Win a Tea and Chocolate Gift Set

Matcha Chocolat Logo Jade Gift Set

In order to celebrate the launch of the new website I’ve teamed up with Matcha Chocolat to give one lucky reader the beautiful (not to mention delicious) Jade Gift Set, rrp £30. The set comprises of 16 assorted tea infused chocolates, a caddy of English breakfast tea and 2 bags of solid chocolate discs, one flavoured with bergamot and the other with chai spices. Perfect to unwind with.

Matcha Chocolat creates handmade dark, milk and white chocolates infused with a sublime selection of teas from around the world. Founder Katie Christoffers is drawn to the fusion between tea and chocolate for the rich heritage and diverse flavours that they both possess. As Katie puts it “tea and chocolate have inspired the senses for centuries and are now both enjoying a renaissance of interest on account of the sheer breadth of their flavour profiles and their readily understood health benefits.”

To be in with a chance of winning the Jade Gift Set simply let me know your favourite type of tea or hot drink in the comment form below and a winner will be picked at random. The competition is open to UK residents only due to the fresh ingredients used in the chocolates and their shelf life. Closing date 25th June.

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  1. darrell roach
    June 10, 2010 / 10:47 pm

    marmite with hot water and chilli flakes and pepper //

  2. June 11, 2010 / 8:55 am

    I like weak China teas and strong coffee form a cafetiere or espresso machine. Never filter coffee.

  3. Rosie Hopkins
    June 11, 2010 / 9:11 am

    Hot orange squash. Ginger biscuits dipped into it taste wonderful!

    The best tea I ever had was when an Indian friend of a friend made curried tea from scratch; I just wish I could recreate it.

  4. June 11, 2010 / 12:11 pm

    A cup of very hot Yorkshire Tea or a strong cup of coffee in the morning to wake me up

  5. Kim
    June 11, 2010 / 12:35 pm

    I love the aromatic, slightly flowery taste of darjeeling the most.

  6. June 11, 2010 / 8:39 pm

    I enjoy green and white tea, not together, also Greek herbal teas!

  7. June 11, 2010 / 9:07 pm

    First thing and last thing, jasmine or oolong tea best.. But I’ve recently rediscovered the joys of a first flush white darjeeling from the Margaret Hope estate.. lovely.

    But mid morning has to be a big cup of espresso coffee, made in my Bialetta. Even the aroma is enough to make you sit up and smell the coffee 🙂

  8. Helen Costello
    June 11, 2010 / 10:35 pm

    Hi! It’s got to be a strong coffee with lashing of Baileys! And perhaps the odd Ameretti biscuit dunked in!

  9. June 12, 2010 / 7:11 am

    Fresh mint tea is my drink of choice with lots of brown sugar and ginger biscuits.

  10. June 12, 2010 / 7:17 am

    Being a Yorkshire lass, I love Yorkshire Tea first thing in the morning, especially the Breakfast Flavour. Although recently I have had the pleasure of savouring OolongTea from Lahloo.

  11. Tim
    June 12, 2010 / 7:55 am

    Lavender tea made with lavender freshly harvested from the garden.

  12. MikeW
    June 12, 2010 / 3:59 pm

    Coffee, always fresh-roasted (never more than a week old). Brewed with a pour-over, espresso maker, press pot, vacuum brewer …

  13. June 12, 2010 / 6:04 pm

    A good old cup of earl grey. Yum yum!

    Katie xox

  14. June 13, 2010 / 3:32 pm

    My favourite is jasmin tea! 🙂

  15. June 13, 2010 / 4:00 pm

    Congrats on your new lovely site. My favorite tea is chai tea-followed by jasmine and cocoa tea. I love teas-coffees-capaccinos!!!!and a slice of pie too.

  16. Jo Bryan
    June 14, 2010 / 1:41 pm

    I am a real tea fiend and I drink all sorts of blends, I love Darjeeling, Ceylon, green tea, white tea, Earl Grey but my all time favourite is Assam. Good strong and hot.

    Thanks for a fab opportunity.

