Win a bundle of new Miles Tea Kites worth over £40

I really enjoyed our brief period living in Bristol. I made some lovely friends, I joined a netball team and I ate more brunches from independent cafes than you can shake a slice of fried halloumi at.

I missed Somerset though.

I missed the feeling of familiarity and belonging somewhere, of driving past places and thinking ‘I remember going there with Gran and Grandad when I was little.’

When I moved back to Somerset about four years ago (four years!) it felt like coming home, only better than first time around because I appreciated it more. Perhaps it’s age too, that means I enjoy all that shiz like heritage and feeling rooted in a community. I like chatting to people at the weekly farmers’ market in Taunton and buying locally produced food and drink. I like going to garden centres and drinking cups of tea.

I am living my Best Somerset Life.

Given how fond I am of all the tea drinking and local producers and what not, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I was pretty excited when local tea and coffee legends Miles asked me if I fancied coming for a nose around their factory in West Somerset and helping them launch their new range of Tea Kites.

Basically they asked me to be the poster girl for local tea bags. Pretty sure that’s what happened.

Look how excited I am to be holding a box of tea!

Miles Tea Kites

(My face can go a bit funny in pictures sometimes. I keep my mouth closed and do a weird smile that makes me look like Belle in all her primary school photos where she refused to show her teeth. I think I may have gone too far the other way with this one though.)

Getting to have a look at the expertise that goes into creating something as seemingly simple as a bag of coffee or a box of tea was really fun. I especially liked the machine that takes the tea and a roll of gauzy paper and makes tea bags – I felt like I might become hypnotised.

So what are Miles Tea Kites?

Good question. Tea and Coffee has been blended and roasted by the sea in West Somerset by Miles since 1888, so these guys know what they’re doing when it comes to tasty beverages. Tea Kites are a new offering in the ‘fancy tea’ market.

You know when you go into one of those independent halloumi cafes I mentioned earlier, and they have about 30 types of tea decanted into large mason jars behind the counter, all in glossy pyramid teabags, filled with beautiful chamomile flowers and rose petals?

It’s that.

Here they are:

Miles Tea Kites

They look beautiful, they smell amazing – they will turn you into a better version of yourself every time you drink one.

Probably.

Possibly.

So far I have only tried the lavender, lime flower and rose flavour, but based purely on this experience I am giving Miles Tea Kites 10/10 – ‘would recommend.’ I will be honest and say I tried the lavender one first as that was the flavour I was most sceptical about. Lavender is lovely, but it can be a pretty overpowering flavour and I wasn’t sure how they were going to make a tea with it that didn’t taste like you were chewing one of those microwaveable lavender pillows.

Suffice to say that Miles managed it. The lavender tea is flavoursome but subtle, gently floral without tasting like toilet pot pourri, which is always a good thing in a tea.

Win ten boxes of Miles Tea Kites

If you’d like to make your tea shelf the envy of all your friends then you’ve come to the right place. The lovely people at Miles have very kindly offered me two COMPLETE SETS of all ten flavours of their new Tea Kites to giveaway. That’s ten boxes, one of each flavour, just like in the picture.

To be in with a chance to win, go and visit the Tea Kites page and come back and leave a comment on this post telling me which of the new teas takes your fancy. Register the comment in the Gleam widget below and you’ll unlock lots of bonus ways to enter and increase your chances of winning. The competition is open to UK residents only and is open until 11.59pm on July 30th 2018.

Good luck!

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84 Comments

  1. msedollyp
    12 July, 2018 / 11:10 am

    Berry be berry nice

  2. Cath English
    12 July, 2018 / 11:48 am

    Lavender sounds amazing! What an interesting flavour!

  3. iain maciver
    12 July, 2018 / 12:14 pm

    super green

  4. pete c
    12 July, 2018 / 12:33 pm

    Berry Berry would be the one that i would choose

  5. lapsapchung
    12 July, 2018 / 12:40 pm

    Ginger and Lemongrass sounds delicious. I’m tempted by the green tea and camomile too – I know camomile tea is supposed to help you sleep but I find the flavour too strong, and the green tea would soften it

  6. nearlydead
    12 July, 2018 / 12:47 pm

    Liquorice,Pepperment and Spearmint sounds nice

  7. Amandeep Sibia
    12 July, 2018 / 1:01 pm

    Berry berry!

