Tea. It’s not secret round here that I love the stuff. And like so many things in life, I’ve grown a little more selective in my old age. Once I thought tea only came in packs of 240 small white bags (unless you were at Granny’s house. She messed around with a pot and a strainer and there were always little black bits floating in it like dead ants… and not in a good squashed-flies- Garibaldi-biscuits way). But then I fell pregnant.
I know, it’s not normally a path to tea connoisseurship, is it? But it so happened that I was struggling with feeling queazy on the drive in to work, and one of the baby magazines I bought had a free sample of Rooibos – allegedly ‘an amazing caffeine-free tea which helps settle a queazy stomach’. I tried it, and I was sold. I’ve been a Redbush drinker ever since.
And then came a review sample of loose leaf tea when I was recovering from Whooping Cough – and it was like a revelation. It was a white tea – I hadn’t even known white tea existed. And it was light, and fresh, and complex and exactly what my tired old convalescing body needed… and suddenly I couldn’t go back. I ordered some loose leaf rooibos, and then some black teas… and I realised that there was a whole new world of tea to explore. PROPER tea.
So when Adagio Teas got in touch (oh Adagio. My very favourite is your Spearmint mixed with Gunpowder for a real actual proper mint tea) and asked if I thought you guys might like to win some tea for yourself, I of course bit their tea leaves off.
I left the prize choice itself up to them – and they’ve come up with a stonker.
So. Here is your chance to win;
Complete with infuser (so no bits of dead ant for your tea), you can watch the magic of your loose leaf tea unfurl. And it’s a large pot, holding 1.25l to make up to five cups. Perfect for showing off your tea making skills.
Also one glass teacup and saucer.
Once you start down the road of loose leaf tea, you come to appreciate the colours that shone from a beautiful brew. And a glass cup is perfect for savouring how your tea looks as well as tastes.
And TEN sampler boxes of teas. Each one of these boxes makes around 40 cups of tea – so that’s 400 cups of tea for you to enjoy. I know, right? Best prize ever.
And Adagio or being kind enough to let you choose some of the samplers too – for example if you want to go caffeine free, or more fruity, or prefer green to black tea they can select the perfect blends for you.
Just as an example, this is the Earl Grey sampler – and it offers four different versions of the classic bergamot-flavoured treat. Each sample makes about 10 cups of tea. This set includes:
(I LOVE Earl Grey. I now need to taste ALL of these)
To be in with a chance to win that fabulous bundle of amazing teas, just answer the first three questions in the widget box below. There are more chances to win by completing the other entry options if you so wish – they’re entirely up to you! The closing date for this competition is midnight the 25th March 2018 and only entries received on or before that date can be included. The winner will be the first randomly chosen entry. Good luck!