2017 · black tea · blog · blogger · brand spotlight · earl grey · Let's Talk Tea · loose leaf tea · tea · tea blogger · tea bloggers · TeaBloggersUK · Vegan

| Let’s Talk Tea! – Rutland Tea Company – Earl Grey Review* |

Hey there Teacups! Today’s post is another  Let’s Talk Tea post, I’m loving that I’ve been able to get back into writing and posting more of these recently. These are the kind of posts in which I get to completely nerd out about so many different kinds of tea and introduce you all to some insanely talented companies / fellow creatives and I honestly thrive off being able to do that. I’m making it my mission to post a lot more of these posts in 2018 (so I hope you’re ready to have your tea collections expand ten fold over the new year).

Today’s Let’s Talk Tea post is all about two Earl Grey blends from The Rutland Tea Company. They very kindly sent me a couple of their teas to try and because I’ve enjoyed them so much, I’ve decided to split my reviews about them out over a couple of posts. When I really enjoy a tea you all I can’t help but write a lot about it. You all know I would rather cover it and say everything I want to rather than shortening it to fit all the teas in one post.


Earl Grey Blue Star

The bergamot is quite strong in this blend (Not a bad thing at all) and plays well with the  notes of the black tea. The woodsy and ever so slightly smoky notes of the tea blend very well with the light floral notes of the bergamot, giving it the opportunity to be more citrusy and a lot less flowery… this is 100% a  masculine Earl Grey. This is definitely very close to a classic EG and something I would drink on a regular basis. It ticks all of my Earl Grey requirement boxes and I would recommend it to everyone who loves the classic. As its quite a strong Earl Grey I would think it would make for a great London Fog tea latte. (If you’d like to see a recipe post for that let me know. It’s definitely something I would love to write)

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Overall Teacup Rating 4/5

Purchase this blend for yourself here

Ingredients : Black Tea blend, bergamot flavour, cornflower petals  ( Suitable For Vegans | Suitable For Those With Nut Allergies)


Lavender Earl Grey

I’m a huge lover of lavender so when I saw that Rutland had a Earl Grey lavender blend I knew I had to try it. I already find Earl Grey rather comforting and relaxing probably due to how much of it I drink. So I figure those feelings would other be magnified ten fold with this blend, And I wasn’t wrong. This blend is magnificent and beautifully blended.

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Not only do you get the always amazing classic tastes of Earl Grey you also get the floral notes of the lavender and they are perfectly balanced. I don’t know why I never though of adding lavender to my Earl Grey I feel like I’ve missed out on a trick there. You guys know me and you know that I would use any excuse to drink an Earl grey no matter what time of the day. Obviously when it comes to night time its not the best idea to be drinking black tea, but I really do feel like this blend would be a perfect brew for bed time purely because of the lavender its crazy how much it has helped me to relax.

I’d highly recommend  this  blend to anyone who is having trouble with relaxing or has problems with anxiety. I honestly believe it would help to no end.

Overall Teacup Rating : 5/5

Purchase this blend for yourself here

Ingredients: Black Tea blend, natural bergamot flavour, lavender blossoms, pink cornflower petals ( Suitable For Vegans | Suitable For Those With Nut Allergies)


A huge thank you to The Rutland Tea Company for being kind enough to send me a selection of their teas to try. I’ve been enjoying them all a lot, and I can’t wait to feature more of them on my blog in the future.

Find out more about The Rutland Tea company and purchase these teas and more for yourself here. As always if you have any questions be sure to stick them in the comments and I’ll answer them as soon as I can.

Speak to you all again soon, Happy Steeping – Kimberley

2017 · blog · blogger · HDYB · Let's Talk Tea · loose leaf tea · tea · tea blogger · tea bloggers · TeaBloggersUK · tisane

10 Things You’ll Only Understand If You’re Obsessed With Tea  

Hey there Teacups! I hope you’re all doing well. As you’ll all know by now I’m a self confessed tea addict and I know many of you are to.  So for today’s post I thought I’d put together a list of 10 thing you will definitely only understand if you’re obsessed with tea …Let me know how many of these you relate to.

