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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Time for a Cup of Christmas Tea....

Hello there,

Welcome back to another post from Tea With Me and Friends - I'm sorry that we've been a little slow to post articles this month, time is escaping us at the moment....we're really pleased that the Christmas break is just around the corner!

Today I wanted to share with you a festive cup of tea that was given to me by the lovely Claire from The Secret Tea Society. If you haven't heard about the Society before, we are a bunch of tea loving ladies who meet up to enjoy a spot of afternoon tea and a good natter. Take a peek at one of our recent afternoon tea trips here.

The tea that Claire gave me was a little Christmas gift....

Kent & Sussex Christmas Tea

Now as regularly readers will know, we love trying new teas here at Tea With Me and Friends and we're also a rather festive bunch....so we could wait to try this tea! I took a peek at the Kent & Sussex Tea & Coffee Company to find out a little more about this festive blend. The words "exotic Fruit Tisane" feature, as do "wonderful aroma with a powerful spicy taste". It certainly smelt wonderful when we first opened the bag.....like Christmas had been trapped in that bag!

The tisane reminded me of a pretty pot pourri...

the instructions suggests leaving this blend to brew for 10-12 minutes, but to be honest we poured a little sooner than that....

The result was a beautiful red tea, which smelt like Christmas and tasted quite wonderful. The flavour is spicy, I could tastes cloves mainly, but it wasn't overpowering or artificial. In fact it made a rather lovely cup of Christmas tea.

I did try it cold as well as hot (but accident) and can confirm that it better enjoyed hot!

If you would like to try this tea for yourself pop by the Kent & Sussex Tea & Coffee Company website for more details.

As it's the festive season, Claire and some of the Secret Tea Society ladies have a little festive treat for you.... we hope it puts you in the festive mood!

If you'd like to find out more about the Secret Tea Society pop by their website.

Thank you for popping by today,
Rachel & Lorna

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