Wednesday, 23 July 2014

The British Tag #TeaLovers

Emily May tagged me to do this very British tag after we spent an evening discussing our obsession love for all things tea. Let's face it, nothing says British as much as a really good strong brew. Now, with brew in hand, let's get on with this tag!

1. How many cups of tea do you have a day? How many sugars?

If I'm in work I'll have 5 - 6 cups of tea a day, if I'm home, I'll have around 3 - 4! I’ve never liked sugar in my tea and more often than not, my choice of tea is usually something green or herbal and sugar is a huge no no in those types of tea if you ask me!

2. Favourite part of your roast

It’s gotta be the veggies! I’ve always loved loading up my plate with veggies when I have a roast, then smothering them in gravy! Carrots, peas, broccoli, cauliflower, sprouts, sweet corn, I love me some veggies! 2nd place goes to roast potatoes – my dad has this fantastic way of making them super crispy on the outside then perfectly fluffy inside, I’m slowly learning to master his spud roasting technique!

3. Favourite dunking biscuit

I’m not much of a dunker but if I had to choose, the classic Rich Tea biscuit does the job for me! I’m a really fast dunker though, I mean nobody wants a soggy biscuit floating in the bottom of their tea cup, that’s a perfectly good brew right there completely ruined!

4. Favourite quintessentially British pastime?

I like going for long walks across pretty postcard picturesque fields and woodlands. That’s pretty British, right? Or can I just say drinking tea and eating cake?

5. Favourite word?

I say awesome a lot, no idea where I’ve picked that up from, probably from watching too many American TV shows! But my favourite word?? Now that’s tough, the first one that popped into my head was supercalifragilisticexpialidocious…does that count?

6. Cockney rhyme slang?

Sorry guys but no, I don’t do cockney rhyming slang, I have a hard enough time trying to explain some of the scouse words and phrases I use (that’s what you get for dating outside your postcode!). The only cockney rhyming slang that comes to mind is;

Dog + bone = phone

7. Favourite sweet/ chocolate
One of my favourite British brands is Prestat. All their chocolates, truffles and treats are made right here in the UK and they’re exquisite! Who doesn’t love scoffing a luxury truffle or two?

8. What would your pub be called?

I’d probably go with The Rose & Crown. It’s typically British but also reminds me of the British pub over in Walt Disney World…I had to get Disney in here somewhere! Mr.Man went for The Pug and the Beagle…because I’ve always wanted a pug, his compromise was a Pugglenow I just need to make this happen!

9. No.1 British person

I instantly thought of The Queen…I’m keeping it British here! I know Mr.Man is going to read this and immediately come up with dozens of more amazing answers that would have looked a lot more impressive than The Queen….I’m hoping he doesn’t figure out the comments function below!

10. Favourite shop / restaurant? 

I can’t go into town without going into John Lewis. Let’s face it, they have everything in there and more often than not I will find myself wandering around picking things out for my imaginary home, it’s like walking through Pinterest!

11. What British song pops into your head? 

‘All you need is love’, you can’t get more British (or scouse!) than The Beatles!

12. Marmite?
Oh NO! No chance, no way, no how. 

Huge thanks to Emily for bringing this very British tag into my life and lets raise a steaming mug of tea to the other wonderful #tealovers who joined me for a virtual brew that night; @khrissieloves, @AuroraDustBlog and @emilymayyyyy 
 I tag YOU to run off and give this tag a go! And make a brew whilst your at it!
 Until next time,


  1. I'm sat here drinking tea now. How typical ;)

    I have to have a massive mug, so one cup for me is 2 for a normal person. No wonder I can hardly sleep.

    Corinne x

    1. YAY TEA!

      You should try switching to a decaff tea, I had to buy decaff green tea because I tend to enjoy a brew right before bed but it gets me so wired if it's not decaff!

      Sarah :)

    2. I've been drinking red bush on an evening which is caffeine free :)

    3. Can you believe it, a tea I haven't tried! Haha!

      Sarah :)

  2. As a non-British reader (I'm American) I really didn't understand the majority of this lol! BUT I did understand awesome and I SAY THAT A LOT TOO! :P


    1. Haha I'm totally blaming all my time around Americans and watching American tv for my constant use of awesome!

      Sarah :)

  3. This is such a fun tag, a great read! I must drink about 10+ cups of tea/green tea every day haha!

    Salt and Chic // UK Fashion Blog

    1. You should give the tag a go! I loved it - and it gave me such a hankering for several brews afterwards lol! The joy of tea :)

      Sarah :)

  4. Reading through this we are so similar! haha. I must try this tag sometime :)

    1. When you give the tag a go let me know! Would love to see your answers!

      Sarah :)