Tenth Day of Giftmas: Hoogly Tea and Hygge Book Review

Tenth Day of Giftmas: The Little Book of Hygge and Hoggly Tea – £8.99/ 1 box of tea ranges from £4.25 – £5.25 – Fancy a festive cuppa, well Christmas blends such as Around the Fire and Spiced Orange will warm you up while you read about the Nordic way of life with the Little Book of Hygge.

Tina Gloggengieser, from Aarhus in Denmark, now living in Brighton, is a keen tea enthusiast and creator of the sensational Hoogly tea range.  Hoogly is the pronunciation of ‘hyggelig’.  ‘Hygge’ is all about the Danish way of life and having a feeling of wellbeing and warmth the whole year round.  Hence, a contributory factor, as to why they have been voted one of the happiest nations.

 All the teas are ethically sourced, fair traded, made and packed in the UK using a range of luxury, healthy and natural ingredients.  Innovative tea flavours such as Around the Fire and Spiced Orange which really got me in the festive mood.

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Teapigs Hangover Gift Set Review

Teapigs Hangover Gift Set Review: August 2017

Teapigs founders, Nick and Louise, started the brand back in 2006 with a mission to get everyone drinking real tea again. Both have bags of experience, as they met while working for a massive tea company. The brand has grown from strength to strength with their natural biodegradable mesh teabags collecting over 70 great taste awards – impressive stuff!

During a lovely evening, out we can all get a little too carried away with the bubbly alcoholic refreshments, leaving us feeling a little tender the following day. Be prepared and spread some much-needed comfort and hugs by giving your tea obsessed friends and family a ‘Teabag’ Hangover kit so that they can have the ‘hair of the Teapigs’.

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Pure Chimp Matcha Review

Pure Chimp Matcha Review: February 2017

Founder Dean, along with Sarah, Alex, Higor and Joe make up the Pure Chimp team. Pure Chimp provide quality 100% natural Japanese ceremonial-grade matcha to the masses. Keeping things simple and making people happy is their Matcha Mantra. An Ethical operation the Pure Chimp organisation give 5% of their profits to charity and use recyclable materials to pack all their products.

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Quinteassential Tea Review

Quinteassential Tea Review: August 2016

Tea First DeffoAny excuse to bring out the family China and indulge in a spot of tea is gladly welcomed. Therefore, my excitement peaked when I was presented with the opportunity to work with the exclusive Cheshire based Quinteassential tea brand. The brand has grown vastly from their humble roots where trading was initially at local farmers markets and foodie festivals. The brand name coined from the adjective “quintessential” represents the brand ethos of class, quality and to ultimately provide their clients with a perfect cup of tea. Bernadine Tay founded the brand in 2010 stating that, “One of my earliest and fondest memories was my mother boiling water in a tin kettle she loved, carefully preparing the black tea with oranges, while we sat round the table for some cakes and conversation”. Created with heart and soul Bernadine has uniquely personalised each blend from inspirational life events, people she has met, conversations and foodie influences. Giving each of the tea blends individual character and charm.

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