I am a big coffee drinker!! Hubby likes tea and get very excited when he orders a tea and it comes out with a china cup and cute little pot - small pleasures! So I thought it would make a nice Xmas gift. I have found http://www.marksandspencer.com/hollywood-tea-for-one/p/p60118792?extid=ps_gglpla_Home&Furniture_748425010_45658121645&s_kwcid=AL!2750!3!227173548431!!!g!298410348428!__EFKW__&device=m&cvosrc=ppc shopping.google.Home %26 Furniture > Dining > Crockery > Teapots %26 Cafetieres > Cafetieres&cvo_pid=45658121645
Sorry massive link!!! I have seen it in RL and I think he will love it. Now what else do I need? And how do I know what type of tea to buy and where from???? I know it's loose tea but other than that I have no clue!! Please help
You need T2 - the specialist tea shop. Ask them for some good Ceylon, Assam and Orange Pekoe recommendations which are good versions of normal tea that you have with milk. If he likes specialist teas you could try some Earl Grey or scented or fruit teas. They have everything at T2.
They do regular black tea (the breakfast blend is my favourite), flavoured black teas, decent decaf, all sorts. Depending where you live, they may also do a tea specially blended to work well with your local water.
They take orders over the phone as well as online, so you can ring and ask for advice!
Avoid Whittards and go independent- it’s almost always cheaper. I go to Cuttea Sark in Edinburgh and it’s about a third for the price per pack. Maybe also get a wee strainer to catch any stray leaves while pouring.