The Queen's Tea.
During the summer Holiday's our family got to spend a fantastic week in Norfolk, we stayed in our lovely little Caravan on a campsite on Sandringham Estate. There was no question we would have to visit the queen's house which is open to the public. What a treat it was to look around her home and gardens.
I could not resist this commerative little tin of tea, in honour of the Queen's Ninetieth Birthday, look how pretty the design is.
There were many other items including a range of beautiful china, which my budget did not stretch to. If you are interested in taking a look at these items along with the full range, you can visit 'The Royal Collection Trust website'.
I love little tins like these, as they can be so useful for storing sewing bits and bobs once finished with as a tea caddy. They are also just lovely to collect.
I can't deny I was a little surprised to realise the tea was not loose tea, but it certainly makes a tasty brew and didn't disappoint on flavour.
For me when making a lovely cuppa, you always need to use a teapot, there really is no better way, even if its just one cup for myself, I always use the pot. I love this teapot bought for me some years ago by Davinder, the design is by Portmerion for John Lewis. And see that little scallop edged napkin, with the ditzy floral, thats designed by Davinder for Sainsbury's.
The rectangle tin is filled with Delicious shortbread rounds, perfect with a cup of tea, and again a perfect little storage tin, for use afterwards.
All in all a perfect brew, so I raise my tea cup to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and say 'Happy Belated Birthday, I hope you are enjoying your ninetieth year.'
We will be sharing more on Sandringham in the coming days.