10 – It’s highly unlikely that you would EVER drink a cup of tea that anyone else has made.

I’m really bad for doing this. I’m a stickler for how I have my teas and rather than make a fuss telling someone else how to do them id rather just do it myself. Because I tend to drink more than one type of tea it just eases the trouble. The only other people who are allowed to make me tea are the team at T2 Meadowhall (They’re far more talented that I am)


9- Sometimes you wake up having dreamed about tea… ( It happens more than you think) 

As weird as that probably sounds it has happened before… more than I like to admit. I once had dream that I had a house right in the middle of a tea field and honestly it was amazing. I hardly ever remember my dreams but that once I will remember for a life time. Just imagine living in the middle of a tea field and have a life time supply of tea. It would be a dream come true.


8- Tea is your social glue!

You’ve probably broken the ice in thousands of conversations simply by asking if people would like a cup of tea! It’s helped your confidence more than you ever thought it would.  Tea and blogging about it has help me to meet and connect with so many other tea lovers and creatives and I’m incredibly thankful for it. I know that over time some of the people I’ve been able to connect with become life long friends.


7- You have a huge collection of mugs and teacups.

They say money can’t by happiness but it can buy mugs and teacups in my eyes that’s close enough. I’m not even going to admit to how many mugs and teacups I have in my collection because you’ll all think I’m crazy. If I’m completely honest it’s only going to get bigger. Tea is my thing why should I be able to collect the things that I need to be able to make the most of it. How big is your mug collection?


6- You know that you won’t run out of tea anytime soon but you still live in constant fear that it will happen ..

I know I’m not going to run out of tea any time soon, I would have to drink for 24 hours a day everyday and not sleep at all to get through all of the tea that I have. But that doesn’t stop me from living in fear that one day I will wake up and there will be no tea there. Its honestly a nightmare to eve imagine that. (I know there are bigger things to worry about in the world right now but just let me do my thing ..okay?)


5- You’re tea go’s everywhere with you.. EVERYWHERE

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I literally do not go out of the house without tea. No matter what there is always some kind of tea in my bag just in case. Especially when I’m travelling, You should have seen the amount of tea I took to Florida with me. Better safe than sorry .. Am I right? It’s always nice to have a home comfort wherever you are in the world.


4- You find the whole ritual of tea making rather soothing.

A lot f people often say they don’t bother with loose leaf tea because its to much of a hassle when you just want a cup of tea. But I honestly find the ritual of it all to be one of the most relaxing things. I struggle quite a bit with anxiety and it helps me so much with grounding.


3- Although you have a vast collection of mugs, you have one specific special mug that you would protect at all cost.

Mine is my chip mug that I picked up while I was in Walt Disney World. Not only is it adorable but it hold quite a good amount of tea. I’d be absolutely gutted if anything happened to it. Let just put it this way if they weren’t selling it in the UK Disney store now, I would honestly consider making a trip to Florida to pick another one up.


2- Tea is your life blood, most days it’s the only reason you’re able to get up and do things.

I honestly believe that without tea there is no way I would get half as much done as I do. I’m not over estimating when I say it’s pretty much my life blood. Recently I’ve been starting off each morning with a matcha latte (unsweetened) and it’s been helping my normally very lethargic self find a whole new energy.  I don’t think I would be able to get nearly as many blog posts as I do without a cup of tea in hand either.


1. The most offensive thing that someone could say or do to you would be to decline your offer of a cup of tea!

Especially when you know they like tea so they can’t even use that as an excuse. Okay maybe I’m being a little bit harsh with this one.. I’m sure you all understand where I’m coming from though … right? (I’m a nice person I promise)


So there you have it 10 things you will no doubt relate to if you’re as obsessed with tea as I know you all are! There’s no way you can hide it from me, if you’re taking the time to read my blog you clearly love tea too.

