National Tea Festival

National Tea Day Fes-Tea-Val 2018

National Tea Day 2018

Next weekend is National Tea Day and will see events all around the country to celebrate this quintessentially British pastime and all things tea! Tipple Tails will be Par-tea-ing at the National Tea Day Fes-Tea-Val at Chiswick House on the 21st and 22 April. I’ll be tempting you with lots of delicious fruit cake to have with your tea – tea and cake – what’s not to like!

I’ll be taking four different teas from the lovely Birdhouse Tea Co – each one carefully chosen to complement the flavours in my unusual fruit cakes:

To complement the buttery cherries & almonds & Cherry Bakewell Tart liqueur in the Cherry Orchard fruit cake we have chosen ‘Secret Recipe’ tea from the Peak District range. Named after the Bakewell Pudding recipe that no one knows, it is based on a black Ceylon tea, with Raspberry & Almond.

From the Birdhouse Classics range, Rooby Vanilla, a gentle, fragrant Rooibos or Redbush tea, balances the mouth warming tingling sensations of the stem ginger & creamy walnuts in the Ginger Tingle fruit cake. Rooibos tea is from the Cape in South Africa, is naturally caffeine free & high in Antioxidants. When paired with this cake, it almost tastes like custard!

Classic Chai – an Assam based Chai tea with Cinnamon & Ginger work in harmony with the Cinnamon, Apple & Hazelnuts in the Cinnamon Pippin fruit cake for an autumnal ‘hug’. It has quite a malty flavour & takes milk well.

Blended to form part of the Birdhouse Yorkshire collection dedicated to God’s Own County, I have paired Yorkshire Rose, a sweet Chinese black tea base infused with beautiful rose petals giving it floral notes, with our own exotic Coco Bazaar fruit cake to set off the decadent flavours of Chocolate, Cardamom, Pistachio & Honey.

I have 10 FREE family tickets to give away to some lucky winners!

All you have to do is visit our Facebook page, and Like and Share this National Tea Day Fes-Tea-Val post and tell me which of my tea and fruit cake pairings you like best to be in with a chance of winning a ticket. I will select the 10 lucky winners at random on Thursday 19th April.

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