There’s nothing more British than a good cup of tea. We’ve searched high and low for some of the best teas on the market today. Most Brits drink up to five cups a day, which means we drink a grand total of 165 millions cups every single day in the UK. Here are a handful of my favourite independent producers…
Kenyan tea is totally delish. I’d recommend trying Kenya Estate Milima Leaf Tea, which is a traditional tea with a bright liquor and a full, slightly malty flavour. It is aromatic, fruity and spicy with some sweet floral notes. For a nice antioxidant-rich tea, check out Kaamba Loose Leaf Tea – it turns a bright golden colour when served with milk!
I am not sure exactly what it is about Teapigs that makes them so bloody likeable. It might be the packaging. It could be the brand’s personality. Or it could be that it’s just really good tea. The tea bags are made of a springy gauze material which means the flavours diffuse wonderfully. I highly recommend the Super Fruit flavour – super tasty!
You can buy Teapigs online or at selected delis. Check the website for stockists.
Bellevue Darjeeling tea
Belluvue’s Darjeeling is absolutely the bees’ knees. Like champagne, Darjeeling owes its unique character to its altitude and location. Darjeeling’s ‘thin-bodied, light-colored infusion with a floral aroma’ according to Wikipedia. I concur. Bellevue’s is a lovely, delicate and flavoursome tea.
You can buy Bellevue teas online or at selected independent retailers.
Pukka organic teas
Pukka has been one of my favourite tea brands for a while now. The organic blends are really scrummy and always make you feel healthy! The cinnamon, cardamom and ginger blend is particularly good, especially if you need a boost.
Available online or at some supermarkets.
And you can’t have a cuppa without a good kettle!
I absolutely love my Delonghi kettle. It’s super quick and efficient and it’s *so* pretty. You can get it in quite a few different colours (including cream, which is just a bit gorgeous). It’s the perfect addition to any kitchen.
Available from John Lewis and other major appliance shops.