Speak to you all again soon, Happy Steeping – Kimberley 💖🍵

2017 · blog · blogger · Collaboration · Let's Talk Tea · Let's Talk Teawear · matcha · Reviews · tea · tea blogger · tea bloggers · TeaBloggersUK · teaologist · Vegan

| Let’s Talk Tea! – Teaologist Matcha Review* |

Hey there Teacups! It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed any matcha (don’t ask me why  because I absolutely love it ,and I really want to feature more of it on here so I don’t know why its been so long)With that in mind you can probably imagine just how excited I was when Teaologist asked me if I wanted to try out one of their Matcha Tea & Teawear Starter Kits.  

“Teaologists” is a premium-quality Matcha Green Tea brand that is committed to providing the highest quality Organic Matcha Green Tea. All of their efforts are focused towards giving their customers results and helping them feel better. Teaologists sources Matcha directly from a single, family-run, tea plantation located in Japan which ensures the highest standards of picking, production and freshness.


The Matcha Tea And Teawear – Starter Kit

From the moment I found out about Teaologists matcha starter kits I couldn’t help but think they were a brilliant idea. Not only for people who love matcha but also for those who are new to the world of tea and don’t yet know if they like matcha. It’s a low cost way to ignite your love for this super food tea.  – This kit would also make a really great gift for a tea lover this Christmas.

Each matcha kit contains :

  • 5g of First Harvest Japanese Ceremonial Grade Matcha Green Tea Powder (enough for 5 days!)
  • 1 Handmade Japanese Bamboo Matcha Ladle
  • 1 Matcha Tea Sifter
  • 1 Handmade Japanese Bamboo Matcha Whisk
  • 1 Matcha Tea ‘Starter’ eBook (Digital Download via PDF ONLY)

For £13.95 I think that what you get in this kit is a great value for money. Not only do you get a decent amount of the tea itself but you also get all of the teawear you need to be able to get straight into experiencing everything the world of matcha has to offer. You would assume that for the price the bamboo teawear would be really low quality but they’re actually quite the opposite and really durable. They’re smaller than others I’ve seen but the plus side to that is that they would be good for travelling.

The Matcha – My Overall Opinions

Notes : Creamy, Grass, Green, Seaweed, Umami, Bitter, Cream, Sweet.

Firstly I want to note the amazing vibrant green of this matcha, I was honestly taken back a little bit when I opened up the package by how green it was. It’s an incredibly fine matcha and honestly even if this didn’t come with the sift you would be fine without it (but it does pay off in the end). It blended really well but surprisingly it didn’t froth much, but a reasonable amount of small bubbles however did cover the surface of my bowl.

It tastes wonderfully vegetal, grassy, with a slight underlying creamy taste and most importantly fresh. I did get a little bitterness from it but not much. Probably because I’m just used to the taste of matcha now and I enjoy it a lot. It stayed together and didn’t not require re-whisking or have any chalky texture (which I often find a lot of the popular matcha’s on the market have).

In short I really enjoyed this matcha it’s tasty, definitely more vegetal thank creamy but its not unpleasantly strong at all.

Overall Teacup Rating 4 1/2 / 5 (It would be a five if I was able to get a little more froth out of it.)


A huge thank you to Teaologists for giving me the opportunity to try out their start kit and their delightfully fresh matcha. You’ve only made my love for matcha stronger.

If you want to find out more about Teaologists and purchase some of their matcha or one of their starter kits yourself head to www.teaologists.co.uk

As always if you have any questions be sure to stick them in the comments and I’ll answer them as soon as I can. Let me know if you’d like to see more matcha featured in this series… I know I would.

I hope you all have a great weekend and week ahead, I’ll be back with a new post on Monday. Speak to you all again soon – Kimberley

2017 · black tea · blog · blogger · Let's Talk Tea · loose leaf tea · T2 Tea · tea · tea blogger · tea bloggers · TeaBloggersUK · vegetarian

| Lets Talk Tea! – Caramel Swirl Black Tea Latte Recipe |

Hey there Teacups! I hope you’re all doing well today. If you’ve read my recent blog post about our T2 masterclass you will have seen that I ended up purchasing myself some of their caramel swirl – back tea. You’ll also remember that in that post I said that it makes for an amazing tea latte. – since that post a lot of you have asked how I make tea lattes so I thought where better to start than with the caramel swirl. – Things can only get better from there right?

