So everyone knows how we now live in a real coffee culture… But what about the loose leaf tea?

Tea is the most popular beverage in the world, second only to water.  It was first recorded in 59BC and has stayed popular ever since.

I remember visiting my grandparent’s house where tea was a real occasion… A proper organic loose leaf tea with pot, and of course the tea cosy – lovely!

Now skip forward 30 years and it’s all coming back around.

The vintage record player they had in their house, the vintage clothes my gran owned and yes definitely the loose leaf tea in the lovely teapot!

It’s all about combining that great warm fuzz of an old tradition but having the option to add in the new modern flavour if you choose.

There are so many different tea varieties now, from a good old-fashioned Earl grey to an exotic Lemongrass & Ginger. All you have to do is be able to choose which one… or do what I do and keep a whole selection in stock!

I often wonder when wandering down the tea aisle in the supermarket why there isn’t a larger selection? If it’s the second most popular drink in the world why is there only a few shelves?

But then I remember how I don’t buy my vintage clothes in a supermarket or my quirky little tea set because it’s just not the same.

I love my organic tea and to enjoy it properly I want to buy the best. No one taste fits all type for me I’m afraid, give me quality, chemical-free loose leaf tea over that any day.

Coffee drinkers are selective, they say you can’t beat a good quality freshly ground taste and as tea drinkers, we should expect the same too. So next time you invite a friend round for a chat don’t fall for the coffee craze spiel and say “why don’t you come round for a coffee” when you know perfectly well you will both have tea.

Invite them around for a good old-fashioned loose leaf tea, why not stock the cupboard with a few new flavours to try?

In this busy hectic world, there is nothing we need more than a bit of time to switch off and relax… what better way to do it than with good company, a lovely organic tea, and maybe cake… I personally like to add cake in wherever I can, I mean who doesn’t.