  17. Chumbles
    June 15, 2010 / 11:44 am

    Love the new site and have lurked for some time! My favourite (and essential) starter is straighforward French breakfast filter coffee, freshly brewed and black!

  18. Caroline
    June 15, 2010 / 6:08 pm

    My favourite is Assam tea

  19. Nat
    June 16, 2010 / 5:10 pm

    Earl (Or as I call it Early, because I have it so early in the morning) Grey Tea!

  20. Claire Baker
    June 16, 2010 / 5:12 pm

    I adore Chamomile tea. It really does de-stress you and helps to give you a good nights sleep.

  21. Mary Bush
    June 16, 2010 / 5:17 pm

    I absolutely love my Nambarrie tea, unfortunately I have great difficulty in finding stockists.

    My next favourite dring is Hot Chocolate with cream and marshmallows.

  22. Rachael
    June 16, 2010 / 5:21 pm

    Tetley tea with a sainburys digestive with chocolate pieces biscuits

  23. Kal
    June 16, 2010 / 5:21 pm

    Hot chocolate! But in the morning I prefer a strong cup o’ PG Tips. Milk, one sweetner.

  24. Ivan P
    June 16, 2010 / 5:22 pm

    I love all tea but my favourite is Earl Grey

  25. Nell Westwood
    June 16, 2010 / 5:23 pm

    I love Yogi Tea’s “Choco Aztec Spice”. It’s very spicy and the ground cocoa shells give it a warm chocolatey undertone. Yum!

  26. Jane Adair
    June 16, 2010 / 5:35 pm

    Earl Grey …. you just can’t beat it!

  27. juli
    June 16, 2010 / 5:38 pm

    Strawberry and raspberry, so refreshing

  28. gwen thomas
    June 16, 2010 / 5:40 pm

    Definitely a nice strong cup of coffee, any will do I’m not a coffee snob!

  29. Gemma
    June 16, 2010 / 5:41 pm

    White tea- I dislike black and green tea, but white tea is very refreshing and doesn’t have a terrible aftertaste!

  30. Paula
    June 16, 2010 / 5:41 pm

    Earl Grey my all time favourite freshly brewed strong and hot with a couple of biccies MMM Heaven

  31. Nicky Russell
    June 16, 2010 / 5:44 pm

    I m an old fashioned Ovaltine girl 🙂

  32. Cathy
    June 16, 2010 / 5:48 pm

    Hot chocolate… yummy!

  33. ann
    June 16, 2010 / 5:52 pm

    I love a strong cup of Yorkshire tea in the morning, but never tried a blend of tea that I haven’t enjoyed. Also love a cup of hot chocolate on a cold, winter’s day.

  34. Kathryn
    June 16, 2010 / 5:56 pm

    I just made myself a cup of Fairtrade Scottish blend but I like black chai, Redbush, oolong and herbal as well. And coffee! Cappuccino or latte. Just depends what I feel like drinking.

    Thanks for the comp 😉

  35. Mary
    June 16, 2010 / 5:56 pm

    love a cup of freshly made tea in the morning , the coffee at ten followed by any fruit infusion after,
    dinner time a nice cup of earl Grey,and peppermint tea during the evening

  36. Shirley
    June 16, 2010 / 6:00 pm

    Green tea

  37. Stephanie
    June 16, 2010 / 6:03 pm

    Nothing like good old English breakfast team – At any time of day to be honest!

  38. Margaret Naughton
    June 16, 2010 / 6:06 pm

    Hazelnut Cappucino with a vanilla stick to stir.

  39. Gilla
    June 16, 2010 / 6:08 pm

    I like green tea with vanilla. Peppermint tea is good, as well. First thing in the morning, though, normal black tea with a spoonful of honey and milk!

  40. CEZZZ
    June 16, 2010 / 6:12 pm

    Fruit teas, and particularly any of the berry ones. The smell from them is wonderful !

