Happy Christmas Eve, everyone! If you read my Adagio Autumn Teas post back in October, you’ll know that I was always planning to do a Christmas version. The time has come, and today I’ll be bringing you Adagio Teas’ Winter collection! I’m a huge tea lover, and loose leaf tea is right up my street.
While Adagio do offer some teabags, a lot of their stock is loose leaf. I always feel like you have way more variety and can try so many more delicious teas with loose leaf! And for any tea lover, a homemade mini tea hamper would be a dream! If you’re stuck for gifts for any birthdays coming up over the next few months, I’d recommend making one for your loved one (especially if they love tea). Or, if they aren’t as obsessed as I am, make them a self-care gift set and include one of Adagio’s loose leaf teas. I think something like that would be so thoughtful and special as a gift!
Hi lovelies, and welcome back to my blog! In the middle of autumn I decided I wanted to get into the Harry Potter spirit and make some Butterbeer. This recipe was heavily inspired by The Roaming Kitchen, and turned out pretty great. I think the only problem I had with this recipe was that it was very sweet, and you definitely only want to have a small mug of this at any one time. I tried to combine what would be “two” cups from this recipe, and it was very sickly towards the end. However, it was amazing!
I’ve been planning on writing this up for awhile now, but other opportunities came up and this post took a back seat. So, I thought, why not wait until December? Maybe it’s just me, but I love watching Harry Potter around Christmas. Especially the first two movies – I think it’s partly the nostalgia and warmth the earlier movies give, and partly just the magical Christmas scenes in the Great Hall. I’d happily make Butterbeer any time for the year, but I think autumn and winter are the better months to cuddle up with this drink.
This last week I went to a themed cocktail bar in Edinburgh, run by the Pop-Up Geeks. Every couple of months they change the theme of the bar, and this time round it was a Harry Potter cocktail bar!
I took so many photos (and had quite a few cocktails) but it was very dark, and I was using my phone rather than my camera, so you’ll have to excuse the quality. The cocktails we’re delicious, and they had so many different flavours and drinks to offer, and at points they would play songs from the soundtrack, which just added to the amazing experience.
First off, as you walk in, the bar is decorated with letters hanging from the ceiling and framed declarations (like Umbridge’s) on the walls. The space itself is very small, but cosy.