Cup of tea anyone?

There aren’t many things that a cup of tea can’t solve. Alright, maybe ‘solve’ is pushing it a bit, but I always find a cup of tea can take the edge off at least. When my sister comes to visit she mocks me for the amount of tea I drink, but I don’t care, there is just something so comforting about hot drinks, especially on cold days when you can wrap your cold hands around the mug and blow hot steam into your face.

I also have a bit of a thing about pretty drinks and taking pictures of them. Yes that’s right, I am that woman in the cafe on her own taking pictures of her tea.

"Beautiful tea"

How could you resist?

The one thing I do struggle with in cafes though is what to choose. I’m not very decisive at the best of times, and tea or coffee is challenging enough, but nowadays of course there are about a million different types of tea and coffee to choose from. Too much choice unfortunately tends to lead me to make impulse decisions, like when I go into McDonalds, panic at all the burger varieties, and end up with a Filet-O-Fish.

It was too much choice that lead recently to me ordering a green tea latte:

"Green tea latte"

It’s good to try new things after all, even if only once.

And if you think green tea is fancy enough, then hold onto your seats, because the tea fun doesn’t stop there, oh no…

The Whittard website features no less than 16 different types of green tea alone, from the very exciting sounding gunpowder variety, which in its packet doesn’t look anywhere near as scary as it sounds:

"Gunpowder tea"

A taste explosion! (Boom boom).

to the intriguing sencha tea, described as ‘a tea of spontaneity, made for friends and strangers alike’.

"Milky Oolong"

Milky Oolong anyone? It’s prized for its silken texture, creamy taste and incredible aroma don’t you know.

Can’t make up your mind which tea is for you? Best put the kettle on while you think about it…



  1. 1 October, 2012 / 7:54 am

    You need to get to a tea tasting at Attic (all the tea in China) on Coldharbour rd

  2. rinsimpson
    3 October, 2012 / 8:15 pm

    We should definitely have our next business meeting at Papajis (

    • 11 October, 2012 / 7:58 am

      Ooh yes please! Although can we change their name from ‘teasmiths’ to ‘teamongers’? That would be funnier.

  3. 23 March, 2014 / 3:06 pm

    My favourite the Gunpowder green :) Do you heard about Greenfield Tea ?:) I think simply that is the best tea, but a bit rare in my country :(

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