A Gift Review: Rosie Lea Tea: Tea Potions – Harry Potter Inspired Tea – Magical Tea Gift @RosieLeaTeaUK

It’s nice to break away and pop something on the blog a little different from time to time. As you all know I’m in a bit of a reading slump at the moment, once my meds are reduced it should start to improve though. I’m just too out of it to concentrate for long at the moment.

My best friend, unable to spend time with me sent me a gift and I had to share it with you all because it was just so perfect. We always say to each other we wish we could just sit down and have a cup of tea and watch Harry Potter together (we are simple beings), but with me, in the UK and her in the US, it is slightly difficult, so we send gifts when we can.

So you can imagine how happy I was when I received this package.

I will admit to seeing I had something from Meredith and knowing I would definitely love whatever was in there. She has never disappointed me. Then when I reached the hemp bag and saw that there was tea inside, joy! Anybody who knows me knows that I don’t just enjoy tea, I’m a big tea snob. I don’t drink any caffeine I haven’t for 13 years now, so I avoid black tea completely, and I like tea to be of a high quality and I will spend a lot of money on it, none of that Twining’s rubbish for me thank you!

When I opened up the back I almost squealed with joy, four test tubes each filled with loose tea, a pack of tea bags for making the tea, and a tea menu to explain what the teas contained. And all of it was Harry Potter themed. I mean, COOL! So here is what I had by way of tea:

  • Dragon’s Blood – A riot of fruity flavours in each and every cup. A wonderful mix of real berries, flowers and fruits.
  • Felix Felicis – A sweet tea for wizardry fans! A delicious sweet brew of premium black tea, vanilla, liquorice and heather for good luck.
  • Phoenix Tears – A wonderful infusion of South African Rooibos and sweet caramel.
  • Wolfsbane – A bright blend of wonderful high-grade sencha enhanced by the saltiness from sea buckthorn and the blue cornflower.

 

 

I started with the Dragon’s Blood blend, of course, and it was delicious lots of fruity flavours. Fruit teas are among my favourites along with Rooibos based blends. So I knew I had to definite winners in this set. Both the Dragon’s Blood and Phoenix Tears are now almost run out and I’m very tempted to order more of both as they were delicious. I need to try the Wolfsbane and Hubs is drinking the Felix Felicis as it’s a black tea and I have a bit of an aversion to Liquorice in drinks while he loves it (it’s just weird…weird I tell you).

This was such a wonderful gift to receive and I have been thoroughly enjoying having some new high quality blends. As I said I am pretty sure i will be ordering some more of the two I enjoyed the most. So a huge thank you to my friend Meredith for the gift and to Rosie Lea Tea for making such a wonderful gift pack. I’ve left all their links below in case you are interested.

#Review: Personalised Modern Girl’s Guide to Happy Hour by Ada Adverse @AdaAdverse @MillsandBoon

Description

Have you ever…?

A) Wondered whether the cucumber in your artisan G&T counts towards your five a day?

B) Vowed to spend a wholesome night in, maybe juicing, but surrendered to the inevitable cycle of off-license wine and Facebook stalking almost immediately?

C) Binge-watched an entire box set without even a shred of FOMO?

If the answer to any of these questions is ‘yes!’, the Mills & Boon® Modern Girl’s Guide to Happy Hour is for you: a guide to surviving a 21st century social life – with a feminist twist.

If the answer to any of these questions is ‘yes!’, the Mills & Boon Modern Girl’s Guide to Happy Hour is for you: a guide to surviving the office – with a feminist twist.

Review

I absolutely adore these books, they are everything you shouldn’t think and say condensed into a 20 minute hilarious read and the best thing is you can share them with others and laugh at the fact you do or have done at least half of the things in the book.

The Modern Guide to Happy Hour is balanced between funny phrases on each page which relate to the images which look to me like stills from old films from the forties and fifties. Some of them had me roaring with laughter and nodding as I realised that despite their sarcasm they were pretty close to the truth.

The bonus with this copy is that Mills & Boon very kindly sent me a personalised copy of this book so almost every page was personalised with my name somehow making it funnier that I was the person making a complete wally of myself!

This may be a small book, and very tongue in cheek but it’s a great laugh. I loved it and found plenty to laugh about. I can’t recommend these highly enough for a bit of shaking off the cobwebs laughter.

