Aldi Infusions

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With the festiviTEAs in full swing sometimes a cup of tea is all you need, for a minute of calm, as an alcohol alternative or just because!

Today in Aldi I spotted there Aldi infusions tea range which they on,y,bring out at this time of year. Two in particular caught my eye the raspberry Prosecco and winter spice. Perfect for Christmas and New Year celebrations.

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Happy Sipping 🙂

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Higher Living – Mince Pie

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With one weekend left to get your Christmas shopping done, here’s another festiviTEA that you may wish to get for the teal over in your life! This time it’s from Higher Living and their Mince Pie Tea. Firstly,how cute and effective is the tea caddy! Certainly putting my in the festive spirit.

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For this tea Higher Living blends Cassia, Licorice, Ginger, Cardamom seeds, Pepper, Cocoapeels, Cloves, Corinader, Cinnamon and Natural Vanilla Flavouring. All the flavours of Christmas and more so of mince pies in one hot warming mug of tea. Hopefully this may have added some extra gift inspiration for your present hunting. P.S. I spotted this tea in TK Max!

Happy Sipping 🙂

FestiviTEA – Ahmed Teas

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It’s another tea find coming your way !
Helping you to find the perfect Christmas present for the tea lover in your life!
Today festiviTEA comes from Ahmed Teas. With their Christmas Ball Balls.

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Not only do they look beauTEAful they sound super tasty too, especially pear and cinnamon. Now what tea lover wouldn’t love a tea filled ball ball on their Christmas tree ? I know I’d love one !!

Happy Sipping 🙂

Whittards – Christmas Tea

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One thing I love about living near a Whittards is being able to pop in and try their teas. Particularly their festive ones so that I can share my thoughts with all of you. Today’s visit I was able to try Christmas Tea

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For this festive blend Whittards uses a base of Black Tea, 4% Orange Peel, 2% Cloves, Flavouring, Safflower Petals, Vanilla Pieces.

As expected with a black based tea the brewed liquid is of a brown colour. Unlike brewing at home you don’t get that engulfing aroma. However it is still possible to get a waft of the spice tones.

First sip and it certainly has tastes of Christmas. The black tea works perfectly with the cloves and orange peel. Reminding me of a satsuma in my stocking! (Surely everyone gets one in there’s?)

To add an extra depth of layer to the tea the vanilla almost sets off a slightly nutty tone, which means the tea keeps on giving!

The flavours in the tea add an alternative to other Christmas teas as out only uses cloves so stays away from full on spice and stays away from being more of a chai tea.

Plus the tea caddy it comes in just screams Christmas!

Happy Sipping 🙂

Valentine’s Day

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After everything being a bit heart shaped at work all day …..

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I came home to some valentines tea gifts from the boyf!

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Which he got for me while away in Estonia. Great minds think a like ask also got him tea!

Happy Sipping 🙂

Crate and Cup – Spice Holiday

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I was luck enough to receive a Crate and Cup selection pack for Christmas!

It’s a brand I’ve never heard of and after a but if digging I came to a dead end. Then I found on the back of the main packaging that it was created for a gift company.

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Each cute little box contains a tea pouch containing 3 tea bags!

Today I’m feeling the holiday blues and wishing it could be christmas everyday so I’m opting for Spice Holiday Blend.

The packaging may be cute it doesn’t actually give much away. According to the box Spice Holiday is made up of 96% black tea, ginger, clove and flavours,

Upon opening the pouch there isn’t really a distinct aroma of anything , the black tea smells quite fruity and by holding the tea bag up to the light it also just looks like black tea so there must be more “flavour” than its letting on.

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Let’s get brewing and seeing what we get !

The aroma of the tea while brewing does seem to have more of a spiced tinge to it, so here’s hoping it tastes it.

As expected with a black based tea it’s brown in colour and quite a bit darker than I was expecting it to be mainly because of the amount within the teabag.

IMG_3307First sip is pleasant enough. It’s not a very strong black tea and I’m drinking it without milk too. However I’m just not getting anything from this tea. Especially with it having ginger and cloves there’s no spicy kick. Unfortunately this is a tea that’s all fur coat no knickers!

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Happy Sipping 🙂

Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas everyone !

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Hope you all enjoy the fesTEAve season.
I was lucky enough to receive this tea set from a friend.

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They all sound lovely so can’t wait to get trying !
Happy Sipping 🙂