Welcome to Britain’s Best Tea Guide Edition 5 – Celebrate the season with something new!
Your guide to which products are a must try this season!
We admit we are a little obsessed with tea but there’s so much to love about it! Not only are there all these tast-tea drinks but all the other fabulous treats that can go with it. Here’s our latest discoveries to inspire you to find a new favourite.
the Amber Rose TEA COMPANY White Secret
The result is a tea that is light and sweet while also being very high in antioxidants. The blend is just one of the loose-leaf blends on offer from Amber Rose Tea Co offering the best in exotic tea varieties.
Riverford Organic Farms go above and beyond the kale of duty to bring you boxes that pack a powerhouse of nutrients – delivering salad gold every time. Step up and live life on the veg!
The afternoon craze has been steeping the nation and to help you choose the best one for you we have 3 of our favourites listed here:
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a special blend
A perfectly prepared selection of finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with home-made jam and clotted cream, miniature delectable bite-size cakes, pastries and delicacies, our famous Cliveden fruit cake and full-bodied and aromatic Cliveden blend teas.
tea at Lord Byron’s place
Our Afternoon Tea offers a generous selection of sandwiches, cakes and scones with different varieties of teas or coffees for a more modern touch. A mouth-watering journey of savoury and sweet with a few twists along the way. There is no better place to enjoy afternoon tea – whatever the occasion may be!
– tea with a difference
From signature English Breakfast Teas produced by the last independent, family-run tea garden in the mountains of Malawi, hand-crafted Dragon Well Long Jing Green Teas, pressed into the shape of a feather, fine sandwiches, The Hyde’s speciality Lemon Curd and towers of Macarons, all served on the finest Bone China, specially created by Narumi of Japan.
Fresh ‘n’ Tast-tea
With rich flavours like beetroot, butternut, and spinach & coconut these tea-side nibbles are truly delicious and nutritious. The perfect accompaniment to your favourite fruity blend, these guarantee a colourful tea party every time.
Mighty Fine Things
You herb it here first: their products are made in small batches to ensure every ounce of flavour imparted is mighty fine. From fruity vinegars to coxy liqueurs, Kentish fruits and honey join forces for some seriously zes-tea seasoning – a truly reliable sauce.
If you’re anything like us here at NTD HQ, you won’t be able to pick just one. Have a crate time choosing your favourites, thanks to their customizable gift boxes. Why not treat yourself? You deserve it.
Crické is out here challenging culinary social norms with their intimate dining experiences. Expect insects: the crackers, pasta, and breads are made with cricket flower. This is the future of food sustainabili-tea.
The Hope & Glory
That’s why the Pyramid Tea Personal Gift selection is high up on our wish list. The collection features 28 tea pyramids in your favourite flavour and must-have tea accessories: we’re talking teapots, cups, saucers, stainless steel tea strainers, and, most importantly, the perfect tea timer.
There’s no better way to ensure your tea is steeped to perfection every time than with these tea-ny tiny hourglasses. Never again will your incompetent intern serve up a weak cup. This handy set is virtually foolbrewf.
TEA ‘N’ TIPPLE
The Little Gin Company
We’re gin loving ladies who have spent many a time sampling the gin delights on offer in our local town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Now a little older (and wiser?), we have decided to turn our love of gin into an exciting business venture, to share our passion for gin with others through The Little Gin Company.
Building on our unique and creative style we decided to lovingly convert a retro-style horse trailer into a rustic yet boutique style mobile gin bar, to serve the gin-loving community with a selection of locally distilled and speciality gins. Top of our menu these days is also our very own ‘Trailer Made Gin’!
The gin experience also extends beyond the mobile bar as we are able to offer gin tasting experiences suitable for any occasion; be that a corporate function, hen do or just an excuse to get together and drink gin.
We will be bringing our lovingly converted horse trailer gin bar to The National Tea Day Fes-Tea-Val; serving a delicious selection of artisan gins as G&Ts and Gin Cocktails, with some specially themed cocktails for Fes-Tea-Val goers.
The history of the illustrious fruitcake can be traced all the way back to Ancient Rome, but Tipple Tails puts a modern twist on a classic with ingredients like Jamaica Ginger Cake liqueur and candied cherries.
The perfect pairing for an iced tea (Long Island or otherwise), these delicious fruitcakes will bake your day.
TEA ‘N’ TREATS
Whether it is biscuits, bakery, cakes or even Ice Cream there are so many incredible flavour combinations you can create by sampling different snacks with different tea.
After all what tastes amazing with a Darjeeling will have a very different profile with a Rooibos!
from around the world
Ann’s Designer Cakes
Renowned for their highly personalised service with inclusive design consultation and sample tasting, Ann’s Designer Cakes will be selling an extensive selection of their delicious cakes over the weekend in a multitude of flavours that will most definitely go down a treat with a good cup of tea.
At Ann’s Designer Cakes, we believe that there can be so much more to our cakes than the design, which is why we are so excited to focus on and celebrate our infamous cake flavours over the National Tea Day event.
We are passionate when it comes to exploring new ideas and tastes, discovering flavours from all over the world, with just one thing in common- they all taste superb. A lot of research and time is put into experimenting with an array of ingredients to ensure that each one perfectly compliments the other one. From Mango & Passionfruit, Banana & Cinamon to Red Velvet, Pistachio & Honey and Cookies & Cream, to name just a few, there will be an abundance mouth-watering flavours available for the whole family to enjoy at the event or to take home with you.
Enjoy with Your Tea
Cakes are all handmade and hand decorated, looking almost too pretty to eat. But we are sure you will manage! The company also offer a range of cakes for special occasions such as birthdays and weddings.
PAIRINGS & RECIPES
Yes, tea is always on our mind! Once our appetite for tea is satisfied however our mind always turns towards what the best possible accompaniment will be! We do love the classic combination of a biscuit and English Breakfast tea but often we love to experiment too.
Whether it is biscuits, bakery, cakes or even Ice Cream there are so many incredible flavour combinations you can create by sampling different snacks with different tea. After all what tastes amazing with a Darjeeling will have a very different profile with a Rooibos!
Zims Tribe marinades
They have four different strengths of marinade that can be used as a base for sauce, a relish, dip, accompaniment or even a pizza base as well as a marinade for meat and vegetables. Give your dish some extra kick with these high quality marinades.
Nonya Secrets sauces and recipes
With strongly flavoured foods like these, go with a scented tea like Earl Grey or a fruit tea matching the flavours of the curry.
Meet all of these brands and taste their products at Fes-Tea-Val, buy tickets now!