When taking our tea, whether it be in the morning, noon, afternoon or night, it is usually served in a mug or cup.
Royalty may drink from bone china cup and saucer sets, builders from cheap, cheerful and chipped mugs emblazoned with logos or jokes, but everyone has their favourite vessel.
Victoria Wood takes us on a trip to the Far East to explore our obsession with tea (Photo: MAG | Flickr – used under a CC licence)
When I saw the BBC1 trailer for comedian Victoria Wood’s two-part programme ‘A Nice Cup of Tea’ I was just a little bit excited.
A primetime show all about tea; its history and an exploration of why us Brits love it so much – what could be better for tea lovers? Answers on a postcard please.
I get to put this badge on my site – woohoo!
Some rather amazing news has landed in Tea and Cake’s email inbox.
The great tea company Whittard has nominated Tea and Cake as one of their top ten tea blogs!
I never believed when I started this blog around this time last year that it would be nominated for anything, especially by a company I admire so much.
But T&C also received another nomination before Christmas – for a R.E.A.L.I.T.Y. blog award (read more about that here).
The full time job I began recently has meant I spend far too much time online already, so the blogging has had to take a back seat unfortunately.
But if anything gets me back to reviewing my favourite drink, and baking cakes for the pure sake of it, it’s being recognised by one of my favourite tea shops as a top tea blogger. Thanks Whittard
What other things do you think I should write about on Tea and Cake? Please leave a comment below.
Gingerbread houses: perfect for Christmas. (Photo: Creative Commons | Carrie Stephens)
The last time I blogged it was about Halloween cupcakes. This time, it will be about some of the most amazing gingerbread house craftmanship you’ve ever seen.
Ghoulish glow in the dark cupcakes by foodsnots.com
If you’re planning a party for Halloween, some of the most fun you can have is spent baking ghoulishly good cupcakes. Everyone loves a cupcake and they are a perfect recipe idea for Halloween get-togethers; whether you’re baking for a kids’ party or a booze-filled bash.
Take a look at some of the Halloween cupcake (and cookie) ideas I’ve found on good old Pinterest – some might look scary, but I bet they’re devilishly delicious.
Russian Caravan, English Breakfast and Sencha teas from Whittard
As a huge fan of English breakfast tea blends, my expectations were high with this particular gift from Whittard. But as usual, they didn’t disappoint.