Valentine’s Tea Party

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Valentine's Tea Party

Due to work commitments, my other half and I celebrated Valentine’s on Saturday 13th of February, so I decided to put on a little Valentine’s Tea Party for my friends on the 14th, where we could try out some fantastic loose leaf tea and enjoy a cake (or two).

Valentine's Tea Party

The lovely folk at Jadu Tea sent me some delicious-looking tea and this tea party seemed like the perfect occasion to try this out. In preparation, I pulled out my beautiful pink teapots and infusers and we set about trying some of these delicious flavours.

Mademoiselle Grey Tea

This is a tea for the eyes and the taste buds. When I opened the tea, I could clearly see the orange peel, lemongrass and red cornflowers nestled amongst the black tea. It looked beautiful.

Valentine's Tea Party

On brewing, we all agreed it was a very smooth taste and the bergamot and accompanying ingredients gave a fruity and refreshing taste. I really enjoyed this tea. You could have it with or without milk, depending on your taste.

Rooibos Crème Brulee

This is a delightfully sweet tea, which would be perfect after a meal, when you don’t have room for a dessert but you would like something sweet.

It smelled heavenly as it was brewing. The tea gave off aromas of cinnamon and caramel. As it is a rooibos tea, it is caffeine free, so perfect for an evening treat which won’t keep you awake at night.

English Breakfast

This was a really rich, flavoursome tea. I love the classic English Breakfast tea and this is definitely one of the nicest I’ve tasted. Very satisfying and one you could drink at any time (not just at breakfast!)

White Mango Lime

I was also sent White Mango Lime tea, which I am very excited to try out tomorrow morning. I often take a travel cup of my favourite lemon-grass tea with me to work in the morning, so I think this could offer a variation on the refreshing zing I like first thing. Also white tea is reported to being full of beautifying antioxidants! That sounds good, doesn’t it? The tea is made up of Chinese white tea and has lots of other delightful ingredients added to it, included hibiscus, pineapple and papaya pieces and sunflower petals, amongst other things.

Jadu Tea is beautifully packaged in blue velvet square boxes. They feel luxurious and they would make a great gift for any tea lover. Mine came wrapped in thick tissue paper and it felt like I was opening a very special gift. There’s plenty of other flavours, I still have a few more to try out. Any excuse to have another tea party eh!

Valentine's Tea Party

I made a served a batch of my favourite home-made cupcakes, which always seem to go down well with my friends and family. I made these valentine’s themed, with red polka dot cases and sugar heart toppings. If you like the look of these, you can find the recipe here.

Valentine's Tea Party

All in all, we had a wonderful Valentine’s Tea Party, made even more special with the lovely teas from Jadu Tea and of course, the company of my lovely friends.

Happy Valentine’s Day to you all!

Disclosure: Jadu Tea gifted me a selection of teas to try, but as always, my opinions are my own.

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32 thoughts on “Valentine’s Tea Party

  1. Ahh what a fab idea! I LOVE tea. Earl grey is my favourite aswell as a selection of Chinese tea. The Packaging for the Jadu the looks very swish! #PicknMix

    • Sally Sally says:

      Me too Maria. There's so many delicious flavour of tea to try out there, you'd never get bored. It's beautiful isn't it. It feels a velvety. Perfect for a little treat for yourself or a nice gift for a tea fiend.

    • Sally Sally says:

      Ahh, maybe next year. I liked making the Valentine's cupcakes, they went down really well. It's just a little thing but it was a lot of fun to see my friends and catch up.

  2. What a lovely tea party. We are redecorating our dining room and sitting rooms to be better for having people over. I love entertaining. Great to pick up tips. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme.

    • Sally Sally says:

      Me too, I love entertaining too. We're a bit limited on space at the moment, but are moving soon, so will be looking forward to having people over more. Good luck with your redecoration. I hope you are going to share some pictures along the way.

  3. Sally, I love a great cup of tea and this tea sounds and looks incredible! I'm not sure which one I'd want to try first! On a cold day or night this is my go to drink and in the summer I love it iced. I'm a tea kind of girl, I'm going to check this company out, I really am intrigued since you loved it so much!

    Send a cupcake! LOL

    • Sally Sally says:

      Ooh, I never thought to make iced tea with the leaves. I'll have to make a jug of that, you are absolutely right, that'll be perfect in the summer. Ha ha - cupcake is on it's way! Virtually 🙂

  4. Oh this tea looks amazing & so healthy too! I love English Breakfast Tea! The Jadu Tea variety sounds really yum. I quite like their packaging too! Thanks so much for sharing with #bloggerclubuk x

    • Sally Sally says:

      It was such a nice gathering, especially for valentine's day. Yes the range Jadu have is amazing and their teas are so lovely. I got excited just opening the box, let alone when the teas had brewed.

    • Sally Sally says:

      Me too. Tea parties are such a nice and inexpensive way of catching up with friends in informal environment. Everyone can come and go as they please.

  5. I love teas but haven't tried some of these so I know where I will be going this week! thank you for introducing me to some new flavours and also for the opportunity to link up at Life Loving Linkie

    • Sally Sally says:

      Me neither. I love Earl Grey so I knew I'd probably like the Mademoiselle Grey, but the others have been a really nice surprise. I've started having the white mango lime as my morning tea, it's delicious.

  6. I like rooibos tea, but my favorite one is without doubt chai tea! Love the spicy taste of ginger, with the mix of cinnamon and others.

    • Sally Sally says:

      I really enjoyed the rooibos tea, it was delicious. I haven't tried chai tea Pili, but one of my colleagues drinks it all the time and it smells amazing. Maybe I'll have to ask her if she would mind making me a cup to try....

    • Sally Sally says:

      Me too - I think you are right. Any excuse to drink tea and eat cake. Also any excuse to have a meet up and a catch up!

    • Sally Sally says:

      Thanks - it was really nice. I enjoyed trying the different flavours and comparing what everyone liked about them.

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