When the lovely Deborah got in touch and asked whether I’d be interested in reviewing some tea and biscuits from Ringtons, I couldn’t really refuse! Tea and biscuits are key staples at Make, Do and Push! Towers so we were looking forward to their arrival.
I thought it was important to include a bit of background for Ringtons, as the company is steeped in history and family values:
Ringtons have been around since 1907, and in the Beverages department for just over 30 years. They blend all their own high quality tea and roast all their own high quality coffee at their factory in Newcastle. It is very evident that Ringtons are proud of their heritage. Ringtons is predominantly known for their range of teas as they originally started as a tea delivery company, however coffee is now a growing area of the business, as are their tasty biscuits!
All of the Ringtons products arrived beautifully packaged; a fantastic first impression.
I’m always a bit dubious about trying new tea as we are a household of dedicated Yorkshire Tea fans, and have been let down in the past by other ranges of not-so tasty tea. We were sent a bag of Ringtons Connoisseur tea to try and I must say it was delicious! A beautiful rich tasting tea; it certainly makes a fabulous, strong cuppa – just how I like it. We may have even found a tea we prefer over Yorkshire Tea (I know – shock horror!) and I’m certainly going to purchase some more as Christmas presents for family.
The biscuits were also delicious – especially the very naughty toffee flapjack, that got me through a particularly hungry (and lazy) patch whilst on my sewing machine a few weeks ago. Yum!
The other teabags are great – and handy to take to work if I fancy something a bit different to “regular” tea. We’re saving the decaffeinated teabag for Busby’s birthday in a couple of weeks and her first cup of tea! An important moment in our household.
Overall, I would definitely buy the Connoisseur tea again. In fact, I’d buy any of the tasty products I was sent! The Ringtons range would make fabulous Christmas hampers for any tea and biscuit loving person. All of the Ringtons products in this post can be purchased on the Ringtons customer website, their wholesale website and Amazon. Prices vary but start at £2.99 for a pack of 80 Connoisseur teabags on the Ringtons customer website.