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When it comes to making tea lattes you will want to use a black tea. They are the strongest of them all and will provide a full flavoured brew that will stand up well when  plenty of milk is added. (Matcha is the only exception to this – because its a green tea with a punch)

When it comes to T2’s Caramel Swirl its definitely the ultimate in indulgent sipping, with stacks of super sweet caramel and choc flavours. It’s the perfect tea blend for an delicious tea latte.


How To Make A Caramel Swirl – Tea Latte

Serves 1

What You’ll Need3-4 teaspoons of caramel swirl black tea

200ml of boiling water

150ml of hot milk (I find soy milk works best with this blend)

Honey or sweetener

How To

Infuse tea in boiling water for 4-6 minutes then strain or remove infuser.

Add hot milk to it. (remember to lightly froth your milk before you add it.)

Leave a little of your hot milk the side and froth heavily to top off your latte

add this to your tea and sweeten if desired.

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If you like it super strong  (like me), Add more tea, and infuse for the same amount of time. (this is what I do as I much prefer it stronger)  – If you want to be extra indulgent top this tea latte off some caramel sauce and a small sprinkle of salt for a delicious salted caramel taste.

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So normally I would let you all know where you could buy this tea for yourself but unfortunately T2 has now stopped selling this blend as it was a limited edition (let’s hope they bring it back next year)  – but fear not their caramel brownie makes for a great latte as well – and you can find that here : https://www.t2tea.com/en/uk/tea/caramel-brownie-loose-leaf-gift-cube-chocolate_brownie.html – If you’re going to use the caramel brownie tea to make this latte id recommend using more tea to really bring the flavours out,probably about 5 teaspoons.

As always you know if you have any questions stick them in the comments and I’ll answer them as soon as possible. I’m so not sorry for how much this post has more than likely made you want to drink nothing but tea lattes for the rest of the winter and beyond – in fact you’re welcome.

Have a great weekend teacups and I’ll speak to you again soon – Kimberley

2017 · blog · blogger · Let's Talk Tea · loose leaf tea · tea · tea blogger · tea bloggers · TeaBloggersUK

| Let’s Talk Tea- Chateau Rouge Tea – Review (Part 1) * |

Hey three Teacups! I hope you’re all having a great day so far. I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea review post. (So glad to be writing more of these recently they are my faveourite posts to write because I get to fully geek out about tea)

Today’s Lets Talk Tea post is all about Chateau Rouge UK. When Chateau Rouge got in touch to ask if I would like to try out some of their premium loose leaf teas there was no way in hell  I would have said no to such a great opportunity. They were kind enough to send me 6 different teas to try all of them in beautiful caddy tins. As a result of them being so kind I wanted to be as in depth as I possibly could be with my reviews. So I will be doing two parter. I’ll be covering three of the teas today and then three in the next part. This will allow me to be as in depth as I possibly can be without boring you guys with super long posts.


Chateau Rouge – Classique Earl Grey – Signature Blend (Black Tea)

“This classic Earl Grey is a quintessentially English afternoon tea that is fragrant, smooth and light. A unique blend crafted from selected single estate handpicked large leaf Keemun, Darjeeling and Ceylon teas; and delicately flavoured with pure Calabrian bergamot oil.” – Chateau Rouge

Ingredients : 100% Organic: Large loose leaf black teas (Assam, Darjeeling, Ceylon and Keemun), Italian pure bergamot oil. (Vegan Friendly)

I’m sure that by now you’re all probably sick of me talking about how much I love Earl Grey (it probably wont stop anytime soon I’m sorry).  So you wont be surprised to know that when the team over at Chateau Rouge asked me which of their teas I would like to try I simply had to give their Classique Earl Grey a go. I’ve tried and reviewed so many earl grey’s recently that have been blended with so many other things that I thought it would be nice to go for a classic earl grey this time. ( I’m so glad I went for this one)

This is such a simple earl grey, the large leaf blended black teas used have made for a tea with lots of depth. One of my favourite black teas is Darjeeling so upon my first try this was the first tea I noticed. What I love about Darjeeling is how light it is, I will admit that I didn’t think that I’d be able to notice the Darjeeling in this blend. I thought that the Assam would over power it but it actually stood out to me above every other tea. It even managed to rise above the strong flavour of the Bergamot which is a hard thing for tea to do.  Overall this is a great take on an earl grey, this will definitely be a tea I go for when I’m wanting the comfort of an earl grey but a much lighter taste.

