Nothing brings ladies together quite like a cup of tea

 

Recently I received three different teas to sample, sent to me very kindly by Adagio Teas. What else could I do but invite my Mum round for a good old ‘tea tasting session’? I would recommend such a thing for any mother/daughter bonding session – nothing brings ladies together quite like a cup of tea.

Summer Rose Tea – a bit like a bouquet exploding in one’s nose

We launched straight in with this flowery little number – Summer Rose Tea which did not disappoint in its summeryness or its rosiness. Mum and I spent a good few minutes sniffing – the smell is that good. It warrants quite a few good deep inhalations and when the scent hits, it’s a bit like a bouquet exploding in one’s nose.

When we did get around to actually drinking this tea the taste followed up nicely. It is a black tea, rich, with the rose petal flavour gently permeating each mouthful. I felt like this would be a good tea to read something romantic to such as Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins orΒ  Simon vs the Homo Sapien Agenda by Becky Albertalli. I would say that one could even verge into more dramatic territory, such as Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte or Shakespeare’s Othello.

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Language & P.G. Wodehouse

I am writing a Young Adult novel, a real world Fantasy with epic elements aplenty.

However.

As I am writing this book, who is my go-to guy for reference? Why, P.G. Wodehouse of course.

P.G. Wodehouse I hear you cry? But P.G is the Grandfather of 20th Century English Comedies… Light-hearted in the extreme… Jeeves and Wooster and all that 1920s silliness… What does a posh English cad and his over educated butler have to do with modern day YA Fantasy?

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