I love tea and never leave a supermarket without bagfuls of something special. In fact I'm a bit of a tea snob and prefer the ritual of making a freshly brewed pot from loose leaves.
Recently, I read a review of the best teas on the market as voted by experts and confirmed by the Financial Times in their 'How to Spend it' supplement. Serious, no nonsense tea aficionados put hundreds of brands to the test, both bespoke and widely available.
Against all odds, Marks & Spencer's Empress Grey came out on top. So naturally, I picked up a box on my next food shop. Pretty darn good. Light, fragrant, golden, sort of smells of orange blossom. Perfect.