I ordered a new teapot from Amazon, yes as if I needed another but I'm totally in love the For Life Stump Teapots. You may see them a lot in teashops and I did write a review of one I had previously ordered here in September last year new-teapot-alert.html I still use it a lot but it is a one cup teapot and I wanted a bigger one so I went large.
They really are great teapots with a diffuser inside to use with loose leaf tea or you can take that out and pop teabags in instead. My new teapot came from a seller on Amazon called the Tea People and they were very kind to pop a free sample of loose leaf tea in with my order. Well this scored points with me, you know how much I love my tea but to get some for free too? A Lemon Ginger Green Tea in a very nice handy resealable pack and it tasted gorgeous.
Sometimes I'm a bit put off by ginger tea as I can find it a bit strong and overpowering but they have allowed a subtle flavour to nest very nicely next to the lemon. Very refreshing and also it would be lovely if you had a sore throat or a cold.
You can find a wide range of their tea, teapots and gifts at www.teapeople.co.uk. So much available and at reasonable prices too. Their tea is available in loose leaf or pyramid teabags so its up to you. The teapot I bought is on their website but you can also purchase it through Amazon as I did. Here is the link (affiliated), just click on the teapot.
I can totally recommend these teapots and they do say they should last for life so I'm going to be very busy drinking tea for the rest of my life. Give them a go and see what you think. I'm definitely going to order some more tea from them and try some more flavours so watch this space for an update in the future.
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I love this tea!! It's a Decaf Irish Breakfast Tea brought to us by the York Coffee Emporium, yes they do provide tea as well as coffee. I have briefly mentioned this when I purchased it at Hackwood Farm in Derby, I went back just last week and bought another two packets as it is my favourite at the moment.
I may just overdose on this but I really don't care, because it's decaf I can go a bit crazy with it. I do have quite a collection of tea now, purely for research as you know but I always seem to gravitate back to this one.
It is a loose leaf tea and makes a good sturdy strong brew which is good for a decaffeinated. Some decaf looseleaf can seem a bit wishy washy but this makes a great quality cuppa.
I purchased this 100g pack for £4.95 from Hackwood Farm but you can buy it online at yorkcoffeeemporium.co.uk/tea/black-oolong/decaffeinated-irish-breakfast-tea.html for £4.90 per 100g £9.25 200g and £22.00 500g
If you're not keen on loose leaf tea they also do the same tea in pyramid bags here yorkcoffeeemporium.co.uk/tea/black-oolong/decaffeinated-irish-breakfast-tea-pyramids.html £3.80 for 15 bags and £12.00 for 50 bags.
Give it a go and see what you think, I would be interested to hear what you think and what your favourite tea is.
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Well ok, me a brew and a scone with butter a jam but I saw boats honest. This is because I visited Mercia Marina in Willington, Derbyshire. I love it when there is a gluten free scone on offer and I think they had the best tasting tea here. I shouldn't have had any sweet stuff but I do get excited when I see gluten free food. Everything was lovely here, so friendly and a very relaxed atmosphere.
I can't believe I've never been here before, it's a place that's been on my list of places to go but never got around to it, until now. The cafe we visited also houses a farm shop too so plenty of yummy food and drinks on offer to buy.
The whole place had a good mix of shops including a ladies clothes shop, gifts, handbags and accessories (yes handbags!) and also a Beauty establishment where you can pamper yourself. There is a bar and restaurant for a light lunch or an evening meal. It just has everything, you can hire a narrowboat or go for a more organised boat trip. There is also the Mug Tug which is a boat permentley moored in the marina where anyone from 0-100 years can experience creative activities. There is wildlife around to see and more activities on offer.
It literally is a fun place to be, nice at this time of the year but I bet it's even more fabulous when the fine weather comes along. There is a bit of construction work going on at the moment but they hope to have that completed very soon. This is expansion work so there will be more to see, oh crikey I'll have to go back. Yes!!
