Posted in May 2012

Tea Tension

Tea Tension

Walking along Camden Road on the wrong side of midnight, I found myself in the midst of a battleground. Stopping in disbelief, I thought Ashton Kutcher was about to leap from the bushes at any moment screaming ‘PUNK’D!’. Because it wasn’t your average battleground, the only signs of war being the lashings of splattered and … Continue reading

Yogi Tea ‘Choco Aztec Spice’

Yogi Tea ‘Choco Aztec Spice’

It’s been a few years since I accepted the fact that I’m simply not one of those people who can eat what they want to excess. And holding on to this realisation becomes more and more painful when you’re surrounded by friends and family who, frankly, can. I spend my weekly shops looking for low … Continue reading

Keeping up with the KeepCups

Keeping up with the KeepCups

Environmentally friendly, conscious, frantic: call it what you want, but it’s a key characteristic of 21st Century social behaviour. And now the tea world has its very own answer to recycling… The KeepCup. What is it? The first distinction has to be that it isn’t a flask. It’s a plastic reusable cup intended to eradicate … Continue reading

Speaking on tea…

Speaking on tea…

This post speaks for itself. I profess neither to be photographer nor poet, merely curator. Enjoy. A swimmer is like a tea bag, you don’t know how strong it is until you put it in the water – Unknown

Thai Iced Tea Popsicles

Thai Iced Tea Popsicles. This is a great recipe incorporating two of my favourite things: summer and tea. Yes that’s right, tea ice lollies! It also goes to prove that the cup of tea is not just an additional form of heating… Forget cold as ice, these are cold as tea! Munch munch munch.

Jubilee Robbery?

Jubilee Robbery?

I have in sincerity pledged myself to your service, as so many of you are pledged to mine. Throughout all my life and with all my heart I shall strive to be worthy of your trust – Queen Elizabeth II Good old Queenie. Day to day, the majority of people don’t particularly contemplate or celebrate the … Continue reading

Subtle-tea is key

The tea industry is saturated and so to succeed, surely one must stand out? True. But crazy concoctions and bizarre blends are not necessarily the way forward… Post-exam celebrations in The Elephant’s Head on Camden High Street led me to a horrifying tea discovery. Not quite ready to begin drinking, I ordered a tea. Urges to … Continue reading

Postcard Teas: the fairest of them all?

Postcard Teas: the fairest of them all?

Talking to Desert Island Discs, Margaret Thatcher preached the importance of not following the crowd. “Lead it, but never follow it”. In that case, Postcard Teas is quintessentially Thatcherite. I’m not going to pretend I’ve spent the past 19years drinking the finest, most original teas because there’s nothing wrong with possessing a penchant for ‘high … Continue reading

Make tea, not war

Make tea, not war

“There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea” – Bernard-Paul Heroux At arguably the darkest moment of my life so far, sobbing inconsolably, my dad took inspiration from good old Bernard-Paul and offered me a cup of tea. He then, rather innocently for a … Continue reading