  41. Louise
    June 16, 2010 / 6:15 pm

    Peppermint Tea

  42. Lora
    June 16, 2010 / 6:26 pm

    I like a mug of Redbush tea, but my ultimate favourite hot drink has got to be cinnamon spiced hot chocolate with cream 🙂

  43. Andrea
    June 16, 2010 / 6:28 pm

    yorkshire tea

  44. David Sweet
    June 16, 2010 / 6:32 pm

    green tea

  45. Keith C
    June 16, 2010 / 6:33 pm

    I love Green Tea

  46. Robyn Clarke
    June 16, 2010 / 6:37 pm

    Green tea with jasmine, really refreshing especially after a big meal

  47. June 16, 2010 / 6:37 pm

    Green tea 🙂

  48. ayako
    June 16, 2010 / 6:47 pm

    Green tea with dash of lemon.

  49. craig brown
    June 16, 2010 / 6:53 pm

    calypso coffee…. ( irish style coffee with a shot of tia maria and topped with fresh cream)….

  50. Phillippa
    June 16, 2010 / 6:55 pm

    ceylon or earl grey tea, or if i’m looking for decaf, peppermint 🙂

  51. liz denial
    June 16, 2010 / 7:01 pm

    Good old English breakfast tea or a lovely frothy skinny cappuccino

  52. Heather Shaw
    June 16, 2010 / 7:07 pm

    caramel tea. i had it at disney land at it was wonderful. I can’t find it in the uk though 🙁

  53. Jennifer Thorpe
    June 16, 2010 / 7:10 pm

    I love earl grey tea, so refreshing

  54. FionaLynne Edwards
    June 16, 2010 / 7:14 pm

    I love Assam Tea. I really can’t drink anything else now!

  55. Floss
    June 16, 2010 / 7:15 pm

    A strong cuppa of Yorkshire tea!..brewed to perfection, half a sugar and a drop of milk please! or a milky coffee

  56. June 16, 2010 / 7:16 pm

    i love pg tips it just starts my day and nescafe ends it

  57. Angie Allen
    June 16, 2010 / 7:21 pm

    I love all teas , as long as its strong

  58. Marie
    June 16, 2010 / 7:21 pm

    Hot water

  59. jacquelyn
    June 16, 2010 / 7:24 pm

    green tea with mint

  60. Kelly smith
    June 16, 2010 / 8:26 pm

    i like fruit teas, especially the vanilla, gingseng n blackcurrant flavour yum x

  61. lynn ward
    June 16, 2010 / 8:26 pm

    coffee for me, dont drink much else x

  62. emma anderson
    June 16, 2010 / 8:36 pm

    Strong black freshly roasted coffee in the morning, green tea with jasmine or lemon the rest of the day and horlicks before bed!

  63. Dawn
    June 16, 2010 / 8:39 pm

    Tea Pigs summer flowers tea is lovely, sold in little silk tea bags, what luxury, so refreshing

  64. Tricia
    June 16, 2010 / 8:57 pm

    green tea

  65. Julie Henderson
    June 16, 2010 / 8:57 pm

    I absolutely adore stawberry tea. So refreshing

  66. Amy Keogh
    June 16, 2010 / 9:03 pm

    it has to be Whittards mango and passionfruit tea for me….hot or cold…lush lush lush!

  67. Susan
    June 16, 2010 / 9:06 pm

    Rasberry Tea – very refreshing!

  68. Sara Stanley
    June 16, 2010 / 9:17 pm

    Dowe egberts coffee

  69. helen
    June 16, 2010 / 9:18 pm

    plain white tea with no sugar

  70. mike u
    June 16, 2010 / 9:42 pm

    Coffee until midday, then Redbush tea in the evening

  71. Clare O'Reilly
    June 16, 2010 / 10:02 pm

    I love Jasmine tea x

  72. Robert Price
    June 16, 2010 / 10:21 pm

    Assam tea at all times

  73. Susan Hunt
    June 16, 2010 / 10:38 pm

    There is nothing better than my strong black coffee first thing in the morning. I am also quite partial to a cup of Earl Grey.

