Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Hull Spotlight: The Tea Shop at Trinity Market



I'm a bit of a herbal tea fanatic (hence my love for Liquid Jade in this previous Hull Spotlight post) so when I discovered that there is a whole shop dedicated to loose leaf tea in the new phase of Trinity Market I was pretty excited. I was kindly sent some samples and after trying them had to have a wander down there to see the shop for myself. Along with a lot of Hull this year, Trinity Market is having a makeover and the first phase of the refurbishment is open. There have always been some gems in Trinity Market and I think it's a part of the city centre that isn't shouted about often enough and it looks fresher and more modern now it's been refurbished too. The Tea Shop is part of the first phase - a cute little unit tucked away in the newly revamped market. As well as tea (obviously) they sell crockery like mugs and teapots, including some rather Hull-centric themed pieces!

For an indecisive soul like me a trip to The Tea Shop is a mammoth task as there is so much choice. There are jars upon jars of flavours ranging from those you'd expect like earl grey and berry to the weird and wonderful like gin and tonic or peanut butter and jam (both of which I've tried and can highly recommend). What more could you want from life than a gin and tonic flavoured tea?! Having tried them I can confirm that although the flavours sound a bit wild and out there, they are quite subtle so definitely worth a try!

There are different categories of flavoured tea - I was sent the gin and tonic flavour from the green tea range, peanut butter and jam and also rhubarb and custard from the fruity range and very berry from the black tea range. I'm a sucker for flavoured green teas in particular and also a huge gin and tonic fan so that one was obviously the biggest winner for me. The flavours of lemon and juniper compliment green tea perfectly so however odd it may sound, it really does work. My other favourite was the very berry black tea. It's not that often you come across flavoured black teas and I think they're so tasty so I'll definitely be popping back to The Tea Shop to try some more of their black tea range.

I love getting use out of my loose leaf teapot because sooo pretty and I've got plans for making iced tea using some of these flavours when the weather gets warmer again (typical that just as I receive the samples the sun disappears). I think particularly the fruity flavours would taste great brewed in my teapot and then poured over ice, maybe with a little dash of honey too. Tastyyyy.




Are you a loose leaf tea fan? Have you ever been to The Tea Shop?

Amy x
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  1. I'm a loose leaf tea fan too and there's a similar shop where I live which I really love going to! My favourites are jasmine, licorice and fennel (not together!!)
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. Haha yeah together that would be overkill! I love jasmine too :) xx

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  2. Oh I'm such an avid tea drinker too, although I always go back to Earl Grey, or Rooibos. Lovely photos Amy! That tea pot is so pretty
    Lyndi

    www.stylecalling.com

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    1. Oooh I love Rooibos! I have a lovely vanilla rooibos tea at the moment xx

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  3. That's really a beautiful place, indeed! I love discovering tea places, and it was so nice to see this one I didn't know! I hope you have a nice day!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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    1. Thanks so much Denise! I love discovering cute places like this :) xx

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  4. I'm a herbal tea fanatic as well! That place sounds amazing :)

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

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    1. There's so much choice it's insane! Glad you're a fellow herbal lover :) xx

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  5. Oh my gosh! They have SO much tea! That's amazing!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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    1. I know right?! So much choice, I need to try it all haha!xx

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  6. I love breakfast tea, but I rarely try out other types really, probably should get round to that! x

    Velvet Blush

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    1. Yeah there's some lovely ones - if you're a fan of breakfast tea you might like the flavoured black teas :) xx

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    1. Glad you're a fellow tea lover, I love it even in summer! xx

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  8. Looks like a great place! I love tea but mostly the Yorkshire Tea kind haha. Have a nice weekend.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Aw I hardly ever drink normal tea now! xx

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  9. Okay, so although I'm not actually a fan of loose leaf tea, or tea in general, I can appreciate how pretty and delicate they look - especially lined up looking pretty in a row like at this place!!

    aglassofice.com
    x

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    1. They are so pretty - they also smell incredible! xx

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  10. Wow, so many tea options! I loved the photos!

    Have a lovely day!

    Kris | https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

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    1. There are so many choices its amazing! Thank you xx

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    1. If you love tea then you'd definitely love it here! xx

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  12. Ahhh I love tea!!!! It's always so nice :D

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

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    1. You'd definitely love this place then, it's amazing :) xx

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  13. Gin and tonic green tea sounds absolutely AMAZING! That would definitely be top of my list to try! I'm not surprised that you were spoiled for choice at this place, it's great to hear that the regenerations in Hull are having such a great impact! My desire to visit the city has been increased even further!

    Abbey 😘 www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. You should definitely visit! The regenerations are really starting to have an impact, it's great :) xx

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  14. These photos are absolutely stunning! Wonderful post lovely xx
    Imogen // www.faux-silk.com

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    1. Thanks so much for reading and commenting lovely! xx

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