Now, I am an English girl. It might not be much of a surprise to discover that I really like tea.
The size of my tea collection, however, might be a bit of a shock.
Starting at the back, there’s Lord Nelson tea granules in Lemon, Peach (and the large Union flag tin is also peach) and Mixed Berry, and in front are some Lord Nelson peppermint teabags. Lord Nelson is Lidl’s tea brand, and I stocked up before I started university two years ago. The granules are pretty good, although by now I’m very fed up of the flavour, the peppermint teabags are okay, but their normal teabags are absolutely terrible!
In the middle flag tin, there’s assorted teabags that I’ve entirely forgotten the flavours of, so that’s a lucky dip. The small tin has sugar cubes and a few little packets. I don’t often take sugar in my tea anymore, so I’ll probably use these for cooking.
Then there’s Twiningsland in the middle: Twinings Pure Peppermint (better than Lord Nelson), Orange and Lotus Flower green tea (a birthday present), Camomile and Spiced Apple, Raspberry Strawberry and Loganberry, and Lemon and Lime (think this is a limited edition).
Bordering Twiningsland is a box of Clipper Assam with Vanilla that I found on a clearance stand once – no wonder, since I’m the only person I know that actually likes it. There’s two individual bags of Yorkshire Gold at the front, which I got for free by joining the Yorkshire Gold club, and they send me a card on my birthday and at Christmas with a teabag in, which is lovely.
Then inside the Moomin tea tin:
Well, I made an attempt at some point to label the tea – top left claims to be green tea with apple and pear (again, Twinings), top right is Twinings Peppermint and Eucalyptus and Nettle and Peppermint, and the bottom two are a mystery. I had been using this to store only green and mint teas, but just made a cup using the bottom right teabags and it came out red and strawberry-ish, so that’s obviously no longer true!
I love tea, but I have to say I’ll be glad to finish up some of the things I’ve overstocked and buy some nice new flavours (perhaps ones that I know what flavour they are!). I have to say, I’d rather have Boyfriend’s awesome collection of Whittards teas than these endless tubs of Lidl tea!