  8. Annabel Greaves
    12 July, 2018 / 1:02 pm

    Love the sound of the berry berry

  9. TANIA STANNARD
    12 July, 2018 / 1:39 pm

    I would most like to try the Berry Berry tea.

  10. Lucy
    12 July, 2018 / 1:43 pm

    I like the look of green tea and chamomile

  11. Lyndsey
    12 July, 2018 / 1:51 pm

    Berry flavour sounds nice

  12. Ritchie
    12 July, 2018 / 1:57 pm

    Fennel

  13. Susan B
    12 July, 2018 / 2:04 pm

    I fancy quite a few of their delicious flavours but the ROOIBOS, BAOBAB & CHAI would be at the top of my list as I drink lots of Rooibos. Good to see West Country businesses doing well.

  14. Hayley Colburn
    12 July, 2018 / 2:06 pm

    English Breakfast and Berry Berry sound the nicest

  15. 12 July, 2018 / 3:00 pm

    Tough choice, but I’d go for the ginger and lemongrass

  16. Jennifer Bruce
    12 July, 2018 / 5:29 pm

    Oooh Berry Berry sounds like my cuppa tea!

  17. Rachel Craig
    12 July, 2018 / 5:49 pm

    Berry Berry.

  18. Emma C
    12 July, 2018 / 5:58 pm

    Fennel, orange and hibiscus sounds interesting!

  19. kerri copeland
    12 July, 2018 / 6:38 pm

    lavender sounds nice

  20. melanie stirling
    12 July, 2018 / 6:46 pm

    Berry Berry sounds good to me.

  21. Maria Garcia
    12 July, 2018 / 7:42 pm

    Rooibos, My favourite tea.

  22. Kim M
    12 July, 2018 / 7:47 pm

    Love Lavender – would help me to sleep – would love to try x

  23. maria blythin
    12 July, 2018 / 7:58 pm

    the rose flavour sounds lovely x

  24. Paul Wilson
    12 July, 2018 / 8:14 pm

    Liquorice, Peppermint & Spearmint looks nice.

  25. Gloria C
    12 July, 2018 / 8:17 pm

    The Liquorice, Peppermint & Spearmint sounds yummy!

  26. Karen Hughes
    12 July, 2018 / 8:27 pm

    The ginger and lemongrass sounds lovely. It would be a perfect morning wake up tea

  27. Rebecca Brown
    12 July, 2018 / 8:35 pm

    They all sound great, but I definitely have to try the rose flavour

  28. Karen Gibbs
    12 July, 2018 / 8:44 pm

    Just my cup of tea!

  29. Solange
    12 July, 2018 / 9:07 pm

    I like the sound of Green Tea & Chamomile.

  30. Michelle Ferguson
    12 July, 2018 / 9:11 pm

    I like the look of the ginger tea, great choice of flavours

  31. paula cheadle
    12 July, 2018 / 9:50 pm

    I would like to try the Earl Grey and cornflower one first

  32. Ann Goody
    12 July, 2018 / 10:49 pm

    I just love tea, it sorts out a lot of probems

  33. Kevin000
    12 July, 2018 / 11:56 pm

    GINGER & LEMONGRASS

  34. Nigel Soper
    13 July, 2018 / 12:57 am

    lime flower sounds very intersting

  35. Emily Hallett
    13 July, 2018 / 6:20 am

    I think the Berry tea sounds lovely

  36. Clare Eliot
    13 July, 2018 / 6:45 am

    I’m very boring and love English Breakfast tea

  37. Sarah Mackay
    13 July, 2018 / 6:59 am

    Love the look of Berry Berry

  38. Laura Jeffs
    13 July, 2018 / 7:49 am

    Would especially love to try Rooibos, Boabab & Chai

  39. Suzanne
    13 July, 2018 / 8:14 am

    Great tea.

  40. sue hodges
    13 July, 2018 / 8:35 am

    berry berry for me

  41. elizabeth bazley
    13 July, 2018 / 9:00 am

    Ginger and Lemongrass

  42. MM
    13 July, 2018 / 9:09 am

    I like the sound of “Super Green, Matcha & Turmeric”. I feel like it would provide a bit of a boost!

