Sometimes I’m a real cliche when it comes to being a crafter. I do my knitting on the train, I hoard posh wool I can’t bear to use and I drink tea when I’m making stuff. I used to be a big coffee fan until I discovered flavoured teas a few years back and I’ve been hooked ever since.
G and I went to Brighton around this time last year (see my post about it here) and whilst there, we visited Bluebird Tea Company. It was a teeny little shop with a huge amount of loose tea to choose from. I tried their festive and Christmas teas and I’m pleased to see they are back in abundance this year! They even have tea hampers and tea baubles for your tree which is genius.
I have a ritual in the afternoons where I make a pot of loose leaf tea for one. Or if I just want a cup, an infuser is perfect.
As a teetotaler, I always feel I am missing out on festive drinks, so this mulled wine tea fills that gap for me! Orange, clove and cinnamon give it a distinctly Christmas feel and if you want to make it boozy, you can chuck it on the stove with some red wine. Quite a few of their teas are available as ‘cocktail kits’ too.
The guys at Bluebird have been getting creative too. Their new screen printed tote bags are only a fiver. I am trying hard to remember a reusable bag when shopping now, but I do forget at least once a week!Is it weird that I really enjoyed taking pictures of tea for this post? There’s something about loose tea and all the different textures and ingredients that make it interesting to look at. Especially as the pumpkin spice one had little pumpkin sprinkles in!
By the way, I’m at Renegade market today doing some Christmas craft shopping, so expect a haul post very soon!