Overall Teacup Rating : 5/5

Find out more about this blend here: www.chateaurouge.uk/collections/organic-loose-leaf-tea/products/organic-earl-grey


Chateau Rouge – White Monkey  (Green Tea)

“Grown on Wuyi Mountain in Fujian, China, this unusually light one bud and two leaves green tea derives its name from the way its leaves look like monkey paws. Plucked and processed entirely by hand, it is fresh, mellow, sweet and fragrant.” – Chateau Rouge

Ingredients: 100% Green Tea, from Fujian’s Wuyi Mountain, China. (Vegan Friendly)

This really is a beautiful green tea, the leaves have a clear, bright and slightly floral scent. This honestly tastes more like a strong white tea, than a green tea. Although the dry leaves smell very grassy there is surprisingly hardly any grassiness in the taste. The taste is just as clear as the aroma. I will say that the mouth feel and aftertaste are rather dry but I get that a lot with green tea, but the flavour sits strongly on the tongue. It’s overall notes are very vegetal, in a way that stands out, but is not overwhelming at all. (I  highly suggest adding a little honey to this if you are going to have it hot – It helps to bring out this teas underlying sweetness)

Overall Teacup Rating : 4/5

Found out more about this tea here : www.chateaurouge.uk/collections/organic-loose-leaf-tea/products/white-monkey-loose-leaf-green-tea-tin


Chateau Rouge – Himalayan Expedition (Black Tea)

“This beautiful hand-rolled large leaf rare black tea is produced in small batches daily over only a few weeks of the summer.  It makes an invigorating cup with an amazing jammy sweetness; with pepper, caramel and almond flavours that linger tantalisingly on the tongue.” – Chateau Rouge

Ingredients: 100% Organic Hand-rolled Black Tea from Eastern Himalayas, Nepal. (Vegan Friendly)

This is another Darjeeling style blend, which obviously means I loved it. This definitely still has all of a Darjeeling’s perfect qualities but it also has a delicious sweet almost fruitful jammy note to it. I wouldn’t normally cold brew a Darjeeling but I feel like this would make a perfect cold brew no matter what time of the year. I love that there is nothing in this tea but tea (if that makes sense) Without reading the ingredients you would think this had artificial flavourings or sweeteners because its naturally sweet (not overpoweringly sweet though) . One thing I love about Darjeeling is how light they are no matter if they have extra ingredients added in or if they stand alone, they’re so comforting to drink. There is also an underlying floral note which is to die for that was actually surprised me quite a but as it did hit me until the aftertaste. It rounds off this tea very well. From first sip to last this tea is delicious. I’ll be ordering a lot more of this in the future I can see myself drinking it a lot throughout 2018.

Overall Teacup Rating : 5/5

Find out more about this tea here : www.chateaurouge.uk/collections/organic-loose-leaf-tea/products/organic-himalayan-expedition-loose-leaf-tea


If you want to find out more about Chateau Rouge and purchase some of their teas and other products for yourself head to : www.chateaurouge.uk/collections/organic-loose-leaf-tea

Part 2 of this post will be coming up soon so make sure you keep your eyes out for it. As usual if you have any questions at all stick them in the comments and I’ll answer them ASAP to the best of my ability.

