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Rosevear Tea - teatime is (environmentally-friendly) me-time

We are all looking for ways to save a little money on our regular shopping without cutting out too many of our favourite things. I love the teas and herbal infusions in Rosevear Tea. I also love that if you bring your own container to their shops for a refill, they reduce the price by 50p. That brings the price of my refilled pouch of 'Camomile Flowers' down to £3.90 or a full Kilner Jar of 'Whole Peppermint Leaves' down to £4.50. Their environmental discount works on all their 160 teas and herbal infusions from their refreshing Scottish Breakfast whole-leaf tea to their Raspberry Leaves. Drinking real-leaf tea is an affordable luxury and not only does it taste better than tea bags but there is no single-use plastic.

I have also bought small quantities of tea in my own containers in Rosevear Tea. There is a £2 minimum purchase when you buy by weight and you do not qualify for the 50p discount but it is a great way to try a new tea without committing to buying a whole pouch of tea. That said, I have loved all the teas that I have bought so far! Next time, I aim to compare their many calming teas to see which one I prefer. In addition to Camomile, they have Lemon Balm, Lime Blossom, Honeybush, Lavender and a Night Melody herbal blend. These teas soothe me and help me relax.

At this time of year, I also enjoy rich nutty teas. 'Almond tea', 'Roasted Chestnut Oolong' or 'Hazelnut tea' all make a fabulously nutty afternoon brew. For the evening there is 'Orange Pistachio Rooibos' with whole pistachios or the sweet almondy 'Tarta de Santiago Rooibos'. And soon, it will be time for Christmas tea again.

Now, where did I put my empty tea caddy? (S. Wilson)

Rosevear Teas – Visit them at one of the shops where there is usually a brew on the stove or online at 100 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10 4ES; 71 Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3RJ – 0131 558 2530; 17 Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JH – 0131 667 8466.

Open 7 days a week in Bruntsfield and Broughton and Mon-Sat in Clerk St.

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