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Christmas Gift Ideas for Tea and Coffee Lovers

Posted on December 21, 2015

Hi Guys!

We’re now only a few days away from Christmas, and if like me you’re still frantically buying presents, I thought I’d put together a gift guide today offering something a little different. Today’s gift guide is all about tea and coffee! Personally, I’m a tea lover, I pretty much live on the stuff, but whether you’re buying for a tea lover, a coffee lover, or someone who loves a bit of both, I have a few fab suggestions for you…

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I’m in love with this super quirky Gin Tea Cup and Saucer, if only I had room in my cupboards I’d buy the whole set! Described as an original and unique piece of functional art, lovingly designed and made here in the UK using the finest bone china, each tea cup is made from very high quality fine bone china and has beautiful gilt gold detailing. There are also other designs available, as well as teapots too!

Or maybe the I Don’t Care Mug takes your fancy? This is just me all over before 9am, don’t bother talking to me if you want a sensible answer! (Yeah I’m not a morning person!)

The Three Cheers for Tea set is also a lovely gift idea for tea lovers, it contains a triple pack of The London Tea Company’s finest blends, including Earl Grey, Sencha Green Tea, Peach & Rhubarb.

  1. Earl Grey: A blend of two bright black teas from Ceylon and the Nilgiris in South India. With added natural bergamot to give the blend a refreshing citrus aroma.
  2. Peach & Rhubarb: This is a blend of Fairtrade Hibiscus with peach and rhubarb flavours, creating a drink which can be enjoyed throughout the year; try it cold in a tall glass with ice and a sprig of mint.
  3. Sencha Green Tea: This is a steamed pure green tea, renowned for its clean fresh flavour. Perfect with a slice of lemon to add a zingy citrus twist to the classic Sencha taste and it’s Fairtrade!

For the coffee lovers, what about a I’m So Sorry For What I Said Coffee Print? I love the simplistic monochrome design of this print, and the fact that it appeals to non moring people like myself! You also have the choice of luxury satin matt poster print (unframed) or a high quality canvas wrap print that’s ready to hang on the wall.

Another one for coffee fans, what about some gorgeously seasonal Spiced Winter Coffee? Blended with a spike of pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg spice, this is literally Christmas in a cup for coffee drinkers!

And whether you love tea or coffee, or both, there’s the Cold Brew Coffee Maker! This coffee maker simplifies the cold brew process to deliver smooth, low-acid coffee. As the grounds never come in contact with hot water, the result is a less acidic and less bitter flavour. It turns out that steeping the grounds in cold water releases only the most aromatic flavors, and the concentrate created from the cold-brew process stays fresh longer than regular coffee.

This Coffee Maker has all the hard work covered – all you have to do is add coffee grounds and water. Once you make the concentrate, you can add ice and water for iced coffee or hot water or milk for hot coffee. If you’re a tea lover, you can use the same process to cold brew tea! With a flick of a switch, the stainless steel filter strains your favourite tea into a sealable, glass carafe, Genius!

I hope you enjoyed my post! xxx

A Few Suggestions for a Christmas Tipple…

Posted on December 18, 2015

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Hi Guys!

I’m not really much of a drinker, though I do like the occasional Archers – it’s spirits all the way for me, but very rarely. Christmas though, well that’s different, I do like to make the most of time off work and meet up with friends and family for a few drinks and nibbles. If this sounds up your street, I have a few Christmassy drink suggestions for you today…

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Shawsgate Vineyard Vintage Sparkling Rose – Exclusive to East of England Co-op, and made from the Acolon grape, Shawsgate’s Sparkling Rosé is a ‘Brut’, which is described a ‘off dry’ with a broad appeal. This is a lovely refreshing rose that would be perfect for seeing in the new year! Shawsgate Vineyard and Winery is actually very local to me, and it’s one of East Anglia’s oldest commercial vineyards, it’s also worth noting their previous sparkling wine won East Anglia’s Top Sparkling Wine of the Year Award. Shawsgate Vineyard Vintage Sprakling Rose is available from selected Co-op Stores now.

Rekorderlig Premium Winter Cider – I LOVE Rekorderlig ciders, and as soon as I heard about their Winter Cider I knew I had to try it. Rekorderlig has taken the unique spiced apple flavour and packed it with the classic flavours of the season – vanilla and cinnamon. I love that you can drink this hot or cold – over ice for a refreshing evening drink or hot with a slice of orange as the perfect winter warmer. I personally recommend HOT! This is available to buy for only a limited time over the winter months, so stock up now while you can!

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Aspall Mulled Suffolk Cyder – Another cider that can be drank warm or cold, the Aspall Mulled Suffolk Cyder is a wonderful new take on the festive favourite. It has an aroma of sweet spices with cinnamon, clove and ginger notes and a long spicy aftertaste. Delicious served warm with a slice of orange. Chilled it makes a lovely aperitif or partner for rich cheesecake or steamed pudding with custard. This is also available at Co-op stores nationwide.

Warner Edwards Harrington Sloe Gin – Another favourite tipple of mine, my husband has been making his own Sloe Gin for many years, and it’s become a firm favourite in our household. I’ve never tried an ‘off the shelf’ Sloe Gin though so I was keen to try the rather fancy sounding Warner Edwards Harrington Sloe Gin out. So it turns out this gin is actually made in a barn in Harrington, Northamptonshire, and infused with handpicked local sloes, which I love! It tastes amazing, and I definitely recommend trying this if you’re a sloe gin fan. Warner Edwards Harrington Sloe Gin is £30 for 70cl, and for more information visit: Warner Edwards.

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Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur – This is a realy Christmas treat, and a bargain too. Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur is a luxurious French black raspberry liqueur, with intense raspberry and vanilla notes, that’s perfect to enjoy with Champagne or in cocktails. (Of just with lemonade if you’re like me!)

Made from an infusion of the world’s finest black and red raspberries with Madagascan vanilla and XO Cognac, this is definitely worth picking up over the Christmas period for only £7.50 a bottle! It also comes packaged in a beautiful gold box so it’s perfect for gifting. Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur is available from all major supermarkets throughout the UK.

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So what do you think, do any of these awesome Christmassy beverages take your fancy?

I hope you enjoyed my post! xxx

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