tea Warehouse a tea specialists located in the Baltic Triangle of Liverpool City centre. Where the shop contains over 200 different types of loose leaf teas, sourced from numerous countries.

The business is owned by Debbie Kelly and Mark Hensby. Debbie is a trained Tea Sommelier and Mark has various business within Liverpool. It was their shared passion for quality tea led them to opening the Liverpool Tea Warehouse.

For more information and check out their teas hit the link below !

Turmeric Chai

A black based tea from India is blended with cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, aniseed, peppercorns, cloves, cardamom, chillies to form the teas blend.

Upon opening the tea pouch you are instantly engulfed with aromatic fragrance with spicy tones which really get the senses and the taste buds going.

Let’s get brewing !

While brewing the aroma of the tea doesn’t overly differ from its dry state other than the spice level is coming through more via the use of the chillies. Hopefully it tastes as good as it smells.


With a brewing recommendation of 3-5 minutes I went straight down the middle with a 4 minute brew time. Leaving behind a browny orange tinged liquid.

First sip is a a little bit of a revelation. It’s delicate yet powerful in equal measures. The black tea is the perfect base for the blend, it’s in the forefront of the sip yet the combination of the spices adds the perfect depth to the tea. Allowing almost all the aspects of the tea to be combined as an equal.

The turmeric within the tea doesn’t just add to the slight orangey tinge to the tea but it also adds to a slight bitter earthy taste. This combined along side the spices within the blend adds an extra flavour and depth to each sip. Especially as Turmeric is believed to have menu health benefits such as the potential to prevent heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer. As well as having anti-inflammatory and antioxidants. Just another added bonus this tea has.

I also love the use of the chillies within the blend as it adds a slight kick to the sipping experience and in doing so tingles the senses.

Happy Sipping 🙂


Yorkshire – Tea Travels

Time for Tea Please?

I love going on a Tea Travel particularly in one my fave places the Yorkshire Dales!

I certainly wasn’t expecting my latest visit to include some snow!!!!


I was very grateful for my trusty travel mug keeping me warm!

A trip to the Wensleydale cheese factory is always a must! Cheese sampling is just Yum! There’s plenty on offer and all made on their onsite dairy.

A trip with out a proper brew !

Don’t you worry lots of mugs of Yorkshire tea was consumed and fueling all the exploring.

From Hawdraw Falls


To Buttertubs


And Grinton Moor


This is just a small example of places to go in the Yorkshire Dales and a small snap shot of my fave places as there’s just so much to explore.

Happy Sipping 🙂

Savoury Tea

Time for Tea Please?

Going out for tea is one of my favourites things todo especially combined with a little treat. Today I paid a visit to Mad Hatters Tea Shop (Wymondham, Norfolk) to try one of their Savoury Teas. How amazing is the presentation.

Which consisted of a lovely pot of English Breakfast Tea, which was strong in flavour and the perfect partner for the savoury tea.


The Savoury Tea included a homemade cheese scone (served warm) with butter and onion chutney, with individual portions of salad, coleslaw and crisps.

It was the perfect combination for a light lunch yet being the perfect Tea Treat.
I adored the presentation especially the tea cup of crisps. It also made the perfect change to a cream tea.

Happy Sipping 🙂

Tea Gelato

Time for Tea Please?

I was lucky enough to go to the launch of Café Gelato, which you can find on Opie Street in Norwich City centre.

A brand new café aiming to fuse together traditional homemade gelato with Italian coffee (shshhhh we’ll over look that bit! Hehe)


Now it was pretty obvious from the selection of yummy gelato which I was going to try …….


This was my first ever try of tea gelato and it didn’t disappoint!

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It really was like eating a milky mug of tea in a soft luxurious cold form. The colour was also a perfect mug of tea shade. It was the perfect balance of tea and sweetness of gelato to make every mouthful a pleasure. The perfect choice of gelato for us tea lovers.

I chose to pair it with their lemon gelato (the White half) which was sharp and zingy. Maybe they’ll try an earl grey tea gelato as that would be a perfect match !!!!

Welcome to Norwich Café Gelato !