  74. carol adamson
    June 16, 2010 / 11:03 pm

    a nice strong cup of tea for me thanks

  75. Jen B
    June 16, 2010 / 11:03 pm

    A refreshing cup of camomile after a hard day’s work – perfick!

  76. Dee
    June 16, 2010 / 11:09 pm

    After a particularly stressful year, someone suggested happiness tea, which I bought online. It boosts your spirit and tastes lovely with Rosemary and Cardamon.

  77. Joanie M
    June 16, 2010 / 11:21 pm

    Camomile tea – so relaxing!

  78. Jane Costello
    June 17, 2010 / 12:34 am

    My ultimate drink is hot chocolate, with whipped cream and grated chocolate on top if I’m feeling really indulgent.

  79. Karis Boone
    June 17, 2010 / 1:25 am

    My favourite hot drink is Cadburys Hot Chocolate Drink, but it has to be the one thats in the round cardboard tube!

    I also love Earl Grey!

  80. kelly jones
    June 17, 2010 / 7:08 am

    a zingy lemon and lime tea

  81. Ruth
    June 17, 2010 / 9:18 am

    Whittard’s Russian Caravan Tea – sounds odd but tastes amazing!

  82. toria
    June 17, 2010 / 9:24 am

    I love all tea but my favourite is Ceylon, very refreshing!

  83. tom
    June 17, 2010 / 9:25 am

    Am I allowed to say Typhoo????? 🙂

  84. Cheryl Gannon
    June 17, 2010 / 9:38 am

    A really spicy Chai made with all steamed milk and topped with Cinnamon – yum!

  85. Diane
    June 17, 2010 / 10:51 am

    I usually buy PG – nice to wake up with

  86. Natalja Popsujeva
    June 17, 2010 / 11:12 am

    Hot chocolate

  87. ANNE TIERNAN
    June 17, 2010 / 11:35 am

    A NICE CUP OF SPANISH COFFEE ,REMINDS ME OF HOLIDAYS IN THE SUN

  88. janie h
    June 17, 2010 / 11:57 am

    I like Russian Caravan tea. Exotic!

  89. Marie
    June 17, 2010 / 12:07 pm

    Proper hot chocolate, made so thick the teaspoon stands up in it!

  90. Sean Curtis
    June 17, 2010 / 12:52 pm

    I like hot fresh peppermint morrocon teas with Mcvities biscuits! goes down like a treat 🙂 cant dip your biscuit for too long though! it soon breaks off haha

  91. stephen wislonleach
    June 17, 2010 / 1:21 pm

    i love earl grey tea

  92. ImmortalBeloved
    June 17, 2010 / 1:46 pm

    A Suchard hot chocolate made using a Tassimo system with a Co-op triple chocolate cookie on the side yummy!

  93. Caroline
    June 17, 2010 / 2:43 pm

    pure, strong, organic green tea to rev you up and kick start the metabolism. But for after meals it is always worth having a strong peppermint tea just to settle the stomache. Actually, i’m having a peppermint right now just to wake me up a little!

  94. Andrew
    June 17, 2010 / 3:58 pm

    Freshly ground arabic coffee beans and hot milk and brown sugar

  95. S CARIA
    June 17, 2010 / 4:59 pm

    Earl Grey – lovely

  96. Solange
    June 17, 2010 / 5:43 pm

    I like Green Tea

  97. Helen
    June 17, 2010 / 6:06 pm

    A nice cup of Assam!

  98. JAMES HOLYLAND
    June 17, 2010 / 6:25 pm

    The co-op de caf is perfect for me!

  99. Alison
    June 17, 2010 / 6:52 pm

    coffee and Bailey’s or hot chocolate and cointreau….yummy!

  100. lisa
    June 17, 2010 / 6:58 pm

    Hot Chocolate with cream

  101. Emma
    June 17, 2010 / 8:45 pm

    Hot chocloate with cream and marshmallows

  102. Victoria Boland
    June 17, 2010 / 9:11 pm

    Cappuccino

  103. Rod Mowe
    June 17, 2010 / 9:40 pm

    Earl Grey, no milk, my choice

  104. Anne
    June 17, 2010 / 10:06 pm

    Earl Grey in a proper china teacup with a saucer.

