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. The thing is tea is full of antioxidants and has so many health benefits.
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.