Taylors :: a day in cups of tea.



If you ask me, there’s no better way of punctuating a day (whether a working day or otherwise) than by the ritualistic making of cups of tea. Boiling. Pouring. Brewing. Drinking. An hour or two of work or relaxation, and then the whole process begins again. It’s comforting and therapeutic, and reminds us that there are more important things in life than staring at lit-up screens for hours on end.

Taylors of Harrogate sent over a care parcel last week, containing their new range of herbal and fruit teas. They’ve teamed up with plant experts at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, to create the finest and most beautifully tasting infusions. Before we talk tea though, can we take a moment to appreciate the beauty of the packaging? (Scroll right down to the bottom of the post to see it in all its glory!) When the parcel came through, Jason and I spent a good ten minutes just ooohing over all the lush fonts and colours and illustrations. I’m in love!

The tea blends themselves are just beautiful- delicate and fresh tasting, with a little something for every taste going. Below is my day in tea…one delicious cup-full at a time.

A . M ::


Sweet Rhubarb blend ::

The rhubarb blend is the most delicate of the range, and a perfect cup of tea to open the day with. The colour alone is enough to make me love it! I like to add a half-teaspoon of sugar to bring out the fruit flavours, and serve as part of the most feminine, pink-hued breakfast in bed I can put together. A weekend indulgence of course, but such a lovely indulgence to make.

P . M ::

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Lemongrass & ginger blend ::

I’ve found the lemongrass and ginger blend to be the very best way of beating the dreaded afternoon slump, during the past few days. It’s the most fragrant, invigorating hug-in-a-mug you could imagine, and tastes all the better out of a sweet tin mug. Make up a cup about an hour after lunchtime (right when your lunch  is settling heavy in your stomach and getting ready to make a nap seem like the most appealing thing in the world), and let the warming ginger and fresh lemongrass work their magic!

E V E ::

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Spiced Apple blend ::

Are you already dreaming of how perfectly festive this blend is? It’s like mulled wine meets tea, and is all kinds of delicious! I’m planning on picking up a bumper pack of cinnamon sticks next time I’m out shopping, because can you even imagine how amazing this would be served with a stick of cinnamon, as well as a strip of orange peel and a drizzle of honey, in each cup?


And now, fun stuff! Taylors are offering one Cider with Rosie reader a complete set of their range of fruit & herbal teas, as photographed above!

To enter the giveaway, just take the ‘Flavour Fairy’ quiz (I got ‘blackberry and elderflower fairy!), then head over to Twitter (and be sure you’re following along with Cider with Rosie!) then tweet using the hashtag #CwRgiveaway to let me know which ‘flavour fairy’ you are! I’ll pick a winner 2 weeks today (on the 5th of Jan) and the sweet folk at Taylors will send out a parcel of tea right away for you to start the New Year with!

Which flavour takes your fancy? I’m about to go for a cup of the blackberry & elderflower right now…

** Post created in partnership with Taylors of Harrogate.

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  • http://theawkwardblog.com/ Angela | The Awkward Blog

    Ooh, I’ve got the Spiced Apple one sitting in my cupboard; it smells divine and Christmassy. I bet the Ginger and Lemongrass will work wonders for staving off a cold too…which means I ought to stock up surely! x

    The Awkward Blog

  • http://stampplease.blogspot.com/ Camille

    Oh, I love tea! The rhubarb blend looks interesting.

    Silly Medley: Lifestyle and Travel

  • http://www.lifeoutsidelondon.co.uk Michelle

    Their Rhubarb tea reminds me of rhubarb and custard sweets in just the best possible way! Great way to start the day.
    And I agree, their packaging alone is enough reason to have this sitting in my cupboard.
    M x

  • Jennifer Polly

    I spotted these in a supermarket recently and have been tempted to try them because of the packaging! The lemongrass and ginger sounds divine, I haven’t seen that before so will be keeping an eye out for it. Lovely post and beautiful photos as always! :) x

  • http://www.sheandtell.com/ shannan jessie

    lemon grass and ginger <3

  • http://www.perpetuallycaroline.com/ Caroline L.

    I was totally getting this Taylors confused with a cafe chain in Oxford called Taylors. Have you ever been? The best pastries!! I went (more than) once a day when I was studying abroad there earlier this year :) And as for tea – a hug in a mug is the perfect description!

  • http://lizziedailyblog.blogspot.co.uk/ Elizabeth Rebecca

    The spiced apple sounds amazing (and hello Disqus comments!)

    Lizzie’s Daily Blog

    • http://www.ciderwithrosie.com/ Rosie

      It’s so tasty! And YES, I’m so happy to finally have Disqus installed! Hopefully no more silly issues with commenting now! :)

  • Fallon Patterson

    This looks so cozy! I love it all. I feel fuzzy now!



    Blackberry and elderflower too <3

  • http://www.dreams-etc.com Crystal @ Dreams, etc.

    These all sound so delicious! The blackberry and elderflower tea sounds so good!

  • http://www.alittleblogbynatalie.blogspot.co.uk/ Natalie Middleton

    Mmmmmm I am definitely going to try the spiced apple one! :O I love this post!

    I have just started my own blog and would love it if anyone would mind having a little look…http://www.alittleblogbynatalie.blogspot.co.uk/

    Thank you! :)

    Natalie xoxo

  • http://runningwhitehorses.blogspot.com Carina

    I drink 4 cups of tea in a day as well! Definitely going to try Taylors tea when i see it :)
    Chamomile and vanilla sounds like it would smell and taste amazing!

    X, Carina
    Running White Horses

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