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Afternoon Tea Ideas with Twinings Tea.

Afternoon tea is such a British tradition. It began back in 1840 when the Duchess of Bedford decided that it was too lunch to wait for sustenance between lunch and dinner. She often had an afternoon snack of cakes and sandwiches with tea. And so, Afternoon Tea was born.

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afternoon tea

Traditional Afternoon Tea

A traditional afternoon tea would be presented on a three tier platter and contain a savoury treats, like sandwiches, then a plate of scones with jam and cream, and finally a plate of little cakes, or cake slices. This would be served with a pot of tea. You can still buy an afternoon in tea in some hotels in London. More common are the cream teas in Devon and Cornwall where you just get the scones and tea. It’s generally served late afternoon around 3-4pm. With the idea that lunch was at 12 noon and dinner not until 8pm.

My Favourite Teas.

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Here are a few of my favourite teas which would compliment an afternoon tea.

twinings cherry bakewell tea
£2.69 for 20 bags, in a 3 for 2 offer.

No cherry bakewells on your plate? …never mind you can get the flavour with theses yummy tea bags.

Earl Grey tea
£3.59 for 50 bags

Earl Grey is one of my favourite teas and would compliment your sandwiches and cake perfectly.

camomile tea
£1.14 for 20 bags, currently 50% off

If it’s relaxation you are looking for then you can’t go wrong with cup of camomile tea. Just drink and take the rest of the afternoon off. Or take five minutes to relax before beginning again.

Twiinings energise green tea
£1.34 for 20 bags, currently 50% off

Got a busy afternoon? Then energise yourself with a superblend of green tea, mandarin, apple and Guarana with a boost of Vit B6 too.

I do find drinking tea so refreshing, but if it’s a cold drink you would prefer then I can highly recommend Twinings Cold Infuse. They really are refreshing and I often pop a bag into my water bottle.

twinings cold infuse tea
Cold infuse from £3.79 for 12 bags

There are lots of flavours to choose from, my personal favourite is Blueberry, Apple and Blackcurrant. I’m definitely trying Rose Lemonade next though.

What’s your favourite tea? Have you tried Cold Infuse?

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Sit Down and Have a Cup of Tea

I love tea! I like coffee too, but tea is my go to drink and I find it so much more refreshing.

Tea is so versatile as you can find so many delicious flavours and drink it hot or cold. My personal favourite is Earl Grey but I love a good Breakfast Tea in the morning.


Twinings have such a wide variety of tea it’s hard to choose once you visit their site. Strong, weak, fruity, hot or cold you’ll definitely find something to tickle your taste buds.

Twinings also have some fabulous offers on for February, for instance you can get 10% if you are a New Customer with code NEW10

Why not give yourself a boost with some of their new Superblends. for example:
Defence. A Citrus and Ginger Flavoured Herbal Infusion with Green Tea, Echinacea Root and added Vitamin C.

Energise. A Mandarin and Apple Flavoured Green Tea with Guarana and added Vitamin B6.

Turmeric. An Orange Flavoured Infusion with Turmeric and Star Anise.

Focus. Mango and Pineapple Flavoured Herbal Infusion with Ginseng Root and added Vitamin B6.

Digest. Apple Flavoured Herbal Infusion with Spearmint, Rooibos and Baobab.

Cold Infusions

Twinings Cold Infuse gives you a delicious taste to liven up your water without any of the hassle. The infusers are easy to use: just drop one of the infusion bags into a water bottle (500ml), wait for 5 minutes – stirring or shaking occasionally – and enjoy!

Want to liven up your water? Why not try dropping a cold infusion bag into sparkling water for a healthy, sugar-free alternative to fizzy drinks.

Designed to drop into your reusable water bottle, Cold Infuse is the perfect aid to helping you drink more water throughout the day, wherever you are. Simply drop, leave, shake and enjoy! 


Valentines day is February 14th and Twinings have some fabulous gifts to choose from.

gift bag wiht breakfast tea, chocolate truffles, a keep warm cup and teabag tidy

The Roses Are Red giftbag is the perfect gift for any tea lover and is packed full of flavour from strong breakfast tea to the decadent truffles packed with fun popping candy, delighting your taste buds. There is also a keep cup, perfect for re-filling on the go and a stylish tea tidy.

box of tea bags, marmalade, shortbread biscuits, black gift bag

Breakfast in Bed.

Who wouldn’t love to be woken up with a cup of exquisite breakfast tea – lovingly made and accompanied by a little sweet treat.

This gift box includes:

If you are tempted I have one more offer for you, Free Delivery when you spend over £25 with code FDEL219


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