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November 2017

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Christmas Non-Alcoholic Mulled Wine Tea Cocktail Recipe

28th November 2017
Christmas Non-Alcoholic Mulled Wine Tea Cocktail Recipe

This year I decided I would like to make a tea based mulled wine recipe that has all the flavour of traditional mulled wine but with no alcohol, using tea instead of the wine.

This recipe uses Whittard of Chelsea Mulled Wine tea as the base, it was the best I tried and really replaces the wine flavour without losing the traditional mulled wine vibe!


Christmas Non-Alcoholic Mulled Wine Tea Cocktail Recipe Ingredients
850ml of water
2 teaspoons of Whittard of Chelsea Mulled Wine tea
2 slices of dried orange
1 cinnamon stick
1 star anise
1 teaspoon dried pimento
12 cloves
1 teaspoon cardamom pods
1 teaspoon of dried ginger
3 teaspoons of chopped dried cranberries
3 tablespoons of sugar



Christmas Non-Alcoholic Mulled Wine Tea Cocktail Recipe Method
Measure 850ml of boiled water and use a looseleaf tea infuser to steep the Whittard of Chelsea mulled wine tea in the water for 3 to 4 minutes or longer if you’d prefer a stronger flavour but remember a lot of the flavour comes from the dried ingredients.

Pour the prepared tea into a saucepan and add the dried ingredients and the sugar and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes with the saucepan covered to ensure you don’t boil any of the liquid off.

Check the strength, leaving to simmer for longer if required.

Once the tea is the desired strength use a sieve to strain the liquid, making sure that the mulled wine is free of the dried ingredients. Pour the mulled wine in to festive teaware and enjoy warm!

Merry Christmas! 

Bye for now! xXx

Fruit Tea Iced Tea Matcha Recipes

Christmas Matcha Mojito Non-Alcoholic Tea Cocktail

25th November 2017
Christmas Matcha Mojito Non-Alcoholic Tea Cocktail

This is my recipe for an amazing non-alcoholic matcha mojito tea cocktail that is perfect if you want an exciting cocktail with a little kick for this festive season, without alcohol.

The key ingredient is the Bloom Mojito matcha which gives an amazing flavour to the cocktail alongside the matcha vibes. You could probably use unflavoured matcha but the mojito matcha really does bring a special something to this cocktail and is one of the best flavoured matchas I’ve tried (see my matcha comparison post).


Half a chopped lime
6 mint leaves
3 teaspoons of sugar
Crushed ice
1 gram of Bloom Mojito matcha sieved and whisked in water
Soda water


Cut the lime into segments and crush with mint leaves and sugar. Add crushed ice on top to stop the mint from floating to the top when you drink. Sieve and whisk the mojito matcha in a little water and add over the ice, top with soda water.

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Whittard of Chelsea Tea Club Tea Subscription Box Review

25th November 2017
Whittard of Chelsea Tea Club Tea Subscription Box Review

I’ve really been loving tea subscription boxes recently, I love the convenience of awesome tea being delivered without me having to make any effort!

When I started my blog I never imagined that I’d get the opportunity to review Whittard of Chelsea tea, so I was crazily excited when they contacted me to see if I’d like to review their new Tea Club subscription boxes!

First Impressions

The first thing I noticed is how phenomenally their subscription boxes are presented! It’s really nice to see how much effort has gone into the look and feel of the subscription boxes. You receive a Whittard branded ‘tea chest’ with really cute brightly coloured envelopes, one with loose leaf tea bags if you prefer teabags and another with your tasting cards which include pictures of the tea, with information and how to brew it.

The tea sachets themselves are packaged in resealable bags with a printed tea card on the front and wrapped in patterned tissue paper.

Another really nice touch is a Whittard of Chelsea branded stainless steel tea measuring scoop, which is included with your first box so you always know you’re getting the perfect strength tea.

Overall this is one of the best presented tea deliveries I’ve ever received.

The Tea

Strawberry Mint

The first tea I tried was strawberry mint, a herbal infusion that is fantastic hot or cold. The smell of this tea is absolutely magical with a sweet succulent fresh strawberry aroma, and a refreshing mint vibe. The tea is made up mainly of Spearmint but with big chunks of freeze-dried strawberries.

When you add water the fragrance only become stronger and I was pleased to find that the flavour didn’t disappoint. The strawberries smell is so enticing but with a mint twist that isn’t overpowering and adds a really refreshing feel to the tea. Possibly my favourite strawberry tea ever!

Robert Fortune Blend

This is a black tea blend with a nice subtle fruitiness, alongside a traditional black tea flavour. I really enjoy the rich earthy tones of this tea and the fruitiness is great alongside this. I often find more traditional tasting tea a bit boring but this tea is far from boring! It’s a great tea when you want more of it traditional flavour but you want a little bit of excitement too!

Summer Pudding

Summer Pudding is another black tea based blend with a helping of fruitiness. The rich fruity smell bursts from the pack and really does have a pudding-like smell, I couldn’t wait to brew this tea and find out if the taste lived up to the fragrance. I was ecstatic to find out that this tea really tastes as good as it smells, I love to watch the whole berries flow around in the water as the tea steeps. The flavour is like a traditional black tea but with a vibrant Ribena twist, a really fantastic black tea!

Final Thoughts

I was really pleased to find that the Whittard Tea subscription box was amazing through and through! I loved the packaging, the presentation and the amazing teas.

If you’d like to try a Whittard of Chelsea tea subscription box you can find them on their website or you can also buy Summer Pudding, Robert Fortune Blend or Strawberry Mint individually.

A huge thank you to Whittard of Chelsea for sending me their first ’Tea Chest’, it’s been a fantastic experience and I can’t wait to see which teas come next!

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Bye for now! xXx