It isn’t often I have a chance to meet a few fellow bloggers without a long drive and much organisation to leave Coombe Mill, except last month when I was invited to an afternoon of tea tasting at the beautiful Trevose Golf Club. This boasts stunning views from the restaurant overlooking the championship course and the wild November sea; a perfect setting to relax with good company, a cup or two of tea and a array of cake, and the best bit, just 20 minutes from my school pick up.
We were treated to the science behind the Birchall Tea brand and the history of this family business from sourcing in East Africa to packing in East London. It is so refreshing (no pun intended) to see a family business breaking into this market so dominated by the well known brands and with a premium proposition to impress. Of course any good talk needs to be supported by the taste test. We gladly worked our way through so many delicious samples I was struggling to remember which my favourites were! As a firm Earl Gray fan I can definitely vouch for the depth of flavour, thought the peppermint was so clean tasting it made me think I could recreate my own boiling mint from the garden; I tried but Birchall is better!
With parents evening backing up on my lovely afternoon tea break I had to make a dash but it was wonderful to catch up with Hayley from Downside Up, and to meet at long last with on line friends Beth from Jam and cream and Stevie from A Cornish Mum.
The lovely team at Birchalls sent us off with a loaded goodie bag full of all their regular and speciality teas and a branded tea towel and china mug to enjoy a quiet cuppa in our own time. The teas are currently only available on their online shop, and in hotels and restaurants, but watch this space; this family team are dreaming big and may appear on your supermarket shelf before too long.
In the mean time if you want to give their selection a try for yourself I have a loaded goodie bag just like mine to give away to one lucky winner. This would make a perfect kick start to a New Year healthy lifestyle. Detox your system with their camomile and revive your senses with raspberry and peach or just aid digestion after a rich meal with a pallet cleansing peppermint variety. From breakfast tea to red bush they have it covered in this lovely selection pack.
Win your Birchall Tea Goodie Bag
To be in with a chance of winning this wonderful selection bag of premium teas just follow the guidelines below. Good luck to all taking part.
I was invited to the tea tasting session and provided with my goodie bag, though I was not required to write about it, I have chosen to do so and all thoughts and options are my own. Birchalls are funding the prize giveaway bundle.
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