All posts tagged: tea

Spicy Chai Cookies

There’s something about November specifically that makes me want to reach for my collection of cookie cutters. I pour them out onto the table, take stock of what I have in the way of Christmas shapes and remind myself I should probably refrain from buying more no matter how tempted I might be by HomeSense and their wily festive displays. I wonder why I’ve not really baked cookies since this time last year when I’ve all these lovely cutters that I’ve hardly used. I vow to bake cookies all year round from this month onwards and make use of this dinosaur and that polar bear and those moons and stars. I never do, obviously, what with being a bit useless and all. I’m just not much of a baker, as much as I’d love to be. While I enjoy the process (when not under the mild stress of the bake off bake along, that is), its scientific nature doesn’t gel with my spontaneous and eternally distracted personality. You really have to pay attention when you’re …

Sneaky First Look at the New Whittard Collection

We took a look at Whittard’s Alice in Wonderland collection together last month, and that post went down so well that I thought you might enjoy a sneaky peek at their new Signature Collection before it’s even in the shops..  The day I chose to get my brew on for this blog post was one that needed a serious injection of cosiness. I just wanted you to take note of that weather before telling me off for being ever so slightly autumnal in my vibe, it is what it is guys.. The new Signature Collection is, in my opinion, worth getting a little giddy over. It consists of 21 teas of the very high standard I’ve come to expect from Whittard, and I’m giving you a first look at 4 of them before they hit the shelves. The whole collection is packaged really similarly, if I only had two words I’d describe it as calm and basic (not like basic bitch basic, the good kind). They’re all adorned with the same illustration – the Camelia sinensis tea plant, and …