Hosting the Perfect Garden Tea Party

There’s never been a better time to host the perfect garden tea party! You’ve spent time tending to your beloved garden, balcony or courtyard, and it’s time to kick back and relax with your favourite people.

Creating a Garden Tea Party is easy & fun to do. There are many sweet and savoury treats to include. We love a classic Victoria Sponge, but Eton Mess is a close contender if it’s hotter than hot out there.  Finger sandwiches are an easy win and can be nibbled at any time, as are crudités with a good dip like hummus. But they all start with good tea.

Hosting a Garden Tea Party

Black teas are great for making classic iced teas or perfect nice & hot. We’ve collated our favourite teas to accompany the perfect garden tea party below. All we’ll say in addition is that you cannot have enough bunting hung from trees and bushes, and in case your party goes on to the wee hours, solar or battery powered fairy lights are a must!

Now, sit back, relax, and enjoy some garden time!



English Breakfast St. Andrews – Loose-Leaf Tea 

Our English Breakfast St. Andrews is a robust and full-bodied breakfast tea. A dark colour when brewed, this traditional tea has a hearty feel that stays true to the exacting standards of the popular tea. This tea is good any time of day or in a classic iced tea.

English Breakfast St Andrews loose leaf tea



Ginger and Herbs  - Loose Leaf Tea

This lively and colourful herbal infusion is one of our favourites! The combination of ginger, lemongrass, liquorice, chamomile, black pepper, vervain, cinnamon and rose petals create a cleansing and restorative tea.

Enjoy livening up your body and adding ice and fresh slices of lemon.

Ginger and Herbs loose leaf tea



Joy of Tea Earl Grey - Teabags

Our Joy of Tea Earl Grey is a delicious leaf graded Indian black tea flavoured with Bergamot. Intense and vigorous in flavour, the real leaf tea is conveniently bagged in a filter teabag that provides all the space that the tea needs to unfurl to deliver great taste.

Each teabag has an innovative clip to hold it in place on your cup or mug while brewing and is individually wrapped in an aroma protection sachet for perfect freshness.

You simply can't have a garden tea party without an Earl Grey!

Joy of Tea Earl Grey Teabags



Ceylon Orange Pekoe – Loose Leaf Tea

Our Ceylon Orange Pekoe is a classic black Ceylon tea that is full-bodied and aromatic.

A well-balanced leaf tea blend from the tea estates of the Dimbula district in the South-West of Ceylon, it is excellent in an iced tea or hot with a splash in milk.

Ceylon Orange Pekoe



'Light & Late' Decaffeinated English Breakfast – Loose Leaf Tea 

If you love tea but want caffeine-free, then our English Breakfast 'Light & Late' – Decaffeinated Loose-Leaf Tea is for you! With the classic tangy and fruity Ceylon taste, this tea has been decaffeinated using the gentle CO2 method, which ensures that the full-bodied taste remains.

Light & Late Decaffeinated Breakfast Tea



Mint & Lemongrass – Loose Leaf Tea

Our Mint & Lemongrass Tea is a blend of pure peppermint and lemongrass. It’s tangy, fresh and enlivening and reminiscent of far eastern travels and sun-kissed lands—an excellent tea to serve as an exotic cooler.

Mint and Lemongrass loose leaf tea




Rose Tea with Petals – Loose Leaf Tea

Our Rose Tea with Petals is a flavoured blend of black and green tea with rose and jasmine petals. The infusion takes the finest Chinese teas, and harmoniously mixes red rose petals to create an aromatic yet delicate tea.

Rose Tea with Petals loose leaf tea




Classic Iced Teas

Iced teas are made by brewing loose-leaf tea or tea bags with hot water for a specific time, depending on the variety. Once brewed, the tea leaves are removed from the infusion. The tea is then chilled and served over ice with or with added extras. The only thing you need to be mindful of is dilution. Just like brewing hot tea, time and temperature are key to achieving the perfect iced tea.

Here’s how to make classic iced teas.

What you’ll need:

  • 4 heaped teaspoons of loose-leaf tea or two tea bags for every 200ml of water (this is roughly double the amount you would use for a traditional cup of hot tea)
  • Teapot
  • Large Pitcher
  • Ice
  • Extras – sugar or honey, fruit pieces, gin or rum, fresh juices, mint and other herbs and garnishes


How to make Fruity iced teas:

  • Boil water
  • Place your loose-leaf tea (2 teaspoons per person) or teabags (two per person) in your teapot
  • Pour the water over the leaves and brew for the desired time
  • Add honey or sugar to sweeten (if preferred) and orange or lemon slices
  • Allow the tea to cool completely
  • Fill your pitcher with ice & pour in the tea using a strainer
  • Add other fruit such strawberries or orange pieces, and mint to garnish
  • You are ready for your garden tea party!
Posted by cup of tea admin
23rd July 2021

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