Right in the heart of the Derbyshire village of Findern is Bee's Tearoom. A beautifully situated haven of tea, coffee and a light lunch if you fancy one. Lindsay Bee offers sandwiches, jacket potatoes, homemade soup and freshly baked (by herself) cakes and scones.
Mum from the Brew and I sat in the summer sunshine drinking tasty tea, brewed in quaint teapots with classic tea cups. It felt so villagey I half expected Dawn French as The Vicar of Dibley to pop out from the Church across the road.
Along with our tea we shared the last slice of Gluten Free Courgette and Advocado Cake which was so tasty. I thought at first that this combination would taste awful but my goodness it was gorgeous. It was very similar to a carrot cake and I even thought carrot was a weird thing to put in cake at first but veggies work so well and I felt a little bit healthy - two of my five a day there.
A very friendly atmosphere as soon as we entered the tearoom and when we enquired about gluten ree items the staff said if we rang ahead next time they would have some gluten free scones there for us to devour. I'm loving these people and this place! I would definitely return as it was just so welcoming but apart from that you cannot beat where it is situated. Go and try it out now!! You won't be disappointed
For any more information you can find Bee's Tearoom at
www.beestearoom.co.uk You can book online for Afternoon Tea, a bargain at £12.95 for sandwiches, cakes, scones, tea and coffee, perfect for a get together with friends or maybe a party? Sounds great to me - any excuse to eat cake and drink tea.
Let me know if you have been to Bee's Tearoom and tell me what you thought. For now take care of yourselves.
Don't forget to join be tomorrow for What to Buy Wednesday. Bye for now.
Don't worry my lovely Yorkshire Tea I haven't left you forever but I decided to try a different Decaf bag. I saw the line 'The Tasty Decaf' and thought well I'll give that a go and I will be the one to tell you whether it's tasty.
My goodness I really didn't expect anything amazing but this tea really does taste lovely so PG Tips are right, it is a very tasty decaf indeed. They are pyramid bags which I have never worked out whether the shape of the teabag makes any difference but I just thought I would let you know in case you are a pyramid teabag fan.
I like a decaf as I have needed to cut down on caffeine quite a bit. It is mainly strong coffee that usually makes me feel a bit funny, I know there is less caffeine in tea but I like to keep the decaf in anyway. Some decaf teas are terrible, very weak and no body to it but this PG Tips is full bodied....I would say the equivalent to a ladies dress size 18, a good confident quality leaf which can be proud to call itself tea.
So why is PG Tips called PG and what does the PG stand for? Well my little brewsters I'm going to tell you. The company Brooke Bond launched a tea in the 1930's by the name of Pre-Gestee. This was marketed as a digestive tea. They believed you could drink tea prior to a meal as it helped with digestion (pre digestive tea - pre gestee....get it?). Regulations eventually came in later on which stopped tea being labelled as a digestive aid and the name was shortened to PG. The 'Tips' part came in to highlight the point that PG Tips contain just the tips and buds of the plant in the blend.
So there you go.....every day is a school day. Think of this blog as an educational place to be. - you're welcome!! Like I say I'm not totally ditching my Yorkshire Tea Decaf but I just fancied a change and I can recommend these teabags so give them a go too and see what you think.
Thank you for reading today......happy brewing and please come back tomorrow for What to Buy Wednesday.
Take care for now.
Very fitting for Teapot Tuesday for me to have a new teapot and oh what a teapot. It's lovely isn't it?.....Please say yes. I haven't got a stainless steel one as I've always been put off by them. In the past I have had the odd one but the lid always seems to go a bit funny and end up not shutting properly. I must have been washing them wrong or something obviously has gone a miss in my past teapot days.
This is super big and remember that tea cosy that was too big for the teapots I had? Well it fits perfectly over this one. So I can fill it up to the max and still be drinking mugs of tea later on......heaven!!.
Time will tell whether the lid will go dodgy but I'm willing to give the stainless steel another go. I'll be getting an urn next, why not? Just tea on tap, all the time. Maybe a bit too much for just me but hey I could have. a tea party.....that's another blog for another day.
For now I will guzzle loads more tea out of my new pot. I purchased this one from The Range for £17.99, it has 1500ml capacity, that's posh for how much brew there is in it. Love it and it is filled with a nice bit of Yorkshire Decaf at this very moment while here writing this post. Oh just need a refill........
I'll go get one but you take care now and I will be back tomorrow for What to buy Wednesday. What does one possibly need now there is a new teapot in the house? Nothing that's what, I could do with changing my Wednesday's back to 'Whatever'......save me some pennies. We'll see. I just like to pass on some good bargains. Might have a look in Poundworld......they'll have some.
Bye for now my fellow brewsters xx
This is how I drank my brew today, from a flask and watching a bit of cricket. Tea and cricket have just gone together for years and years. Proper tea and sandwiches at the small cricket clubs after a game, such a quaint tradition.
Today was a Women's International between England and New Zealand and it was a great match. I watched half of it at the Derbyshire County Cricket Ground and then came home and watched the rest on tv. I had another commitment in the evening but kept an eye on England's bowling and blimey they just kept knocking the New Zealand girls out one after another to eventually go on and win by 123 runs Two brilliant teams and a really relaxing afternoon with family.
I did think while popping very important items into my rucksack for the day, did I really need a flask of tea? What are you talking about Sue from the Brew? Have you gone completely mad? Of course you need to take a flask of tea. A whole afternoon without a brew, it's not happening. I could have bought one inside the ground but I had loads of it in my big flask. I did share it with Mum from the Brew and even though it was hot hot hot weather, I still have to drink my tea.
What perfect day......sunny weather, a game of cricket, family and a brew......it doesn't get much better than that.
Thank you for reading today and a big well done to England, lets hope the England luck follows on tomorrow for the Football World Cup Semi Final.......fingers crossed!!
Well I went for it and bought another whistling kettle. It's only took me just under a year to decide after writing this post last August........
what-kinda-kettle.html I was trying to decide whether to get another whistling one as I have really worn my old one out, or to go for an electric one that will switch itself off when it's boiled. Lazy I know but since having a whistling one I've definitely moved more and it is good if there is a power cut.
So I treated myself to this lovely kettle from Amazon (a store called Pricecrunchers Ltd). It is very stylish and I can get a full 3.5 litres in this baby so I can brew for England. You can also get a 2.5 litre one too and in a selection of different which are black, red and cream. The 2.5 litre is priced at £14.52 and the 3.5 litre is £19.30 so a good price. It is sturdy, well made and it boils water. What more do you need?
I don't know whether it's because it's new but it just boils quicker, I'm sure it probably doesn't and the science is the same but it just feels nice, new and fresh. It must be a few years since I have had a new kettle so the old one has seen we through many brews.
The mechanism is good and the water pours easy, the handle hasn't got too hot but if I does I just use a small ovenproof cloth so that doesn't worry me. It's a kettle but it's great and glad I decided on this particular one. It's all poised and ready for tonight's football game between England and Columbia for my half time brew but I may need something stronger if it is not going well, we'll see.
I will leave. a link below for this beauty but thank you for reading all about my new addition. Come back tomorrow for another bargain on What to Buy Wednesday but for now........
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