Afternoon Tea Fit for a Royal Celebration | + Adagio Tea Review

I don’t think you could have got anywhere yesterday without hearing about the Royal Wedding. After contemplating going up to Windsor to see the pomp and ceremony of it all (and to try and catch a glimpse of Harvey and Mike), I thought with little ones it was going to be much simpler to stay at home. So we got into the spirit of things and decided to have a little afternoon tea at home as we watched on the TV.

With the new bi-fold doors open to the back garden, iced herbal tea, sweet treat, and the sun shining; it was a glorious day! I love any excuse to enjoy being British!

I have been loving having herbal iced tea lately. It is the perfect drink for the summer weather, and makes a refreshing change from just having water. We were using Adagio Tea loose leaf tea for our afternoon tea, and for a fruity iced tea, and for warm spearmint tea. The range that they have is amazing, and the best tea that I have had. Ever. (Sorry Teapigs). As soon as you open the packets, the smells are amazing, and just makes me want to munch on the dried pieces! When diffused, they aren’t watery or weak either, which is just how I like them.

But let’s be honest, we have to talk about this amazing IngenuiTEA loose leaf tea infuser (priced at £18). I love that you can put water in, a spoonful or two of any loose leaf tea of your choice, leave to cool slightly, and then it drains easily when placed on top of a glass or mug. I have loved using this to make iced tea in, as I’ve just been leaving it in the fridge overnight and then it is ready in the morning for a refreshing breakfast drink.

I thought that the rest of the spread needed to be pretty typically British, what with our iced tea and spearmint tea as well. So we had scones, some lemon and elderflower cupcakes baked my my amazing friend, as a nod to the royal cake. We also had some yummy berries, meringue, cream, and some of the Livia’s Kitchen raw millionaire bites. We just needed to add crumpets to the mx to have a very British afternoon tea.

The wedding was so lovely, and what a monumental occasion?! The Reverend’s sermon was a crack up, but the whole ceremony was really modern and lovely (as modern as the royals can get anyway)!

What did you get up to this weekend? Did you celebrate the Royal Wedding? After looking on social media, it seems it is either a love it or hate it thing, but I am firmly in the love it camp. Would love to hear what you get up to? I am kind of wishing that I’d gone into Windsor.

Have you heard of Adagio Tea before? It would be great other what you think.

*the tea items were gifted in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.



  1. 20th May 2018 / 12:35 pm

    Im not a herbal tea drinker however I do love to go out for afternoon tea when get the chance. I didn’t get around to watching the royal wedding however saw photos and Megan looked gorgeous.
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  2. 20th May 2018 / 5:32 pm

    Such lovely vivid colours in the loose tea. I’m not one to watch a royal wedding but the couple looked lovely and the cellist was phenomenal

  3. 20th May 2018 / 8:04 pm

    I have to admit we sniggered at the reverand’s speech! We didn’t watch the whole thing but it was nice to see Meghan & Harry looking so genuinely happy.

  4. 21st May 2018 / 8:16 am

    I have never even contemplated drinking herbal tea iced, what a great idea!! The cakes look delicious too

  5. 21st May 2018 / 4:55 pm

    What a fabulous weekend you have had with all those lovely food and tea. The tea infuser is exactly what I am looking for at the moment, its perfect in size and does the job so well.

  6. 22nd May 2018 / 4:25 pm

    I have been such a tea fan lately! I really want to start drinking less coffee!

  7. 22nd May 2018 / 9:31 pm

    The wedding was amazing, wasn’t it. I’m a huge real tea lover and this all looks amazing 🙂 nothing better than making a fresh pot 🙂

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