  105. Julie Booth
    June 18, 2010 / 12:16 am

    earl Grey- so English and refreshing.

  106. Julie Brett
    June 18, 2010 / 11:19 am

    English breakfast tea with lots of milk and a sweetner. Lovely.!

  107. Daphne
    June 18, 2010 / 2:56 pm

    Rather odd, but my favourite hot drink at the moment is ribenna!

  108. June 18, 2010 / 8:13 pm

    Just had a cup of white pearl tea which was really refreshing.

  109. Alison T
    June 19, 2010 / 1:58 pm

    Yorkshire Tea is my favourite hot drink followed fairly closely by Bovril as there is nothing quite like hot bovril on a cold winter day.

  110. Christine Johnson
    June 19, 2010 / 6:45 pm

    Cappuccino with those little biscuists at the side

  111. Laura
    June 19, 2010 / 6:50 pm

    A cinnamon coffee-yum

  112. Roberta Doctor
    June 19, 2010 / 8:30 pm

    For a special cuppa, in winter I enjoy a cup of Chai. In summer it’s either Lady Grey or Darjeeling. No milk or sugar in any of them, just pure flavour.

  113. Caroline McKenzie
    June 19, 2010 / 10:05 pm

    a cup of Darjeeling with just a drop of milk to start the day

  114. Jen
    June 19, 2010 / 10:57 pm

    It has to be a nice mug of hot chocolate with plain chocolate biscuits, the ultimate chocoholic

  115. Pamela Gossage
    June 20, 2010 / 12:45 pm

    Very weak china tea or Green Tea

  116. Melissa Gazi
    June 20, 2010 / 8:42 pm

    Assam tea with a splash of milk. No sugar 🙂

  117. SAN
    June 20, 2010 / 10:33 pm

    earl grey – I find it very refreshing.

  118. Ranita
    June 21, 2010 / 12:05 pm

    Jasmine tea

  119. kim
    June 21, 2010 / 4:01 pm

    FRUIT HERBAL INFUSIONS

  120. Melanie
    June 21, 2010 / 4:02 pm

    hot chocolate with cream and mallows

  121. JULIE PANNELL
    June 21, 2010 / 9:11 pm

    latte coffee

  122. Paul Marshall
    June 22, 2010 / 12:34 pm

    Earl Grey

  123. Angela Gorman
    June 22, 2010 / 7:51 pm

    earl grey

  124. Sue Hunt
    June 22, 2010 / 9:24 pm

    Just straightforward Indian tea for me, but made with leaves, not bags 🙂

  125. Alison
    June 22, 2010 / 10:19 pm

    I love green tea

  126. P Phillips
    June 23, 2010 / 4:34 pm

    Tetley with milk and 5 sweetners.

  127. yvonne clark
    June 23, 2010 / 7:13 pm

    I love Horlicks

  128. Helen
    June 23, 2010 / 7:36 pm

    Got to be green tea or hot choc for me! x

  129. Georgina Ball
    June 23, 2010 / 7:46 pm

    Hot choc always!

  130. Suzanne sendell
    June 23, 2010 / 8:32 pm

    Pg tips ,all day

  131. Danielle Graves
    June 23, 2010 / 10:58 pm

    My fave hot drink is Bovril

  132. Kristian
    June 23, 2010 / 11:19 pm

    Builders tea with 2!

  133. Jacqueline Petty
    June 24, 2010 / 12:41 am

    I love a good old fashioned cup of PG tips (milk no sugar), although every so often I like to treat myself to a frothy cappuccino with chocolate sprinkles!

  134. Amanda Hutchings
    June 24, 2010 / 7:00 am

    My drink of choice would have to be a full flavoured, strong aromatic coffee. On indulgent days though I do love a mocha to satisfy my cravings. With the lovely warm weather we have had recently I find that a cup of simple green tea is very refreshing.

  135. Kathy
    June 24, 2010 / 9:49 am

    Its got to be Hot chocolate – looking out of the window on a very cold day.

