Monday 28 September 2015

The Tea Tag

What was the first kind of tea you ever had?

Glengettie – it’s the tea that my mum grew up on and consequently drunk ever since then. It’s a Welsh brand and tastes great, although it’s obviously not produced in Wales.

What is the best place to have tea – at home or in a coffee shop?

At home definitely. Preferably by the fire in my pajamas, either writing or watching a film.

Do you prefer hot tea or cold tea?

Hot! You can’t have cold tea! It’s against the rules!

When do you drink tea – morning, evening or afternoon?

All of the above. I try to keep the flow of tea as constant as I can.

What is your go-to tea?

Again, Glengettie. But if not then a nice redbush or fruit tea.

What is your favourite seasonal tea?

Last year I drunk redbush and vanilla for basically the entire winter, but this year I want something a bit spicier.

What do you put in your tea?

If it’s a black tea then milk. If that black tea is redbush or chai tea then I’ll often have it without. If it’s green tea, fruit tea or an unusual flavor then no milk. And no sugar in my tea at all!

Do you prefer your tea weak or strong?

My mum likes really weak tea so when I started to drink it mine was very similar. Since then, however, I have grown to like it stronger, although not too strong. Again, it’ll depend on the type of tea as well.

How did you get started in the wonderful world of teas?

As I think I have said before, my mum got me into liking tea. It started off with regular tea and then as I found more different types of tea, my addiction has grown.

What kind of tea are you most keen to try?

I’ve some lemongrass ones somewhere – I’m really intrigued by them.

What is the worst tea you’ve ever tasted?

I don’t know – maybe that lemongrass one when I get round to trying it!

Do you prefer loose tea or teabags

I love both, but loose tea is more of a hassle to use so teabags.

Teacup or mug?

When I’m at home I usually use my Pride and Prejudice or 5SOS mug. However, if I am staying with my grandparents then I usually use a teacup and teapot that had been handed down to them from a relative.

Best night-time tea?

A good caffeineless redbush.

What is the number one tea you’d recommend?
Whatever suits you! As Ollivander says: "The tea chooses the wizard, Mr. Potter." Or that's my version of it anyway...

I would recommend going to various county shows if there is one near you – they’re really a summer thing so this’ll have to be next year. This summer I found a really nice little tea shop at my local show and they were selling little selections of their different tea for £10 – so naturally I bought some and they have been so nice. I really would recommend just looking for a local tea shop that has a wide variety of flavours – it’s a sure found way to get into the tea world!

I'm going to tag my friend Katie, who blogs at, as she, like me, is a tea enthusiast and addict!

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