Archive for December, 2014

We are very fortunate to have a great supplier of tea in the Northern retailer that is Booths. As a tea drinker living in Manchester we don’t have a great choice of supplier that we can turn to (ignoring Whittards that is) to restock on decent quality tea. Booths show how it should be done, stocking a wide selection of loose leaf tea in wuality sealed packaging and the best bit is the price.

Stocking around a dozen different types of tea on my last visit, I really enjoyed the Royal Assam, the All Day blend and the Orange Pekoe is delicious and refreshing. I bought a few green teas as well which I have yet to try but if my memory serves me rightly 3 x 125g bags were on offer at just £5.00. Decent quality loose tea at that price. Even if you bought one you didn’t like (I didn’t care for the Winter blend – too much Lapsang) then it really doesn’t matter.

If more shops cared about their tea and coffee as much as Booths do then it would be amazing but in a way i’m glad they don’t too. If I go in my local supermarket (Tesco) then the choice I have on loose tea is pitiful and it’s only recently they stocked higher end tea such as Teapigs and the Twinnings mesh tea sacks.

If you have a Booths nearby pay them a visit – there aren’t online sales yet but Amazon do carry some of their teas but there is a mark up on the price.

Well worth a visit.

K

 

2015

Posted: December 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

Another year nearly over and what a tea drinking year it has been. I’ve still got loads of teas to get through and these cold winter days provide the ideal opportunity to get drinking more of them.

I’m finding that time is working against me somewhat as there’s so much other stuff going on right now but rest assured wherever I am then a good cup of tea will never be far away.

Hope you all have an ace New Year and looking forward to doing more work on here next year.

K