Whittard Top 10 Tea Blogs
It’s no surprise that we love tea at Whittard. We love drinking it, talking about it, and we love reading about it… so it’s lucky that there’s a veritable army of you out there on the blogosphere who feel the same, and love nothing more than enthusing about your favourite blends and brews online. We decided to celebrate your efforts and have searched the web, far and wide, for our favourite sites. So make a pot of your favourite tea, put your feet up and enjoy our top ten:
Jen, a California resident, discovered tea when she was in her senior year of high school – and her obsession began. On her blog she lovingly records her personal ‘tea moments’, as well as reviewing, suggesting inventive teatime recipes, and documenting the elegant little tea rooms she finds on her travels.
Great for: Evoking the peaceful feeling of a tea drinking experience.
We particularly enjoyed : This post about Jen’s daughter getting involved with some tea sampling for the first time.
2. Tea and Cake
Journalism graduate Maria’s adorable blog does exactly what it says on the (cake) tin. As well as recipes and recommendations, Maria also writes about her tea and cake related daytrips and shares her favourite crockery and tableware finds.
Great for: Discovering beautiful goodies for your tea-ware wish list.
We particularly enjoyed: This post about Maria’s visit to last year’s Cakebook Britain, where over 60 cakes in the design of iconic British buildings were on display.
Tea In England is the creation of Denise, an American living in Surrey and a self-confessed Anglophile. Denise is fascinated by tea culture and everything that goes with it (she’s even a graduate of the UK Tea Council’s Tea Masterclass!) Her blog is a combination of recipes, reviews, tips, giveaways, and a lot of tea wisdom.
Great for: Learning the history of your favourite brew.
We particularly enjoyed: This amazing – and interactive - tea timeline.
Natalie is a rather big fan of afternoon tea. She spends half of her time in London and half in Berlin, and in both cities is dedicated to hunting down the finest in teatime treats and documenting her experiences in them. We love her mouth-wateringly detailed reviews of both tea and food, and the gorgeous recipes she posts.
Great for: Any Londoners looking for the best places to go to indulge their afternoon tea habit.
We particularly enjoyed: This review of Soho’s Secret Tea Room; Natalie’s writing and beautiful photographs really bring it to life.
Another tea blog from across the pond, The SorotiTea Sisters are otherwise known as Jennifer, Anne and Joely. Their collaborative blog features hundreds upon hundreds of detailed reviews of all different kinds of tea, all handily organised by variety, as well as weekly giveaways.
Great for: Brushing up on your tea knowledge - these ladies definitely know their matcha from their maté.
We particularly enjoyed: Their review of Whittard’s Breakfast Earl Grey (then again, we might be a little biased.)
6. TEA FOODIE
Tea Foodie is an inspired blog owned by Suzanne, an amateur cook from Colorado. She shares an amazing array of recipes all made using different kinds of tea - desserts, drinks, and dishes alike. Accompanied by beautiful photography, this blog is definitely worth a visit.
Great for: Getting some unusual ideas for your next dinner party.
We particularly enjoyed: The look of her recipe for Smokey Quinoa Veggie Chili, made with Lapsang Souchong.
Charlotte’s beautifully designed blog even looks like a typically quaint English tearoom. She writes about her life and her love of tea, and shares her artwork and photographs, as well as lovely ‘recently pinned’ finds from Pinterest.
Great for: Those who love their blogs full of visual treats, with a warm and cosy feel.
We particularly enjoyed: This post about Charlotte’s autumn seaside trip.
A rich source of reviews, articles and various odds and ends, ‘Tea Guy Speaks’ is particularly noteworthy for its engaging writing and sense of humour. You’ll also find great tea-related videos.
Great for: Discovering great tea trivia and bizarre old commercials.
We particularly enjoyed: This brilliant ‘slow motion cup of tea’ video.
Lu Ann’s blog combines recipes, reviews and competitions, with plenty of unique little additions along the way, such as ideas on how to personalise your tea experience through arts and crafts. She also has a knack for finding weird and wonderful teatime accessories to share.
Great for: Finding a creative extra use for your tea.
We particularly enjoyed: This post about how to fix a broken nail with a teabag – very inventive!
A little bit different from his tea blogging companions, Ricardo’s blog is all about his love of green tea in all its different varieties. He gives us his insight into the science and history behind green tea too, and also writes the occasional tea book – and even tea app - review.
Great for: Learning about a totally different type of tea culture.
We particularly enjoyed: His recipe for a delicious sake and sencha martini.
Congratulations to all of our Top Ten!
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