  43. Suzanne Jackson
    13 July, 2018 / 9:34 am

    The Ginger & Lemongrass sounds great

  44. Zoe C
    13 July, 2018 / 9:38 am

    The Liquorice

  45. Ms C Bryan
    13 July, 2018 / 9:46 am

    The Heritage blend would be my choice

  46. Fiona K
    13 July, 2018 / 9:56 am

    I’d most like to try the Lavender

  47. Ruth Harwood
    13 July, 2018 / 9:58 am

    the berry looks tasty!

  48. Emily Clark
    13 July, 2018 / 10:28 am

    Green Tea and Chamomile sounds lovely!

  49. Rhia P
    13 July, 2018 / 10:39 am

    Well firstly, how dare you make me choose!
    Secondly…. Probably the Earl Grey with Cornflower….no wait, Lavender, Limeflower and rose!
    I’d love to try all of these to be fair, I have a massive weakness for tea. (And for Somerset! I spent some of the best years of my childhood growing up in a little village not too far from Taunton, very happy memories. I envy you your sense of belonging)

  50. 13 July, 2018 / 11:01 am

    chamomile, I find it very soothing!

  51. ARL
    13 July, 2018 / 11:13 am

    I have not seen these drinks before but will definitely look out for them now!

  52. Jo Carroll
    13 July, 2018 / 12:43 pm

    The very fruity Berry Berry sounds very appealing.

  53. Emma Bradshaw
    13 July, 2018 / 1:08 pm

    Super Green!

  54. Becky Yeomans
    13 July, 2018 / 1:14 pm

    The Lavender sounds good!

  55. Sheena Batey
    13 July, 2018 / 1:37 pm

    Earl Grey and cornflower sounds wonderful

  56. Emily Kerner
    13 July, 2018 / 1:42 pm

    Ginger and lemongrass sounds delicious!

  57. Dale Dow
    13 July, 2018 / 2:50 pm

    I am loving the sound of the Lavender tea x

  58. Karen Barrett
    13 July, 2018 / 3:09 pm

    I’d love to try Berry Berry

  59. Tone
    13 July, 2018 / 3:20 pm

    I think I would go for Liquorice,Pepperment and Spearmint first!

  60. Ben Morley
    13 July, 2018 / 4:52 pm
  61. Simon Tutthill
    13 July, 2018 / 4:54 pm

    The lavender sounds and I bet tastes absolutely amazing

  62. Marycarol
    13 July, 2018 / 5:08 pm

    Love the sound of berry berry x

  63. 13 July, 2018 / 5:36 pm

    I like the sound of the ginger and lemongrass, nice for the morning. (Angela Kelly)

  64. Catherine Deacon
    13 July, 2018 / 6:59 pm

    rose flavour please

  65. Christine Lockley
    13 July, 2018 / 7:12 pm

    Liquorice, Peppermint & Spearmint would be my first choice

  66. Karen R
    13 July, 2018 / 7:18 pm

    The Super Green, Matcha and Turmeric sounds just like my cup of tea :D :D

  67. Maeva Devilette
    13 July, 2018 / 7:48 pm

    Berry Berry!

  68. 13 July, 2018 / 7:48 pm

    I love the sound of the berry or the lavender…they all sound so lovely! I do love tea! :)

  69. Hayley F
    13 July, 2018 / 8:30 pm

    Berry berry sounds lovely x

  70. Lisa Parker
    13 July, 2018 / 8:45 pm

    I would love to try the Lavender, Limeflower & Rose flavour x

  71. Sarah Rees
    13 July, 2018 / 8:46 pm

    Berry berry!

  72. Margaret Clarkson
    13 July, 2018 / 9:03 pm

    EARL GREY & CORNFLOWER

  73. Josh Normanton
    13 July, 2018 / 10:18 pm

    The berry berry one :)

  74. Louise Paton
    13 July, 2018 / 10:49 pm

    Berry berry sounds great to me!

  75. Stephanie Tsang
    13 July, 2018 / 10:57 pm

    I would love to try the Berry Berry tea

  76. leanne weir
    13 July, 2018 / 11:27 pm

    the Berry Berry tea please

  77. michelle o'neill
    14 July, 2018 / 6:49 am

    Berry Berry sounds lovely

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