Every year when Autumn turns up, I get the urge to a) bake things b) wear pyjamas A LOT c) drink lots of tea d) craft an almost obsessive amount and e) read. Although I’m definitely a Summer-lover, there’s something about colder weather that just makes me feel a bit excited – knitwear, beautiful landscapes, soups and stews, a good book, some decent TV (hello, Downton, Monroe and Walking Dead) and all the festivities of Autumn and Winter.
Tea plays a big part in the colder months in our house – the Husband is bordering on obsessed with spiced tea, I like a good old fashioned builders brew, every now and then I’ll dabble in different herbal teas, and we’ve got an ace pot for loose tea. Behold, our (almost out of control) tea collection:
In an attempt to use up some of our tea bags, I had a go at making a tea loaf – my Mum had picked up a recipe card from good old Waitrose the other day, and hers turned out pretty well so I thought I’d have a go. Basically, its like a cross between a fruit cake and a fruit loaf – a bit spicy, full of fruit and perfect with a cuppa in the afternoon. Yum.
Disclosure: I wasn’t paid to write this post, but the lovely people at Twinings did send me some ace tea.