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Lavender tea, Styling the Seasons in May

Lavender grey tea http://rainbeaubelle.com

Lavender grey tea http://rainbeaubelle.com

There’s never an occasion where drinking tea isn’t the right thing to do in my view. Even when it’s time to switch to something slightly more celebratory, like prosecco or a gin and slim, tea can still taken either side!

There’s a certain ceremony that goes with making tea in a pot, the old fashioned way I suppose as most of us are more used to a nice cup of builders made on the hop. There’s a cafe in Liverpool which makes tea drinking an art and serves up an eye-popping range of teas in these beautiful little glass teapots. 

Every time I visit Leaf on Bold Street I order their Lavender Grey, I can’t get enough of it. If I were to try to describe its taste – and I’m no Jilly Goulden – I’d say it was like a regular Earl Grey with Parma Violets crumbled in. Sounds amazing, no?

Tea cups http://rainbeaubelle.com

I finally caved in a few months ago and treated myself to some Lavender Grey of my own, and asked for a teapot for a birthday present. When I tell you my birthday was in March it might give you an idea of how behind I am with my blog posts – so many ideas but no time to write them at the moment.

When you look at the loose leaf tea you can see the pieces of lavender in the mix. I know some of you might be wincing at this but if you like the smell of lavender it’s well worth seeking out. Oh, and if you’re in Liverpool then a visit to Leaf is an absolute must. It’s one of my favourite places for a chilled-out lunch in the city centre, they do amazing salads, cake and of course have their very own tea menu.

What’s not to love?

X Julia

This post is written for Styling the Seasons, a series of monthly posts started by Katy from Apartment Apothecary and Charlotte from Lotts and Lots, showing part of your home styled with things reflecting each month for you.

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4 Comments

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    RachelSwirl
    May 13, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    Not a tea fan but my hubby would love this.

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    Katie
    May 13, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Reading this s makes me think I’m well overdue a lunch date with my favourite Bryson girls. I think of lavender tea all the time since our trip xx

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    Hayley Smith @hayleyfromhome
    May 14, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Parma violets in earl grey may be a dream combination! I love this Julia and your little teapot, the photos are fab. I still haven’t been in Leaf because I always seem to have three rowdy little boys with me but I must get there soon xxx
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      Rainbeaubelle
      May 15, 2016 at 7:51 pm

      Oh you know what, Leaf has the kind of atmosphere where I don’t think anyone would notice your boys being noisy! I have taken mine in a few times (granted not together!) but it seems very child-friendly. Let’s meet there! πŸ™‚ xxx

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