A Cup of Christmas Cheer

  Finding its origins in Medieval Germany, Christmas tea was first made by village farmers who blended ale with mulling spices in the hope of inspiring a fruitful harvest the following year.   When this tradition arrived in England, townsfolk would walk door-to-door singing and  offering a wassail bowl of this spiced beverage to their […]

Classic Ritual

Ferried to new and exotic lands during the 17th century with crates of silk, spice and salt, black tea soon found its home in Europe.   As trade routes connected the east and west, merchants acquainted the public with this strange and exotic commodity. Guarded under lock and key within tea chests, such precious tea […]

A Herbal History

Regarded as the key to good health, happiness and wisdom, indulging in an herbal a day may deliver your ideal supplement this spring.

Easy Gingerbread Soap

  How to make an easy gingerbread soap, a practical, well appreciated gift that is perfect for stocking fillers, teacher’s gifts or for the person who has everything!                                       Ingredients 500g olive oil 100g coconut oil 80g lye (often available to […]

Soothing Tea Wash – DIY Sunburn Treatment

Summer is such a beautiful time for soaking up a delicious dose of vitamin D. But sometimes, we have the tendency to let ourselves get a little too “well done”. The searing pain of sunburn is a painful reminder that as blissful as sunshine seems, it is an unforgiving ‘frenemy’. Overexposure to the sun can […]