CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN, TEA PAIRINGS TO MATCH THE FESTIVE FOODS…

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With Christmas now well and truly on countdown I thought it might be nice to write a post on tea pairings with some of the festive foods we eat.

When drinking Lapsang have it with chicken or smoked salmon sandwiches or walnut cake or Stilton cheese, to enhance the flavour of the tea and/or food.

Of course, Christmas isn’t Christmas without chocolate but with different strengths of chocolate, this does mean there is a choice of pairings. With dark chocolate, try Assam, Darjeeling, Earl Grey, Gyokuro, or Oolong. With milk or white chocolate try Darjeeling, Dragonwell, or Oolong,

When drinking Earl Grey have it with fine pate or ham and mustard sandwich’s or Crème Brulee or Leicester cheese, to enhance the flavour of the tea and/or food.

When drinking Ceylon tea try having it with cucumber or tomato sandwiches or tarte au citron or mature cheddar cheese.

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LAST MINUTE DIY HANDMADE #CHRISTMAS JAR IDEAS FOR SOMEONE ILL OR IN PAIN…

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Here are some great last minute personalised DIY handmade #christmas jar ideas for someone you know who maybe in pain or not well.

This is a great gift in a jar which I found on Pinterest is easy to personalise and easy to make. Fill the jar with hot cocoa supplies, PLUS comfy sweats, soft socks, a cozy scarf, toasty warm gloves, or even a snuggly hat!

Or how about this lovely Happy Jar which has the inscription on the front to make anyone feel better – to be used when your feeling low, in sunshine rain or snow, just pluck one out and soon you will see, a happy message to you, from me.

You could also fill a jar with energy foods and sweets that you think might pick someone up if they are having a bad day of chronic fatigue. Think of something that can give…

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