I am a simple soul I think. I do not crave expensive diamonds or flash cars. Instead I have things in my life that make me happy there and then. I have learned over the years that the small stuff is what keeps me ticking over.
I was recently invited to Twinings and this really made my heart sing. Anyone who knows me will understand why. I love tea. I am a tea monster, but I am something of an old fashioned tea drinker as I still use loose leaf tea (my granddad did and so did my parents).
Then something rather serendipitous happened and Sage asked to review their Tea Maker by Heston.
Oh be still my beating heart, great quality loose leaf tea from twinings and The Sage Tea Maker.
So let’s talk tea…………….
There is something about a pot of tea which cries out to be a social event. A pot means drinks all round and my boys love tea too. Tea is my go to drink. I am quite happy to take it white, black, with lemon, but no sugar for me please. I have even been converted to green tea and love the new Twinings new Green Tea with Salted Caramel Apple. I love iced tea in the summer and green tea makes fab ice tea, especially served with mint.
I start my day with a cup of English breakfast tea in a thermos mug, which MadDad brings to me in bed as he leaves for work at 6.30am and I end my day with a cup of calamine tea before bed. My whole day can be timed by which type of tea I am drinking. If I am feeling in need of a hug in a mug then a homemade chai latte is my drink of choice.
Tea for me is an affordable luxury and I like to buy the best I can afford. I have also put the tea tasters subscription on my wish list for my birthday later in the year.
The Tea Maker
I am in love with my Tea Maker for someone who likes tea it is a must. It takes all the guess work out of making sure the water is the right temperature for the specific blend of tea and also makes sure that you do not over brew your tea.
Even better you can set a time for it to come on and it keeps your brew warm for up to an hour after you make it.
Don’t want to make loose leaf tea in it, don’t worry you can use it as a kettle and specify the temperature of the water or even add a tea bag into the strainer. No more bitter green tea for me!
It is really hard to put in to words just how much I love my tea maker. It makes good tea great and everyone who sees it wow’s over it. I have to admit that I am something of a tea nerd or would that be geek and used to use a removable strainer and timer when making tea previous to receiving the tea maker. I hated returning to a teapot to find the tea all strewed and bitter.
Taking tea is a family experience for us and even though I adore my tea maker I have been decanting the tea in to teapot to take to the table, but I know that we will drink a whole teapot full in one setting. During the day when I am making tea for me I make enough for two mugfulls and it is a joy to return for my second cup and to find it as good as the first.
What to know more about making the perfect cup of tea, then take a look at Heston’s video below and #TalkTeawithHeston. You can also find out more about Sage on their facebook page and chat to them about all things tea on twitter.
Love that you have a different type of tea for the different times of the day.
OH my you had me at Tea !
What a brilliant experience! We’ve been getting into our teas lately and that machine looks awesome! x
I ADORE tea, but I am a simple girl and just love milky builders tea. I have tried to get into fruit teas and different blends but I just love normal tea! x
I’m an earl grey girl myself 🙂
I only drink peppermint tea. I love the idea that there’s a perfect temperature for my cuppa.
I’m not the worlds biggest tea fan, much more of a coffee girl,but when I do fancy tea i want a proper strong builders mug! The tea maker looks ace!
I’m a peppermint and liquorice girl myself (I love Teapigs) although I am tempted to try a chai latte – who doesn’t need a hug in a mug. Really interesting post and the tea maker sounds fab.
My husband would just LOVE that tea maker!
I am not really a tea drinker….but I will have it when I am not feeling well!
oh i love tea , i cant drink coffee because it makes me stutter, i have just got some new fruit tea which i excited to try
All I can think now is tea – oh I do love it so. x
Ohhh looks like a fab opportunity for someone that loves tea! I’m not a fan but my OH would LOVE that tea maker x
The tea maker looks great !! what a fab opportunity for a tea lover
I have had mine for a year this week and have to agree with you. It is such an amazing piece of kit isnt it?
I really like the idea of this tea maker.
Looking at it I wish I had one too
I am totally in love with this tea maker. I wonder if it could make masala chai with ginger and mint?
I love tea so much I freaked when I came to Canada and tasted the hotel tea. It was nearly enough to make me put the kibosh on the whole ‘moving to another continent’ deal. It was so bad I wrote an entire magazine article about it (“There Is No T In Canada”).
Fortunately I’ve since managed to source some loose leaf assam. It’s not as good as trusty Twinnings from back home but it sure beats Red Rose (bleurgh!) I still love it went I get a Twinnings-heavy care package though… 😉
I LOVE great loose leaf tea and have recently got all fancy with special pots and such. Your visit looks amazing and I love the sound of green tea with salted caramel apple – mmmmm!
I’m a coffee girl myself but what a fab device for tea lovers! xxx
I’m a tea drinker too, mainly Earl Grey and herbal teas. The Sage looks very interesting and techie. I usually use tea bags, but if the Sage can do it better, I’m open to suggestions.
Someone say Tea??? love a good cuppa and a good biscuit to dunk!
We are not really tea drinkers in this household but I know my Mum would love the tea maker.
I love my tea – this looks ace!!
I blimmin LOVE tea but I’m a stickler for sticking to just two or three I know, I should really branch out! x