Pinterest is fantastic for gaining inspiration for all sorts of things. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is swiftly approaching and I thought it would be a great idea to bring together all of the best Jubilee ideas I’ve come across there and put them in one place. So whether it’s ideas for typically-British afternoon tea, cupcake designs or some inventive ways of including regally-styled cakes into your Jubilee celebrations, look no further! Oh and Tea and Cake is on Pinterest too, please do follow
Drinking tea outside (image from smallhomeinthecountry.blogspot.com)
With the recent sweltering temperatures we’ve been having in the UK – I’m talking in the high twenties
- I’ve noticed a dip in the amount of tea I’ve been drinking. I’ve been craving icy fruit juices, not a freshly brewed cup of ceylon.
But most avid tea-drinkers will tell you it’s the best way to cool yourself down, because it makes you sweat. It really does seems like backward logic to me that a hot drink leaves you cooler after drinking it. So after years of not knowing the facts, I decided to finally investigate the ‘tea cools you down’ statement.
Is this the most expensive tea in the world?
A tea blend costing £6 a cup has been launched by a fine foods company in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
The East India Company has produced ‘Jubilee Tea’, celebrating Her Majesty’s 60 years on the throne.
It’s so expensive – £75 for 60g – because the leaves come from a single Sri Lankan tea bush, planted by Prince Philip in 1954.
The East India Company says:
Over the last 57 years cuttings taken from this very special bush have been propagated on the estate resulting in an exclusive ‘royal tea’ area that will now provide The East India Company with 25 to 30kg of this luxury tea.
Described as “fine black loose leaf tea”, the blend is recommended to be enjoyed as an afternoon cuppa.
There are only 500 silver-plated caddies of the special tea available, so if you like your tea rare and expensive, click here to buy one.
This tea is eye-wateringly pricey, but according to Most Expensive, a rare Chinese tea called Tieguanyin is the most expensive tea in the world, costing a whopping $1500 per lb, about £940.
Would you buy the Jubilee tea? Or do you think it’s a waste of money? Leave a comment below.
There aren’t many things that are more quintessentially British than a bright red, Royal Mail post box. Whittard has used this national emblem in a new teapot design, as part of their latest collection of teapots to celebrate the Jubilee year. I love it. I’m sure it would fit well into Teapot Island’s collection too.
Miniature Post Box Teapot
£18.00 (or 3 for 2)
Available to buy online here.
After reading this post on Peach Trees and Bumblebees about chocolate cream teas, I really wanted to try making chocolate scones. Well, that would have happened if I had remembered to add the chocolate chips, so I made normal ones instead.