Mercia Marina can be found on Findern Lane, Willington, Derbyshire. DE65 6DW and their website can be found here at:
If you haven't taken a visit you really need to. I will definitely be returning, well there are handbags to purchase, oh and lots more tea to drink.
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I love this place, it's so cosy and friendly you just can't resist. A traditional cafe which sits in the centre of Park Farm Shopping Centre in Allestree, Derby has fabulous food and refreshments.
I've actually been in a few times now and on my last visit just before Christmas we were welcomed with a smile and Hayley was very Kindly giving out chocolates to the customers, I mean what more do you need? A brew, top food and an added choccy.
Visiting here is bit like visiting family and I love that kind of atmosphere as for me that's what makes me return again. When you can have a laugh and a natter with local people it just lifts your spirits especially at this time of year when Christmas is over and the weather is a bit dismal, we all need a bit of cheering up.
If you've not visited Park Farm Shopping Centre then give it a go. There are so many small shops and you can get everything from here really. There is a butchers, grocer, optician, health shop, gift shops, bank, post office, card shops, hairdressers, florist, Boots The Chemist, George's Chip Shop, Dominoes and Papa John's Pizzas, Wilkos, Co-op, a newsagent, there are charity shops, Farm Foods, Birds Bakery Shop.........and a partridge in a pear tree.....not really but blimey I live near here and didn't realise just what is there until I wrote it down.
So if you would like more information about Park Farm Shopping Centre, there is a website at: www.parkfarmshoppingcentre.co.uk
and if you would like to know more about The Lemon Tree Cafe they have a Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/TheLemonTreeCafeAllestree/
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Now I'm back on the diet I am actually contemplating how to drink my tea. Well I know how to drink it, I get plenty of practice, in fact I could actually be sponsored by Typhoo or PG or any other tea company really. I so want to get some more weight shifted that I'm actually thinking about skimmed milk.
Oh it's got serious now if I'm thinking skimmed, I mean come on it's water with a white tinge, white water? That's for rafting isn't it? It doesn't take an adrenaline junky to drink it in fact you need some adrenaline to attempt to drink it. Does anyone actually enjoy it and after consuming it comment that it was just gorgeous.....NO!
See I'm now talking myself out of it, there comes a point where milk needs a bit of fat in it. I myself have a splash of semi skimmed goats milk, it's better on the digestion apparently but apart from that I can have an allowance of 275ml of milk from the goat compared with 250ml of cows milk on slimming world. I know that 25ml makes all the difference but when you look at that compared to almond milk which if unsweetened you can have a massive 1 litre of Healthy Extra daily allowance. Phew! you can literally go milk crazy with nutty milk. Not sure how it tastes in my brew though. I may have to let you know on that.
I have tried the cashew milk and wasn't impressed and also soya doesn't fill me with excitement, I have to enjoy my brew, it's very important. There is the option of no milk at all, that may need a bit of getting used to as I'm not even good at black coffee. It's tough but I remember when there wasn't all this choice, I mean it's great for people who cannot tolerate dairy and for people on a vegan diet but at one time it was cows milk or nothing. It also came delivered by a milkman in glass bottles, oh no my little make a brew reader, it wasn't that easy to get back in the day.
My dad will go back even further back and tell you about the days when milk was delivered by horse and cart but that's a tale for another day. So I may have to just bite the bullet and make a sacrifice for a while, when I get to my target weight I can let loose a little, you know what they say ' no pain no gain'
Let me know how you like your tea, do you just have a little splash and keep it strong or do you like a lot of milk? Maybe no milk at all. Please let me know it you have almond milk and is it ok? I have been guessing my milk allowance on my diet and have had it completely wrong. I've been syning really bad. I measured out 275ml of milk and it's really not a lot at all - oops.
I could just carry on syning and enjoy with butter on my toast too but then that's just naughty Sue from the Brew. I'll let you know how I go on.
Thank you so much for reading today and being here with my dilemma. It's only day two of January and I haven't made a resolution so I'm not stressing. Please pop back tomorrow for Whatever Wednesday but for now......
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