Sunday 8 March 2015

Mother's Day Favourites with Whittard

With Mother's Day fast approaching, I got my mum to try out some of Whittard's gift selections. This is what she thought!

From our mutual love of the theatre to our longstanding obsession with Guinea Pigs, my mum and I have always had a lot in common, but one of our defining similarities is our love of tea. 

Not a morning goes by where we don't sit together with a cup, chatting about our days ahead and sharing gossip from the day/night before. It's a ritual in our house, and one which I'll miss a lot when I find a place of my own.

When it comes to tea, I have to admit that she's a lot more adventurous I am, always happy to try out the various fruit and exotic varieties, that I'm less keen on. So when this lovely Mother's Day selection from Whittard dropped through the door, I knew she'd love it. Now I won't go into too much detail about the different varieties available, because you can see that for yourself here, instead I'll just pick out a few of her faves and let you know what she thought.

Pretty Tins with Whittard


"I've never tried Darjeeling before, usually opting for breakfast teas when I'm out, but this was lovely. I'd definitely choose it again - a nice refreshing cup of tea."

Goji & Acai Berry 

"The first thing that hit me about this tea was its lovely rose pink colour. There wasn't much in the way of perfume, but I appreciated its subtlety and loved the refreshing fruity rang on the taste buds."

Mango & Bergamot

Mango & Bergamot 

"I love mango, so this was a real treat to try. The delicate fruity flavour of the blend comes through nicely and is balanced well with the subtle bitterness of the Bergamot tea. A lovely tea!"

So, that's what my mum thought. What will you be getting your mum for Mother's Day?


Sunday 1 March 2015

The Afternoon Tea Club: Mother's Day Competition!

Mother's Day is just around the corner so if you're still on the lookout for the perfect gift, we have just the thing ...

Last week we were lucky enough to receive the best kind of junk mail we have ever received through our letterbox - chocolates! Designed by The Happy Mail, a London based 'bake and deliver' company, these beautiful packages are just as much a treat for the eyes as they are for your sweet tooth - think marshmallows, popcorn, mini Smarties with a sprinkling of rainbow confetti and pinstripe tissue paper - so cute!

The treats were so good in fact that we teamed up with the lovely people at The Happy Mail to give you the chance to win a very special prize to celebrate your wonderful mum this Mother's Day (March 15th FYI)! 

Up for grabs we have a fabulous Afternoon Tea themed Mother's Day Box delivered to your door complete with all the treats and tea you need for a perfect Mother's Day afternoon in - don't worry, there's enough for you to tuck in too!

We'll let The Happy Mail do the talking: 

A perfect gift for Mothers Day or just to let them know that you are are sorry you can't be there today but no doubt you'll be thinking of them (especially when they are tucking into those tasty treats!)
This package contains all the fun for a perfect afternoon tea. Packaged with a little vintage style spoon and Rose Garden tea bags, you would definitely have made the right choice.

Sound good? To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is follow @the_happymail on Twitter via our competition link below.
The competition closes on Saturday 7th March at Midnight and the winner will be announced on Sunday. 

Good luck!
Laura & Caroline x

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