Me and my Mum are like two peas in a pod! She is a very special lady but we don’t live very close to each other. I often tell her how much I love her but as an extra treat she, along with every Mum, has a very special day every year dedicated to them. This year Mothering Sunday is on 3rd April.
Every year I like to treat my Mum to a little something to say ‘Thank you” for being an ear to listen, a shoulder to cry on, a hug at the end of a phone, a real giggle and generally for being brilliant! Don’t forget to treat your Mum. We have a real range of lovely treats perfect for Mother’s Day from £5.00. Take a look >
To celebrate the arrival of spring sunshine, blooming buds and new life, we are giving away a very special edition of our Blissful gift worth £60, perfect for Mother’s Day:
♡ Glass infuser tea-cup
♡ Green Jasmine tea
♡ True Grace Candle
To be in with a chance, simply tell us why your Mum deserves this treat.
Enter here before 25th March 2011 ➤
Go for a walk and take a flask of our favourite winter warmer!
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This is an adaptation of a recipe I found in Marie Claire ‘Fresh’ by Michele Cranston. It’s the perfect seasonal cake for those in-between meal times – elevenses and afternoon tea! Easy, quick to make, tasty and perfect with warming black and oolong teas. Put the kettle on!
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 50g ground cashews
- 3 free range eggs
- 125ml organic milk
- 400g caster sugar
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, sliced
- 250g plain flour
- 2 teaspoons ground chai tea leaves
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3 pears, cored and sliced
- 3 apples, cored and sliced
- icing sugar
Preheat the oven to 180c (350f / gas 4). Using 1 tablespoon butter, grease a 20cm round springform cake tin and sprinkle with half the cashew nuts to coat the tin.
Put eggs, milk,sugar,ginger, flour, chai tea and baking powder into a large mixing bowl and blend to make a thick batter.
Fold the pears and apples into the batter carefully and spoon into the cake tin. Sprinkle with remaining cashew nuts and dot with remaining butter.
Bake for 1 1/2 hours, remove and cool. Put the kettle on, put tea leaves into the pot, brew the tea then pour into your favourite cup or mug. Sprinkle cake with icing sugar, slice a wedge and serve with a dollop of natural yoghurt. Now sit, relax and enjoy!
After a summer of Jubille celebrations for White Stuff and a tea odyssey for us, we’re ready for a cuppa! And what more could you want! A cup of the tasty Rosey Lee while you ooh and ahh over the lovely new Autumn collection at White Stuff‘s spangly new stores. The first one is tomorrow, 2nd September, in Horsham. Come and enjoy a Lahloo cuppa as we join the lovely people at White Stuff and put the kettle on.
White Stuff’s clothing has something for everyone, for everyday whatever the weather or the occasion. Girls, whether you’re having a girlie afternoon tea and gossip, releasing your inner tea lady chic, indulging in a little hoi tea toi tea or just in need of a good brew White Stuff have it covered!
Boys, it’s all about enjoying the great outdoors. Grab a mug and escape to the shed or fill a flask and take the dog for a walk!
Put the kettle on, make your favourite cup, mug, flask or pot of Lahloo Tea and love life!
Last July at the Bristol Wine & Food festival we served up Long Island Iced Earl Grey Tea and Amber Mojitos and they went down like a storm in a teacup (sorry)! So we’ve been working on new recipes for this years’ events – including Bristol Wine & Food 2010, Clinger Farm’s Harvest festival and Dartmouth Food Festival – with our friends at The Rummer Hotel. Fabulous bar tenders and mixologists and last night I invited a very select twitter crowd (@cowshedbristol, @pearcafe and @essexeating) to give me their verdicts.
It’s a tough job but someone has to do it! We tried these delicious creations:
‘Caviar’ Marteani – Didi’s clever and unique molecular competition entry. Dry gin martini with fabulous little black salty pearls of our cinnamon Smokey tea ‘caviar’ to give you a burst of flavour. Crazy but a little tricky for us to replicate!
Smokey Margarita – Martin’s amazing twist on a classic margarita using tequila infused with our smokey tea (they all loved the smokey tea)! Sensational and definitely coming to a festival near you soon! Here’s Elly sipping away…
Dragon Pearl Vespa – Joe’s chose the stunning fragrant jasmine Dragon Pearl tea to infuse vodka and created a jasmine and apricot Vespa with a burnt orange twist. I could’ve sipped it all evening! Dan and I loved this one and it will also be making an appearance…
A lovely cup of Lahloo Tweed Run Afternoon Tea in Kensington Gardens (photo by Rion Nakaya)
Under cloudless skies, 400 dapper gents and dashing ladies set out on the Tweed Run, London, 2010 from the Rootstein Hopkins Parade Grounds at the Chelsea College of Art & Design for a lovely 12 mile jaunt through the capital, stopping off along the way in Kensington Gardens for a spot of Lahloo Tweed Afternoon tea sipped from gorgeous vintage tea cups from our friends at Bristol Vintage.
Click on the image to see more fabulous photos from the fabulous event!
You can now find Lahloo Tea all over the place, from Glasgow to the Brecons to London and Devon! However, as much as we try sometimes you’ll need to take Lahloo with you. Maybe your friends haven’t found us yet, or we haven’t found that special hotel you know about or you want to enjoy Lahloo Tea at work.
We think the Tovolo tea infuser and our little red heart tins are just the thing to take your tea with you. The bright and funky infuser not only looks great, it is light and really easy to use – we love it (especially the little drip tray)!
PS If you can’t find Lahloo near you, tell us where you’d like to find Lahloo on the shelf or on the menu and we’ll try to add them to our list. Find out more here>>
WIN We are giving you the chance to win A pair of Real Food Festival tickets and Tovolo Tea Travel Kits – Tovolo infuser and our escape tea collection – with 3 runners up prizes of a Tovolo Tea infuser and a heart tin.
To enter simply drop us an email by 30th April 2010 and answer this question:
Q: Who discovered Earl Grey and when?