Tetley indulgence flavour blends review


Tetley recently contacted me to ask if I would like to try their new flavoured tea range. I’m actually more of a coffee drinking girl, but I do quite like a nice soothing cup of tea now and again. 

Tetley have blended their Kenyan black tea with a range of tempting flavours inspired by the nations favourite teatime treats.

The tea can be enjoyed with or without milk and at only 2 calories a cup, you can afford to indulge as much as you like!

Gingerbread – Spicy, warming, comforting. Gingerbread is without a doubt my favourite flavour so I knew I would love this one! It’s like a hug in a mug.

Chocolate mint – I wasn’t sure this flavour would work in a black tea but it really does. So refreshing. It’s like the healthier equivalent to having an after dinner mint chocolate! 

Spiced apple – I really liked this one. Warming, spicy and sweet all at the same time. Perfect to warm you up when you’ve come home on a freezing cold day. 

Cookies & cream – I have to admit I was skeptical about this. But as soon as I poured the hot water onto the teabag, all I could smell was the lovely flavour of sweet biscuits. It certainly smelled lovely – but how would it taste? Really nice actually! The sweet, creamy taste makes you feel like you’re indulging in a naughty treat when you really aren’t. I preferred this one with a little milk. 

My second favourite was the gingerbread – so warm and spicy, but not too overpowering! 

Tetley Indulgence flavour blends are available in Asda RRP £1.99 for 20 bags. 

I was sent a selection of the tea in exchange for an honest review. 

White chocolate, pecan & cranberry cookies


Yesterday was a very sad day for us. My husband’s lovely Mum passed away after a very long illness. I am feeling very heavy hearted. She was a very kind and generous person and we are all going to miss her so much.

I’m posting this recipe alongside my tribute to her because I made these last year and gave her some to try, as I often did. She said they were lovely, even with cranberries which she wasn’t normally fond of. My mum-in-law and I would quite often have a gossip over coffee and whatever biscuit or cake I brought over. I’ll always cherish the time we spent together ❤

White chocolate, pecan & cranberry cookies

150g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
75g rolled oats
125g soft butter
75g light or dark brown sugar
100g caster sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
75g dried cranberries
50g pecans, chopped
150g bar white chocolate chopped into chunks, or chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 180C/Gas Mark 4.
Line a baking sheet with baking paper.

Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and oats in a bowl.

Beat the butter and sugars together until creamy. Beat in the egg. Add the flour mixture, then fold in the cranberries, pecans and chocolate chunks.

Roll tablespoons of cookie dough with your hands. They do spread out so don’t make them too big. Place on the baking sheet and bake for 12-15 mins – the cookies will be pale golden around the centre and still quite soft in the middle. Leave on the baking sheet for about 5 mins, then transfer to a wire rack.