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Tuesday, 25 December 2012


I would just like to take the opportunity to wish all my readers a very happy Christmas and all the best for 2013.....what will this next year bring?

Please remember to have a look at our Christmas video greeting.

It has been a lovely day to remember the birth of our dear Lord and Saviour who came to love and save the lost.

Monday, 24 December 2012

AdvenTea Day 24...

Today's tea is: Mulled Spice

Smell: of mulled wine

Flavour: quite bland but with a vague hint of mulled spices

Score out of 10: 8

Sunday, 23 December 2012

AdvenTea Day 23...

Today's tea is: Sunshine Grey

Smell: Earl Grey smell with a hint of sweet lemon

Flavour: as the smell

Like or dislike: Like

Score out of 10: 9

Saturday, 22 December 2012

AdvenTea Day 22...

Today's tea is: Rooibst with Strawberry & Vanilla

The angel at the top of my tree.....its nearly Christmas!!!

Smell: a very summery strawberry smell

Flavour: of redbush tea with a tint of strawberry

Like or dislike: dislike

Score out of 10: 5

Friday, 21 December 2012

AdvenTea Day 21...

Today's tea is: Darjeeling

Smell: like a normal cuppa

Flavour: quite light and fragrant black tea

Like or dislike: Like

Score out of 10: 7

Our Christmas tree & decs.....slightly blurry but will try and get a photo on my camera tomoro

Thursday, 20 December 2012

AdvenTea Day 20...

Today's tea is : Wild Berries Black Tea

Smell: of berries

Flavour: tastes like a normal tea with a hint of fruit tea berries over the top

Like or dislike: like

Score out of 10: 7

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

AdvenTea Day 19...

Today's tea is: Chai

Our favourite tea

Smells: of cloves n all Christmassy

Flavour: very spicy n clovey...very tasty

Like or dislike: like

Score out of 10: 10

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

AdvenTea Day 18...

Today's tea is: Camomile & Spiced Apple

One of my already known favourites!!

Smell: of winter spices n sweet apple, reminds me of toffee apple n winter spice

Flavour: very similar to the taste

Like or dislike: like

Score out of 10: 10

Monday, 17 December 2012

AdvenTea Day 17...

Today's tea is: Pu-erh

Sounds interesting, a new one to me!!

Smell: very similar to Lemon & Ginger but a bit more citrussy

Flavour: smokey n citrussy

Like or dislike: like

Score out of 10: 8

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Merry Christmas...a year in photos 2012


Merry Christmas to all!!!

AdvenTea Day 16...

Today's tea is: English Breakfast

A good gentleman's breakfast tea!

Smell: a normal cuppa tea

Flavour: quite a delicate tea

Like or dislike: like

Score out of 10: 9

Saturday, 15 December 2012

AdvenTea Day 15...

Today's tea is: Rose Garden

Smell: very fragranty rosey, it distinctively reminds of Turkish Delight

Flavour: tastes very similar

Like or dislike: like

Score out of 10: 9

AdvenTea Day 14...

Today's tea is: Lemon & Ginger my father-in-laws favourite

Smell: Lemony and gingery

Flavour: Lemon and gingery (no surprises there!)

Like or dislike: Like 

Score out of 10: 7

Thursday, 13 December 2012

AdvenTea Day 13...

Day 13 unlucky for some....and for me today but that's another story!

Today's tea is: Lapsang Souchong

Smell: like stale tobacco?!

Flavour: also tastes like stale tobacco

Like or dislike: dislike

Score out of 10: 3

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

AdvenTea Day 12...

Today's tea is: Sweet Fennel

Smell: quite aniseedy which I suppose is what fennel smells of

Flavour: very similar to the smell

Like or dislike: like

Score out of 10: 8

Can imagine this tea aiding digestion :)

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

AdvenTea Day 11...

Today's tea is: Winter Spice

Smell: cinnamonny mulled wine....ummm very Christmassy

Flavour: not a strong flavour but a mulled wine hint of a taste

Like or dislike: like

Score out of 10: 8

Monday, 10 December 2012

AdvenTea Day 10...

This morning's breakfast

Today's tea is: Redbush

Smell: quite a bitter dark kind of smell

Flavour: a kind of dirty musty flavour (but not unpleasant). A very distinct unique flavour

Like or dislike: on the fence

Score out of 10: 5

AdvenTea Day 9...

My amazing Battenberg Birthday Cake, thanks Jen!

Today's tea is: White tea with a hint of Pomegranate

Smell: a creamy fruity sweet smell

Flavour: pomegranatey with a bitter ish tea taste behind

Like or dislike: like

Score out of 10: 7

Saturday, 8 December 2012

AdvenTea Day 8...


Today's tea is: Light & Delicate Green Tea

This mornings breakfast

Smell: struggling to smell anything but that could just be because I have a cold but possibly a vague green tea kind of smell....I have a friend who would love this tea!

Flavour: a very bland green tea flavour which is nice as green tea can sometimes be a little too strong

Like or dislike: Like

Score out of 10: 9

Friday, 7 December 2012

AdvenTea Day 7...


Day 7 can only mean one thing...MY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Today's tea is: Blackberry & Nettle Fruit Tea

The colour of today's tea matches the colour of my mantlepiece & birthday card

Smell: Very fruity

Flavour: quite bitter in comparison with the smell, not too bad as fruit teas go

Like or dislike: Dislike

Score out of 10: 5

Thursday, 6 December 2012

AdvenTea Day 6...


Today's tea is: JASMINE EARL GREY

An interesting tea combination I've never heard of before, but I like Earl Grey and I like Jasmine so I wonder what they'll be like combined together...let's see!

Smell: just like Earl Grey a sweetish tea smell

Flavour: tastes just like Earl Grey although there is a Jasmine tea aftertaste in my mouth, a good mix of the two teas

Like or dislike: like

Score out of 10: 8

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

AdvenTea Day 5...


Today's tea is: Ceylon Breakfast Tea!

My friend's beautiful homemade cards accompanying my cuppa today!

Smell: like a standard cuppa

Flavour: quite a bland flavoured tea but makes a good strong cuppa

Like or dislike: LIKE

Score out of 10: 7

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

AdvenTea Day 4...


Today's tea is: Assam (milk to be added although I drink all tea without milk!)

Smell: a standard black tea with a funny bitter smell to it

Like or dislike: Like

Flavour: has a sort of metallic (not in a horrible way!) black tea bitter taste but is lovely. Perfect accompanyment to my birthday cake which Luke presented me with today......

Score out of 10: 7

Monday, 3 December 2012

AdvenTea Day 3...


Today's tea is: Cherry & Cinnamon

Smell: Christmassy cinnamon floating smell over a distinct sweet cherry fragrance

Like or Dislike: Dislike

Flavour: very bland, has very little flavour

Smells better than tastes

Score out of 10: 4

Sunday, 2 December 2012

AdvenTea Day 2...


Today's tea is: Lemon Green Tea

Like or dislike: LIKE!

Smell: Quite a sweet smelling lemony tea

Flavour: a green tea bitter flavour with the sweet hint of lemon floating through

Out of 10: 9

For more information about AdvenTea, see what other people think about the different teas!

Saturday, 1 December 2012

AdvenTea Day 1.....


I am doing an alternative Advent Calendar this year which my beautiful sister-in-law, Maria, has put together!

Todays tea is: African Honeybush with a hint of Lavendar


Like or dislike: LIKE!

Flavour: Slightly bitter flavour, vague hint of mint with a background lavendar flavour too.

Smell: Beautiful lavendar aroma makes me feel slightly sleepy!

Score out of 10: 8

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