A huge thanks to Ada Adverse and Mills & Boon for the ARC in return for my honest review.

Rating

blb-four-star

Book & Buy Links

TitleModern Girl’s Guide to Happy Hour
Series: Modern Girl’s Guide #2
Author: Ada Adverse
Genre: Humour | Comedy | Gifts
Publisher: Mills & Boon
Publication Date: 3 November 2016
Review Format: Hardcover
Other Formats: eBook
Pages: 96
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#Review: Modern Girl’s Guide to Growing Old Disgracefully by Ada Adverse @AdaAdverse @MillsandBoon

Description

Have you ever:

Treated afternoon tea as an ‘all you can eat’ opportuntity?

Realised you only ever hoover when you are expecting guests?

Flatly refused to ‘act your age’?

If so, the Mills & Boon Modern Girl’s Guide to Growing Old Disgracefully is for you: a guide to throwing out the rule book, with a feminist twist

Review

I absolutely adore these books, they are everything you shouldn’t think and say condensed into a 20 minute hilarious read and the best thing is you can share them with others and laugh at the fact you do or have done at least half of the things in the book.

The Modern Guide to Growing Old Disgracefully is balanced between funny phrases on each page which relate to the images which look to me like stills from old films from the forties and fifties. Some of them had me roaring with laughter and nodding as I realised that despite their sarcasm they were pretty close to the truth.

As with previous copies from this series I have other women in my family chomping at the bit to get their hands on the book and who am I to disappoint them so I will be sending the book on a journey around the houses to spread the cheer!

This may be a small book, and very tongue in cheek but it’s a great laugh. I loved it and I’m sure the rest of my family will love it as they have before. I can’t recommend these highly enough for a bit of shaking off the cobwebs laughter.

You can buy this on Kindle but I recommend buying the actual book for the full effect.

A huge thanks to Ada Adverse and Mills & Boon for the ARC in return for my honest review.

Rating

blb-four-star

Book & Buy Links

TitleModern Girl’s Guide to Growing Old Disgracefully
Series: Modern Girl’s Guide #6
Author: Ada Adverse
Genre: Humour | Comedy | Gifts
Publisher: Mills & Boon
Publication Date: 18 May 2017
Review Format: Hardcover
Other Formats: eBook
Pages: 96
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#Review: Modern Girl’s Guide to Turning Into Your Mother by Ada Adverse @AdaAdverse @MillsandBoon

Description

Have you ever…?

A) Opened your mouth and heard your mother come out?

B) Wondered whether a bunch of flowers and breakfast in bed once a year really makes up for the 37 hours your mum spent in St Agnes’ Maternity Ward?

C) Voiced a heartfelt opinion on the weather?

If so, the Mills & Boon Modern Girl’s Guide to Turning Into Your Mother is for you: a guide to the joys of motherhood – with a feminist twist.

Review

This plopped on my doormat the day before Mother’s Day and I sat down and read it in one sitting. I haven’t read any of the Mills & Boon Modern Guides before but suffice to say I do love these tongue in cheek books. There really is something to be said for dropping the political correctness for a bit, and just having a good old laugh.

The Modern Guide to Turning into Your Mother is balanced between funny phrases on each page which relate to the images which look to me like stills from old films from the forties and fifties. Some of them had me roaring with laughter and nodding as I realised that despite their sarcasm they were pretty close to the truth.

On giving the book to my Mum for Mother’s Day (of course!) pages were read out loud and my entire family were rolling with laughter and pointing at people with “that’s you” and “you do that” etc.

This may be a small book, and very tongue in cheek but it’s a great laugh. I loved it, my Mum loved it, my family loved it! I will definitely be checking out more books in this series!

A huge thanks to Ada Adverse and Mills & Boon for the ARC in return for my honest review.

Rating

blb-four-star

Book & Buy Links

TitleModern Girl’s Guide to Turning Into Your Mother
Series: Modern Girl’s Guide #5
Author: Ada Adverse
Genre: Humour | Comedy | Gifts
Publisher: Mills & Boon
Publication Date: 9 March 2017
Review Format: Hardcover
Other Formats: eBook
Pages: 96
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