T2

Time for Tea Please?

Today I’ve been down in the capital city ! London !
Of course I couldn’t let my trip not include TEA.

So here I am in Selfridges on Oxford Street , saying hello to T2 Teas!

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What I love about T2 Tea is there bright packaging and how eye catching it is! It also fits in perfect with Selfridges current window display.

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After doing lots of shopping I’d worked up quite a thirst so was drawn to their iced brew and yes I was feeling fruity!

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Time to get my sip on!

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Hello fruitalicious.

It was the perfect thirst quencher !

It was so cold it was invigorating, hitting the spot perfectly.

It was light and refreshing. The fruity mix of blueberries, goji berries, dragon fruit and cranberry was perfectly in balance. Providing an almost tropical like flavour. Blending together in away to ensure each flavour doesn’t out shine another. In turn ensuring sip after sip of pure fruity pleasure.

This is the perfect brew to have hot or cold, it’s such a versatile tea well ok Tisane and was a much needed pleasure.

Happy Sipping 🙂

Tea Treat – Crosstown Doughnuts

Time for Tea Please?

I love popping to London when ever I can , wether to go sight seeing or find new treats its all an exciting adventure!

Today I went on the Emirates Air for the first time ! With fantastic views over Greenwich and the Capital, despite the rain it didn’t disappoint.

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After flying through the air I was in much need of finding the perfect Tea Treat ! So say hello to a box full of yum from Crosstown Doughnuts. On Fridays you can find the guys from Crosstown Doughnuts at Kings Cross food market, which was perfect for me traveling to and from that station!

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Not knowing which flavours to chose as you can imagine was a struggle! But the guys from Crosstown were more than happy to recommend and I ended up coming away with (from top left to bottom left) Matcha Tea, Watermelon and Lime, Sea Salt Caramel Banana, Chocolate Truffle, Peanut Butter Berry and lastly Apple and Mango.

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All unique in there flavour I chose my doughnuts to give a wide variety of choice and colours.

As a peanut lover their peanut butter berry doughnut was just my cup of tea 😉

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With a peanut frosting, with peanut halves and a delicious blackcurrant jam it was a match made in heaven. With the sweetness contrasted and balanced to allow each flavour to be individual yet tantalise your tastebuds equally and make you want more !!!! Something else I loved bough the doughnuts was that that the dough itself wasn’t overly sweet enabling the topping flavours to do the talking!

So if you’re in need of a doughnut fix next time your in London make sure you pop and find Crosstown Doughnuts.

Plus I loved hearing about the time they pitched to Selfridges in board shorts! Hey it worked for them so never change yourself !

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P.S. They’re chocolate truffle is to die for !

Whittards – Covent Garden

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I’ve just got back from London celebrating my birthday !!!!! Obviously i couldn’t make a trip without being on the look out for tea! So as soon I accidentally on purpose stumbled across Whittards in Covent Garden I couldn’t wait to have a little sample of some of their teas ! 

Red Velvet 

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As a massive cake fan and red velvet being one of my all times faves I was super excited to see their version as a TEA ! I was literally having my cake and drinking it and also a lot healthier! As a fruity combination the tea was light and perfect and reminded me just of the cake but maybe without the cocoa. The only thing missing when trying this was holding the cake your hand. 

Cranberry and Raspberry

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I love a fruit tea especially at the moment where I’m feeling the need for a little bit of detox from all the Christmas and Birthday Treats! This tea was light in flavour (a bit too weak for my liking but I love a strong brew) with neither the cranberry or the raspberry over powering each other made for a perfect combination. I could also see this tea being just as nice ice cold.

English Fruits 

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As a black with fruity flavours I was a bit ominous about trying it but I have to say I am a total fan ! It was brewer to perfection, no need for milk in this brew as the fruity tones took the blackness of the tea away. I can just imagine it being perfect for a cold night warming up by a fire. It’s almost English traditions in a mug ! 

Blueberry Rooibos

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As I like most teas black (without milk) Rooibos is a perfect one to suit this. Obviously if you like yours with milk there’s nothing wrong with that either 🙂 I’ve tried a fair few rooibos but never a blueberry one! The blend of the two was a match made in heaven the blueberry was strong enough to be tasted but didn’t outshine the rooibos either. Plus it’s caffeine free!

It wasn’t just the selection of teas on offer they had that you could sample which fascinated me but also the decorations ! Now who wouldn’t want a light up hanging tea pot or an actual tea plant , I know I would. 

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The best thing about being able to visit Whittards is the chance to sample some of their teas as sometimes you just don’t know if you’re going to like it or not , but this way you can try before you buy and enjoy every sip of the way to choosing your perfect blend. 

So what are you waiting for!!! Visit your nearest Whittards today and enjoy the possibilities that Tea can bring 🙂

Finding Tea at Harrods

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I love London and travelling round finding new teas and that was no different when wondering Harrods. London and Harrods was thriving with tourists searching for that quintessential British gift and what better than to discover their own tea range.

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From discovering their own Harrods filled tins of specific loose leaf tea to choosing a more specialised tea range.

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With a wide range of flavours from green tea to the more traditional British Classic Afternoon Ceylon.

They don’t just sell tea but tea related items too and I do love a glass tea pot or five!!

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So if your looking for that perfect tourist gift from a well known British store then the Harrods range is just the ticket.

London Fashion Weekend

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This weekend I went to London Fashion Weekend (LFW) at that Saatchi Gallery.

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Ok Ok I know what your thinking where’s this going in regards for my love of tea , but I was lucky enough to receive a tote bag full of lovely goodies 🙂 Inside was a sample of Taylor’s Tea.

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Taylor’s Tea is the sister company to Yorkshire Tea one of my fave ever teas!!!!!!!! Having not yet had the opportunity to try I am more than just a little excited about trying these three.

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Jadu Tea – Mademoiselle Grey

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Introducing you to Jadu Tea London, a luxury independent tea brand. They are named after ancient Sanskrit where Jadu stands for magic, and it is there passion to share the magic of enchanting tea. Where they focus on each individual component which make their blends.

“We share our passion with you with this unique, elegant, classic, charismatic, and luxury gift” – the JADU BOX

For more information on their ethos and products visit :
https://jadutea.co.uk/

Today I am introducing you to their Mademoiselle Grey

I loved the smell of this tea as soon as opening the pouch to get the loose leaf teabag out ! Safe to say I’m excited . Therefore I loved the smell of the tea even more while It infused. From classic early grey with Jadu’s Sri Lankan Uva black tea to the sweetness and floral tones of the red cornflowers. Made a perfect smelling blend. As I drink this type of tea black (without milk) I allowed the tea to brew for around 3 minutes before removing the teabag. Plus who really wants the teabag touching their nose while enjoying their tea!

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The firsts sip was amazing ! Instantly I was hit with the underlying citrusy tones, coming from Orange, lemon and Lemongrass. Blended with the sweetness and floral tones of the red cornflowers. Makes it absolutely to die for. The flavour combinations work perfectly alongside each other , not over powering one and other but a match made in heaven ! As previously stated and from the photos I don’t add milk to this tea, however tea is unique just like this blend is , so if you choose to add milk then go for it.

I absolutely loved this tea, it was a pleasure to drink and each sip left you wanting more.