Do you ever get ‘that sinking feeling’ late afternoon?
Not quite dinner time, but lunch seems a distant memory?
If you do you aren’t alone, in fact Anna the 7th Duchess of Bedford (and close friend of Queen Victoria) in the early 19th century discovered the perfect solution – afternoon tea. During this period tea consumption increased dramatically in the UK. And it seems more and more popular each passing day.
What could be more British than a cup of tea? It truly is our answer to everything, from that ‘sinking feeling’, to a long day at work, to even the most traumatic life experiences.
My afternoon tea is just about to be delivered to my desk while I type up this blog post. This isn’t a daily occurrence, it’s a special treat today (with a mini mince pie on the side – well it is 1st December!).
You know me, I like to share the love. A week or so back the postie arrived with some tea addressed to me. No we aren’t talking a pot of tea, rather a parcel from Twinings. And because Twinings really are lovely they have also kindly offered to send out a selection of tea to one of my readers.
So let’s get on with it so I can drink my tea (the mince pie has already been devoured).
For the giveaway Twinings have included some of their most Autumn/Christmassy blends, as well as the classic much loved English Breakfast:
- Twinings Gingerbread Green Tea
- Twinings Merry Christmas Mint Infusion Loose Tea Caddy
- Twinings Smoky Lapsang
- Twinings English Breakfast
To enter the giveaway please share who you’d most like to take afternoon tea with and why. Please do confirm you have a UK address to have the tea sent to.
My choice would probably be the very British Sir Winston Churchill – I’m thinking that might be quite an interesting afternoon tea.
Last comment to be entered in the giveaway is to be received by 8pm Friday 4th December. The tea selection will be sent to the reader selected by random generator.