Bad day? Have a cup of tea. Broke a nail? Have a tea. Lost your dog? Tea.
Unbeknownst to me, this was all about to change as I was invited to T2 in Shepherds Bush (Westfield) for a one-on-one masterclass to be taught everything there is to know about tea and to completely open my eyes to a whole world that I knew absolutely nothing about.
• Caramel Swirl • Caramel Brownie • Banana Bake • New York Breakfast (pancakes & maple syrup) •
• Terrific Toffee • Crème Brulee • Toasty Warm (almond nougat) • Baxter’s Buns •
• Cocoa Loco • White White Cocoa •
The first one I tasted was the Caramel Swirl. I’m not a fan of actual caramel but am slightly obsessed with caramel flavoured things (especially salted caramel). It was delicious, albeit a little bit weird, I don’t think my brain could fully figure out whether it was drinking tea or hot chocolate. The least tea tasting tea I’ve ever tried – hopefully the others would follow suit!.
Next up was the Crème Brulee ( I tried this one without milk), whilst the taste was great and very crème brulee-ish, it certainly made me realise that I enjoyed these teas with milk as it allowed them to be more creamy and therefore feel like more of an indulgent treat… without anywhere near the amount of sugar or calories of the real thing. Could life get any better than that?!
I then chose the Terrific Toffee to continue on with for the rest of the masterclass. I was taught 3 different ways to make a tea latte. A tea latte you ask? It’s a black tea which you add milk and froth (a milky froth if you will) to create a cosy tea latte that resembles that of the coffee form. If you want to know more about Tea Lattes then there’s a page HERE that explains more about them (including recipes).
They have various stores up and down the country so be sure to pop in and smell and try some of the amazing teas that they have to offer!