Q1. What is your Name?
Q3. Where are you located in the world?
East Neuk of Fife, Scotland.
Q4. What is your favourite Autumn drink and why?
I drink tea all year round; come rain or shine, but as the nights draw in and wind is howling outside a lovely mug of hot chocolate is so comforting…with all the trimmings. I particularly like a spicy caliente, a chilli hot chocolate which great if you are feeling snuffly.
Of course in Autumn, I’m already thinking about mulled wine…but I try to limit consumption to December.
Q5. What is the perfect Autumn day setting to enjoy the drink?
There is nothing nicer than a crisp, clear Autumnal day when the sun is low and shining on the orangey-red leaves. I love visiting vintage fairs, especially with my mum as we both love a sparkly bargain or a Christmas scented candle.
Q6. What contributes to receiving a high quality drink?
If I’m away from home I do miss my favourite tea, and I have been known to pack some emergency tea bags. Ever since I was wee I have loved visiting tea rooms and coffee shops, and I’m attracted by quirky décor and the range of drinks (and cakes) on offer.
I will opt for a mocha if I’m on the go or I need an afternoon pick-me-up.
Q7. What drink do you start your day with and why?
As soon as I arrive at work the kettle is on…we have Twinning’s Everyday tea as our regular staff brew but sometimes I’ll bring in my preferred bag such as Mad Hatter tea or Yorkshire Gold.
Occasionally I have a lemon and ginger or mint cuppa…I’ve tried and failed with green tea on several occasions. Just not for me.
Q8. Do you order a different drink whilst travelling?
Depth of flavour when it comes to tea; but great service and a knowledge of speciality teas adds to the experience. I am not a regular loose leaf tea drinker, so speaking to an enthusiast is a great way to try new tastes.
A lovely big tea pot and proper milk helps too.
Q9. Where can people find out more about you?