#BirchallsBritain – Birchall Tea Blogger’s Event

Last month I was lucky enough to be invited by Birchall Tea, to come and taste some of their teas at Trevose Golf Club near Padstow down here in Cornwall.

#BirchallsBritain

It’s a shame it was quite a misty grey day, as I can imagine normally the views from Trevose Golf Club are stunning. As it was, they were still beautiful, and so was the actual place.

Trevose Golf Club

I wasn’t the only person invited to enjoy afternoon tea with Birchall, there was also Fiona from Coombe Mill, Hayley from Downs Side Up, Beth from Jam and Clotted Cream with her gorgeous baby Heidi, and a fabulous artist named Alice Hole with her husband. Most definitely good company to be in, and it was lovely to spend some time with such lovely people.

Birchall Tea

Speaking of lovely people, the guys from Birchall could not have been nicer, it was really fun to meet them all and they were really interesting to listen to. They really did do Birchall proud, especially Will who was doing most of the talking. Birchall Tea are doing a bit of a tour of Britain at the moment, which they started off in Cornwall as part of #BirchallsBritain.

Usually I’m someone whose taste in tea isn’t that adventurous, and I drink whatever brand we have in the house at the time. I do really enjoy a cup of tea, I’ve just never really tasted many different types, as I hate the thought of wasting money by buying a big box of tea that never gets used, as I end up not liking it.

Taste testing with Birchall Tea was perfect for me, as I got to try a lot of teas and work out which I loved and which I personally wasn’t so keen on. It was funny also seeing how different everyone’s favourites were, it just goes to show just how different people’s personal tastes can be. It really was a lot of teas that we all tried.

Tea

Several of the others loved the Green Tea and peach tea, but it really didn’t appeal to me. My favourites were the Birchall Great Drift tea, which is a breakfast tea, and the Peppermint tea. I didn’t think I would like the Peppermint, but it smelled amazing, tasted great and confused me with how it cold be hot but make my mouth feel cooled and fresh.

I was lucky enough to be given a lovely goody bag from Birchall Tea, which included enough boxes of tea to keep me going for a long time, so we’re all enjoying their teas at home at the moment.

Birchall Tea

You may be wondering what is so special about Birchall Tea compared to other tea companies, and there are several things that do make them stand out such as;

  • The Birchall family have been involved with tea trading since 1872, that’s five generations of their family so far. Now that’s dedication!
  • They don’t compromise on quality at all, which means that unlike many tea producers, they don’t add stalk, powder or dust to their tea bags to plump them and make them look more full. This means you get the full flavour from each tea bag.
  • Since 2011 their teas have won 25 accolades at The Guild of Fine Food’s prestigious Great Taste Awards.
  • Their teas are sustainably sourced from East Africa and they really look after those who work for them out there.

You can’t currently buy Birchall Tea in the supermarkets, but they are in many independent shops and you can buy it online at the Birchall Tea Shop.

Thank you Birchall Tea for a brilliant afternoon, with excellent company and delicious tea!

Stevie x

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10 Comments

  1. 6 December 2015 / 12:19 pm

    Great write up! We must do it again soon. Lets arrange a Cornwall Bloggers meet up after Christmas

    • 6 December 2015 / 1:00 pm

      Thanks Beth, and most definitely! There is a restaurant/cafe in Saltash who mentioned they may do a blogger’s meet up in Feb or March to me, so if they don’t contact you I’ll give them your details :)

      Stevie x

  2. 6 December 2015 / 12:27 pm

    This looks like such a great event – such a shame it was so far from me – I’m a fan of Birchall Tea already! x

    • 6 December 2015 / 1:01 pm

      It was a lovely afternoon, and great to get to meet some more bloggers :), they are planning to do more around the country so hopefully they come to your area at some point

      Stevie x

  3. 6 December 2015 / 1:47 pm

    Lovely to look back and remember a lovely afternoon, I don’t have enough hours off like this, I’ll join you in saying Thank you to Birchalls, I have been treating all who visit me to the brand ever since, the peppermint was one of my favourites too!

    • 6 December 2015 / 4:15 pm

      I’ve drinking a lot more tea than I usually do as I like theirs so much – plus we have enough here to keep us going for a long time ;) Was lovely to meet you all

      Stevie x

  4. Robyn
    7 December 2015 / 9:44 am

    Oooh that sounds like a fun day! I love how you noticed that peppermint is hot to touch but makes your mouth feel cool, that so true although i never thought of it like that before. That looks like a great little pack you got to bring home too :)

    • 7 December 2015 / 12:29 pm

      It was a lovely afternoon, and I got to meet some wonderful people :)

      Stevie x

  5. 11 December 2015 / 11:49 am

    What a lovely write-up of a great afternoon. I too am totally hooked on Birchall’s tea now and can really tell the difference if hubby makes me a cup with another brand. #teasnob Lovely to finally meet you in person too Stevie. xxx

    • 11 December 2015 / 12:14 pm

      Ha I have definitely become a tea snob as well now! I can’t actually believe how many tea bags we’ve used up already. Hopefully there will be another event locally soon

      Stevie xx