Due to a manic week last week, I completely missed the fact that it was National Afternoon Tea Week. Probably the best ‘National (insert noun) Week’ all year and I missed it. Oops.
Most people love a picnic, and personally I think they are one of the best ways to while away a hazy summer’s afternoon. This luxury picnic hamper made of willow, leather and linen is just the ticket. I especially love the mini salt and pepper shakers. Pack into it your mini Victoria sponges, scones and other homemade treats. It’s big enough for several flasks of your chosen afternoon tea blend too.
Luxury puritan hamper for four people, £145, from John Lewis
I was so happy after receiving this gorgeous Whittard teapot and mug set from my Mum as a graduation present, that I thought I’d share a few pictures of the set on Tea and Cake.
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.
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.