Most of the teas I've tried have been utterly delicious. I've previously mentioned my love for David's Teas, which are absolute genius and contain ingredients such as popcorn, dried apple, and SPRINKLES; not just unspecified "flavourings". However, I've found that some loose teas smell amazing but either taste like nothing or, as my friend Holly says, like dirty bath water. Mmmm.....
Sadly, the Wild Cherry tea I bought in Norfolk suffers from exactly that problem. The smell is phenomenal, and just one whiff is like being hit in the face with a bakewell tart (I was about to add "in the best way", but I honestly can't think of any bad way to be hit by a bakewell tart...). Taste wise; nada.
|Like this, with some cherry-frangipane goodness|
It seemed a waste to leave the tea sitting around un-drunk, so I decided to get my granny on and make it into an alternative version of lavender bags. If you fancy giving this a go too, all you'll need is tea, fabric and a sewing kit. Simples.
I chose some brilliant Dr Seuss fabric, one of last year's Christmas presents, because I bloomin' love Dr Seuss). I cut out some small-ish rectangles, folded in half, and stitched together on two sides before filling them with the tea.
And there you have it- cute little bags that pack a punch; perfect for popping in your chest of drawers to make your undies/t-shirts/pyjamas smell like the Mr Kipling factory. Living. The. Dream.
I wish you could send smells over the internet, but as we can't I would recommend re-reading this post whilst eating a bakewell tart. I mean, you do want the full sensory experience, don't you?