Speak to you all again soon – Kimberley

2017 · Animal Rights · blog · blogger · Blogmas · christmas · Cruelty Free · dairy free · Vegan · Vegan Food · vegetarian · Vegetarian Food · Veggie

| The Green Living Guide | Vegan Advent Calendars |

So as you’ll know from my last advent calendar post at the start of this month that I’m probably going to end up having a tea advent calendar this year, but I couldn’t help but cover the ‘chocolate’ side of things as well. (Because I’m incredibly bad at making decisions – and I’ll probably end up with both)

I’m still taking baby steps to becoming fully vegan, so for this year I’m looking for a dairy free advent calendar and I know a lot of you will be as well. So I thought why not document my search and make your searches a lot less stressful.

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There are actually a lot more options out there than I though there would be! I was so pleasantly surprised when I found them all. They aren’t just plain chocolates either like you would expect (well some are….but at least there are choices)


 

Organic and Dairy Free Advent Calendar – Holland And Barrett  – £3.99

The Holland & Barrett Chocolate Advent Calendar is filled with 24 yummy, organic and dairy-free chocolates – one for each day of advent. No one has to miss out on the excitement of the build-up to Christmas. It comes in two different designs Rad Or Blue (I much prefer the red because if the little bunny.) I can always count on Holland & Barrett to save the day food wise and they didn’t drop the ball for Christmas which I’m incredibly thankful for.

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Advisory Information:  May contain traces of Soya

Ingredients: Cane Sugar (35%) Cocoa Butter, Rice Powder (rice syrup powder, rich starch, rice flour) Cocoa Mass, Emulsifier- Sunflower Lecithin.


 

So free – Organic Fairtrade Advent Calendar – Plamil  – £4.95

All the taste of dairy milk without dairy. A festive and fun presentation. This organic dairy free milk chocolate alternative advent calendar is made in our own factory which never uses dairy or gluten. No milk. Vegan. Fairtrade. Gluten free. I’ve personally never tried So Free chocolate but I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about them so I had to include it on my list.

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Allergy information: May contain traces of Soy. Plamil’s factory is also Gluten-free and Nut-free.

Ingredients: Fairtrade Raw Cane Sugar* (36.5%), Fairtrade Cocoa Butter*, Rice Powder (Rice Syrup Powder*, Rice Starch*, Rice Flour*) (16.3%), Fairtrade Cocoa Mass*. Emulsifier: Sunflower Lecithin, Natural Vanilla Flavouring.


 

Moo Free – Advent Calendar – £4.99

An A4 Advent calendar filled with 24 squares made from a blend of cocoa, sugar and rice. An alternative to milk chocolate. Natural, Organic and Ethical Ingredients
Dairy and Gluten Free. You all know how much I love Moo Free chocolates, it probably made me a lot happier than it should of to find out that they were doing an advent Calander. If I do go for a ‘chocolate’ advent calendar this year this will probably be the one I go for.

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 Ingredients: Cocoa solids*(45%) (cocoa butter, cocoa mass), sugar* (35%), rice powder* 20%), emulsifier (sunflower lecithin) & natural flavouring. *Organic ingredients.

Advisory information: May contain traces of hazelnut. Dairy free, lactose free, gluten free, wheat free, casein free, soya free, vegetarian & vegan. Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.


 

The Dark Chocolate Advent Calendar – Hotel Chocolate£12.50

Can’t wait! Countdown to the big day in solid reindeer, snowmen, penguins and enchanted spruces cast in vegan-friendly, smooth 70% dark with rich cocoa notes. Behind each door reveal witty quotes from Dickens to Willy Wonka originating in the pages of their book The Meaning of Chocolate*. – I’ve always had a bit of a love affair with Hotel Chocolate, when I ate dairy chocolate I was always in there and when I decided to make the change to non dairy I though that would have to stop. But much to my surprise they had just as many option if not more. When I found out they did dairy free advent calendars there was no way they weren’t going on this list. If I wasn’t already going for a £20 tea advent calendar there’s no doubt id be buying this myself.

300505-the-advent-calendar-darkIngredients: cocoa solids (cocoa mass, cocoa butter), sugar, emulsifier (soya lecithin), natural flavour (vanilla). Dark chocolate contains minimum 70% cocoa solids.

Advisory Information: all chocolates are made in a factory that handles tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, milk and soya and therefore may contain traces. Always refer to product packaging for full information.


