I’ve had a few Christmases now with a Tea advent calendar so what better time to impart my knowledge on the subject with you all! After all, Christmas now wouldn’t be the same without one. This December companion has for two years now helped crush the Grinch in me, who’s reluctant to accept it’s December […]Read more "Class of 2019: the Tea Advent Calendars"
Peggy Porchen Cakes has been at the top of the list of eating and drinking my way around London. With an utterly divine floral exterior which changes with the seasons to make your instagram followers green with envy… What’s not to love? During a wonderful sister day out to London, it was time. It was time to experience what Peggy Porchen has to offer.Read more "I heart Peggy Porchen Cakes"
So you’re probably wondering what on earth this chai is, for me to make such a bold statement. I’ve chaied (sorry, I’ll stop) a few chais in my time, but this one is just something else! I’m talking about Balaggan saffron chai tea. It blew my mind and is out of this world. There’s no other way to explain it.Read more "The best Chai you’ll ever Chai"
Yesterday, the very first Great British Tea Festival was held in Derby (UK). It was a super event in its infancy and here’s hoping it grows even further. Unlike any tea event I’ve attended it was placed to attract a whole spectrum of tea drinkers. From those seeking something cultural to do on a Sunday afternoon to those like myself who eagerly awaited renowned speakers in the world of tea such as Jane Pettigrew.Read more "The Great British Tea Festival 2018 Roundup"
Where, oh where do I begin? The Tea & Coffee World Cup is a trade journal for those who own their own tea/coffee business or are particularly enthusiastic about the subject. This organisation hold a conference annually in the different continents. Luckily for me, this year the Europe venue was the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, UK on 3-5th September. It was an insightful, inclusive, innovative tea bubble.Read more "Tea & Coffee World Cup 2018 Best in Class"
So yesterday it was the first anniversary of my beloved Biodiversitea blog. I even made a point of writing it in my diary. Still, I forgot. Bad parent.
It’s been a little while and you know why? Because life has gotten BUSY. Yet I think this bench mark has reminded me that making time to talk about tea is good for me and everybody around me and so the feedback loop continues…Read more "Ha-Pu-erh 1st birthday, Biodiversitea"
Happy St Paddy’s day! / Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!
Currently listening to Ed Sheeran’s Galway girl whilst writing this and spent yesterday evening cutting up shamrock confetti… Please can I claim to be a quarter Irish now? 😉Read more "A whistle-stop tour of Dublin’s tea scene"