  136. siobhan c
    June 24, 2010 / 9:58 am

    Green Tea with a hint of lemon

  137. Jenny O
    June 24, 2010 / 10:20 am

    I love most tea, so can’t really chose….but it has to be hot, strong and in a lovely cup!!!

  138. Sarah Whittington
    June 24, 2010 / 10:25 am

    I love cold mint tea,with a little bit of honey!

  139. Michelle Bamber
    June 24, 2010 / 11:22 am

    in the summer it’s a refreshing cup of peppermint tea but my favourite drink in the winter is a warm mug of steaming coffee

  140. Barbara Smith
    June 24, 2010 / 12:32 pm

    I love Horlicks made with semi skimmed milk and one sugar 😀

  141. S Williams
    June 24, 2010 / 1:18 pm

    Strong coffee with homemade ginger syrup. Lovely

  142. Phil D
    June 24, 2010 / 1:36 pm

    BUilders tea everytime, as I like to show off my bum cleavage

  143. Cathryn Bowen
    June 24, 2010 / 4:52 pm

    Good Old Cup of Tea

  144. Natalie Henderson
    June 24, 2010 / 5:43 pm

    I love mint tea made with fresh mint leaves and hot water – lovely!! 🙂

  145. Heather Walsh
    June 24, 2010 / 5:44 pm

    Peppermint tea.

  146. Kelly-ann
    June 24, 2010 / 7:09 pm

    My favourite is hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows

  147. Jenna
    June 24, 2010 / 7:13 pm

    I love chai with plenty of ginger. In the evenings though, I love a hot toddy made with nice whisky. What can I say – it’s cold up here in Glasgow!

  148. Sarah T
    June 24, 2010 / 8:09 pm

    Green tea with mint

  149. Laura Hadland
    June 24, 2010 / 8:49 pm

    I love a simple cup of tea – black with one sweetener please!

  150. Carrie-ann
    June 24, 2010 / 8:57 pm

    Gotta be hot chocolate with a big splash of baileys. YUM

  151. Jaime Hyland
    June 24, 2010 / 8:58 pm

    Earl Grey

  152. Karina Braekkan
    June 24, 2010 / 9:07 pm

    Spicy cinnamon chai latte. 🙂

  153. vicky
    June 24, 2010 / 9:24 pm

    i love calomine and honey twining tea bags. And i love coffee but only caffine free!

  154. Elaine Taylor
    June 24, 2010 / 9:25 pm

    blackcurrant tea (keeps me awake at work!!)

  155. Frances Grasby
    June 24, 2010 / 9:34 pm

    My favourite tea for a refreshing cup is assam

  156. cf225
    June 24, 2010 / 9:44 pm

    Hot chocolate!

  157. Mo
    June 24, 2010 / 10:07 pm

    The first cup of tea of the day!

  158. michelle moloney
    June 24, 2010 / 10:12 pm

    tea leaf tea, prefarably assam 🙂

  159. Cathy MacLennan
    June 24, 2010 / 10:31 pm

    I love green tea and percolated coffee

  160. Karen Baxter
    June 24, 2010 / 11:09 pm

    I love a cuppa of Clipper’s Green Tea with Mint … Very refreshing cold or hot

  161. Samantha Mackie
    June 24, 2010 / 11:27 pm

    Lady Grey with a lemon slice- mmm heaven

  162. Shaz
    June 24, 2010 / 11:37 pm

    Tea in the morning ..coffee all day ..and horlicks at night

  163. Beth
    June 24, 2010 / 11:47 pm

    Black tea flavoured with rose, delicious.

  164. Mary
    June 25, 2010 / 5:40 pm

    It’s got to be hot chocolate, my favourite drink to snuggle up with!

  165. Julia
    Author
    June 27, 2010 / 10:16 pm

    Thanks for all your fantastic entries; I’ve really enjoyed reading them.

    I’m happy to announce that we have a winner: Christine Burton! Congratulations Christine, I’ll send you an email so we can arrange for you to have your prize.

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