 

Luxury Vegan Truffle Advent Calendar – Chocally – £23.95

This vegan chocolate truffle advent calendar come filled with dairy free surprises.
Hidden inside each numbered truffle is a surprise for your taste buds that you can try and guess before you reveal underneath what flavour it is. How many do you think you will get right?

Yes you read that right VEGAN TRUFFLES! there was no way that this wasn’t going on my list. I’ve never had chocally chocolate (not yet anyway) but I doubt it will be long before that changes. I wont be getting this calendar this year but its a serious contender for next year.

Sadly I don’t have an ingredients list for this one (sorry) as all the truffles at different but I’m sure if you were to contact chocally directly they could let you know all of the details.


 

So have I left you wanting delicious cruelty free chocolate this Christmas? Let me know which one of these calendars you would choose. If I’ve missed any off that you think should be on here let me know in the comments.

As usual you know where to put your questions if you have any – they’ll be answered a soon as possible and to the best of my ability.

I hope you all have a great day today and an amazing week ahead, my next post is up on Monday so I’ll speak to you all then – Kimberley

 

 

 

2017 · blog · blogger · tea · tea blogger · tea bloggers · TeaBloggersUK · tisane · Vegan

| An Exciting Announcement! Feat – Leaves Of The World |

Hey there Teacups! That’s right I have another announcement.. This year has been full of them and its been so incredibly exciting. I can wait to see what 2018 brings blog wise. I’m so ready for it all.

Anyway back to todays announcement. If you follow me on any of my social media platforms you will probably know what this announcement is all about. But it’s so incredibly exciting that I couldn’t have not written a post about it.

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So as you can probably guess by the title this announcement involves one of my favourite tea companies Leaves Of The World. Creators of my favourite tisane ever! Pumpkins Go Bananas. Not to long ago now they announced that they were looking for 5 Online T-Rep’s to join their Tea-m. So of course you all know I couldn’t help but apply to be one of them. Never did I think I would actually get chosen to be one. There were so many other talented applicants that I didn’t think I had a chance.

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Well to my absolute surprise I was wrong, and a few days ago now LOTW announced that they had picked me to be one of their T-Rep’s. In all honesty I didn’t quite believe it when I read it and had to double take the Instagram post before I took it in completely.

”We are excited to announce that our first T-Rep is the wonderful Kimberley at:@teaisawishblog 😁 We are super excited to be officially welcoming Kim into our Family here at Leaves of the World.❤️ We love what you do Kim. You are, possibly, even more of a tea addict than us (which is saying a lot) and we love the fact that you are not only creative with the tea world and always immersed in what is happening with all things tea, but also that you have a passion for the ethical side of the tea industry, too. As an organic company that puts ethics first, it’s always great tea see people who share the same TEAthos as us. 💚 – Sam & Jason @LeavesOfTheWorld (on Instagram)

720 First of all a huge thank you to Sam & Jason for such kind words! It makes me really happy to see that readers and brands alike are loving what I do. It’s kind of starting to feel like all of the hard work since I started this blog is finally starting to pay off. I’m so glad that I get to carry on working with such a great company that not only makes amazing teas and tisanes but also cares about the environment and is completely vegan friendly. I feel so lucky! (Can you believe there are teas out there that aren’t?)I am so thankful to have been given this opportunity and I cant wait to see what it will  inspire me to do creatively over the next year. I hope you have all enjoyed my previous posts featuring LOTW because you’re about to see the on here and my socials a whole lot more.


To find out who the other 4 Leaves Of The World T-Reps are head to their Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leavesoftheworld/ – Be sure to given them all a follow and keep up to date with their LOTW content and more.

as always if you have any questions just put them in the comments and I’ll answer them the best I can.

Have a great weekend Teacups! I’ll speak to you all again on Monday. – Kimberley

(Just because I’m a Leaves Of The World T-REP now doesn’t mean that all opinions in my posts about them aren’t my own anymore. All opinions on teas no matter where they have come from are my own They have never been and never will be paid for.)