Happy National Tea Day (Sunday 21st April 2019)
This luxurious fragrant tea is jam-packed with surprises – How bloomin’ marvellous! So, if you wish to be “tickled pink” by Miss Windsor - Oh, I say! whilst you relax on a “bed of roses”, as you gaze upon the globe through “rose-tinted glasses” – then please do join Miss Windsor for a scent-sational sup on this exquisite blend of Miles Lavender Limeflower & Rose Tea!
Oh, and this particular blend is the perfect warm refreshment to be served during a spot of afternoon tea and must be enjoyed with a slice or two of Mrs Beeton’s Rose & Lime Saucer Cake – How scrumptious!
Darlings, for those who have not had the pleasure of this superior brand of tea before now, then may I introduce Miles Tea of Porlock, Somerset - merchants of the finest tea and coffee from the West-Country. Established in 1888 and was previously known as Henry Miles & Co, then in 1971, Mr D J Miles purchased the business from his grandfather, whom since then, and now at the ripe and ravishing age of 87 years old is still tea tasting and buying three days per week – How spiffing!
I’ve been utterly immersed with excitement since my last visit to the green rippling countryside of Somersetshire, “Ooh arr, Ooh arr!” I hear you bellow with sheer delight! Oh, and please note, this is the archaic name for such a spiffing snippet of the West-Country, which is simply known in this day and age as Somerset!
So, darlings, please join the gaiety for a merry jaunt down memory lane, then a bimble into the present, whilst I reveal many humorous and riveting titbits about Taunton Deane’s very own, illustrious, dynamic duo – Mr & Mrs Hill.
Who I recently joined for a scrumptious spot of afternoon tea in The Column Room at Hestercombe House, which is pleasantly plonked within the parish of West Monkton, and beautifully nestled on the Quantock Hills, near Taunton, Somerset.
First off, my apologies for the slight delay in publishing my frightfully spiffing experience about Somerset Day, Bishops Lydeard, Taunton – which took place at the village hall on Saturday 12th May.
“But what the heck is Somerset Day?” I hear you utter! Well, it’s a DAY that celebrates Somerset as a place to live, work or play – Hear, hear! In fact, you’ll be pleased to know that this wonderful event raised money for St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice and Greenway Community Hall – round of applause, please!
Before I saturate your taste-buds with my ‘tea-tastic’ review about Miles Berry Berry Loose Leaf Tea - merchants of the finest tea and coffee from the West-Country since 1888 - I wish to share a few riveting details about how I spent my first ever British National Tea Day.
Well, I dare say, it was a real blast! In fact, it was a joint celebration of the regal and tea drinking kind, as our darling sovereign - Queen Elizabeth II turned 92 years old – GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!
You see, darlings, the queen has been sipping tea from a cup and saucer of the ‘priceless’ variety for decades upon decades, but one wonders what brand of tea does she actually favour? So, if you have an ‘inkling’ of a clue, please do let me know – Much obliged!
Following my frightfully fabulous scone munching, tea tasting experience at Mr Miles Tearooms, Taunton, Somerset; I became rather enamoured with Miles West-Country Original Blend Tea. But I dare say, although I’m a West-Country lass at heart, my new ‘amour’ was a match made in heaven! Thus, this heavenly taste sensation is now part of my daily tea break routine – “Oh, jolly good,” I hear you utter!