Welcome to Britain’s Best Tea Guide Edition 6 – Only the finest for the tea lover
Your guide to which products are a must try this season!
In this edition we have the latest tast-tea drinks, scrumptious edibles and other inspiring accompaniments to your favourite drink. Check out the latest taste-tea delights that have caught our eye, to inspire you.
The Nutty Group
Smoothie bowls are crammed with goodness and, with the right finishing touches, also look amazing!
The Nutty Group have a range of toppings to add to your morning bowl to give it an extra hit of mouth-watering goodness and make it so beautiful you will want to photograph it for your Instagram page. Just look at the picture above, topped with the Nut Krispy and Coconut Blueberry!
The Kombucha Tea Co
You’ve probably heard all about Kombucha by now – an ancient Chinese fermented drink made from tea, sugar and something called SCOBY (transforming your cup of tea in to a fizzy drink with a tangy kick).
The Kombucha Tea Co offer a range of tast-tea treats to go with their unique tea blends, to experience the latest tea craze.
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:
For our full list of associated venues go to TeaNearMe.co.uk
Enjoy afternoon tea
as it was meant to be
Lytton Chalfont Dene
Experience an English, indulgent afternoon with one of The Lytton’s superb Afternoon Teas. From the traditional tea, finger sandwiches, homemade scones and cakes or for a quirky alternative opt for the “G & Tea” with quintessentially English gin and tonic served in a china cup. A special treat for a birthday, baby shower, anniversary or get-together with friends.
always the hardest part
Orangery St Elphins Park
From the traditional tea, finger sandwiches, homemade scones and cakes, to a more contemporary twist of “G & Tea” with quintessentially English Gin and Tonic served in a china cup. Go on and treat yourself or someone special to a birthday celebration, baby shower or a group catch up with friends.
with the perfect view
Laura Ashley The Manor
Afternoon Tea from the comfort of our award-winning Cavendish Restaurant. Each room within The Manor has been individually designed by Laura Ashley, providing a truly unique style, including 49 bedrooms and suites. Outside, our grounds capture the feel of a true English garden, perfect for a post-lunch stroll.
Fresh ‘n’ Tast-tea
There’s nothing we all love more than loose leaf tea and Chateaux Rouge produce some of the finest organic versions including Jasmine Pearls, Green Tea and Darjeeling.
And, that’s not all.
The ‘Great Taste Award 2017’ winner also offers freshly roasted coffee beans and luxury hot chocolates as well as essential accompaniments such as English Meadows Honey and Artisan Strawberry Spread.
Ever worried what happens to your tea bag after you brew? Well, with biodegradable tea pyramids, from Nemi Teas, you’ll never need to concern yourself with your tea bags again.
The company also offer a variety of whole leaf tea blends, iced teas and even chai cocktails. Their strong ethical basis runs through all their merchandise and the sourcing for them.
With the holiday season just around the corner, now is a great time to get a new pair of striking trunks for the beach. Bunks Trunks offer swimwear for boys and men that are premium quality and inspired by the sea.
Fast drying, they also protect against the sun for those long days at the beach. From seagulls to starfish there’s a design for everyone!
Clare Slater London
The Everyday Bag, from Clare Slater London, is stylish and practical – a winning combination. The bag is made from luxurious calf leather featuring a slouch silhouette, while still being big enough for all those handbag essentials.
The bag has an adjustable strap and zipped pockets as well as small pockets for items like your keys. And, the bag is finished with a stunning turquoise lining inside.
TEA ‘N’ TIPPLE
This weeks recommendations for Tea ‘n’ Tipple are some unique twists on absolute classics. This is what in our view, Tea ‘n’ Tipple is all about, innovation and experimentation on existing ideas! The idea that it was tea or alcohol long consigned to the past and now we can look forward to the age of Tea AND Tipple. The fact is that tea has an incredible amount in common with wine as they both share similar flavour profiles and we really recommend learning with wine in order to improve your tea palate. The wonderful array of tea flavours mean that it can infuse Gins, Rums, Whiskeys and Vodka’s for an incredible twist of classic combinations. Be sure to experiment at home, take a photo and tag us @Nationalteaday.
The thirst clenching beers from Four Pure have a case for being the most refreshing beer ever. The London based brewery is run by two brothers who love to travel and use their experiences to inspire their beer creations.
These include Easy Peeler Citrus Session IPA and American Pale IPA as well as a classic Pils Lager inspired by their time in Germany.
Okay, we are all a bit obsessed with tea but there’s nothing wrong with that! That’s how we discovered Noveltea – tea-based spirits that mean you can have a ‘grown-up’ tea drink.
Their products include Green Mint Tea with Rum and Earl Grey Tea with Gin and are available in two sizes. Take your tea tasting to the next level and tantalise those taste buds.
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!
Tea and cake have always been the perfect pair and Northern Brownies lets you continue that tradition with handmade, delicious treats.
These cakes will give you the perfect excuse for another pot of tea (if you need one) because it would be criminal to waste any. All are made with the finest ingredients in their local store.
Sometimes you just need a cake that is a show stopper and that’s where cakes from Drizzle Drops come in.
Their handmade, luxury cakes can be made for any occasion from weddings to birthdays, anniversaries and more. As well as big cakes they also make delicate cupcakes and themed cakes with some very special treats in them.
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!
So, what do you do with the raspberries left over after you have made your flavoured gin?
The answer from Pinkster Gin is to make Boozy Berries – a jar of gin infused berries that you can use in all sorts of ways. And, to help you find your favourite, there’s a free cookbook with each jar. Of course, there’s nothing to stop you just enjoying them as they are too!
Hush Hush Chefs
We’ve all heard that you can pair this wine with that food, but Hush Hush Chefs are on the side of us tea fanatics – they recommend tea pairings with their food.
Their spinach and feta filo pastry quiche, for example, is handmade, filled with roasted vegetables and topped with parmesan cheese. They also recommend it with either a good Rooibos tea or a mint flavoured tea to bring out the mouth-watering flavours in the dish.
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